December 28, 2018
Horses need to chew their food properly in order to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients. This means that their teeth – which they rely on for the simple task of eating – need to be in great condition. You’ve probably heard the term “floated” used when describing your horse’s dental care, but aren’t quite […]
November 3, 2018
It’s common knowledge to think that horses and horseshoes go hand in hand. After all, this has been a practice for thousands of years. For the record, early metal horseshoes have been found that date back to 900 AD.
September 10, 2018
Flies tend to flock to barns. They’re drawn in by the sights and smells – the same ones that people need to get used to, the flies love. These pesky flies can wreak havoc on your livestock and are particularly known to irritate horses.
August 10, 2018
Although bareback riding is still commonly seen at rodeos and other events, you definitely want to saddle up your horse before you ride, simply because it is more comfortable. However, the process of choosing a saddle can be tricky.
Also, you need to take the time to cool your horse down properly after riding it. This is done with a hose or bucket of cool water and your hands. Spray or dump the cold water on your horse and then quickly scrape it off with your hands.
June 12, 2018
Horses have a lot to say. They just don’t have voices. Instead, like most other animals, they let their body language do the talking. If you pay close attention to your horse, you’ll able to discern its moods. Here are five important things to watch for.
May 10, 2018
Even a horse novice can tell you that horses eat hay. The real question is: which type of hay is best for them? The two most common types of hay are alfalfa hay and grass hay. Although both are good for your horse, as they contain plenty of nutrients, there’s some debate over which one is better.
April 5, 2018
You've probably heard of natural horsemanship, but aren’t exactly sure what it entails. As it turns out, this method of training horses has been around for hundreds of years, yet suffers from a number of misconceptions.