Horses : Pets & Animal

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How to Grow a Horses Mane and Tail Long

How to Grow a Horses Mane and Tail Long

Horses spend a majority of their time outdoors and, in some cases, out in the elements. They're constantly swatting their tails to combat flies or rambunctiously playing with their herd-mates. Growing a horse's mane and tail can be a long and painstaking process, but with a few tips and some extra ......[Read More]
Draft (Draught) Horses - Friesians and Gypsy Cobs

Draft (Draught) Horses - Friesians and Gypsy Cobs

The fourth of six articles, this one covers the Friesian and the Gypsy Cob. Both of these are smaller draft (draught) breeds.......[Read More]
Proper Position of a Western Saddle

Proper Position of a Western Saddle

The Western saddle is standard in most North American horse riding events and the most popular choice for personal use. While there are many variations of this saddle design for different activities, the Western saddle is distinct and recognizable. The saddle horn is one of its more prominent featur......[Read More]
How to Add Corn Oil to Horse Feed for Weight Gain

How to Add Corn Oil to Horse Feed for Weight Gain

Adding corn oil to a horse's daily feed rations not only helps the animal to gain weight, but also improves the condition and shine of its mane, tail and coat. Any brand of corn oil will do when added in increments, not to exceed 1 cup per feeding. Monitor your horse's health and look for improvemen......[Read More]
Hoofin' It - Part 4

Hoofin' It - Part 4

In "Hoofin' It - Part 3, I mentioned I would look into horse boots and urethane shoes. This is a popular topic as I learned. Several companies are providing these boots with varying results.......[Read More]
Dog Novelty Gifts

Dog Novelty Gifts

Special ornamental items made for gifts are called novelty gifts. Online portals and novelty gift shops offer a range of novelty gifts for different types of customers. They have many novelty gifts for dog lovers and make it easy for customers looking for a gift for a dog lover friend or loved one. ......[Read More]
The Use of Cobalt Chloride in Equines

The Use of Cobalt Chloride in Equines

Cobalt chloride, also nicknamed blue salt by the horse and cattle community, is often associated with the dietary needs of cows. Cobalt chloride isn't only for cattle, however. Horses can also benefit from supplements of this essential electrolyte, as nontraditional as their consumption of it may be......[Read More]
Infrared Light Therapy - Treating Equine Diseases and Wounds

Infrared Light Therapy - Treating Equine Diseases and Wounds

Infrared light therapy is a safe and effective method for treating equine diseases and wounds. Light therapy stimulates cell activity and blood flow to the affected area, bringing healing oxygen and nutrients needed for repair.......[Read More]
How to Prepare Horse Manure for Compost

How to Prepare Horse Manure for Compost

Horse manure has the necessary ratio of carbon to nitrogen for composting, which is 25:1 to 30:1, according to Jessica Page of the Washington State University Cooperative Extension. This makes horse manure easy to prepare for compost, as you will not need to add other materials. If you keep horses, ......[Read More]
Five Secret Tips to Stop Horse Biting

Five Secret Tips to Stop Horse Biting

Horse biting is a serious problem that can result in injury. Learn some ways to permanently eliminate this problem.......[Read More]
The Hidden Disease of Performance Horses

The Hidden Disease of Performance Horses

Many sport/performance horses are suffering from a respiratory disease that few veterinarians will ever correctly diagnose. The only symptom may be decreased performance. But if not treated, this silent threat will slowly destroy not only your horse's performance but also its comfort, health an......[Read More]
What Is Hoof Thrush?

What Is Hoof Thrush?

Thrush is an infection that affects the underside of a horse's hoof. Creases in the frog and the sole are the two areas predominately effected by thrush. Hooves, which are subjected to damp, dirty conditions provide the beginning stages for thrush to thrive.......[Read More]
Emergency Treatment of Equine Diarrhea

Emergency Treatment of Equine Diarrhea

A horse suffering from frequent, watery, unformed manure needs veterinary care to diagnose and treat its diarrhea, according to Dr. Betsey Welty, a large animal veterinarian.......[Read More]
Horse Training Course - Learn the Basics

Horse Training Course - Learn the Basics

Learning the basics of horse training and equipping oneself with the knowledge in horse training is a must for those who would like to become successful trainers.Here are some basic tips any beginners on the art of horse training course must consider.......[Read More]
Things Need To Be Considered For Equestrian Jumps

Things Need To Be Considered For Equestrian Jumps

Horses have been used for travelling and for entertainment since human beings got used to horses. They captured wild horses, trained them and used to fulfill different purposes. Along with the development of the human society, the usage of the horses has also evolved. Mustang races are one of the mo......[Read More]
How to Train a Horse From the Start

How to Train a Horse From the Start

Training horses is an imperative part of owning the large, beautiful animals. Training insures they are safe around humans as well as able to perform certain duties as requested by humans. Historically horses have been trained for transportation, farm work and even war. Today, horses are primarily t......[Read More]
When Your Horse Won't Keep It's Shoes On - Causes and Solutions

When Your Horse Won't Keep It's Shoes On - Causes and Solutions

Some horses just can't keep their shoes on. Here's why horses lose shoes and what you can do to prevent it.......[Read More]
The 7 Most Common Hind Leg Problems in Horses

The 7 Most Common Hind Leg Problems in Horses

Learn about hind leg problems like bog and bone spavins, curbs, stringhalt and stifle problems. Learn what causes hind leg problems in horses and what you can do to help your horse.......[Read More]
How to Choose a Saddle for a Horse

How to Choose a Saddle for a Horse

If you have ever seen a horse with small white spots on its back, these are the result of a saddle that did not fit properly. A saddle that is too narrow will pinch the horse, causing him a lot of discomfort and restricting his movement. A saddle that is too wide will press on his withers and spine.......[Read More]
Everyday Horse Care Tips

Everyday Horse Care Tips

Proper horse care is very important. There are many things that you should learn if you take up the responsibility of a horse. You need to take care of the horse as a new member of the family.......[Read More]