A horse hooking up to an IV catheter for rehydration.

3 ways to tell if your horse is dehydrated

Have you heard that drinking water is one of the best things a person can do for their health? The same goes for horses! Your horse should drink between 6 and 10 gallons of water each day. If he drinks less than that, he’s at risk for dehydration. A dehydrated horse is lethargic, can’t perform…

3 ways to guarantee an enjoyable show weekend

It’s like Murphy’s Law – the more disasters you prepare for, the fewer you’ll encounter. Here are three ironies I’ve noticed when preparing for horse shows, and how you can use them to your advantage. Weigh in with your own observations and comment below. 1. Pack all your rain gear Excavate your rain pants from the bottom of…

Electrolytes – why you should never leave home without them

Picture this: it’s day three of the horse show and you still have three jumping rounds and one flat class  to ride. In the last 24 hours, your horse has consumed about eight litres of water when he should have consumed 30. You have no electrolytes in your tack trunk. It’s Sunday, and the local…