Category: Horse Care

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Adopting a Wild Horse

To most horse lovers, the sight of wild horses evokes a sense of beauty and freedom that is hardly matched by any other image.? It can be a natural dream to bring one of...

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The Heat Cycle in Mares

In the horse world, mares often have a reputation for being unpredictable and grouchy, something that is usually attributed to their heat cycles. Many horse people prefer to ride geldings, and claim that geldings...

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Cooling Out Your Horse

It?s a frustrating situation.? In the summer your horse heats up quickly because of the hot weather, and in the winter he heats up quickly due to his thick winter coat.? No matter what...

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How to Clean Your Saddle

Having a clean saddle means having a safe saddle, so although it is tempting to put off this rather time-consuming chore, it is important to protect your saddle against mold and other damaging conditions...

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Pre-Purchase Veterinary Exams for Horses

When making the decision to purchase a house or car, many buyers wouldn?t consider making the decision without having an objective third party complete a thorough inspection.? Buying a horse is also a heavy...

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When to Blanket Your Horse?

If horses evolved to live freely on the prairie, without protection from the elements, why do we as horse owners insist on blanketing them?? It may seem like a silly thing, but there are...

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Hydrotherapy for Horses

Swimming has long been known to be an excellent form of exercise for humans, and a way to keep in shape and improve muscle strength without putting a heavy strain on joints. Equine hydrotherapy...

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Leg Protection for Your Horse

Depending on what type of training you do with your horse, you may find that his legs require additional protection from scrapes and bruising.? Here are several of the most common types of leg...

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Good Pasture for Your Horses

Keeping your horse out on pasture is the absolute ideal when it comes to giving your horse a more natural life and allowing him free movement that prevents such difficulties as stocking up and...

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Your Horse’s Winter Water Intake

Did you know that horses can only last three days without water, and can quickly become dehydrated in a matter of hours?? Horses need between eight and twelve gallons of water per day to...

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Getting the Most Out of a Clinic

With many riders more interested in their horse?s behaviour and wanting to deal with problems in a humane and safe manner, it is no wonder that clinics with top trainers are so popular.? If...

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Minerals and Horses

Minerals are necessary for most chemical reactions occurring within your horse?s body.? Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur are the main minerals needed by your horse.? Common salt blocks usually only contain very...