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ArticleHow to - Care04-11-2013
Winter is fast approaching, which means that now is the perfect time to prepare your horses for the tough months ahead. Ice storms, snow and brutal winds can make your horse care routine tougher to manage. Follow these quick tips now to make life easier for your barn this winter. 1. Meet with your veterinarian now to review your routine. Dental care, vaccinations, parasite control… ...

ArticleHow to - Care22-07-2013
Keep your horse cool and hydrated this summer with these expert tips. Beating the heat involves water — both on the inside of your horse via drinking and on the outside of your horse via hosing down. Summer’s heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Cou...

ArticleHow to - Care23-04-2013
Learn about your horse's teeth and what makes them uniquely suited to the fibrous equine diet. A flip of your horse's lips gives you only a glimpse of the grass-nipping incisors at the front of the horse's mouth. You can't see the real dental workhorses, the molars that grind the fibrous roughage and hard grain kernels. Along with those 1...

ArticleHow to - Care25-03-2013
Thoroughbred horses are one of the most majestic and respected animals in the world. They hold a certain fascination for children and adults alike. While the young may marvel at the unrivaled strength and speed that these creatures possess, many adults are interested in thoroughbreds for different reasons. For instance, betting on the Kentucky Derby has become a cultural pastime for countless e...

ArticleHow to - Care20-12-2012
Calorie intake must be increased during the winter, due to the cold weather. Your horse will need more energy to keep warm. But you need to make sure that you up the number of calories in the correct way with the correct food. When increasing the calories in your horse’s diet you can use corn however forage is much more efficient. Forage will help keep in the internal heat – thi...

ArticleHow to - Care19-11-2012
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, a time for food and for family. But due to the vast volumes of food you will need some exercise: a walk after lunch, or some active games, or how about arranging a hack for you, your friends and family. This is friendly for everyone, as those who cannot ride or do not want to ride can walk along with you and if you have dogs, they can be invited as well. T...

ArticleHow to - Care31-10-2012
  Summer care and winter care for your horse will change slightly, especially if the summer and winter temperature changes are vast in your country. This will include the UK. Although our summers are usually rainy, we can expect snow in the winter as we have had it in recent previous years; therefore keep reading for some quick and effective advice.   Keep the sta...

ArticleHow to - Care17-10-2012
The mane and tail of a horse has many purposes. It can not only help to make the horse look more aesthetically pleasing, but they also have more useful, individual purposes. The tail is thought to keep the horses neck warm and also provide some protection against flies.  The horse can use its trail in more expressive ways. This can be important for learning more about the horse. Some anato...

ArticleHow to - Care03-10-2012
Now is usually the time when you want to prepare to change your horse’s diet. The weather is progressively getting colder and we are heading towards winter. You need to aim to maintain the horse’s weight. The colder weather can make this difficult and may result in weight loss. So keeping your horses weight up is best done by, changing the feed to a high fiber, low starch source...

ArticleHow to - Care01-10-2012
  Autumn time is here again, so don’t get distracted by the beautiful landscapes because you need to protect your horse against tapeworm. Tapeworm has affected over 50% of the tested horses in America.   Tapeworm is a parasite that horses can pick up when grazing or from contact with affected hay, either eating it or from the horses bedding. Once tapeworms ge...

ArticleHow to - Care20-01-2012
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 walk is a sign of a good canter, and offers a predictor of how correct a horse’s movement will be in the long run. When watching a horse walk from the side, you will see that it steps alternate...

ArticleHow to - Care20-01-2012
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 more can you do with him once his mother has been taken away? While a foal learns to lead with his mother, he may not yet be comfortable leading on his own.  You will need to work with him to ...

ArticleHow to - Care20-01-2012
As we know there are many rescues in operation, both good and bad.  It can be difficult to know whether a rescue is suitable for placing your older or unsound horse.  By following these guidelines you will gain an insight into the basic things a rescue should provide to its animals and to its clients. The farm should be clean and well maintained.  That means that the stalls ...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
While a long, flowing mane is beautiful, for many riders it is more of a hassle that it is worth.  Often showing a horse requires a pulled mane.  Others prefer the look of a trim, tidy mane.  Even a natural mane can use some pulling to keep it neat.  Whatever your reason, it is a smart idea to learn how to pull your horse’s mane. Most horses don’t mind havin...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
While it might seem that grooming a horse is purely cosmetic, it is in fact an important part of your horse’s care.  By caring for your horse’s coat, you not only make him look better, but make him feel better too.  Spending time with him while grooming is also a wonderful way to bond with your horse, letting you get to know him in a mutually enjoyable setting. For ba...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
Once you have the hang of braiding the mane, you might want to learn how to braid a tail.  A well-braided tail can be the perfect way to set off well-developed hindquarters.  If your horse has weak quarters, you would probably be best to leave the tail unbraided. You will need a double-length piece of wool to braid the tail.  It is also helpful to have a plastic needle or a ...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
It is not uncommon to see horses at shows sporting messy forelock braids that are bumped up like the braids along their manes.  Not only do these braids look terrible, they are the sure sign of an amateur braiding job. Proper forelock braids are done with an upside-down french braid.  While this may sound particularly difficult, with a bit of practice, it isn’t all that har...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
One of the nicest ways to bond with your horse is to spend time grooming him.  While sometimes it is ok to just give your horse a quick dust-off before you ride, every so often you should spend some extra time with him just getting to know him as you groom. So what is involved in grooming anyway?  Most people think of it as merely running a brush over the horse, picking its feet ...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
While riding is great fun, many horse owners would love to have other games that they can play with their horse.  Here are some great ideas for having fun with your equine friend. Free Play Turn your horse out in an enclosed area.  Start out with it clear of any obstacles.  Many horses enjoy playing a good game of follow the leader.  Without a lead rope, see if you...

ArticleHow to - Care19-01-2012
When a client is coming out to look at a horse that is for sale, it is very important to make a good first impression.  Often the first impression is what makes or breaks a sale. Before a client comes to your farm, consider the general upkeep of your property.  Has the lawn been mowed?  Are your fences in good repair?  Is there a decent place to park?  A farm that ...

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