Sunday, December 31, 2017

How to be a Trusted and Capable Horse Owner

Responsible Horsemanship

Previous surveys on a cross-section of horse owners revealed that many of them lack the knowledge they need to take proper care of their horses. Beyond the joy of riding a nice horse, it is important for all equine handlers to demonstrate kindness and close attention to their horses' health and well-being. This article explores some crucial details on how to be a trusted and capable horse owner.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Guide to Teaching your Horse Patience

It can be very challenging to teach an impatient horse. We all know an example: a fidgety mare who doesn't lead or tie nicely, or a stallion that's dug a hole by the hitching rail deep enough to plant carrots. This guide will show you how to teach a horse to stand quietly, get rid of the frustration, and learn to be patient. There are many reasons why a horse may appear to be impatient, with fear, confusion, and dominance being the main causes.

The fearful horse:
Many horses fear

Sunday, October 29, 2017

6 Reasons to Invest in a Horse

Advantages of Having Horses as Pets

Humans are always fond of having pets around and they usually go with cats, dogs or other fur balls. Their company somehow keeps us occupied when things get a little boring. Plus, it is always a joy to have them around; as stress repellants. But have you ever thought about getting a horse for a pet? It sounds a bit unusual but you just might find yourself the perfect companion for a beautiful horse. So, why should you invest in a horse? Here are 6 reasons why you should get one:

Reduces Stress

We always find happiness in the company of our pets and recent studies show that spending a few minutes with animals provide a decrease in blood pressure in the hormones that are associated with stress reactions. In the modern world that's filled with stress and depressing stuff, it is beneficial for

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Senior Horse Health Care Guide

He has stood by you through thick and thin, he has been the one you cried with and the one you won your first blue ribbon on. Now, he still hangs out in your pasture but his friends are a little younger than him and they get most of the attention. You still love him and you plan on keeping him until the end, but what special needs does this aging equine need?

Senior horse is typically one that is twenty years old or older. They often begin needing specialized care around this part of their life, because things simply begin to wear out. Just like humans, things start to not work as well as they once did. Their eyes, teeth, joints, liver, gut and kidneys all begin to lose their functionality. These are the areas of the older horse that you must begin to pay more attention to....