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How To Measure A Horse In Hands

How To Measure A Horse In Hands

Ever wanted to know how big your horse is, but you didn’t know how to get started? Well, there exists a measurement called "hands" that is used to measure heights. The fundamental method of describing the height of horses is by use of hands, of which each hand exhibits 10cm (4-inches). Standard measuring tape or horse measuring tape/stick are primarily used to measure the horse’s height, and then the measurements are converted into hands. It is undoubtedly easier than you thought to know your horse height with super-fast measurements from the hoof to his withers. This can be important, especially when determining the right horse size for you to ride. So let’s have a look at how you measure a horse in hands.
1. Ensure your horse is in the right position

So how do you ensure that he is in the right position? Well, there are some aspects to consider:
- Assemble the measuring tools prior to positioning your horse. Basically, you can use a measuri…

Signs Your Horse Has Become Attached To You

Signs Your Horse Has Become Attached To You

Horses are one of the popular pets in the world, and it is crystal clear to see when they love their owners. How? Definitely through affection! However, it is always not easy to tell if there is any affection or what your horse thinks of you. Therefore, in this article, we are going to share with you some pointers to look for that indicates horse affections towards you. Let’s find out!

Approaching you If your horse comes towards you when you walk out into the pasture, it is not because they want some food, but it is because they recognize you, and that’s a way of showing affection. In addition, if the horse stops eating and come over to where you are, that is a sign that they value you more than their food.
Following you around Horses are herd animals, and they hardly go anywhere without someone. If you watch your horse in the field, you will realize that there are some horses that he loves to hang out with the most. They will follow each othe…

Horse Barn Hacks to Save You Money and Time

Horse Barn Hacks to Save You Money and Time

Taking care of a horse is sometimes tiresome and time-consuming work. But you can practice some useful hacks in order to save your hard-earned money and valuable time as well. These useful hacks make tasks easier. You can save yourself money by using these hacks. Let’s check some horse barn hacks to save money and time as well.

Some useful horse barn hacks:

1. Revolving Saddle Rack wall:
This is the most needed item in order to get success in barn goals. A revolving saddle rack is one of the valuable things in order to do barn work easier. You can do your dream barn comfortably. You can simply revolve the rack and transport the room into your working area. It is a marvelous option for the busy training operations as well.

2. Add second water bucket:
You can simply add a second water bucket to fill the water a second time. In this way, you can simply save time and effort.

3. Fasten the brushes to a post:
If you have a bulk of old brushes, you ca…

Big boy 4014 Locomotive passed Through my Backyard today!

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The Big boy 4014 Locomotive passed through my backyard today. It was awesome! What a magnificent locomotive. Gorgeous!

How to Care for Horse Wounds

How to care for horse wounds

Horses like all other pets and animals can occasionally graze and hurt themselves. To make sure the wound don't evolve into any bigger infections some steps should be followed to make sure they optimally recover.

Step 1- Examine 
Is the first step you should do when noticing your horse has a wound. Look closely and examine the wound. Look to see what type of wound it is, is it a bite or a scrape? Look at the surrounding skin to make sure it isn't a bigger problem that you need to immediately call the vet for. An inconspicuous puncture wound can be much more detrimental that a regular scrape. Also look to see if there are any other scrapes you need to address as well. You may also want to lightly press around the wound to see if it is deeper than a surface cut or if it has progressed into an abases, a pocket wound which could harbor bacteria.
Step 2- Wash out
After you've examined the wound its time to wash it out. Wash the wound out with cold c…