Horses lose weight for a number of reasons and, to correct the condition, you must address the specific problem. Among the most common causes of low weight in horses, are ill-fitting teeth and chewing problems, intestinal parasite infestation, substandard food sources and age-related inactivity. Unl
Excess weight is just as unhealthy for your equine companion as it is for you. If your horse could afford to drop a few pounds, it is important to look at a realistic diet and exercise regimen for your four-legged riding partner. With a little bit of knowledge and persistence you can have your fat h
Although Miniatures are small, they are very strong for their size and can pull up to two times their weight, which makes them a widespread choice as driving horses. Though a Miniature horse harness comes in a lot of pieces, it can be put together quickly and efficiently.
An endurance saddle is designed to maximize comfort for horse and rider over long distances. Although different manufacturers favor varying designs, common features include a lightweight saddle with a deep seat, and wide panels that distribute the weight of the rider evenly. Some models are based on
Sweet itch is a seasonal skin condition in horses. It occurs when a horse has an allergic reaction to the bite of the Culicoides pulicaris midge fly. Any horse is at risk, but sweet itch is most common in ponies, Icelandic horses and cob breeds.
Enjoy yourself with these horse games for kids.horse image by Penny Williams from Fotolia.comThere are many wonderful ways for kids to spend quality time with their friends and their horses. Both kids and horses tend to get bored when they do the same thing day after day, and these games...
Colic is a common horse affliction. It is a generalized term used to refer to pain in the horse's abdomen. Most cases of colic are mild and caused by a build up of gas in the intestines. This is easily resolved if detected and treated early. However, if undetected or left untreated, it could become
Safety is the most important factor when hauling horses. Traditional stock trailers provide a safe, effective method of horse transportation. Before loading any animals into your trailer, find out the hauling weight rate.
Did your horse break the snap on its halter? Here's a way to fix a halter broken halter snap with a replacement harness snap and a few simple tools. No sewing is required for this project. Repair a broken halter snap in minutes.
The English bridle is a communication tool that allows a rider to direct the horse's course and regulate its speed. It is worn upon the horse's head, holding the bit in the horse's mouth. While there are several different styles of bridle, the English bridle is primarily used for the disciplines of
PAPER OR PLASTIC? This is the same sort of question we get asked when we are considering buying a horse trailer. Whether it's new or used, there are several things that you should consider when buying a horse trailer.
The jagged and diverse landscape of Maine creates a perfect environment for horse riding. For those who have not yet seen its immaculate outdoor diversity, you will find numerous options for Horse Riding in Maine. An exploration of the coastal areas, rivers, woods, mountains and sandy beaches, the c
Colic is a word every horse owner dreads, as the condition is painful for the horse and can be fatal. In general, colic refers to any form of abdominal pain, usually because of digestive system disruption. Cases of colic range in severity from just mild gas to dangerous impactions requiring surgical