Grooming a horse should be a routine for every owner. Most equestrians do it regularly for the huge benefits which include: an opportunity to bond for cordial human-horse interactions; and a chance to get up close and personal thereby gaining timely knowledge of any underlying health conditions. Grooming your horse is, basically, very important because … Continue reading Useful tips on how to groom a horse
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
Cold weather, snow and ice are a major challenge to horse owners, especially those who enjoy saddling their animals in extreme weather conditions—for games or pleasure rides. The risks of such adventures, however, outweigh the benefits. Here are few tips to always make your winter-ride experience a memorable one: Exercise to keep the horse healthy … Continue reading Best winter-ride tips for horse owners
Riding a horse during winter can be dangerous, very uncomfortable, or outrageously fun depending on the rider’s knowledge and skill set. It is also common for equestrians to encounter various challenges while riding in icy cold temperatures or short daylight hours, especially if you lack proper knowledge of horse care. So, to stay in the … Continue reading How to Enjoy Horse Rides in Winter
What is Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)? Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) is a viral infection. The disease has no major side effects but has been a major threat to horses in the United States and all over the world. Unfortunately, most equestrians are ignorant of the highly contagious disease which causes different types of neurological illnesses that are … Continue reading What every equestrian should know about Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
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?
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
The health of a horse’s bones determines its athletic performance and lifespan, so horse owners and trainers need an effective care routine to keep the animals in good health condition. Moreover, horse movements mostly exert pressure on the cartilage which is prone to wear and tear because it continually provides support for bones around a … Continue reading Best joint supplements to improve your horse’s health
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
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
Horses easily communicate their intentions and emotions to both humans and herd mates through body language and sounds. It is also interesting to know that body language and vocalizations used by horses are most understandable, unique and fascinating among all equine species. These traits are, basically, why horses are categorized as highly social animals. Therefore, … Continue reading The Basics of Horse Behavior (Part 2)
Horse are similar to humans in several ways. For example, the lovely creatures can communicate using all five senses of hearing, taste, sight, touch and smell. Moreover, the animals effectively communicate with humans, using body language such as posture, movements and other fascinating expressions that indicate love, fear, anger, sadness or illness, among other emotions. … Continue reading The Basics of Horse Behavior (Part 1)
Do you know that all horses in a herd cannot lie down at the same time, and they sleep while standing? The animals also have the largest eyes among all land mammals. There are more than 300 species of horses around the world used for different purposes, including sport, non-sport and recreational activities. Horse and … Continue reading Horse 101: What do you know about horses?
The health condition of pets often depends on the quality of health care they receive. Horses, for example, are hardy animals no matter the breed. Yet, just like every other lovable creature, horses face different ailments which constantly require attention from horse owners and trainers. Through preventive care, a large number of common horse health … Continue reading Horse Health: Everything you need to know about horse problems, treatment and vaccines
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been suspended by world equestrian’s governing body for staging two international endurance competitions as national events in an attempt to circumvent new rules. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) announced the ban on Friday, suspending the UAE across all FEI disciplines until the new year and endurance competitions … Continue reading Why UAE was suspended from equestrian competitions