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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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Barn Etiquette: Necessary Tools, Feed and Hay Storage, and Manure Management

My advice would be to prepare yourself for Mother Nature. Horses need care regardless of the weather. There will be times when you will have to go out in the torrential rain, sleet or snow, or the bitter cold as … Continue reading

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Do Pasture Horses Need Grain? Tips to Help you Decide

Horses were born to eat grass, it is their natural food. The supplemental feeding of grain was created by man in order to keep weight on horses as they were being used for beasts of burden. Horses pulling caravans across … Continue reading

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Introducing Your Horse to Other Horses: Important Steps to Keeping Your New Horse Safe

Introducing your new horse to other horses can sometimes carry some tense moments. Horses are not always kind to the new kid on the block. Always, there will be a pecking order that needs to be established. The pecking order … Continue reading

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New Horse, New Environment: Expect Horse Jitters

Wishing I could tell you, after going through the tasks of looking for your first horse, checking for soundness and way of going, buying your first horse and then tackling the worries of moving your horse to his or her … Continue reading

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Hauling Your Horse: Safety and Caution Must Come First

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of your first horse. It’s time to either move your new responsibility to a boarding stable or to your own farm. There are many horsemen who will haul your horse for a reasonable … Continue reading

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Buying Your First Horse – Part 4, Making Sure the Horse is Sound

Finally, the last recommendation before making your decision to buy your first horse, is making sure the horse is sound. This means that the horse does not have any lameness. Unsoundness can come in many forms, not just the obvious; … Continue reading

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Buying Your First Horse – Part Three, Personality and Mannerisms

Ok, you think you may have found the right horse. You went through all the check points in part one, you have made arrangements at the nearest horse stables that meet the requirements that were discussed in part two, or … Continue reading

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Buying Your First Horse: Part Two

Recently, I published an article called Before Buying a Horse, You Must Consider…, which provided information on what to look for, and how to size up the good and the not so good points of a horse that you need … Continue reading

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