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 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

Brown broodmare with her foal - Breeding horses

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

The Stallion: Management, Breeding and Reasons for Castration

Chestnut stallion in field - The stallion

The Stallion There are many people who choose to own and manage stallions. For those who feel they may go down this route, it’s important to be aware of what exactly a stallion is, how their management may differ from that of other classes of horses and why a stallion may be castrated. Age and … Read moreThe Stallion: Management, Breeding and Reasons for Castration

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