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Horseshoes Aren’t for Every Horse

Horseshoes on a Horse
Why do horses actually need horseshoes? We people have so many options when it comes to shoeing our feet.  We can wear special shoes for when we’re walking, running, and hiking.  Bowling, football, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball – you name the sport, and there’s a shoe for that.  There are little shoes for newborns and […] Read more »

Isn’t a Pony a Horse?

Pony vs. Horse
Have you been mistakenly calling baby horses ponies?  Baby equines of any type are foals, whereas a pony, well, that’s an equine that does not even qualify as being a horse!  At first glance, ponies may look like miniature horses, but upon inspection one can see several differences between their appearances.  First and foremost is […] Read more »

Fastest Horse Breeds

Fastest Horse Breeds
Longshot Rich Strike won the 2022 Kentucky Derby having crossed the finish line of the 1.25-mile track with a time of 2:02.61.  Only two horses have ever finished under the two-minute mark:  2001’s Monarchos and the 1973 record-setter Secretariat.  Secretariat (record holder for all three Triple Crown races), Monarchos, and Rich Strike are all of […] Read more »

Do Horses Lie Down to Sleep?

Horses Sleep Standing Up
Have you ever driven by a pasture only to see all the horses’ heads drooping down toward the ground?  You probably assumed horses get all their sleep standing up.  Unless you’ve worked or lived closely with horses, you may not be used to seeing them lying down, but it’s no cause for concern when you […] Read more »

Helping Low Energy Horses

Helping Low Energy Horses
Updated August 18, 2022. Do you have low energy horses? The genetic makeup of each horse is unique. For this reason, it is important to create custom feeding plans based on the individual horse and the amount of work it is expected to do. Depending on its performance expectations, its need for energy may differ […] Read more »

What to Wear to the Races!

Now that spring is finally here, many of us will be gearing up to attend some horse races, both steeple and flat. With that comes the unveiling of some really fun, and functional, spring outdoor styles for both men and women. Here at Springtime, we are excited to attend many of the races in Maryland […] Read more »

Assateague Island, the Hidden Getaway Gem

A fall getaway to an island? Yes!Assateague Island, roughly a three-hour car ride from Philadelphia, stretches across 48,000 acres. The island is between the coast of Maryland and Virginia, and is unique for its wild horses and seclusion.Assateague’s ecosystem is so cherished, that three separate agencies manage it: the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and […] Read more »

Kelp: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Kelp benefits include healthier skin and hair (fur).
Kelp is a leafy form of brown-algae seaweed that absorbs a vast variety of nutrients and minerals present in the water around it. Kelp is commonly taken in many places, especially in Japan where its health benefits have been treasured for thousands of years. Kelp has gained popularity in recent decades as a supplement, because […] Read more »

Why is My Horse Coughing? On Horses & Heaves

Horse coughing can be a symptom of heaves
Horse coughing is a common symptom of heaves, an inflammatory response in the respiratory tract, often triggered by an inhaled allergen. Heaves can be compared to human asthma; however, horses with heaves will most likely not yield a diagnosis on an allergy test. Respiration becomes difficult when allergen triggers, such as pollen, dust, or mold, […] Read more »