Useful tips on how to groom a horse

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

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

Best winter-ride tips for horse owners

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

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How to Enjoy Horse Rides in Winter

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

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What every equestrian should know about Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

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)

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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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Best joint supplements to improve your horse’s health

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

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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

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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