Each week TheHorse.com polls users about health care problems, concerns, procedures and more. Share your answer in our most-recent poll below or browse through past polls to see what other users have to say about common horse health issues and situations.
Equine Genetic Testing
Have you ever submitted samples to a lab to test your horse’s DNA for information on his color, disease risk, or ancestry?
1/19/2021 View Poll Results
Horse Feeding Advice
Have you ever consulted with an equine nutritionist about your horse’s diet? Tell us why or why not!
1/12/2021 Total Votes: 346 View Poll Results
Horse Related Resolutions for 2021
Do you have any horse-related New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, tell us about them!
1/5/2021 Total Votes: 175 View Poll Results
Winter Horse Hoof Care
If your horses are shod, do you pull their shoes during the winter months?
12/29/2020 Total Votes: 723 View Poll Results
A Horsey Holiday
Do you include your horses in your holiday festivities?
12/22/2020 Total Votes: 292 View Poll Results
Does your horse like peppermint candies?
12/15/2020 Total Votes: 779 View Poll Results
Festive Barn Decorating
Do you decorate your barn or your horse’s stall for the holiday season?
12/8/2020 Total Votes: 400 View Poll Results
Snowbirds With Horses
Do you travel with your horse to another state or area that’s warmer for the winter?
12/1/2020 Total Votes: 320 View Poll Results
Horse Keeping Expenses
What was your biggest horse keeping expense this year?
11/24/2020 Total Votes: 559 View Poll Results
Winter Water Options for Horses
How do you plan on keeping your horse’s water thawed this winter?
11/17/2020 Total Votes: 402 View Poll Results
Washing Horse Blankets
Who launders your horse blankets?
11/10/2020 Votes: 512 View Poll Results
Nutritional Supplement Knowledge
Where do you primarily get information about feeding your horse nutritional supplements?
11/3/2020 Total Votes: 326 View Poll Results
Have you ever used an automatic feeder for your horse?
10/27/2020 Total Votes: 510 View Poll Results
Expanding Your Horse Health Knowledge
Which equine disease or condition would you be most interested in learning about?
10/20/2020 Total Votes: 476 View Poll Results
How much time does your horse spend in a stall each day?
10/13/2020 Total Votes: 974 View Poll Results
The Next Generation
If you have children, do they also enjoy riding horses?
10/6/2020 Total Votes: 305 View Poll Results
Have you ever owned a retired racehorse?
9/29/2020 Total Votes: 733 View Poll Results
Have you vaccinated your horse against rabies this year?
9/22/2020 Total Votes: 515 View Poll Results
Horse Hay Sources
Where do you primarily purchase your horse’s hay?
9/15/2020 Total Votes: 656 View Poll Results
Do you currently belong to any horse-related clubs, associations, teams, or organizations? Tell us about them in the comments!
9/8/2020 Total Votes: 296 View Poll Results
Do you require people to sign a liability waiver before they interact with or ride your horse?
9/1/2020 Total Votes: 313 View Poll Results
What type of cushioning do you use on your stall floors?
8/25/2020 Total Votes: 599 View Poll Results
Cleaning Feed and Water Buckets
How often do you clean your horses’ feed and water buckets?
8/18/2020 Total Votes: 647 View Poll Results
Fly Control Methods
How do you manage flying insect populations near your horse?
8/11/2020 Total Votes: 359 View Poll Results
Have you ever tried an emergency evacuation drill with your horses in case of fire or other natural disaster?
8/4/2020 Total Votes: 284 View Poll Results
Horse Show Season
Do you actively participate in competitions with your horse?
7/28/2020 Total Votes: 434 View Poll Results
Diagnosis: Lyme Disease
Have you ever had a horse diagnosed with Lyme disease?
7/21/2020 View Poll Results
How Do You Engage With The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care?
How do you most often connect and engage with The Horse and TheHorse.com content?
7/7/2020 Total Votes: 326 View Poll Results
Do you use an electric fence to contain your horse?
