All posts by Emma Edgren

Emma Edgren is an avid horse enthusiast. She is currently a student at Oregon State University- Cascades. She fell in love with horses at a young age and is in constant pursue gaining and sharing her equine knowledge.

To Blanket or Not to Blanket Your Horse??

Do you start blanketing your horse when temperatures drop below forty degrees, or do you hold off until the cold below freezing temperatures hit, or do you blanket your horse at all? The truth about it all is that most horses do fine without blankets throughout winter. Of course, horses will need adequate shelter to protect them from the elements and plenty of forage and energy to generate heat. Horse’s Winter Coats: Horse’s coats are composed of …

Increased Risk of Laminitis in Fall Grasses

What is Laminitis? Laminitis is an inflammatory condition in the hoof tissues, called lamina,  that bond the hoof wall to the coffin bone. Laminitis can be very painful to the horse. It can affect a horse of any age male or female at any time of the year. However, typically horses that are obese or have a history of metabolic or hormonal issues are more prone to laminitis. How Fall Grasses Can Affect Laminitis: You may think …

Full Care Boarding, Be Sure You Horse Is Getting the Best Care

When it comes to looking for a full care facility to keep your beloved horse at, you want to be sure they are in the right hands. Your horse isn’t just a pet, they’re family and you want to rest easy at night knowing they are safe. Full care boarding is the safest bet if you have a busy schedule but want to know your horse is getting hands on care. Things to consider when looking …