3 Reasons to Use a Properly Sized Horse Blanket or Rug

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At varying times, horses may have a covering placed over them while they’re out in a field or paddock, while they’re travelling on a float or horse box, or even while they’re in a stable or barn. Depending on where you live, you’ll know this covering as a horse blanket or a horse rug. A horse … Read more3 Reasons to Use a Properly Sized Horse Blanket or Rug

Horse Facts: How a Horse Eats, Sleeps, Communicates and Lives

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What Is a Horse? Otherwise known by its scientific name of Equus caballus, the equine species is made up of four-legged mammals. Each has a large head with one eye on each side resting on top of a long neck, along with a broad body and tall, thin legs that support the body. The end … Read moreHorse Facts: How a Horse Eats, Sleeps, Communicates and Lives

How to Effectively Care for and Manage a Foal After Birth

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The Delivery of Foals In a previous article, we looked at what’s involved in breeding the mare. When this process is successful, close to a year after the mare has been bred, a foal should be delivered. The foal can get the best start possible in life if the mare has an easy delivery and … Read moreHow to Effectively Care for and Manage a Foal After Birth

Horse Feed: What to Feed a Horse, When to Feed Them and Why

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Horse Feed: What Is It? In the wild, a horse will typically graze for 12 to 20 hours a day. Horses generally thrive on a diet that’s made up mainly of roughage, and the most common forms of roughage are grass and hay. Roughage can also include chaff, which is often fed to horses as … Read moreHorse Feed: What to Feed a Horse, When to Feed Them and Why

The Horse Saddle: Caring for the 3 Types and Their Various Points

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The horse saddle is a riding aid that’s used throughout the world. Many people choose to ride a horse in a saddle for both comfort and ease of riding. It can also be used to help with correct positioning, and even for show. Having a saddle that’s correctly fitted to your horse is imperative. This … Read moreThe Horse Saddle: Caring for the 3 Types and Their Various Points

The Horse’s Hoof: 7 Major Parts and 6 Signs of Problems

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No Hoof, No Horse There’s a well-known saying that states, “no hoof, no horse.” As a horse owner or caregiver, being familiar with the horse’s hoof and what’s considered healthy is important. If a horse has unhealthy feet, it may not be possible for the horse to be ridden. The horse may also end up … Read moreThe Horse’s Hoof: 7 Major Parts and 6 Signs of Problems

4 Major Factors to Look at When Seeking Horse Riding Lessons

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So you want to take up horse riding? Below, you’ll find some guidelines as to what to look for when considering a place to learn to ride. We’ll look into group and private lessons, qualified instructors, disciplines and the types of horses available. Group vs. Private Lessons When you’re first seeking out a place to … Read more4 Major Factors to Look at When Seeking Horse Riding Lessons

The Gelding: Owning and Riding a Castrated Male Horse

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When people own horses, it’s typical that when they have a male horse, they have a gelding instead of a stallion. This can decrease issues relating to handling, management and even riding. A gelding can be a great option for first-time horse owners and riders. What Makes a Horse a Gelding? A gelding is any … Read moreThe Gelding: Owning and Riding a Castrated Male Horse

Breeding Horses: The Mare’s Cycle and Reproductive Care

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Breeding Horses: The Broodmare The act of breeding horses can be a lengthy one. Did you know that a mare is pregnant for more than 11 months? Her gestation lasts around 345 days, and it’s usually in the spring and summer months that she’s cycling and able to conceive. For the person who plans to … Read moreBreeding Horses: The Mare’s Cycle and Reproductive Care

Treating Traumatic Hoof Injuries

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Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 The past few blogs have looked at hoof conditions like navicular, laminitis and club foot; hoof problems thought to be the result of genetic and/or management issues. This month we’re going to turn our attention to the damages horses can do to their own feet, or each others’. Even when riding … Read moreTreating Traumatic Hoof Injuries

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