Is there a recommended weight for a 12 hh (hands high) pony. We have a Section A Welsh Pony, and I need to keep an eye on his weight as he has suffered from laminitis in the past. He is currently around 300 to 310 kg in weight. Is this about right for him? He is exercised around three to four times a week.

The best recommendation we have on the ideal weight of any horse or pony is to evaluate its body condition score. If the animal is prone to laminitis, you certainly do not want it to be too fat. Most recommend the body condition score to be around 5 and certainly no...

How do find out what breed my horse is?

Horse breeds can be identified in several different ways. Color is one example. Horse breeds such as the Appaloosa and American Paint Horse have distinct color patterns and markings. Both breed organizations provide examples of these coat patterns and markings....

How should I get rid of moss in pastures?

Moss tends to thrive in damp, shaded areas. In addition, acidic soils and overgrazing of competitive grasses increases the chances of moss growth. While there are chemicals such as ferrous ammonium sulfate or ferrous sulfate that can be applied to reduce and eliminate...