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What Should Your Horse’s Diet Look Like?

What Should Your Horse’s Diet Look Like?

The natural diet of horses comes from the grass, grass stalks, and sundry plants they find when roaming in a natural habitat. Before humans developed an integral relationship with these magnificent creatures, they did not eat grain. Your horse today requires little or...

Tips for Training Competitive Horses

Tips for Training Competitive Horses

Although categorized as herd animals, horses retain their distinct personalities as they are listed among the ten most intelligent animals. Owners must take a few steps before a professional trainer arrives to instruct the horse as it is an intelligent animal that may...

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...

Ways to Prepare Your Horse for Competition

Ways to Prepare Your Horse for Competition

Ranked among the top 10 most intelligent animals, horses may not be as obedient and affectionate as dogs, but they do show their affection and willingness to comply with the demands of their owners or riders. Although they can be submissive and eager to please their...

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...