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How to Slim a Horse Down

How to Slim a Horse Down

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
How to Piece Together a Mini Horse Harness

How to Piece Together a Mini Horse Harness

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.
How to Buckle an Endurance Saddle

How to Buckle an Endurance Saddle

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 Symptoms

Sweet Itch Symptoms

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.
Fun Horse Activities for Kids

Fun Horse Activities for Kids

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...
Two Reasons Why You Should Use an Equine Feed Balancer in The Winter

Two Reasons Why You Should Use an Equine Feed Balancer in The Winter

There are hundreds if not thousands of different types of equine supplements, yet out all of them there are only a few that are proven and tested by time. Feed balancers have been tried and tested by hundreds of horse riders worldwide and they are proven to work. In this article I would like to shar
How to Relieve Gas Colic in a Horse

How to Relieve Gas Colic in a Horse

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
How Many Horses Can Be Hauled in a 24-Foot Stock Trailer?

How Many Horses Can Be Hauled in a 24-Foot Stock Trailer?

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.
Equine Influenza Disease

Equine Influenza Disease

Equine influenza is a highly contagious, but normally nonfatal, viral infection affecting horses, donkeys and related species. It does not affect humans, but humans can transmit the disease from horse to horse by using infected equipment.
Facts on English Horse Bridles

Facts on English Horse Bridles

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
How to Train a Horse That Was Never Trained

How to Train a Horse That Was Never Trained

The weight and strength of an untrained horse can be dangerous, especially if he is fearful of humans. However, horses also are curious and respond to kindness and patience, so you can train an adult, untrained animal. A trained horse must accept a halter, follow a lead line and understand basic com
Horse Riding in Maine

Horse Riding in Maine

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
How to Recognize Colic

How to Recognize Colic

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