Monthly Archives: July 2010

Preparing Your Equine First Aid Kit For The Constant Cuts, Scrapes And Abrasions Horses Encounter

From the very moment of birth, foals, yearlings and older horses will inevitably and almost constantly acquire a considerable amount of cuts, abrasions, bruises, and unfortunately sometimes very severe injuries. It is important to always be prepared with as many … Continue reading

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Lead Shanks; an Absolute Necessity, the Different Kinds, the Uses and Misuses on Horses

Why do we need to use lead shanks? Control! Without it you can break or even lose a finger. Whenever you walk into a stall and put a halter on a horse, unless you have a tie chain in the stall and … Continue reading

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Knowing The Signs Of Horse Illnesses, And What Steps To Take

You are probably tired of me saying that horses are creatures of habit and that they will basically follow the same pattern every day. If your horses are in stalls at night, when you arrive in the morning, hopefully the same … Continue reading

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Having Your Horses Teeth Floated; What Does It Mean And Why It Is Necessary

Unlike humans that chew their food, horses grind their food; a process called mastication. Because of this grinding motion which is from side to side, horses teeth will become sharp on the outside next to their cheek, and on the … Continue reading

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So Many Varieties Of Horse Feed. How Do I Know Which Is The Right Grain Mixture For My Horse?

Decisions, decisions. I can understand how a person just getting started in the horse world could become confused when deciding what to feed and how much. Personally, I came from the old school of oats, corn, barley and molasses. Electrolytes, … Continue reading

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