Recent Blog Posts

  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    September 1, 2018
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • Adopting a Horse: What it Takes

    August 1, 2018
    Most horses are rescued due to owners who can no longer afford to care for them or they are breeds that people just don’t want. Anyone who has ever adopted any animal can tell you it’s a journey that’s not for everyone.
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  • How Do I Help My Older Horse From Losing Weight?

    June 1, 2018
    Horses are beautiful creatures that require different levels of maintenance and care over time.
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  • Five Basic Steps For Saddling Your Horse

    April 1, 2018
    Whether you’re applying an english or western saddle, knowing how to saddle your horse is one of the most essential things to know. Here are the steps to take according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

    January 1, 2017
    Cold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    November 1, 2016
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    October 1, 2016
    Training a horse is a challenging and awarding experience. Most professional trainers have years of experience and education through schools and workshops. If you are new owner and do not have a professional horse trainer readily available, then this article is for you.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 1, 2016
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • Earning the Love and Respect of Your Horse

    July 1, 2016
    Horses are intelligent, perceptive animals, and every horse owner must continually work to improve the partnership they have with their mount.
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  • Why Vaccines Matter for Horse Health

    May 1, 2016
    Vaccines are widely accepted as essential for proper pet care, but there is little regulation and few consistent recommendations about vaccinating horses, whether they are livestock, working animals, show horses, or casual equine friends.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    April 1, 2016
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    January 1, 2016
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    August 1, 2015
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    July 1, 2015
    Inside and out, parasites are bad news for horses. They can carry disease, cause skin irritation, sores and ulcers or lead to anemia, colic, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and a range of other problems.
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  • To Shoe or Not to Shoe Senior Horses

    February 1, 2015
    Shoes have many benefits for horses, but can also cause many problems if they are not fitted or maintained properly. Every horse is different, and as horses age, considerations for wearing shoes may change.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    April 1, 2014
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    March 1, 2014
    Is it true that old horses get better with age? You bet it is. All you would need to do is spend a little time on a young, inexperienced horse and you’ll agree. In fact, most new riders can benefit from learning the ropes on an older horse.
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  • Horse Breeding for Beginners

    December 1, 2013
    Equine breeding is undoubtedly an exciting venture for horse owners. Humans develop unbelievable bonds with their horses and deciding to pursue breeding only furthers this relationship.
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  • Choosing Bedding For Horse Stalls

    November 1, 2013
    While it may not seem like a big deal what your horse lays on, in actuality a very important decision. Here are just a few of the different things that your horse should or shouldn’t lay on in his stable according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • Purina® FeedGuard® Nutrition System Provides Feed Safety Peace of Mind

    October 1, 2013
    It’s important for horse owners to understand how ingredients, feed safety and quality issues can affect their horses’ health and performance. Oftentimes, people look at thefeed tag for information on which to base their feed buying decision.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 15, 2013
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    July 1, 2013
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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  • That’s Not Hay! Three Ways To Stop A Horse From Chewing Tails

    July 1, 2013
    If you have one horse with a nice tail, and all the rest of your herd’s tails are mangled, you might have a tail-chewer on your hands. Seeing these tips in a few places including from Dr. Karen Hayes on Equisearch.
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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    April 1, 2013
    Autism is a childhood brain disorder that affects the social abilities, communication, and motor skills of children with the disease. It is estimated that 1 in every 88 children and 1 in 54 boys will be diagnosed with autism.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    February 8, 2013
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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