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Hay there, friends!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With all of the holiday frenzy, events with friends and family, I am thrilled about these last few weeks of 2015! But of course, what you kids and I both want to know is what treats we can get our hands and hooves on. So, I have taken the reins here and found a couple of horse treat recipes.

These tasty combos below are from a couple followers on Pinterest. Check them out here. Making horse treats is fun for everyone and even fun to share! These recipes are a great gift idea or stocking stuffer for others also! Back to business; check out the recipes below.

Hay Folks, I can’t believe we are in the middle of December and there hasn’t been any snow yet?! However, that doesn’t mean to put all your horse’s winter gear into storage and bring out the suntan lotion! Snow may be just around the corner. On the bright side, …


Hay everyone!

With Thanksgiving approaching I thought that it would be the perfect time to give thanks for all the good things in our lives. Personally, I’m thankful for all of the sponsors and donors who help support taking care of us horses! Without the support of all of the Equine Science Center’s friends, the research that helps to keep us horses healthy and happy wouldn’t be able to get done.

Halloween horseBOO!

I’m back again to talk to you more about equine viruses. In case you missed it, check out the other blog posts, “Ah-Ah-Ah-CHOO!” which was all about upper respiratory infections (URIs), “Swimming with Bugs,” and “Lockjaw!”.

With Halloween, around the corner, I want to share with you the scariest of all viruses. It has been known to turn ALL animals into…ZOMBIES!!! Aggressive, unbalanced, foaming at the mouth, convulsing, and a hunger for BRAINS! AHHHHH!

  Hay Folks, I took a little vacation and spent most of my time learning how to READ! Yes, you heard that correctly, a horse learned to read. I learned just in time to read science journalist, Wendy Williams’ latest book, “The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion” or …

Tetanus horseHay Everyone!

Are you up-to-date on your Tetanus shot?? Humans need to get a booster every 10 years, but horses need it every year. You may have been told to be careful around rusty nails because you can get tetanus. The rusty part isn’t what causes tetanus, but a toxin produced by bacteria called Clostridium tetani does. Get it, “tetani”, “tetanus”??!!

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Hay Folks!

I’m bucking with excitement! Can you guess why?? Sally Ike is coming to the Rutgers farm on September 29th. Maybe she will autograph my halter! I think I might faint if she did!

If you’re not as excited as I am, then you must not know who she is and what she has accomplished.

SwimGearHay Everyone!

The thing I love most about these hot days is taking a drink…or a dip in a cool lake or stream. Some might say that I’m a SEAHORSE! Cooling off in a river seems like a good idea, but it can also be home to nasty bacteria that can make me sick.

Horse ThermometerHay Folks!

Do you remember Stardust’s blog post about viruses that mosquitoes carry?? If not, then quickly click here for a quick refresher!  Mosquitoes are still out in full force and are expected to remain into the fall season, so make sure your horse is up to date on their vaccines!

All caught up?? Good. Now it time to talk about other viruses and bacterial diseases we, four-legged creatures can get and the vaccines created by amazing scientists to protect us and keep us healthy.

Hay Everyone!

This summer has been full of AMAZING races and it didn’t end with the Kentucky Derby! There are two important races in New Jersey in August: The 48th Haskell Invitational and the 90th Hambletonian Stakes! No wonder why New Jersey’s state animal is a horse! The Haskell race is on Sunday, August 2nd and the Hambletonian is on Saturday, August 8th. Now I know what I’m doing the first two weekends in August! Luckily, there are not on the same day. Phew!