Harmany Equine Clinic
Phone: (540) 229-1855
1214 North Poes Rd
Flint Hill, VA 22627


Saddle Fit Seminar Aug. 24

Saddles – if they don’t fit right, you don’t sit right! Learn the Principles of Proper Saddle Fitting from local expert, Dr. Joyce Harman (Harmany Equine). Ill-fitting saddles cause unnecessary strain and pain for your horse. Dr. Harman will show you the basics of proper saddle fitting, and Total Equine will share some on-farm rehab […]


The American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine Needs YOUR Help!

I am on the board of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine.  (see: www.acvbm.org). Our mission is to assist in training veterinarians more comprehensively in veterinary herbal medicine, to expand their herbal knowledge and experience, and to help them evolve through a process that would lead to an advanced degree (similar to a “Master’s” degree) […]


Treating Skin Disease Holistically

Horses are itchy this time of year. From biting flies and swarming gnats to allergies, some horses try to scratch themselves raw! Equine skin diseases are a significant problem in many parts of the country. Because of the humidity, the southern United States sees many forms of skin disease continue through the winter, while the […]


Keep Your Horses Safe While Grazing

This time of year, grazing conditions vary greatly across the country. In some places, it’s been summer for a month! Other parts of the country are still dealing with the temperature swings and rain common in the spring. Regardless of where you live, all horse owners have one thing in common this time of year— […]


ALL Harmany Muzzles Now Come Pre-Molded!

You asked, we listened! All Harmany Muzzles now come pre-molded. Now you can get the only breathable, customizable grazing muzzle pre-molded for your horse. All you have to do is make spot adjustments to customize it to your horse’s head shape. Roman nose? Big chin? Wide cheeks? No problem! Just use hot water or a […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Holistic treatment for ulcers

Q. What complementary medicine/modality do you recommend for gastric ulcers? A. There are many possible treatments for ulcers, however, it is important to try to prevent a recurrence, not just treat what is there. If the horse came from a stressful environment, and is now in a good place, treatment with some natural compounds may […]


Feeding Hay

Hay is one of the most important sources of roughage for horses during the winter months and in some places all year long depending on the availability of fresh grass. The digestion of roughage keeps horses warm and you may notice that they eat significantly more on a cold night than they do on a […]


What is homeopathy, can it benefit my horse?

Homeopathic medicine has been practiced around the world for about two hundred years; it is presently receiving more recognition because of its non-invasive but effective powers of healing. Veterinarians are becoming interested in homeopathy as an alternative to conventional drugs, especially in some of the chronic problems horses have. Horse owners are interested because homeopathy […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Clipping whiskers, yes or no?

Q: My 5-year-old gelding, who I compete in hunters, won’t let me clip his whiskers or under his jaw even when twitched or sedated. (He rears up and strikes out when I try.) I don’t think he’s afraid of the horse clippers themselves because I can clip other parts of his body, and having the clippers […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Are Treeless Saddles the Same as Bareback?

Question: “I really like the contact and feel of riding bareback, and I think it helps me stay in rhythm with my horse. However, my balance isn’t quite there above the walk so it can be difficult to relax. Are treeless saddles a good alternative to bareback riding?” Dr. Harman: “If you’re not comfortable enough […]


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