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Polyglycan Vs. Adequan

Polyglycan Vs. Adequan

Two of the injectable joint medications available for horses are Polyglycan and Adequan. Adequan is available as a systemic muscular injection, called Adequan i.m., or an injection directly into the horse's joint, called Adequan i.a. Polyglycan was initially designed to be used as a post-surgery lav......[Read More]
The Differences in Ponies & Miniature Horses

The Differences in Ponies & Miniature Horses

Miniature horses are less than 38 inches tall.pony grazing image by Sirena Designs from Fotolia.comSize matters...when you are talking about horses. Equines fall into three size categories: horse, pony, and miniature. Miniature horses, like many toy dogs, were breed to their present size.........[Read More]
How to Make Carrot and Apple Horse Treats

How to Make Carrot and Apple Horse Treats

If your horse is tired of the same old sugar cube treat, provide some variety and fill your pockets with some carrot and apple horse treats. These treats are filled with healthy ingredients for your horse, including not only carrots and apples, but also bran, flaxseed and enough sugar to satisfy her......[Read More]
8 Tips That Can Help You Form A Bond With Your Horse

8 Tips That Can Help You Form A Bond With Your Horse

Learn ways to create a bond with your horse. Simple ways to help your horse bond with you. Bond with your horse.......[Read More]
Feeding Horses - Modern Day Issues That Affect Your Horse's Health

Feeding Horses - Modern Day Issues That Affect Your Horse's Health

The vast array of feeds available in-store these days can make choices confusing, but working out a horse's nutritional requirements does not have to be complicated. Horses have nutrient needs that can be calculated from bodyweight and activity levels. What does make horse nutrition complicated......[Read More]
Have a Play Day with Your Horse! Games and Activities

Have a Play Day with Your Horse! Games and Activities

Here are some ideas for games and activities that you can use to organize a fun day or small gymhkana. Some activities require riding and some can be done even by none riders. Learn how to adapt games for safe riding fun.......[Read More]
Equine Cushings Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Equine Cushings Disease - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Cushing's disease occurs in various animals (e.g. dogs, horses, people), although the symptoms in horses are different than the symptoms in other animals (e.g. in dogs it results in hair loss whereas in horses it results in greater hair growth). When the disease occurs in horses, it is known as......[Read More]
How to Attach Stirrups to a Saddle

How to Attach Stirrups to a Saddle

The stirrups are an integral part of any saddle, and if a stirrup is damaged, it is important to replace it before using the saddle again. Replacing the stirrups on an English saddle is not as difficult as you may think. In most cases, you will be able to finish the job in a matter of minutes.......[Read More]
Leadership Outside the Box - Huggy Bear

Leadership Outside the Box - Huggy Bear

In the six years I've owned Huggy, I've discovered that inside that cute, cuddly body is a tough, unyielding mind, seemingly suspicious of all humans. I have spent hours out in the field watching him gallop around and away from anyone trying to catch him.......[Read More]
The Difference in Size of a Western Saddle to an English Saddle

The Difference in Size of a Western Saddle to an English Saddle

If you are new to the sport of horseback riding, one of the first things you will notice is the differences in the tack your fellow riders use. Some riders use large and heavy Western saddles, while others use ultra-lightweight English saddles. Understanding the differences between the two styles of......[Read More]
How to Groom Equines

How to Groom Equines

A clean horse is a beautiful sight. From a glossy coat to a smooth mane, the groomed horse indicates a home of quality attention and successful horse keeping. Properly grooming your horse not only keeps it clean but also creates a bond between you and the animal. Grooming requires trust from both yo......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Hives in Horses?

What Are the Treatments for Hives in Horses?

Hives are raised bumps on the skin of the horse. According to Dr. William Miller, hives are compressed easily. If pushed down, they will leave behind a fingertip imprint. Hives are usually the reaction to an allergen that has irritated the horse.......[Read More]
Ian Roberts and Paleface

Ian Roberts and Paleface

This gallery contains pictures from the Wits End CIC*** Three Day Event cross country phase. This was the first CIC*** event in Canada and a FEI World Cup Qualifier Event. Featured are Canadian and American riders and their horses. Ian Roberts and Paleface ......[Read More]
The 8 Essential Manners Every Horse Should Have

The 8 Essential Manners Every Horse Should Have

Learn the eight behaviors and ground manners your horse or pony should know whether you plan to drive, ride or keep him as pasture decoration. These eight ground will make your horse more mannerly, safer and more fun to own.......[Read More]
How to Build Walkers for Mini Horses

How to Build Walkers for Mini Horses

Miniature horses are cute pets. They only reach about 34 inches in height and can live up to 35 years. Along with good hygiene and nutrition, miniature horses need exercise to stay healthy. One way to help them get that exercise is to buy a horse walker, sometimes called a hot walker. One will cost......[Read More]
Horse Hoof Care - No Hoof, No Horse

Horse Hoof Care - No Hoof, No Horse

A basic part of horse hoof care is simply picking out the mud, manure, stones and other debris from the sole of your horse's hooves. It is simple and yet, this one of the most neglect parts of horse care. Keeping your horse's hooves clean goes a long way to help prevent common hoof ailment......[Read More]
Can You Afford to Board a Horse?

Can You Afford to Board a Horse?

How much does horse boarding cost? Here is a look at the costs involved with boarding your horse at a boarding stable. Learn the about the things that can affect the cost of horse board and types of board available.......[Read More]
Everything You Should Know About Buying a Horse

Everything You Should Know About Buying a Horse

Buying a horse can be a very complex task. For those people that may think a horse is horse could find themselves facing big problems.......[Read More]
Horse Vitamin Supplements - Trust Them But Use Them With Care

Horse Vitamin Supplements - Trust Them But Use Them With Care

Whatever happened to balanced diet? It's not enough anymore. Horse's need more than food. They need horse vitamin supplements as well; not just any vitamins but those that have specific application for the horse's precise needs. ......[Read More]
Learn the Right Way to Dismount After Riding A Horse

Learn the Right Way to Dismount After Riding A Horse

Learn how to safely dismount a horse after riding. This how-to describes how to get off of a horse from an English or Western saddle.......[Read More]