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How to Put Weight on a Horse in Poor Condition

How to Put Weight on a Horse in Poor Condition

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
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...
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.
Fix a Broken Halter Snap - Step One

Fix a Broken Halter Snap - Step One

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.
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
Horse Trailers, Steel Or Aluminum?

Horse Trailers, Steel Or Aluminum?

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.
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