6/30/2020 Total Votes: 814 View Poll Results
Does your horse sunburn easily?
6/23/2020 Total Votes: 406 View Poll Results
Equine Referral Hospitals
Have you ever taken a horse to a university referral hospital for diagnosis or treatment? If yes, tell us why in the comments.
6/16/2020. Total Votes: 303 View Poll Results
How many times in the last year has your horse had a respiratory infection?
6/9/2020. 97 total votes View Poll Results
How many times a year do you trailer your horse for long distances (more than 8 hours)?
6/2/2020 Total Votes: 567 View Poll Results
Equine Veterinary Care
When it comes to your horses’ veterinarian, which statement is most true?
5/26/2020 Total Votes: 658 View Poll Results
Keeping Horses Hydrated
How do you provide water to your horses?
5/19/2020 Total Votes: 682 View Poll Results
Horse Care During COVID-19
What best describes your interaction with your horses’ veterinarian during the COVID-19 pandemic?
5/12/2020 Total Votes: 397 View Poll Results
Do you give your horse intravenous (IV) injections yourself?
5/5/2020 Total Votes: 557 View Poll Results
Do you feed your horse alfalfa in any form (pellets, cubes, hay, etc.)?
4/28/2020 Total Votes: 1,104 View Poll Results
Who gives your horse his/her vaccines?
4/21/2020 Total Votes: 887 View Poll Results
Grazing Muzzle Use
Do you use a grazing muzzle to help restrict your horse’s grass intake?
4/14/2020 Total Votes: 652 View Poll Results
Does your horse wear a fly mask?
4/7/2020 Total Votes: 945 View Poll Results
Have you ever had to pull a loose shoe off your horse?
3/31/2020 Total Votes: 999 View Poll Results
Equine Osteoarthritis and DJD Concerns
If you own a horse with osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease, what is your primary concern?
3/24/2020 Total Votes: 420 View Poll Results
Horse Hoof Self-Care
Have you ever tried trimming your horse’s feet yourself?
3/17/2020 Total Votes: 764 View Poll Results
Horse Hoof Protection
Which of the following have you used to protect and support your horse’s hooves?
3/10/2020 Total Votes: 418 View Poll Results
Do you have an equine insurance policy on your horse?
3/3/2020 Total Votes: 455 View Poll Results
Hay Feeders for Horses
What type of hay feeder do you typically use for your horse?
2/25/2020 Total Votes: 1,199 View Poll Results
Treating Equine Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease
Which of the following would be most important when selecting a product for your horse’s osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease?
2/18/2020 Total Votes: 321 View Poll Results
Keeping Horses Calm
Have you ever given your horse a calming supplement or product?
2/11/2020 Total Votes: 607 View Poll Results
How old is the oldest horse that you currently own or manage?
2/4/2020 Total Votes: 1,664 View Poll Results
Stocking Up On Horse Supplies
When do you typically buy or restock your horse supplies (tack, grooming tools, medications, etc.)?
1/28/2020 Total Votes: 554 View Poll Results
Time to Weigh In
Do you monitor your horse’s weight regularly?
1/21/2020 Total Votes: 465 View Poll Results
Horse Halter Preferences
What kind of halter do you use for your horse?
1/14/2020 Total Votes: 1103 View Poll Results
Managing Equine Osteoarthritis
Primarily, what does your veterinarian recommend for managing your horse’s osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease?
1/07/2020 Total Votes: 186 View Poll Results
How do you deal with a sweaty horse post-ride on a cold day?
12/30/2019 Total Votes: 727 View Poll Results
Will your horse easily load into the trailer?
12/23/2019 Total Votes: 708 View Poll Results
Naughty or Nice?
Is your horse getting a gift for Christmas?
12/17/2019 Total Votes: 192 View Poll Results
Packing on the Pounds
Do you have trouble keeping weight on your horse?
12/10/2019 Total Votes: 428 View Poll Results
OA and Joint Disease: What’s Your Experience?
