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Avoiding Vet Day Blues

Getting your horse ready for a routine vet appointment is an important part of horse ownership, and for many horse owners, vet day is just another day at the barn. But if your horse won’t stand still for an exam or develops a bad case of the jitters every time the doc comes around, vet day can become a nightmare. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy things you can do to help get your horse ready for a vet day without drama or trauma. Your horse—and your vet—will thank you!

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Horse Illustrated February 2020, Understanding the equine brain, 9 ways to reduce your horse's, Vet-day anxiety, And More....

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departments
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This month, we explore the horse’s brain and his anxiety
Within the horse community, horse lovers are embracing
With four types to choose from, there’s a Welsh for everyone.
columns
Tack that’s designed and engineered to work with maximum efficiency for you and your horse.
When a previously go-it-alone personality gets pulled into a positive barn culture, she decides to keep paying it forward.
In a much-welcomed switch-up, a client ends up taking care of a veterinarian in need.
What’s really going on inside that marvelous space between your horse’s ears?
Six tips to manage your stress all year long.
Why some equine sports lack inclusion by economic, gender or cultural diversity.
The skills needed to show at halter also ensure that your horse will be well-behaved and responsive around the barn.
Two simple geometry exercises that increase your horse’s balance.
Travel tips for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, plus how to catch the action at home.
features
Navigate the latest trend in horse (and human) health and wellness.
Use smart strategies to help your horse ace his next veterinary appointment.
If you have a bit of land, consider saving big by planting and harvesting your own hay.
Help your horse relax and feel better in between veterinary or equine chiropractic sessions—or if he has a veterinary emergency.