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How To Mix Bran for Equine Colic

How To Mix Bran for Equine Colic

Equine colic is a digestive disorder that affects horses. The horse will appear edgy and constantly look at his stomach, which may swollen. Horses affected by colic may roll around on the ground, make groaning noises, salivate excessively and refuse to eat. Colic can be fatal if left untreated. Ther......[Read More]
How to Make a Hackamore With a Rope

How to Make a Hackamore With a Rope

A hackamore is an addition to a rope halter that converts it into a type of bridle, allowing a horse to be guided. Rope halters and hackamores are used by equestrians who practice natural horsemanship and prefer simple equipment. It is important to learn how to tie a hackamore in case they need adju......[Read More]
Equine Supplements - Important Tips and Methods in Horse Feeding

Equine Supplements - Important Tips and Methods in Horse Feeding

An equine supplement is just not like a 'quick fix' drug or stimulant to provide an immediate result. An effective diet created by a horse supplement lets the horse to attend the standing of the equine elites. High grade horse coat supplements have to be given continually to a performance ......[Read More]
Quarter Horse Gifts

Quarter Horse Gifts

Please the horse lover in your life with the perfect gift.horse image by Penny Williams from Fotolia.comIf someone in your life loves quarter horses, you can show how much you care with an assortment of horse-related gifts. Whether the occasion is a birthday, holiday or just because, you.........[Read More]
Training Your Horse for Hoof Trimming

Training Your Horse for Hoof Trimming

Teaching your horse to stand during hoof trimming involves using command signals that you choose to use, they may be moving the lead rope, applying pressure with your hand on the part you want move, or on a more advanced level just using your energy to move the horse. Once you've taught your ho......[Read More]
9 Name Generators That Can Help Name Your Horse

9 Name Generators That Can Help Name Your Horse

Use these horse name generators to name your horse. Create new horse names with these generators. These random name generators can help you choose a name for your horse.......[Read More]
What Are Four Parts to a Saddle?

What Are Four Parts to a Saddle?

No matter what style of riding you prefer, you need a safe and sturdy saddle under you when you ride your horse. Understanding the various parts of your saddle and how they function can make you a better, and ultimately a safer, rider.......[Read More]
How to Braid a Mane

How to Braid a Mane

While a long, flowing mane is quite beautiful, loose hair can interfere with the reins and make controlling a horse difficult. Long manes also disguise the shape of the neck and muscle tone, both of which are important judging points in halter classes. Braiding the mane is a simple way to tidy up an......[Read More]
Western Reining Saddle

Western Reining Saddle

Learn about different types of saddles. Learn about the Western reining saddle with an explanation and photos and why you would use a Western reining saddle.......[Read More]
Horse Health - White Line Disease

Horse Health - White Line Disease

Your horse's health - What is white line disease and how to prevent it. Horses don't get sick as often as other animals because of the interesting nature that they have. However, because of the way that their bodies work, and the fact that they spend most of their lives standing, and aren&......[Read More]
Essential Horse Training Equipment

Essential Horse Training Equipment

If you have ever looked into training a horse then you are probably aware of the huge choice of horse training equipment available. After having researched your options you have probably even tried what was recommended as the best apparatus to use. You may even have been promised that with certain e......[Read More]
What is Horse Colic?

What is Horse Colic?

Learn about horses colic, including spasmotic, impaction, and intestinal twists.......[Read More]
Basics of Grooming Horse Tails

Basics of Grooming Horse Tails

It might seem that the easiest way to care for your horse's tail is simply to let it fly free. Unfortunately, "natural" horse tails -- neither cut nor tied up in a knot -- are rarely maintenance-free. At a minimum you can expect a horse's tail to develop tangles; at worst, it can......[Read More]
How to Get a Horse Familiar With Cattle

How to Get a Horse Familiar With Cattle

Horses and cattle are iconic figures of the Old West. Cowboys still follow the old western traditions of cattle herding by horseback. They even compete in competitions for roping cattle in record time. The method is still used by ranchers who raise cattle. Familiarizing your horse with cattle before......[Read More]
The Different Types of Horse Breeds

The Different Types of Horse Breeds

There are as many horse facts as there are breeds of horses and fanciers to raise them. The smallest of horses is called the Fallabella Miniature Horse, and it can be housebroken and kept as an inside pet. Outside of this breed though, a horse is a horse, not an animal like a big dog.......[Read More]
How to Treat School Horses

How to Treat School Horses

School horses are valuable tools that must be treated fairly and humanely if you want to teach quality horseback riding lessons. Read on to learn how to care for them at your barn or stable.......[Read More]
How to a Train a Wild Horse Into a Racehorse

How to a Train a Wild Horse Into a Racehorse

Horses that are wild can be trained to do just about anything other horses can do, though it may take a longer amount of time. While wild horses can't run in races at official racetracks since they don't have registration papers, they can be trained to run like racehorses and race at unsanctioned ra......[Read More]
How to Roach Horses' Manes for Showing

How to Roach Horses' Manes for Showing

Showing your horse requires a great deal of preparation and commitment. You can't simply pull a horse out of the pasture, haul it to a show and get good results. Careful grooming is a must. One grooming technique is to shave a horse's mane, or "roach" it, but roaching must be done carefully.......[Read More]
Riders4Helmets Founder Explains Why You Should Wear a Riding Helmet

Riders4Helmets Founder Explains Why You Should Wear a Riding Helmet

An interview with Lyndsey White of the Rider4Helmets about why it is important to wear a helmet while horseback riding and what to look for when buying a helmet.......[Read More]