Horse Health and Care

Browse AQHA's collection of resources to help you provide the best care for your American Quarter Horse. From health to feeding, breeding to care.

August 17, 2021 | , Wellness
Finding worms in horse poop isn't one of the fun parts of life with horses. Learn how a targeted deworming program can help minimize internal parasites.
August 11, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
AQHA announces Adequan® will continue to be title sponsor of marquis events.
August 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Grooming
Understand vitamins, minerals, fats, environmental factors and grooming-product ingredients.
July 14, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
It might have a cute name, but this condition can have serious consequences.
June 29, 2021 | , Conformation
Check out these insights to understand your horse’s risk of degenerative joint disease (DJD) — and how you and your veterinarian can work together to help manage the disease.
June 21, 2021 | About AQHA , Registering/transfer
A dun horse is more than a buckskin with a dorsal stripe. Explore the differences and the dun variations of red run, classic dun and grullo.
June 21, 2021 | Showing , Ranching
Lyme disease in horses is a mysterious and confusing equine disease, but is very treatable.
June 20, 2021 | About AQHA , Breeding and foal care
Mares occasionally exhibit behavioral traits that are more typical of stallions. There are several possible causes, including increase in blood testosterone levels.
June 20, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Learn what heat stress looks like, symptoms, what to do if a horse overheats, how to prevent heat stress and managing horses in hot weather.
June 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Bandaging a horse’s leg wound, wrapping for exercise or support during travel poses a few dangers if done improperly. Here’s how to keep your horse safe.
August 17, 2021 | , Wellness
Finding worms in horse poop isn't one of the fun parts of life with horses. Learn how a targeted deworming program can help minimize internal parasites.
August 11, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
AQHA announces Adequan® will continue to be title sponsor of marquis events.
July 14, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
It might have a cute name, but this condition can have serious consequences.
June 29, 2021 | , Conformation
Check out these insights to understand your horse’s risk of degenerative joint disease (DJD) — and how you and your veterinarian can work together to help manage the disease.
June 21, 2021 | Showing , Ranching
Lyme disease in horses is a mysterious and confusing equine disease, but is very treatable.
June 20, 2021 | About AQHA , Breeding and foal care
Mares occasionally exhibit behavioral traits that are more typical of stallions. There are several possible causes, including increase in blood testosterone levels.
June 20, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Learn what heat stress looks like, symptoms, what to do if a horse overheats, how to prevent heat stress and managing horses in hot weather.
June 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Bandaging a horse’s leg wound, wrapping for exercise or support during travel poses a few dangers if done improperly. Here’s how to keep your horse safe.
June 03, 2021 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Laminitis can result from many different conditions in any breed, size and age of horse. As many as 2% of the U.S. equine  population develops laminitis each year.
June 02, 2021 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
Crooked legs often worry a breeder or owner, but front limb deformities are not career-ending horse health concerns if they are managed early.
August 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Grooming
Understand vitamins, minerals, fats, environmental factors and grooming-product ingredients.
June 20, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Learn what heat stress looks like, symptoms, what to do if a horse overheats, how to prevent heat stress and managing horses in hot weather.
June 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Wellness
Solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year.
May 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Ulcers often occur in the upper third of the stomach, which does not have a mucus layer and does not secrete bicarbonate that helps to buffer stomach acid.
April 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
Genetics, management and environment play significant roles in foal growth. A foal’s growth and development can also be influenced by nutrition.
February 21, 2021 | News and Publications , Feeding
As the weather changes, so too should your feeding program as your horse ups his activity.
February 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
There is valuable information on your horse's feed tag.
February 18, 2021 | News and Publications , Hoof care
The most important step of good hoof health is a balanced diet.
January 20, 2021 | News and Publications , Feeding
Plan a fitness routine to help a stallion transition from the show pen to the breeding barn.
December 11, 2020 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Is this warm bran mash beneficial to horse health? A veterinarian weighs the pros and cons.
August 17, 2021 | , Wellness
Finding worms in horse poop isn't one of the fun parts of life with horses. Learn how a targeted deworming program can help minimize internal parasites.
August 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Grooming
Understand vitamins, minerals, fats, environmental factors and grooming-product ingredients.
June 29, 2021 | , Conformation
Check out these insights to understand your horse’s risk of degenerative joint disease (DJD) — and how you and your veterinarian can work together to help manage the disease.
June 16, 2021 | News and Publications , The American Quarter Horse Journal
Tomas Garcilazo, charro and rope artist, explains how the mane of his horse "Hollywood" has reached epic proportions.
June 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
Controlling flies around horse barns is all about using the right products at the right time.
June 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Wellness
Solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year.
May 28, 2021 | News and Publications , Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration placed an extension on the expanded modified emergency declaration as a response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
May 24, 2021 | Showing , Grooming
So you decided to enter a performance halter class – here are 10 tips to get you in the top placings.
April 14, 2021 | News and Publications , The American Quarter Horse Journal
Use these tips to save time and money at your next horse show.
April 12, 2021 | News and Publications , Wellness
These super senior American Quarter Horses are thriving in their 30s and 40s.
June 29, 2021 | , Conformation
Check out these insights to understand your horse’s risk of degenerative joint disease (DJD) — and how you and your veterinarian can work together to help manage the disease.
June 21, 2021 | About AQHA , Registering/transfer
A dun horse is more than a buckskin with a dorsal stripe. Explore the differences and the dun variations of red run, classic dun and grullo.
June 20, 2021 | About AQHA , Breeding and foal care
Mares occasionally exhibit behavioral traits that are more typical of stallions. There are several possible causes, including increase in blood testosterone levels.
June 03, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
Genetic testing has changed the face of Quarter Horse breeding. Here’s how ranch operations handle testing and the resulting information about genetic mutations.
June 02, 2021 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
Crooked legs often worry a breeder or owner, but front limb deformities are not career-ending horse health concerns if they are managed early.
June 01, 2021 | News and Publications , Wellness
Solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year.
May 25, 2021 | News and Publications , Genetic testing
The rare horse color champagne creates a unique horse coat color appearance.
April 23, 2021 | About AQHA , Breeding and foal care
After foaling, it may take several weeks for a mare to return to riding.
April 19, 2021 | News and Publications , Breeding and foal care
Genetics, management and environment play significant roles in foal growth. A foal’s growth and development can also be influenced by nutrition.
April 18, 2021 | Racing , Conformation
A legend in both Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing, D. Wayne Lukas shares the six traits he looks for when selecting horses.
February 12, 2021 | News and Publications , Healthcare and medication
Lush spring pastures can be dangerous temptations for horses. Learn the signs of a foundered horses and how to help a horse live with laminitis.
July 29, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
In this free e-book, get great first-aid tips to ensure your horse heals as fast as possible.
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
Being educated and prepared is the best way to help your horse when colic strikes.
June 29, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
This free downloadable e-book illustrates a Quarter Horse’s external features, muscles, organs, skeleton, feet and teeth.
June 29, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Learn the structure of a horse, plus conformation standards for an American Quarter Horse, all packed into this FREE downloadable chart.
July 27, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
How to be prepared for and deal with a horse affected by HYPP.
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Training
Training your foal to accept a halter doesn't have to be a struggle. Learn more in our free ebook.
July 27, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
Horse owners have many options when faced with an orphaned foal.
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
This FREE e-book answers the age-old question, “How old is too old to breed a horse for the first time?”
July 30, 2018 | News and Publications , Horse Health and care
Osteochondritis Dissecans affects young, growing horses and causes joint pain. Learn more about these conditions in our free ebook.