What’s the best feed for putting weight on a horse? Learn how to help your horse gain weight and what to check when a horse is in poor condition
With all of the money spent on saddles, you should have a place to store them while you are not using them. Saddle stands help keep your equipment in proper working order, while giving you a place to show the saddle off. In order to support the saddle to keep its shape, you should use a saddle stand
An efficient horse barn would not only save you more money, time, and effort but improve your horses' quality as well.
Learn how to find the proper position to ride horseback. Basic instructions describe the correct seat for riding in an English or Western saddle.
If you own a horse, buying a horse trailer is a smart decision. You never know when an emergency will strike. Having a horse trailer available allows you to move your animals quickly if you need to get them out of harm's way. However, buying a horse trailer is only the beginning. Properly outfitting
Senior horses who are underweight and require a higher percentage of fat in their daily diet may benefit from rice bran. Rice bran is the brown layer on rice underneath the hull. The milling process removes the bran. Rice bran contains about 1,200 calories in each pound, according to Understanding H
Learn what Warmblood horses are, their qualities, uses and origins.
Most horse owners are animal lovers and are happy to share their spaces with other critters. Here are 6 critters you might not want around your stables and horse pastures.
Keeping horses can be expensive.horses image by Earl Robbins from Fotolia.comOwning a horse can be a very rewarding experience, but it is not a cheap one. Horses are large animals, and they require specialized care, including regular hoof care and trimming, good veterinary care and...
Slings are useful in lifting an older or arthritic horse, for an emergency rescue, support during surgery and recovery after anesthesia, as an aid in injury rehabilitation and in treating severe laminitis. A sling provides full skeletal body and head support while lifting, transporting or caring for
The dun color gene in horses is a dominant gene, so it can't skip a generation. In order for a horse to test positive for the dun gene, one parent must also carry the gene. Dun is classified as a "dilute" gene, meaning it will dilute the base color of a horse. A sorrel or red horse carrying the dun
Horse round pen training was made famous by the Horse Whisperer, but the truth is you don't have to be a magician to be able to do it yourself. All it takes is knowing how to recognize the signs the horse is using to communicate with you. In this article, we're going to describe a process
While human beings can be considered just another part of the animal kingdom, they have become the dominant animal species on the planet. Most animal species can live independently of humans in the wild, but either by chance or design there are many animals that now rely on humans for survival.
Horses are amazing animals. They are strong, intelligent and eager to please. When the equine you are working with acts up, there are several things to consider and many ways to remedy the problem. Disciplining your horse depends upon his temperament, why he acted up, how far along he is in his trai
The first "tobiano" was said to have been brought over to the New World from Spain in 1519 by an explorer named Hernando Cortes. According to history they were in fact among some horses brought over to carry Cortes's men and later breed with American wild mustangs, which did indeed pr
The different types of horse food include grass, hay, musli, grain, mash and specialty foods. This article gives the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Bridles are the key to controlling the horse. Without the development of the horse bridle, the control needed in the cavalries throughout history would not have been possible, and the world would be a very different place than it is today. Higher training, such as dressage, would also not be a pos
Are rising costs breaking your horse care budget? Try these practical, money saving horse care tips.