Have you owned or managed a horse diagnosed with osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease?
12/3/2019 Total Votes: 334 View Poll Results
Black Friday Horse Deals
Do you plan to take advantage of Black Friday deals at your favorite horse tack and supply stores?
11/26/2019 Total Votes: 279 View Poll Results
Clipping Horses With Sedation
If you clip or trim your horse in winter, do you sedate him/her?
11/19/2019 Total Votes: 810 View Poll Results
Frozen Water Prevention
How do you ensure your horse’s water doesn’t freeze during the winter?
11/12/2019 Total Votes: 761 View Poll Results
Winter Hay Supply
Have you started stocking up on your horses’ winter hay supply?
11/5/2019 Total Votes: 451 View Poll Results
Who Clips Your Horse?
If you clip your horse(s) in winter, who does the heavy lifting?
10/29/2019 Total Votes: 596 View Poll Results
Body Clipping for Winter
Do you clip your performance horse during winter??
10/22/2019 Total Votes: 434 View Poll Results
Horse Blanketing Decisions
How do you make decisions about what sheet or blanket to use during winter?
10/15/2019 Total Votes: 710 View Poll Results
Testing Horses for PPID
Have you recently tested your horse for PPID?
10/8/2019 Total Votes: 322 View Poll Results
Probiotics for Horses
Do you give your horse probiotics, and if so, what for?
10/1/2019 Total Votes: 438 View Poll Results
Keeping Older Horses Agile
Do you give your adult or senior horse a joint supplement?
9/24/2019 Total Votes: 595 View Poll Results
How often do you wear a helmet while riding your horse?
9/17/2019 Total Votes: 737 View Poll Results
Lathering on the Liniment
Do you use liniments on your horse to help with sore muscles?
9/10/2019 Total Votes: 306 View Poll Results
How often do you give your horse a bath?
9/3/2019 618 votes View Poll Results
Lyme Disease Concerns
Are you concerned about Lyme disease and your horse?
8/27/2019 302 votes View Poll Results
Signs of EMS
Does your horse show any of these possible signs of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)?
8/20/2019 Total Votes 227 View Poll Results
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Do you add vitamin and/or mineral supplements to your horse’s feed?
8/13/2019 Total Votes: 397 View Poll Results
Shock Wave Treatment
What have you used shock wave therapy to treat on your horse?
8/6/2019 Total Votes: 102 View Poll Results
Turn on the AC!
Does your horse have a fan in his stall or barn?
7/30/2019 Total Votes: 586 View Poll Results
Frayed Fly Masks
How often do you have to buy a fly mask for your horse?
7/23/2019 Total Votes: 477 View Poll Results
Protecting Horses From Flies
When do you apply fly spray to your horse?
7/16/2019 Total Votes: 462 View Poll Results
Signs of Equine Gastric Ulcers
Does your horse show any of the following signs possibly associated with gastric ulcers?
7/9/2019 Total Votes: 68 View Poll Results
4th of July Sedation
Have you ever sedated a horse to keep it safe during 4th of July fireworks?
7/2/2019 Total Votes: 512 View Poll Results
Grooming, Good or Bad?
How much does your horse enjoy being groomed?
6/25/2019 Total Votes: 465 View Poll Results
Who cleans your gelding or stallion’s sheath?
6/18/2019 Total Votes: 811 View Poll Results
Have you ever taken a horse-centered vacation?
6/11/2019 Total Votes: 307 View Poll Results
Equine Leg Protection
Does your horse wear boots or leg protection every time you ride?
6/4/2019 Total Votes: 652 View Poll Results
Does your horse have trouble with thrush during the wet, spring weather?
5/28/2019 Total Votes: 402 View Poll Results
Clicker Training for Horses
Have you ever tried clicker training with your horse?
5/21/2019 Total Votes: 428 View Poll Results
Smelly Horse Barns
Do your barn smell like urine or ammonia?
