Ask a Farrier: Do Horses Really Need Shoes?

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Welcome to our monthly feature, “Ask a Farrier,” a Q and A with farrier Karen McMann. Karen has been a full-time farrier for 17 years. She graduated in 2002 from the Canadian School of Horseshoeing, where she studied under Pat Cullen. She serves on the Advisory Board of Equi-Health Canada and Equi-First Aid USA as … Read moreAsk a Farrier: Do Horses Really Need Shoes?

Best Horse Training DVDs / Videos

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We can all use a little extra help with our training. When you live in a remote area or don’t have access to a trailer, though, help can be hard to come by. Sought-after trainers might not have the time to venture a ways away to help a single client and while clinics are an … Read moreBest Horse Training DVDs / Videos

Ask a Farrier: Does My Horse Need Extra Supplements for His Feet?

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Welcome to our monthly feature, “Ask a Farrier,” a Q and A with farrier Karen McMann. Karen has been a full-time farrier for 17 years. She graduated in 2002 from the Canadian School of Horseshoeing, where she studied under Pat Cullen. She serves on the Advisory Board of Equi-Health Canada and Equi-First Aid USA as … Read moreAsk a Farrier: Does My Horse Need Extra Supplements for His Feet?

What To Look For Before Buying A Barn

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A farm property can be an ideal place to live, especially if you want to escape from a busy city and enjoy the peace of the countryside. Whether you’re building from scratch or purchasing an existing farm, you need to ask questions and check some resources before buying. Here are some of the things to … Read moreWhat To Look For Before Buying A Barn

Best Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide

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Any horseperson knows that when you train horses, you never stop learning. The more you talk to and watch and listen to other trainers, the better your own training becomes. There are lots of times, though, when you won’t have the opportunity to chat with another trainer or to watch how someone else solves a … Read moreBest Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide

Best Horse Training Equipment – Review & Buying Guide

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Editorial Review Tough- 1’s surcingle made our list for functionality and value. Surcingles can be quite costly, but Tough- 1 offers a solid basic model for a reasonable price. This is a good basic surcingle for everyday use. The rings for attachments are positioned well and large enough for most training aids. The neoprene lining … Read moreBest Horse Training Equipment – Review & Buying Guide

Horse Headcollars: The 2 Different Types and How to Use Them

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Horse headcollars may not appear all that important to novices, but veteran horse riders know that a headcollar is a useful tool that all riders need to include in their tack. An ideal headcollar consists of a headpiece, along with a noseband, and the entire thing is to be buckled around the head of your … Read moreHorse Headcollars: The 2 Different Types and How to Use Them

The Equine Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis May Help Your Horse

In the world of domesticated animals, there’s no doubt that one of our strongest relationships, aside from that with dogs, has been with horses. In the past, horses helped humankind plow fields and plant crops, and they pulled the wagons (known as wagon trains) that moved caravans of people from coast to coast and populated … Read moreThe Equine Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis May Help Your Horse

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