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

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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 […]


How do you handle a lonely horse?

Question: My horse is alone right now and is walking along the fence line with the neighbors frequently, since there are two horses on their side. My neighbors are complaining that the area where she walks is getting to be just dirt, and when it rains it will wash away the fence. I highly doubt this […]


Healers on Healing

In place of my blog on fly control that i spent last weekend working on, only to have the computer eat it :(, here is a quick book review of one of my all-time favorites. I promise the fly control blog this week sometime. You can get this book on Amazon or from your favorite […]


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Mind That Gut

Dr. Joyce Harman offers tips on gut health during the change of seasons As horse owners, we know that this time of year isn’t just about roasting chestnuts and sipping cocoa. Cold weather equals more work for us, from throwing extra hay in the evening to busting frozen water buckets in the morning. But the […]


Ask Dr Harman: Saddle Seat Size

Question: I’m planning on buying a new English saddle, but I’m confused by saddle sizes such as 16 or 17. Do these figures represent the length of the seat? How do you measure that? Answer: Figuring out the seat size on a saddle is not as easy as it would seem. For one thing, the […]


Joint Supplements: Keep a Rotation

For many years, I have felt that joint supplements should be changed every year or two, since the joint is a complex structure. One type of supplement may or may not address exactly what a particular horse needs, so changing the type is helpful to make sure you have covered all the bases and improved […]


Ask Dr. Harman: How to Handle a Cribber

Q. I have a horse that has severe cribbing problems. The only way we have been able to get her to eat is to place her in the round pen. Do you have any recommendations? A. Cribbing can originate for many reasons. It can be inherited (or learned from the Mom), but often occurs from […]


Vitamin E

Vitamin E levels in horses tend to be low when they do not have good access to green grass. When there is a drought, pastures that are normally green are poor quality and the hay is poorer quality than usual. Vitamin E deficiency has been liked to several serious equine diseases and may be linked […]


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