Tag Archives: stall

Punctures

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STEVE: A puncture is obviously a penetrating wound that can go into any part of the muscle, body, and/or hoof. The bigger problem you have with punctures in the horse is the fact that they have a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Dermatitis

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STEVE: Dermatitis is a term that is utilized to describe inflammation of the skin or the integumentary system. In the horse, we recognize that they are coated or have hair on them, on top of their skin, and so typically … Continue reading

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Thrush

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STEVE: Thrush is created in the horse’s foot by a bunch of organic material – filth, dirt, manure, and a moist environment. And not cleaning the foot essentially residing in the sulcus, usually on each side of the frog tends … Continue reading

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Bedding

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ALEX: When deciding on a type of bedding for your horse, you should probably first take a look at your stall and what the composition is of the flooring below. Is it concrete? Is it dirt? Is it a rubber … Continue reading

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Check Environment

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STEVE: The environment is paramount to where you put or house your horse or where they’re kept routinely. What I normally do when I put my horse in a stall is I go in and inspect the stall, completely. I … Continue reading

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Shelter (Safety, Ventilation)

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STEVE: If you’re in the Southeast United States: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, right along the Gulf Coast; it typically is a very, very mild climate. It doesn’t get really cold. You can get away with something as simple as a run-in … Continue reading

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Basic Care & Costs (Daily duties, Financial responsibilities)

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ALEX: Well, I think caring for horse on a daily basis has a lot of responsibilities. When Steve and I did it on the racetrack together, we’d start at 5:00 in the morning. That was a little different scenario than … Continue reading

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