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The horse’s body condition measures the balance between intake and expenditure of energy. The Body Condition Scoring System can help measure body condition. Learn about it here.

While sharing your life with a horse can be a rewarding experience, it also means responsibility.

While sharing your life with a horse can be a rewarding experience, it also means accepting the responsibility of caring for your companion for life. Check out this guide for caring for your horse.

Anyone involved with equine athletes or working horses should know what to look for-and what to do-to keep a horse from overheating. Learn about heatstroke and exhaustion in horses.

An Arizona man is crediting his horses for tipping him off to a burglar trying to break into his neighbor’s house this weekend. (Read the full story reported by the Eastern Arizona Courier.) Meet Scotch at Gilbert, AZ-based Healing Hearts Animal Rescue. Early Sunday morning, Larry Larson of Graham County, …

Suzie Q is a formerly malnourished Percheron adoptable at Jessamine Humane Society in Nicholasville, KY NPR recently aired a piece about how many horses are ending up in shelters these days because of the economy. Some rescues have received more than 300. One horse they mentioned was abandoned, tied to …

Being prepared to take care of your pet in the unexpected event of a disaster is crucial. Check out this list of supplies that you should have in a disaster kit for horses.

Red maple leaves have been linked to a condition known as hemolytic anemia in horses, which can result in death. Find out more about this disease.

While the needs of homeless dogs and cats are often featured in the press, the needs of other homeless animals are expressed more rarely. The sad reality is that over 100,000 horses end up at slaughter in Mexico and Canada every year. The majority of these horses are well trained …

Seven years ago yesterday, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. After the levees failed, my husband and I traveled to the rescued-animal staging area in Gonzales, LA. Hundreds of animals were being rescued and brought there each day. One thing we remember vividly is a horse whose …