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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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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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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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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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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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