Horse Sunburn Treatment

Many people are surprised to learn that horses, like people, can sunburn. Despite the fact that many horse breeds evolved in hot, sunny regions it is still possible for horses to sunburn as they graze in sunny pastures during the summer. Sunburn is also possible- potentially even more likely, for horses when they are turned…

Tips to Minimize Tail Rubbing and Maximize Hair Growth in Horses

Addressing Tail Rubbing Horses rub their tails for many reasons. A horse doesn’t have hands to scratch and itch, so when their manes, tails, or bodies itch in places they can’t nibble with their mouth, they often rub on anything sturdy enough to hold up to their rubbing. — Unfortunately, this rubbing breaks tail hairs…

caring for white manes and tails

How to Whiten and Brighten Yellowed Horse Tails

  It’s inevitable if you have a light-colored horse: You’ve dealt with the problem of dingy, yellowed tails. Frustratingly, it’s a fact of life that all white horse tails will yellow as a part of a natural process of hair growth, but there are several grooming tricks you can use to keep your white horse…

How to identify and deal with bot eggs on horses

What do Bot Eggs Look Like on a Horse

Bot eggs may appear like small yellow specks on your horse’s coat. Bot flies, the cause of these spots, usually lay their eggs on the inside of horse’s legs, but the small yellow specks that are bot eggs can show up anywhere on a horses body. Typically, bot eggs are laid in clusters, as shown,…