The Horse Trainer: How to Become One and What’s Involved

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Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 So You Want to Become a Horse Trainer… There are various career possibilities within the equine industry, and one of these is becoming a horse trainer. A horse trainer is someone who will work with various equines, helping to discipline and educate them so that they’re safe and suitable for their … Read moreThe Horse Trainer: How to Become One and What’s Involved

The Thoroughbred Breed: Thoroughbred Traits and the Breed’s Origin

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The Thoroughbred Breed In the Western world, the thoroughbred is a breed of horse that’s well-known. Thoroughbreds are most easily identified as horses that race on dirt (and turf) tracks at great speeds. Although they may be slower than the Quarter Horse over a quarter mile, they can generate incredible speed over longer distances. Thoroughbreds … Read moreThe Thoroughbred Breed: Thoroughbred Traits and the Breed’s Origin

A Horse’s Habitat in the Wild vs. Domestic Situations

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Updated: Sept. 15, 2019 Where Do Horses Live? The domestic environment in which horses live can, at times, be vastly different from the environment they’d inhabit out in the wild. In domestic situations, horses may be confined to a stall or a yard for part (or even most!) of their day. They may otherwise be … Read moreA Horse’s Habitat in the Wild vs. Domestic Situations

3 Reasons to Use a Properly Sized Horse Blanket or Rug

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What is a Horse Blanket? 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 … 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 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 … 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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Learning to Ride Horses 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 … Read more4 Major Factors to Look at When Seeking Horse Riding Lessons