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
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)
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
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 are such fascinating creatures. Even if you never learned to ride one, you could spend your whole life studying them and still have plenty to explore. Here are 22 interesting facts about horses. Horses Sleep Standing Up Yes, horses do sleep standing up! They sleep laying down too, but only for short times. Learn … Continue reading 22 Amazing facts about horses
If you're one of those who see animals as totally different from humans, kindly read on for a proof that we all need a change of heart towards these lovely creatures. Wagner Figueiredo de Lima had a perfect life with his horse named Sereno. They were best friends until death came calling. Unfortunately for Sereno, his … Continue reading A heart-broken horse says goodbye to its late owner in tears
The heatwave, brought about by soaring temperatures in Europe has caused discomfort to both humans and animals, to a point that horses had to queue up to get a taste of an ice cream from a seller. Passersby who witnessed the animals' thirst and especially the orderliness, felt a sense of wonderment seeing the free-roaming … Continue reading Horses Queue Up For Ice Cream By Themselves, To Fight The Heatwave.