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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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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Saddle fit involves a number of factors: the saddle itself, the pads, the horse and you, the rider...

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Learn about many of the most common skin conditions that may be affecting your horse and some possible treatments to help...

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What You Should Know Before Buying a Horse Blanket (Definition of terms, how to measure, etc.)...

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With Memorial Day behind us, it is the unofficial start of summer. For horse owners, it is the time for baths, early rides to beat the heat, and grazing. Unfortunately, it is also the season of the dreaded fly!

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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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Common types of worms and a description of each plus what to use to deworm when (printable rotation chart in link at bottom.)

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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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Trying to find a joint supplement can be a daunting task if you don't already know what you want. (Sometimes even if you do.) Here are some of the more common ingredients used in joint supplements and how they are supposed to help...

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