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How to Drive a Horse Sleigh

Driving a horse sleigh can be a pleasant and exciting experience, but it also can be dangerous if you are not familiar with horses and you don't have the right equipment. The hobby has gained popularity in recent years because it is easy to learn. You also can find horse clubs where you can exchange

How to Build Horse Fences

Keeping in livestock can be a real challenge: even more so with horses. Why? Because they're darn clever! What you need is a sturdy, durable way to keep them enclosed. You have three basic options, or a combination of them: Electric Fencing and Traditional Wood Fencing and Wire fencing. This article

How to Determine the Right Andis Clippers For Your Horse Grooming Needs

Choosing the right horse clippers/trimmers for your needs can be complicated and costly if you don't make the right choice based on your needs. This article reviews the Andis line of of clippers/trimmers with a goal of making it less complicated and reducing the risk of a wrong choice.

Choose a Boarding Stable For Your First Horse

Tips for choosing a boarding stable for your horse. What should you look for when trying to pick the best boarding stable where your horse will be cared for and you will be comfortable? Here are ideas to consider when trying to pick the best place to board your horse in.

Ringworm Treatment in Horses

Ringworm is a contagious fugal infection common to many mammals, including horses. It gets its name from the distinctive round bald patches it creates. Although not a potentially deadly condition, a horse can become miserable due to the itchiness. He can then scratch, break open the skin and invite

Advice for Those Looking to Plait a Horse's Mane

If you are planning on taking your horse to a show, competition or hunting event then you need to know how to plait their mane. For many shows this is a requirement and makes the horse look smart and well turned out.

Equine Epilepsy

Horses, like humans, may suffer from epilepsy characterized by seizures. Left untreated, this condition may cause serious injury to horses.

What To Look In High Quality Feed Balancers For Horses

In this article I would like to share with you some useful information about feed balancers for horses. We are going to learn what they are, why your horse needs them and most importantly what to look for in high quality horse supplements. What are feed balancers and why you horse needs them?

Looking For the Perfect Fit When Choosing Saddles/Horse Tack

The saddles/horse tack must be in perfect harmony with the horse and the rider; it must be comfortable for both, to ensure a safe ride and the horse's health. This is why it is imperative to get the perfect fit when choosing saddles/horse tack, it doesn't have to be custom made, although t

Hot Wire Fencing Tips

Hot wire used to be avoided because horses have difficulty seeing it and could be seriously injured if caught up in the wire strands. Now, however, hot wire is used in conjunction with other fencing options, or as coated wire. A lot of people like to use hot wire because it is inexpensive and horses

Types of Horse Shelters

Keeping a horse at home can be a great alternative to boarding, but it is important to provide your horse with the right kind of shelter. There are a number of different shelters available, and it is important to understand the pros and cons of each one.

Good Horse Leadership is Not a Four-Lettered Word

Leadership is not a four-lettered word. Words like bite, kick, rear and buck are four-lettered words that positive leadership helps to remove from a horse's lexicon. Leadership is one of few things in life that is both a science and an art.

What Stable Equipment Do I Need To Care For My Horse?

If you own a horse you'll need some basic stable equipment for effective stable management. This will include tools to help keep your horse's stable clean and tidy, and some items to feed and water your horse. This article gives a run-down of the basics.

How to Imprint a Foal

Imprinting a newborn foal begins in the first hours after it is born. It introduces the newborn to humans before the foal's natural instinct to flee perceived danger develops. Exposing a foal to certain stimuli or conditions early on and repeating the stimuli in the days, weeks and months that follo

How to Get a Horse to Side Step

Side stepping can be a very useful thing for a horse to learn, and this maneuver should be part of every horse's training. Out on the trail, the ability to move sideways can get your horse out of a tight spot, and if your horse becomes hurt, being able to move him sideways can allow you to administe