Category Archives: First time Horse Owner

Covers the needed information to find not only the right horse, but also a healthy one. Also provides proper maintenance requirements.

Horse Coolers, Sheets and Blankets; Knowing the Importance of Their Use and Why We Need Them

As far as I have read in the past, horses are not only cold weather animals, they are supposedly able to withstand up to thirty degrees below zero without any pain. Just remember that we are talking about horses that are … Continue reading

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Leather Tack: Knowing Higher Quality and How To Clean, Condition And Care For Your Horse Equipment

Caring for your tack is a duty you cannot escape. Cleaning and conditioning your equipment is just as important as any other duty related to horses. Because horses like to roll in the dirt, and as they sweat, the salt … Continue reading

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Crucial Details In Determining If Your Horse Is Underweight, Overweight Or Just Right

As time goes on and more people are entering into the world of horses, unfortunately the issue of how much feed does a horse actually need to maintain the proper weight seems to be under estimated. Feeding horses can become … Continue reading

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The Correct Way to Mount and Dismount Your Horse While Teaching Them to Stand Quietly

When it comes to most things in life, there is a right way to do things and of course the wrong way, which is usually the easy way. There is much more to this exercise than the obvious. If you … Continue reading

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Learning to Clean Your Stall Bedded with Shavings from Corner to Corner

Now that I have given you the information that you need to bathe and groom your horse like a professional, the next step is to help you learn not only the way in which you properly clean a horses stall, … Continue reading

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Grooming Your Horse Like A Professional

What is better than going to the barn and seeing your horse standing in the stall, shining like new money, mane perfectly pulled and laying beautifully on your horses’ neck, dapples everywhere just talking to you saying , look at … Continue reading

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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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