Category Archives: Horse Equipment

How Important Is Fresh Water To Horses? And, Ways To Keep Water Troughs Cool On Sweltering Hot Days.

We as human beings have multiple and unending means of having a cool fresh drink. Go to the fridge, stop at the gas station, or carry a cooler with us full of ice and cold drinks. Take a moment to … Continue reading

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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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Hay Nets or Hay Bags Can Be A Horses Best Friend, Especially When Traveling

Coming from the world of Racing Thoroughbreds, hay nets are just an every day item in the barn. The hay nets are kept very full with high quality hay and are placed on the outside of the stall and then tied back … 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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Tacking Up Your Horse Properly Insures Comfort and Maximum Efficiency, Helping To Avoid Sores

Tacking up your horse is not just about throwing a saddle and bridle on your horse and jumping on. It is imperative to first groom your horse and clean his or her feet before tacking up. Putting a saddle pad … 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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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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Choosing The Correct Equipment for Halters, Bridles and Saddles, and Saddle Pads

First on the list is deciding which kind of halter you want to buy for your horse, nylon versus leather. Personally, I only use leather equipment on my horses. Unfortunately, leather equipment is more expensive but will break in the … Continue reading

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