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Bad Behavioral Problems With Horses, Identifying The Causes, Solving The Problem.

Throughout my many years of watching horses, I have seen my share of bad horse behavior. Always the very first question I ask myself is, “What would cause that horse to behave in that way?” I take a look at … 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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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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Cleaning Straw Stalls and Knowing the Best Kind To Use

The basics for cleaning stalls regardless of what type of bedding you choose, is pretty much the same. You start by taking out the water buckets, cleaning them and getting your tools. For straw stalls, you will need a pitch … Continue reading

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Equine Massage Therapy, Chiropractic and Therapy Machines for Horses. Are They Necessary?

My first question to you would be, “How many massages have you had in your life?” If the answer is none, then you need to get a good full body massage in order to understand where I am coming from. … 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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