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Caring for a Senior Horse

Caring for a Senior Horse

Horses are highly handy animals that are very active in their peak years. However, once they start aging, they lose a lot in terms of agility and capability. Such horses need specialized attention to keep them healthy and motivated. When caring for an aging horse, it...

Horseback Riding in Scenic California Parks

Horseback Riding in Scenic California Parks

Experiencing nature is always invigorating and psychologically refreshing. The large, beautiful California state offers many opportunities for adventurous visits that will provide relaxation, escape from stressful situations, and a refreshing experience in nature that...

Breaking in a Green Horse

Breaking in a Green Horse

Breaking a horse is a highly involved but necessary process if you want to ride and command your horse. You can break a horse the gentle way or the hard way, but the latter tends to lead to future disciplinary problems. Breaking a horse gently involves creating a bond...

Deworming your horse

Deworming your horse

Making sure that your horse is dewormed correctly is essential to its overall health and for preventing diseases that result from severe parasitic infection. While the conventional wisdom is to deworm horses every 6-8 weeks, the understanding of the veterinary...

Teaching Young People Proper Care and Grooming of Horses

Teaching Young People Proper Care and Grooming of Horses

Grooming does more for a horse than helping it look its best. As young people are trained to groom a horse, they also learn how to feel for any abnormalities that could indicate health problems. The grooming process utilizes clippers, brushes, and other tools, but you...

Safe Storage of Hays and Grains to Prevent Mold

Safe Storage of Hays and Grains to Prevent Mold

Having an adequate supply of food on hand for your horse at all times is vital to their wellbeing; however, there are certain precautions that must be taken to ensure that all hays and grains stored for consumption by horses will remain safe for them to eat. Certain...

What to Consider When Buying a Horse

What to Consider When Buying a Horse

It is not uncommon for people to purchase horses that are not right for them. Then, in frustration or after an injury, they sell their horses, missing the enjoyment they could have had. Sometimes, despite their love of horses and riding, some riders are not cut out...

What to Consider When Buying a Horse

What to Consider When Buying a Horse

It is not uncommon for people to purchase horses that are not right for them. Then, in frustration or after an injury, they sell their horses, missing the enjoyment they could have had. Sometimes, despite their love of horses and riding, some riders are not cut out...

Providing a Mentally Stimulating Environment for Your Horse

Providing a Mentally Stimulating Environment for Your Horse

When you get to know a horse, you quickly realize that it's not just a "dumb animal." They have vibrant, intelligent minds and a need for stimulation in their daily lives and environment.   In the old days, horses generally held far more active lives because they...

Introducing Dogs to Horses

Introducing Dogs to Horses

Humankind has enjoyed a remarkable relationship with two species of animals for tens of thousands of years. Both are relationships quite unlike any other.   Horses and dogs   If dogs are man’s best friend, then horses might qualify as “second best friend.”...