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


Don’t Let Your Guard Down– Ticks are Still a Danger to Your Horse

Despite the cooler weather, horse owners should still take precautions to guard against tick-borne illness Lyme disease has become a household name for those living on the East Coast. Though Lyme is the most well known of the tick borne diseases, anyone who spends time outdoors should be reminded of its year-round dangers. Even during […]

Ask Dr. Harman: Travel Stress

Question: “I’m getting ready to move my 3 horses (and mini) from Pennsylvania to California. Any suggestions on traveling long distances and if there is anything I could do to prepare them for a long haul?” Answer: “Horses usually make a move like this better than we expect, however there are a number of things […]


Cribbing can originate for many reasons. It can be inherited (or learned from the Mom), but often occurs from boredom or is learned from other horses. However, it can also begin from intestinal discomfort and ulcers, or a mild cribber can become a serious cribber after some digestive issues become a problem. So, in this […]

Equine Herpes Virus: What Is It?

EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus) is a common virus in the equine industry.  There are other herpes virus’s, but these are the most common and often misunderstood. EHV-1 shows up clinically in two major forms, the common respiratory form and the less common but much more severe neurological form. We will examine both forms of the […]

Skin cancer in horses

Horses are not generally prone to cancers, however there are a few important ones to consider. The most common skin tumor is a sarcoid, which is usually fairly benign, but can be invasive and quite messy. Melanomas are common in grey horses and in some cases can be very invasive and large, while in other […]

What’s Special About the Harmany Halter?

Get it here. Say “bye-bye” to generic breakaway halters for your muzzles! The Harmany Halter is adjustable in four different ways, which allows your muzzle and halter to function as intended with maximum comfort for your horse. It even has an added strap to ensure your muzzle doesn’t pull down your halter AND a sewn-in […]

Sow Your Pastures with Nutrient-Rich Herbal Seeds

Get them here. Get more information here. Horses are herbivores and are genetically predisposed to free graze a variety of herbs, forage, and grasses.  Since their domestication, horses are no longer able to roam free to select the herbs they instinctively seek for nutritional value.  Harmany Equine is a strong believer in the importance of […]

Ask Dr. Harman: Work Horses After Vaccines?

Question: We are booking our horses’ spring vaccinations (unfortunately mandatory due to showing), and we are wondering – should we work the horses the day they get vaccinated, or give them a day off? Some people suggest that working them helps move things through their system and prevents soreness – others say that they should […]

Ask Dr. Harman: Regaining Feeling in a Blocked Tail

Question: I am looking at purchasing a horse whose tail has been blocked. Is there any chance that he will regain feeling in his tail over time?  Answer: A lot will depend on how and what his tail was blocked with and how skilled the person doing it was. Unfortunately there are many methods out […]

Ask Dr. Harman: Easy Keeper on Stall Rest

Question: Do you have any suggestions towards maintaining an easy keeper’s weight while on stall rest? My mare is an air fern, and she is unfortunately on strict stall rest for at least 3 – 4 months. I would like to be able to keep hay in front of her to keep her occupied and […]

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