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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...

Accessories for Horseback Riders to Use in 2022

Accessories for Horseback Riders to Use in 2022

Having the right accessories is a major part of success for horseback riders. Unless a person is going to participate in horse shows, there is no need to purchase more than the essentials for riding comfortably and safely. These essentials include the following:...

Is Your Horse Struggling in the Cold Weather?

Is Your Horse Struggling in the Cold Weather?

Cold winter weather can be difficult for all types of species, including horses. When the snow is falling, and the trees are bare, horses can find themselves suffering from stiffness in their joints. As with humans, this condition can be very painful and can seriously...

Advice On Getting Kids Started With Horseback Riding

Advice On Getting Kids Started With Horseback Riding

Horseback riding can be a fun and exciting activity for kids. Before you and your child dive into the wonderful sport of horseback riding, there are a couple of things you should be aware of. The following tips will make horseback riding more fun, safe and enjoyable...

The Steps To Buying A Horse

The Steps To Buying A Horse

Buying a horse is a significant investment. Not only is there the cost upfront of buy-in the horse itself, but the ongoing boarding, feeding, and caring for a horse only adds to the overall price tag. To that end, you want to do a significant amount of research before...