Horses

How to Treat Rain Rot in Horses

by Caitlyn Andrews April 17, 2019

It's spring and that means April showers are here. It's warming up outside and the horses are out enjoying the break from the long winter.

It might feel nice out, but spring weather is ideal for a pesky skin condition called rain rot. Standing out in the rain is one of the most common ways for a horse to get rain rot, but it's not the only way.

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LoveWay Featured Therapy Horse: Miracle

by Caitlyn Andrews October 12, 2018

At VPSI, we're proud to be able to sponsor the LoveWay horses. LoveWay is a non-profit organization that offers equine-assisted therapy in Middlebury, IN.

Horses that fit perfectly into the program are a rare find. Even great therapy horses take some time to adjust to their new life as a LoveWay horse.

That's why Miracle is so special. He's one of the few horses that entered the program and was ready to go from day one.

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What You Should Know About Horses and Monensin Poisoning

by Caitlyn Andrews August 29, 2018

Have you heard of monensin? You need to know about this feed additive if you have horses. It could save your horse's life. What is monensin? Monensin is an ionophore antibiotic used in livestock feed. In horses...

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LoveWay Horse and Rider Team: Gus and Suzanne

by Caitlyn Andrews April 02, 2018

At VPSI, we're proud to be able to sponsor the therapy horses at LoveWay. LoveWay is an equine assisted therapy nonprofit in Middlebury, Indiana. The nonprofit is well-known in the community for helping children with disabilities through their therapy classes.

We've featured many of the special horses at LoveWay in the past. This time, we're putting the spotlight on a horse and rider pair: Gus and Suzanne...

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January 2018 LoveWay Horse of the Month: Rupert

by Caitlyn Andrews January 16, 2018

Not every horse can become a therapy horse. Some horses that enter the LoveWay program don't end up staying for long. It takes a special kind of horse to be a great equine-assisted therapy horse.

Rupert is one such horse

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Ulcer Management Guide for Performance Horses

by Caitlyn Andrews November 17, 2017

Could your horse be suffering from painful ulcers? Your horse could have ulcers right now and not show any signs. This guide will tell you the most important things you need to know about ulcers. You'll learn why ulcers are so common in performance horses and how to prevent, manage, and treat them.

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