Tagged: Horse Care

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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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Caring for Senior Horses

Horses aged 15 and over are generally considered to be equine senior citizens.? Although they can continue living healthy, happy, and very active lives, most senior horses do need some amount of special care...

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Take Care of Your Horse’s Teeth

As grazing animals, horses have some unique needs when it comes to their teeth.? Meant for grinding down tough plant fibers, and other abrasive materials, a horse?s teeth are constantly growing. ?Additionally, their upper...

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What to do if you can?t keep your horse

Although you might believe, as with many others, that owning a horse is a lifelong commitment, you may still find yourself in a situation where keeping your horse is no longer an option.? Whether...

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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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How to Buy and Store Hay

For many new horse owners, there is potentially nothing that puts you out of your depth more than feeding decisions.? Buying and storing hay is no exception, and has the added difficulty that it...

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Navicular Syndrome in Horses

There are few words more terrifying to a horse owner than navicular disease.? This destructive and potentially life threatening syndrome affects the navicular bone in the horse?s hoof.? Veterinarians are still at a loss...

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How to Bathe a Horse

Ready to give your horse a summer bath?? Try the following tips for a smooth and easy experience. Have a friend hold onto your horse, as opposed to tying him up, especially if this...

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Should I Feed My Horse Treats?

Hand-feeding treats to horses is a rather controversial subject.? While some horse owners have no difficulty with giving treats to their horses, others find themselves with pushy, nippy animals who become dangerous in their...

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How to Make a Bran Mash for Your Horse

Feeding a bran mash to hard working horses is a tradition that has been passed down to horseman throughout generations.? When overfed, bran mashes can actually have a damaging effect on your horse, but...