Field Guide to Horse Fencing

by SISTINE CAPOY AMONG THE MANY investments you will make when rearing horses, fencing will be one of the most prominent ones. Fencing is a major investment, thus it requires careful planning before any form of action is taken. Fencing is crucial to keep horses on the property and unwanted animals off the property. There… Continue reading Field Guide to Horse Fencing

Be a responsible owner and protect your horse from the meat man

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MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Since horses have been domesticated, they have been subjected to breeding and ownership, shut up in stalls and barns or corralled and fenced in, dependent on humans for food and water, exercise, medical care, dental care and hoof care — and to keep them from harm and provide for a humane end… Continue reading Be a responsible owner and protect your horse from the meat man

Halloween and Horses

If the horse does not mind the cap then this is another terrific Halloween look for you and your horse.

Originally posted Oct 21, 2008; Updated October 21, 2016 By Linda Ann Nickerson Each fall, as October approaches, horse show barns often host equestrian Halloween fun shows, Halloween horse parades, Halloween fall festivals, Halloween barn parties or other autumn horsey event. Many horse lovers enjoy dressing up in Halloween and themed costumes for such happenings,… Continue reading Halloween and Horses

Top 5 Horse Health Hacks for Winter

By JAMES HARRIS Unless you’re a hardcore rider that saddles up even it’s raining sideways, you will take a look out of the window at the torrents of wind, rain, and snow and think about giving your horse a brush rather than a hack out into the unknown – it’s nothing to be ashamed about;… Continue reading Top 5 Horse Health Hacks for Winter

Boarding Barn Confidential: Biggest Pet Peeves

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When the link to this post, I was thrilled to see the subject line and more so when I read the article. This is really good information especially for a horse owner even if you board your horses yourself. Because guess what? You will still have people wanting to do things that sound good but… Continue reading Boarding Barn Confidential: Biggest Pet Peeves

Horse Trailer Loading Positions: Which is Right for You and Your Horse?

GUEST POST BY KRISTI WATERWORTH for DOUBLE D TRAILERS There are a lot of decisions to make when choosing a new horse trailer, from the type of hitch to the amount of storage inside. Another huge decision you’ve got to make when looking at horse trailers for sale is the position in which your horse… Continue reading Horse Trailer Loading Positions: Which is Right for You and Your Horse?

Treating Your Horse’s Summertime Allergies

by AMELLIA HOPE It is believed that over 50,000 horses in the UK suffer from summertime skin conditions. These have a number of causes, from feed hypersensitivity to nettle stings to allergies to the saliva in insect bites (sweet itch). An allergy is a condition which causes the body to negatively react, either locally or… Continue reading Treating Your Horse’s Summertime Allergies

Surviving laminitis: QUT launches worldwide horse study

QUT PRESS RELEASE Queensland University of Technology It is a disease that has taken the life of Black Caviar's brother, the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in Australia, but to the average horse owner laminitis is a killer that often strikes without warning. Dr Melody de Laat, from QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty,… Continue reading Surviving laminitis: QUT launches worldwide horse study

Horse Cents: Cost effective horse care

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief of The Horse writes this about the August issue: "This month’s cover story breaks down the copious financial aspects of horse ownership. In any area of life—and especially with horses—being deliberate in planning for a variety of expenses typically can save you money and offer some peace of mind. And in… Continue reading Horse Cents: Cost effective horse care

5 Tips to Building a Life-Long Partnership with Your Horse

Guest Post by ALICIA JOHNSON Believe it or not you can have an amazing and long-lasting relationship with your horse. However, it must be based on mutual respect for each other. To gain respect and build that partnership with your horse, there are five major things that must happen. Earn Respect The first lesson you… Continue reading 5 Tips to Building a Life-Long Partnership with Your Horse