How to tow your horse with the proper equipment in a truck and trailer. Take the guesswork out of knowing if you have the right truck and trailer for the job of hauling your horse.
Properly setting up a horse in a harness is necessary for a variety of uses that a horse fulfills. Almost all horse activities such as pulling a carriage or cart, hauling a plow or directional steering for a rider require one form or another of the classic harness. Harnesses are composed of a main b
Horse stalls have traditionally been lined with wood shavings or straw to provide bedding for the horse. Wood-burning pellets that are produced to burn in a pellet stove offer an alternative to shavings and hay. Many manufacturers now produce horse stall wood pellets that are designed specifically
External parasite infestation can cause irritation and un-thriftiness in your horse. Some external parasites can help proliferate life-cycles of internal parasites.
Choosing and maintaining your horse's stall are important parts of providing your horse with proper care. Most important, you have to make sure the horse gets adequate food, water and exercise. Read on to fully understand the needs of a stabled horse.
The area between the hoof and the pedal bone inside of the hoof is called the laminae. It's made up of hoof-like insensitive material and a very sensitive membrane-like material. Laminitis (also known as founder) is a potentially lethal inflammation of the laminae, and is very painful. Laminitis k
Ringworm is a contagious infection that can be passed on to other horses, even if the horses never meet. There are ways to treat and prevent ringworm, but it will take special care to get rid of it and prevent others from getting it as well.
Therapeutic equine programs match disabled people to horses and their handlers to assist with physical, mental and emotional healing. The motion of the horse's body encourages muscle control, flexibility, mobility and stability, while the mysterious link between horses and humans encourages emotiona
Once upon a time back in the 1950s, a very young and impressionable girl named Mary Jo lived on a farm with her parents and brother in Pennsylvania. They had a couple of big work horses - the kind that pull plows and stuff like that - and Mary Jo came to love them, learn from them and in a very sens
In order to be able to get along with horses, a person is required to comprehend their way of thinking, in order to be able to pre-empt a horses response, you first have to comprehend how horses think and why they react in particular ways. A sound knowledge also instills trust for both parties, man
Horseshoes have been used for well over 1,000 years to protect horses' feet while they work. Horseshoes come in open- and closed-toe varieties, and they are made out of diverse materials such as steel, aluminum and even rubber or plastic. The many styles of horseshoes accommodate specific needs of t
Every moment you spend with your horse has an influence on his relationship with you and his overall behavior. Learn how to improve both using these simple tips.
Proper care must be taken to prevent a horse's water source from freezing up during the winter. Animals need adequate drinking water throughout the year, and cold winter temperatures make it difficult to provide water without freezing, particularly in colder climates. Insulating the water lines to a
Nearly everything can affect your horse's back, his conformation, shoeing, fitness, saddle, training, as well as what you expect of him. Yet, many back problems can go unnoticed or can sometimes result in the horse being labelled "difficult". Understanding the horse's back and le
A horse can carry the influenza virus without being symptomatic.cheval image by cris13 from Fotolia.comInfluenza is highly contagious and considered the major respiratory disease affecting horses. It is a severe, acute respiratory disease with a short incubation period of one to four...
You might love your dog almost as much as your own children. But maybe you no longer are physically capable of caring for the animal. It would be unfair for the dog to stay in your home because it cannot receive proper care and attention. Or, maybe this problem is that you are moving to a place wher
When you come to think about it, the body parts of a horse are not much different than you or me. More important though is how many of us think about horses. Many people feel compassion towards their horse as just another family member. The same towards their pet dog or cat or any other pet they own
The Arabian Horse is one of three breeds to which all modern horses can trace their roots.The other two are the Iberian (Andalusians and Lusitanos) and Turks (or Barbs).
Horse enthusiasts can enjoy a fulfilling hobby or a lucrative business. Such large animals can provide quite a challenge when it comes to housing and stabling, and many horse owners soon find that fencing is one of their larger expenses. Properly fencing your horses is vital not only for their safet