5/14/2019 Total Votes: 499 View Poll Results
Soaking and Steaming Horse Hay
Do you soak or steam your horse’s hay?
5/7/2019 Total Votes: 671 View Poll Results
Are you currently treating a horse for EPM?
4/30/2019 Total Votes: 397 View Poll Results
Horse Trailer Preferences
What kind of trailer do you and your horse prefer?
4/23/2019 Total Votes: 595 View Poll Results
West Nile Virus Prevention
Have you vaccinated your horse against West Nile virus yet this year?
4/16/2019 Total Votes: 647 View Poll Results
Has your horse been diagnosed with navicular syndrome?
4/9/2019 Total Votes: 477 View Poll Results
My Horse’s Chef
When it comes to feeding your horse, which is the most true for you?
4/2/2019 Total Votes: 501 View Poll Results
Horse Farm Tractor
Do you know what leptospirosis is?
3/26/2019 Total Votes: 659 View Poll Results
Do you know what leptospirosis is?
3/19/2019 Total Votes: 330 View Poll Results
Saddle Fitting Support
Have you ever hired a professional saddle fitter to ensure your horse’s saddle fits?
3/12/2019 Total Votes: 636 View Poll Results
Mud Management on Horse Facilities
What strategy do you rely on the most to reduce mud in high-traffic areas on your horse farm?
3/5/2019 Total Votes: 315 View Poll Results
Selecting Horse Feed
How do you select your horse’s concentrate or complete feed (other than forage)?
2/26/2019 Total Votes: 592 View Poll Results
Managing Moody Mares
Do you use altrenogest (Regu-Mate) to manage your mare’s cycle?
2/19/2019 Total Votes: 381 View Poll Results
When needed, how do you protect your horse’s feet from bruising and soreness?
2/12/2019 Total Votes: 534 View Poll Results
Recognized Equine Competitions
Have you ever competed at a show recognized by a discipline or breed association?
2/5/2019 Total Votes: 460 View Poll Results
Forms of Forage for Horses
What form of hay do you feed your horse?
1/29/2019 Total Votes: 832 View Poll Results
MRI for Diagnosis
Has your horse ever had an MRI?
1/22/2019 Total Votes: 435 View Poll Results
Do you ever double blanket your horse to keep him warm?
1/15/2019 Total Votes: 1,116 View Poll Results
Do you do a final check of your horses each night before going to bed?
1/8/19 Total Votes: 819 View Poll Results
New Year’s Resolutions from the Horse’s Perspective
What should your horse’s New Year’s resolution be for 2019?
12/18/2018 Total Votes: 379 View Poll Results
Horseplay at the Water Trough
Does your horse try to play with his water trough heater?
12/11/2018 Total Votes: 382 View Poll Results
Is Your Tack Squeaky Clean?
Do you clean your tack after every use?
12/4/2018 Total Votes: 677 View Poll Results
Has your horse or facility ever been placed under quarantine because of an infectious disease?
11/27/2018 Total Votes: 532 View Poll Results
Free-Feeding Hay to Horses
Does your horse have access to hay at all times?
11/20/2018 Total Votes: 714 View Poll Results
Monitoring Horses’ Vital Signs
How often do you take your horse’s TPR (temperature, pulse, and respiration)?
11/13/2018 Total Votes: 724 View Poll Results
Treating Navicular Syndrome
If you own a horse with navicular syndrome, has your veterinarian included bisphosphonates in your horse’s treatment?
11/6/2018 Total Votes: 337 View Poll Results
Horse Barn Upgrade
If you had an unlimited budget and could pick only one thing to renovate in your horse barn, what would it be?
10/30/2018 Total Votes: 621 View Poll Results
Protecting Horses From West Nile Virus
Do you vaccinate your horse against West Nile virus?
10/23/2018 Total Votes: 786 View Poll Results
Winter Horse Housing
Do you have a barn to keep your horse in during winter?
10/16/2018 Total Votes: 746 View Poll Results
Has your horse received his fall booster vaccines this year?
