What you should know about cat bites

Worldwide, cat bites account for 2–50% of injuries related to animal-bites. They are commonly second to dog bites in terms of incidence. In Italy for example, the incidence of cat-related injuries is 18 per 100 000 population, while in the United States of America, there are an estimated 400 000 cat bites and 66 000 … Continue reading What you should know about cat bites

What you should know about dog bites

There are no global estimates of dog bite incidence. Photo by Sebastian Coman Travel on Pexels.com However, studies suggest that dog bites account for tens of millions of injuries annually. In the United States of America for example, approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Of these, nearly 885 000 seek medical … Continue reading What you should know about dog bites

Fun facts you should know about Icelandic horses

You may have seen an Icelandic horse looking so fearless, small and rugged. But there’s a lot more about the plucky animals; they have a long history and are highly regarded by equestrians all over the world due to their intelligence, loyalty, strength and rare beauty. Icelandic horses got their peculiar name because they were … Continue reading Fun facts you should know about Icelandic horses

What you should know about grooming horses

Horse grooming is the process of enhancing your animal’s physical appearance. It includes hygienic care for the horse’s body, hair, hooves and overall wellbeing. Photo by Misha Voguel on Pexels.com Reasons for grooming a horse Brushing a horse’s hair makes it cleaner and improves blood flow on the skin surface, so grooming should be a … Continue reading What you should know about grooming horses

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Best tips on feeding your horse properly in winter

Horses depend on quality forage and adequate hydration to stay healthy in winter. So, horse owners have a responsibility to feed their animals appropriately, not only because it improves performance but for the fact that their lifespan is—in most cases—determined by the hay quality. However, knowing the right feedstuffs and providing them in sufficient amounts … Continue reading Best tips on feeding your horse properly in winter

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Muscle, Body Weight, or both? How to Know What Your Horse Needs

Horses don’t perform at their best when overweight or thin. But there’s a world of difference between gaining body weight and building muscles. Deciding if your horse needs one or the two, however, isn’t an easy task because the animal’s health is generally categorized as healthy according to these most reliable indicators—muscle development, weight, and … Continue reading Muscle, Body Weight, or both? How to Know What Your Horse Needs

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Do horses drink more water in winter?

Horse rides are never exciting and memorable in winter—or as one would expect—unless the animals are kept in good health. This involves deworming the animals according to results from faecal analysis (because there are different types of worms), and making sure that their overall health condition is stable. But achieving a high level of healthcare … Continue reading Do horses drink more water in winter?

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Best winter care tips for your horses

The winter season comes with huge challenges for horses and their owners. Taking care of the animals in cold weather conditions is certainly a hard job; for example, horses need to drink warm water (heated between 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) and feed extra hay. On the part of horse owners, it is highly important … Continue reading Best winter care tips for your horses

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Everything you need to know about a horse’s gaits

There are four globally recognized horse gaits—the walk, trot, gallop and canter. Gaits in dressage are sometimes differentiated according to the rhythmic movements such as the 4-beat walk, the 2-beat trot, and the 3-beat canter. However, each type of horse gaits may be further distinguished. For example, there are collected, medium, free and extended walk … Continue reading Everything you need to know about a horse’s gaits

10 Amazing facts about horses

Horses in the wild are defenceless and vulnerable to attacks from predators such as bears, wolves, or lions. But the prey animals are naturally endowed with survival traits that never cease to baffle even large and fast animals like cougars – in most circumstances. Remarkably, horses have natural flightiness that increases their chance of outrunning … Continue reading 10 Amazing facts about horses