Welcome to EC Magazine, the Online Journal of Equine Wellbeing
Equus Caballus, the magazine of the domestic horse, has been dedicated to the proper care and feeding of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules for over seven years. This site is a compilation of over 350 archived articles and new features about nutrition, health and equine management, as well as stories about breeds and the horse people who love them.
This Month's Feature Articles
CASPIAN HORSES by Barbara Nefer
Imagine all the best traits of a hot-blooded horse wrapped up into a pony-sized package. Picture a sensitive yet sensible animal that exhibits fiery energy but doesn't panic when faced with spooky situations. Envision this horse excelling in dressage and jumping with a child rider or pulling a cart with two full-sized adults with no signs of strain. If you can imagine this, you've probably got a good mental picture of what the Caspian horse is all about. Read the complete article here.
HYPP: A Genetic Disease By Tracy Williams
The madness began with a single horse. His name was Impressive, and he lived up to his name not only in appearance and show ring success but also by introducing an acronym that would shake the Quarter Horse industry to its core: HYPP. Impressive exploded on the halter horse scene with pizzazz, and it wasn’t long before his excellent conformation and near perfect musculature gave him the show record...Read the complete article here.
RE-FEEDING the Rescue Horse by Lori K. Warren, PhD, PAS
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you are undoubtedly aware of the sorry state of the economy. While this downturn has affected our stock portfolios and perhaps our job security, it has also impacted the horse industry.A relative surplus of horses, coupled with the rising cost of upkeep, has led to a tremendous increase in the number of “unwanted” horses. Rescue facilities have been overwhelmed with horses that have been surrendered by owners who are no longer able...Read the complete article here.