Your Guide to Equine Health Care

Just the Basics: What Every Horse Needs


No doubt about it, horse ownership is a big responsibility. Horses require daily attention and management to keep them healthy. And the horse world has no shortage of opinions and advice for how to best care for horses. Here’s a look at the basics of what every horse—no matter the breed or discipline—needs.


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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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