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Lyme disease: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
How To - Health Thursday 20 September 2012
The Stark County Health Department has issued a warning of Lyme disease carried by ticks. For more information, go to http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=607335 Lyme diseas...
A tired horse is not a good horse!
How to - horse training Wednesday 01 August 2012
Don Blazer looks at why it isn't a good idea to train a physically tired horse.  "A tired horse is a good horse,” claim some clinicians.    No! ...
Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes
How To - Health Tuesday 29 May 2012
When a performance horse is injured, his show schedule or exercise regimen shouldn't be the only facets of his life that change. As one equine nutritionist explained at a recent symposium, an ...
Your First Hunter Show
How to - Careers Friday 20 January 2012
So, you have decided to try showing in the hunter ring.  If this is your first show you probably have a lot of questions about how a show is run.  It is my hope that this guide will ease...
Your First Horse Show
How to - Careers Friday 20 January 2012
While owning a riding a horse is a wonderful experience in itself, most riders eventually feel the urge to take their horse out into the world of horse showing.  Showing is a wonderful way to...
Your First Dressage Show
How to - Careers Friday 20 January 2012
Many horse people find that while riding at home is fun, they are interested in trying to show their horse.  If you have been working on dressage at home, or even if you are mostly just ridin...
Why Use a Stock Trailer?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
It is not uncommon for someone used to horse shows and fancy facilities to wonder why so many horse people still use old-fashioned stock trailers for their animals.  With so many options avai...
Why Register?
How to - General Equine Advice Friday 20 January 2012
There are so many horses out there; some with papers, some without.  When you look them over, it is impossible to tell at a glance which ones are in fact papered, and which are not.  Ind...
Why Keep a Stallion?
How to - General Equine Advice Friday 20 January 2012
It’s something many young boys and girls dream of – owning a beautiful stallion and riding him off into the sunset, or into competition, or even into battle.  Stallions are the su...
Why do you Need a Big Horse?
How to - General Equine Advice Friday 20 January 2012
Horses come in all shapes and sizes, as do people.  But why is it that so many riders seem to want big horses?  It seems that anything under 16hh, but over pony sized has little to no ma...
Which Martingale Should I Use?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
There are two basic types of martingales, the standing martingale and the running martingale.  Depending on your discipline and your purpose, both have their place in your training repertoire...
When to Upgrade your Bit
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
When to Upgrade your Bit If you have been riding for any length of time, you will have seen it.  A rider is struggling with her headstrong horse, and the coach steps up and suggests tr...
When Can I Breed Her?
How to - General Equine Advice Friday 20 January 2012
So, you have a filly, and want to breed her some day.  Or maybe you have an older maiden mare, and want to know if it is okay to give breeding a try.  There is lots to consider when deci...
What’s in a Walk
How to - Care Friday 20 January 2012
While it may seem simple, the walk is an important gait that can tell you a great deal about your horse’s overall capabilities as a performance animal.  With four even beats, a good wal...
What’s in a Noseband?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
English nosebands come in a wide array of styles and shapes.  While most bridles come equipped with a basic cavasson noseband, sometimes a rider chooses a different style of noseband.  W...
What Types of Trailers are Out There?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
If you are considering buying a horse trailer, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the wide selection available on the market.  From front facing to slant load to stock trailers, everyone claim...
What to Look for When Buying a Foal
How to - General Equine Advice Friday 20 January 2012
If you have ever considered buying a foal, you will understand the difficulty that many riders face when trying to assess a baby.  Young horses are certainly cute, but they don’t look a...
What to Look for at a Riding School
How to - General Equine Advice Friday 20 January 2012
When looking at a riding school to take lessons, it is important to look carefully at the facility before committing.  Keep in mind the following things as you assess a riding school. ...
What Should a Yearling Know?
How to - horse training Friday 20 January 2012
By the time a horse is a year old, he is already getting pretty big.  It is difficult to train him if he does not already have solid foundations. He should already know how to lead, stand for...
What a Should a Weanling Know?
How to - Care Friday 20 January 2012
When you wean your foal, he should already know how to lead.  He should have the basics of being groomed in his stall, and should have been introduced to the vet and farrier.  But what m...
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