Horses : Pets & Animal

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How to Prepare a Floor for Horse Stalls

How to Prepare a Floor for Horse Stalls

A stall with bad flooring can be a headache for everyone involved. Your horse's feet and back may be sore from standing on an unyielding floor, or you may be tired of having to strip your stalls and readjust your stall mats. Proper preparation can eliminate some of these problems.......[Read More]
Keeping Horses in the Snow

Keeping Horses in the Snow

It takes twice as long, and is twice as hard to look after horses in snow and icy conditions. If the horse is fit and working, it can be quite stressful to keep him enclosed in his stable. Included are ways to keep your horse happy and in work even in the snow.......[Read More]
How to Prepare for Emergency Evacuation With a Horse

How to Prepare for Emergency Evacuation With a Horse

As a horse owner, preparing for an emergency evacuation should be a part of your barn management strategy. There are several reasons you might need to evacuate your horses, including hurricanes, floods, fire, mudslides or other major disasters. Knowing what to do, making a good plan and having plent......[Read More]
How to Build a Covered Roping Pen

How to Build a Covered Roping Pen

Many horse enthusiasts enjoy roping calves as a hobby, or even as training for the rodeo. Any roping sport requires a lot of practice, from riding the horse to lassoing the calf. Some horse enthusiasts build personal covered roping pens for a daily practice area so they don't have to rent out costly......[Read More]
How to Catch Your Horse in a Pasture

How to Catch Your Horse in a Pasture

Learn how to catch your horse safely when you want to bring it in from its pasture or paddock.......[Read More]
Herbal Horse Remedies: Lavender

Herbal Horse Remedies: Lavender

The advantages of using Lavender on your horse. This is another look at how herbal remedies can help your horse.......[Read More]
Horse Feeders

Horse Feeders

The probable reason that there exists so many different types of horse feeders for hay is that they all try to solve the same general problems; being waste, spoilage, animal wounding and major clean ups around feeders. Waste of hay from horse feeders certainly has to be considered of major concern f......[Read More]
What Is an O-Ring on a Saddle?

What Is an O-Ring on a Saddle?

There are many parts of a saddle. Saddles, generally used for horseback riding, give a human rider a seat to ride comfortably on the animal. When learning to ride, many learn the multiple parts of the crucial piece of equipment, so that they are familiar with the form and function of the saddle. The......[Read More]
How to Advertise a Premiere Website for a Saddle Club

How to Advertise a Premiere Website for a Saddle Club

A saddle club is an equestrian club or organization typically intended for younger girls who are training to ride horses. Saddle clubs can be found throughout the United States, usually in association with the United States Equestrian Federation. Saddle clubs that operate a website might wish to adv......[Read More]
How to Make Rope Halters for Cattle

How to Make Rope Halters for Cattle

Cattle halters are a tool to train a cow to lead for showing competitions or simply to lead a cow out of a pasture in a secure manner. Cattle in large pastures can lose halters from rubbing on trees or fence posts. Repeatedly replacing lost halters can become expensive; making your own rope halters......[Read More]
Have You Touched Your Horse Today? Tips For Proactive Horse Care

Have You Touched Your Horse Today? Tips For Proactive Horse Care

By touching your horse from head to tail every time you visit them you develop a sense of what is normal for your horse. When you are familiar with how your horse feels and acts on a daily basis, it is much easier to take charge of your horse care before major problems arise.......[Read More]
Pets & Lung Cancer

Pets & Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a devastating condition that destroys the lungs. In humans, it is most often seen in people who smoke or who have been around smokers for long periods of time. Pets are seeing an increase in diagnosed lung cancer. According to Dr. Erika de Papp, the average pet with lung cancer tends ......[Read More]
How Often Should I Stop When Hauling My Horse?

How Often Should I Stop When Hauling My Horse?

Strong consideration should be given to your horse's comfort when traveling. Besides the obvious necessities such as hay and water, a horse should also have fresh air and a smooth ride. Parking the trailer every three to four hours not only gives everyone a chance to stretch their legs, but it lower......[Read More]
Pard'ners and Best Friends

Pard'ners and Best Friends

There is little I remember about my first horse that did not involve Merry. She showed up at my house one day to see if I wanted to go riding with her. Little did I know what a ritual these rides would become and the major role this new friend would play in my life.......[Read More]
Tips on Breaking a Horse

Tips on Breaking a Horse

The old adage "You cannot teach an old dog new tricks" is very pertinent when it comes to breaking horses. This process should begin at a very young age and be done delicately. There must be a sense of bonding and trust first, then the horse must gradually learn commands. Overall, the process of ......[Read More]
How to Tie Mecate Reins to Slobber Straps

How to Tie Mecate Reins to Slobber Straps

Slobber straps serve three main purposes. They protect reins from water damage caused by slobber and the horse drinking in tack. They add weight to excessively light reins to improve rein communication between rider and horse. Slobber straps also serve as a method of attaching reins to the bit. Meca......[Read More]
Horse Colic Symptoms

Horse Colic Symptoms

When a horse experiences colic, this means the horse has abdominal pain. A horse's system is designed to graze and slowly digest food. Horses confined in captivity typically eat prepared feed, which may be consumed at a faster rate and can upset the stomach. The pain will often come in waves, where ......[Read More]
Horse Colic Surgery

Horse Colic Surgery

Colic is one of the most common horse health problems. Colic--which simply refers to a stomach ache--can be caused by several factors. Cases can be mild to severe. Mild cases often resolve on their own or with minor medical intervention such as drugs and food management. Some cases can only be resol......[Read More]
How to Make Sure Your McClellan Saddle Fits Your Horse

How to Make Sure Your McClellan Saddle Fits Your Horse

To authentically replicate a cavalry officer during a Civil War reenactment, your horse should be wearing a McClellan saddle. The problem modern-day riders have fitting the McClellan saddle to their horses is the same problem the officers of yesteryear had. The tree (the part of the saddle that stre......[Read More]