10/9/2018 Total Votes: 383 View Poll Results
Buddy Sour Behavior
Does your horse act buddy sour (not wanting to leave the other horses)>
10/2/2018 Total Votes: 687 View Poll Results
Do you have a veterinarian take a blood sample from your horse each year for a Coggin’s test to confirm he doesn’t have equine infectious anemia (EIA)?
9/25/2018 Total Votes: 912 View Poll Results
Traveling Off the Farm
How often does your horse travel and come into contact with other horses outside of your farm or property?
9/18/2018 Total Votes: 708 View Poll Results
How do you describe your horse’s appetite?
9/11/2018 Total Votes: 372 View Poll Results
Horse Fence Maintenance
When it comes to fence building and fixing, do you…
9/4/2018 Total Votes: 393 View Poll Results
Trailer Tire Blowouts
Have you ever experienced a tire blowout on your horse trailer?
8/28/2018 Total Votes: 548 View Poll Results
Emergency Water Sources for Horses
Do you have an emergency water source for your horse if your power goes out?
8/21/2018 Total Votes: 419 View Poll Results
Protecting Horse From Botulism
Do you vaccinate your horse against botulism?
8/14/2018 Total Votes: 439 View Poll Results
Where’s the Fly Spray?
How often do you apply insect spray to your horses during the summer months?
8/7/2018 Total Votes: 846 View Poll Results
Equine Foot Frustrations
What’s the most frustrating equine hoof condition you’ve had to manage?
7/31/2018 Total Votes: 772 View Poll Results
Protecting Horses From Strangles
Do you vaccinate your horse against strangles?
7/24/2018 Total Votes: 667 View Poll Results
Trying a New Discipline
What equine discipline featured in the World Equestrian Games would you be most interested in trying?
7/17/2018 Total Votes: 518 View Poll Results
Keeping Cool With Fans
Do you use fans in your horse’s barn or stable?
7/10/2018 Total Votes: 642 View Poll Results
Don’t Sweat It
Have you owned or managed a horse with anhidrosis (the inability to sweat)?
6/27/18 Total Votes: 91 View Poll Results
Electrolytes for Horses
Do you ever give your horse electrolytes?
6/26/2018 Total Votes: 674 View Poll Results
Buying a Saddle
Where did you buy your last saddle?
6/19/2018 Total Votes: 469 View Poll Results
What is your horse’s best gait?
6/12/2018 Total Votes: 302 View Poll Results
Selenium Deficiency in Horses
Have you ever had your horse tested for selenium deficiency?
6/5/2018 Total Votes: 341 View Poll Results
Leasing a Horse
Have you ever leased a horse?
5/29/2018 Total Votes: 505 View Poll Results
Do you use a grazing muzzle to help restrict your horse’s grass intake?
5/22/18 Total Votes: 441 View Poll Results
Are you concerned about tick control and protecting your horse from lyme disease this year?
5/15/18 Total Votes: 389 View Poll Results
Insect Control on Horse Farms
What is the primary insect-control method used on your horse property?
5/8/2018 Total Votes: 404 View Poll Results
Are you concerned about keeping your horses and/or property safe from wildfire?
5/1/2018 Total Votes: 348 View Poll Results
Mud Management on Horse Farms
Are you currently battling mud on your horse property?
4/24/2018 Total Votes: 452 View Poll Results
Equine Fecal Egg Count Tests
Do you use fecal egg counts as part of your horse’s deworming program?
4/17/18 Total Votes: 524 View Poll Results
Does your horse have trouble shedding his winter coat?
4/10/2018 Total Votes: 412 View Poll Results
Equine Colic Outcomes
Have you ever lost a horse to colic?
4/3/2018 Total Votes: 821 View Poll Results
I Love Long-Ears
Have you owned a mule or donkey?
3/28/2018 Total Votes: 407 View Poll Results
Horses with PSSM
Have you owned or managed a horse with polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM)?
3/19/18 Total Votes: 39 View Poll Results