Category: Horse Safety

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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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Protect Your Horse From Flies

Around the barn flies may seem like just a minor nuisance, but to your horse they can be irritating and even dangerous.? Horse and deer flies inflict painful bites that can become infected and...

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Tying your horse

Most horse owners routinely tie up their horses, whether during grooming, tacking up, or just to keep the horse secure while they attend to something else.? However, if not done correctly, this seemingly simple...

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Dealing with a Cast Horse

If you?ve ever seen a horse that has cast himself, you?re not likely to forget the sight. Although it doesn?t happen often, this is an emergency situation that is possible for every horse owner...

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Deworming Your Horse

If you want to keep your horse happy, healthy, and free from energy sucking parasites, it is vital to implement a deworming routine that is both varied and regular.? Most horses should be dewormed...

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Trail Riding Safety

For many horse enthusiasts, sharing a trail with an equine companion is the closest thing to heaven to be found here on earth.? But without the right preparation, even small emergencies can turn that...

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Preventing Barn Fires

Barn fires are, sadly, the leading disaster that horse owners encounter.? Fire prevention is key so, first and foremost, prohibit smoking on the property – a carelessly discarded cigarette can spark a fire in...

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Pregnancy and Horseback Riding

For many women horse owners there is not much that can keep them from the barn.? But what happens if you find out you are pregnant?? Unfortunately there is little other than anecdotal evidence...

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How to Safely Fall Off a Horse

The more you ride a horse, the more likely you are to fall off. You need to be prepared for when the inevitable strikes. If you follow these rules, you will greatly improve your...