Equine Blog


Jeffers Equine Blog strives to be informative, entertaining, and helpful. We hope to answer some common questions in regular everyday language for people who want the best for their horse. 

Please visit our Pet Blog and our Livestock Blog for helpful tips & hints for other animals.



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A little preparation and common sense will ensure you and your horse have a great trail ride...

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An immunization schedule and vaccination chart for horses and brood mares...

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Flying insects have been pestering horses and humans for thousands of years. These winged warriors can interrupt peaceful pasture time for your horse and also detract from your ability to enjoy time around the barn. They can also transmit a variety of diseases...

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It's summer.  Your horse is in the pasture.  He looks like he is dancing.  You ask yourself, "why is my horse dancing". There is a strange rhythm of shake, stomp, flinch, swish the tail, stomp/flinch, shake, swish. It isn't exactly graceful... more like country line dancing to a techno beat...

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If you are stalled by the thought of which bit to use for what horse or task, this article might help steer you in the right direction.  Read More...

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Get $50 off a new Rambo turnout when you trade in your old turnout.* 
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Tack should be inspected periodically for signs of mold and mildew, especially in warm, damp weather.  To help prevent mold and mildew from growing, always give your tack a wipe down and remove sweat or moisture before storing. Allow your tack to dry before placing in your storage area. Store your tack in a well ventilated room...

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Rules & Explanation - The 12 Days of Christmas begins each day at 10 AM CST... [Click Title for Full Article]

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When my wife and I became horse owners in 1998, we were under the impression nothing could be easier. “Provide some grain, hay, shelter, hoof care and water,” I said, “and that’s about all there is to it.”  We knew we had to train them to be able to ride them, but people like John Lyons or Pat Parelli provided workshops for that. A piece of cake, right? Wrong...


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