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Blanketing Your Miniature Horse/Shetland Pony

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Blanketing My Miniature Horse/Shetland Pony

How to measure your Miniature Horse/Shetland Pony

Measure the distance from the centre of the chest to the point of the hip, keeping the tape measure level. This measurement, in inches is your animal’s blanket size.


 What Type Of Blanket Does My Animal Need?


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Hot Vs. Cold Therapy

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 10:45 PM

Hot and cold therapies are most effective at healing when applied at the appropriate stage of an injury to muscles, soft tissues, ligaments or tendons.

An injury less than 36 hours old begins to swell and bruise. Left untreated this process can damage uninjured tissues. At this stage applying cold therapy helps to control the inflammation which can cause more damage. Cold therapy causes vasoconstriction (causes the blood vessels to constrict) which helps stop bleeding and bruising. Whe...

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Dentistry; Don?t Forget the Little Guy!

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM

 Michelle Courtemanche, DVM www.mpequine.com

 With my interest and experience in the Miniature Horse industry I am surprised at how few of them I see for dental care. Equine dentistry can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of veterinary medicine. These days many veterinarians have special training in dentistry and several have devoted their practice exclusively to the subject. As an associate at McKee-Pownall Equine Services I perform a variety of services on...

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Cold Weather Care of Your Horse

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Maintain a regular deworming program is essential to the health of your horse.  Check out Mckee-Pownell Equine Services great info on deworming protocols. http://www.mpequine.com/education/health-care-faq/deworming  You will need to do a deworming in November, which one will depend on your protocol.

Hooves continue to grow throughout the winter and need to be trimmed regularly, 6-8 week intervals u...

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Harnessing Your Miniature Horse

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM

The Harness


A harness is comprised of many different parts, that are all there to do a job.

1. Saddle

2. Terrets

3. Lines(Reins)

4. Waterhook

5. Crupper Strap

6. Shafts

7. Girth

8. Tug

9. Wrap Straps

10. Shaft Stop(brass fitting on cart)

11. Breastcollar

12. Singletree

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The Driving Bridle

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM

The Driving Bridle

A driving bridle is made up of several parts-


2.caveson or noseband




6.winkerstay billet

7.the crown


9.cheek pieces

10.the bit

11.the throatlatch


13.sidecheck or overcheck


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Parts of the Horse/Harness Parts

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:26 PM

A couple of diagrams I thought would be helpful. I get a lot of questions regarding harness and how to hitch to a cart. I am going to add to my blog later on how to fit harness and cart.