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Tips on Grooming Your Horses

Tips on Grooming Your Horses

Grooming is one of the necessary tasks associated with owning a horse. Along with providing a one-on-one bonding experience, regular grooming is essential for the health and well-being of the animal. During the grooming process, owners have the opportunity to observe...

Top Horse Trails on the West Coast

Top Horse Trails on the West Coast

People often enjoy vacations that include various activities. For instance, viewing Nature while engaging in another activity is a double pleasure. Horseback riding in various parts of the country and different environments is one of these doubly-pleasurable...

Myths on Taking Care of a Horse

Myths on Taking Care of a Horse

Caring for a horse is extremely rewarding. The task is also an ongoing learning experience. It is not unusual for novice equine owners to hear various horse husbandry myths relayed by old-timers that have been dispelled or debunked for decades. Learning about some of...

Keeping Your Horse Protected During Winter Months

Keeping Your Horse Protected During Winter Months

Caring for a horse does not include neglecting one's duties during the winter. While the horse may stay indoors more, the weather conditions will worsen outside. Every horse needs many weeks of care and maintenance to stay healthy. Supply more water A caretaker should...

Caring For Older Horses

Caring For Older Horses

Unlike people, horses' health depends upon what they eat and the care and exercise they receive. Studies show that there are several key factors that have increased horses' healthy lifespans that allow them to remain productive and content as they grow older. Better...

Cleaning Your Saddle

Cleaning Your Saddle

Riding a horse is a naturally dirty task down to the saddle. The saddle is not required to remain dirty forever. It is surprisingly durable and lasts even longer when it is maintained regularly. There are solutions available to clean and care for any saddle. Compile...

Tips for Buying a Used Horse Trailer

Tips for Buying a Used Horse Trailer

The average price for a new horse trailer varies widely. At the low end, you might pay $4,000. That can go all the way up to $50,000 and beyond. That’s for the most common slant load horse trailer with either a gooseneck or bumper pull. They can handle two to four...

Swimming Your Horse

Swimming Your Horse

When you think of animals in the water, a horse is not the first to come to mind. However, if introduced to the water properly, horses have a great time swimming! The Horse Fact Book notes that their legs move in a trotting motion to swim, so it is not only fun but a...

Activities That Engage Owners and Horses Other Than Riding

Activities That Engage Owners and Horses Other Than Riding

Besides riding, owners can engage in other activities with their horses. Staying on the ground with the horse gives the animal a chance to get to know the owner by sniffing (of course!) their clothes and body, familiarizing itself with the owner's size, movements, and...

How Often Can You Ride Your Horse

How Often Can You Ride Your Horse

One of the best parts about getting a new horse is regularly taking them for rides. However, most horses should not be ridden daily. Instead, it can be a good idea to give them a break now and then. How often should horses be ridden? This will depend on many factors....