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How to Find the Best Breed for Horseback Riding

How to Find the Best Breed for Horseback Riding

If you're a first-time horse owner, you may be wondering how to choose the best horse breed to learn how to ride. Here are five tips to help you find a horse that is a good match. Temperament When you are a first-time rider, both you and the horse will have a learning...

How to Keep Your Horse’s Stable Clean

How to Keep Your Horse’s Stable Clean

One of the responsibilities of owning a horse is keeping its stable clean. That may seem like a daunting task, but following these tips can make things a little easier for you.  Stick to a Schedule First of all, you should be sticking to a regular cleaning schedule....

Tips on Keeping Your Horse in Top Shape

Tips on Keeping Your Horse in Top Shape

If you want your horse to perform well or participate in athletics, it is crucial to work on its fitness. Keeping your horse in top shape ensures you can ride for longer before the horse experiences heavy breathing and sweating. Following a suitable fitness, the...

The Best Tips for New Horse Trainers

The Best Tips for New Horse Trainers

Those learning how to be a horse trainer are likely seeking out the best places for knowledge and getting training from excellent horse trainers. The best tip, though, for new trainers may be found in a simple philosophy: knowing when the right time is to quit....

How To Keep An Older Horse Comfortable

How To Keep An Older Horse Comfortable

Everyone who has cared for animals knows that they are very special family members. Horses may not be able to come inside the house like other common pets, but they are still just as important. Since they have such a special place in your heart, it is important to...

How To Prepare For an Extended Horseback Riding Trip

How To Prepare For an Extended Horseback Riding Trip

While living in the hustle and bustle of a crowded city can sometimes be exciting, there may be nothing better than escaping the crowds and noise for a bit to enjoy the wide-open spaces of nature. What might be even better is spending a few days exploring that nature...

The Most Common Joint Disorders in Horses

The Most Common Joint Disorders in Horses

Throughout their lifetimes, horses often suffer from various common injuries that typically require nothing more than first aid measures performed by their owners and caretakers. More serious joint and muscle disorders may occur in horses based on their age, activity...

How To Help A Struggling Competitive Horse

How To Help A Struggling Competitive Horse

A competitive horse may struggle for a number of reasons and should not be ignored by trainers. It's the trainer's responsibility to investigate the root of the problem. A determined yet unfortunate horse needs this extra push to increase his or her natural ability to...

Caring for a Pregnant Horse

Caring for a Pregnant Horse

Like all expectant mothers, pregnant mares need significant love and care from their human caretakers to safely deliver a healthy baby foal. As female horses are pregnant for an astonishing eleven months, their caretakers have ample time to attend to their health and...

What Is A Stock Horse?

What Is A Stock Horse?

A stock horse is a type of horse that is especially suited for working with livestock, particularly cattle. Stock horses are characterized by their intelligence, agility, and quickness. They also tend to have more muscular builds than many other horses, particularly...