Horses : Pets & Animal
Owning and caring for a horse can be a great adventure, and horseback riding can be a fun and rewarding activity for every member of the family. If you are a horse owner looking for fun things to do with your four-legged best friend, there are plenty of great games you can play with your equine com
Kiger Mustangs are one of the oldest horse breeds in North America. Descendants of the legendary Spanish mounts brought to the Americans in the early 1600s, Kigers are a versatile breed used for a wide range of activities. Training a horse to jump can be a difficult and time-consuming venture, but a
Choosing the best type of bedding to use for your horse can cause confusion as there are so many different types on the market these days. This article will outline why bedding is necessary, the advantages and disadvantages of many different types of bedding, mucking out equipment that a horse owner
A western pleasure horse capable of winning blue ribbons is often referred to as being push-button, meaning it responds to its rider's cues immediately and willingly. It takes a lot of time and patience, and most of all practice, to get a horse to perform this perfectly in a show ring. Although th
Gypsy horses, also known as Gypsy Vanners, Gypsy Cobs, Colored Cobs, Irish Cobs or Tinker Horses, are majestic and strong horses bred mostly in the United Kingdom. For a while, the horse's popularity rested in the UK. In 1996, the breed was introduced to the United States and is now considered exoti
The best way to give horses access to drink from a pond while not being able to cross it is by installing a floating fence several feet into the pond. The fence needs to be far enough into the pond so that the horses can gain access to water even in a drought. It will be a wet job, so be prepared if
Driving can be a rewarding activity for yourself and your horse, but it is important to train the horse properly. Rushing through cart training can result in an unpredictable, and at times dangerous, animal, so it is essential that horse owners take a step-by-step approach in training their driving
There are many people who do not know how to do horse saddling. Here is step-by-step guideline for horse saddling. First of all, you should brush your horse's back slowly and also girth area in order to clean any dirt. Brush till all hair gets flat and lies. The common tradition is to saddle yo
Most horses don't really need a heated barn. According to an equisearch.com article by Richard Klimesh and Cherry Hill, horses are happier and healthier in pastures (with blankets, if necessary). Sometimes, however, horses are better off in a heated barn, such as in case of sickness, foaling or if a
Hand-feeding is a good way to build up rapport between an owner and his horse. While a horse's staple diet is of grass or hay the occasional variation can be given as a reward, or simply as a treat. Horses will eat almost anything: from carrots to apples, corn and oats. Horses also love beans as the
Accidents seem to happen to horses a lot due to their sensitive digestion and delicate legs. They are also very curious creatures that will literally poke their noses in places they shouldn't. The time to get an equine first aid kit together is before an accident happens. Although commercial first a
Learn what to do after a rider falls off a horse. Here are the steps that should be taken when a rider falls from a horse when trail riding or horseback riding in an arena to ensure prompt attention to any injuries and prevent more accidents from happening.
Many riders believe that they have a special bond with their horses, and they are right. Many horses and their riders enter a state of "Co-Being." Co-being is a relationship in which each partner evolves to fit better with the other party, physically and mentally.
I started out in Hoofin' It - Part 1 trying to find a way to find horses that don't need shoes. In Hoofin' It - Part 2, I didn't find this but I did find a whole movement to promote unshod or barefoot horses. I have long thought that horses are better off in the natural state wit
Side reins are training tools used most often in English equestrian disciplines, such as dressage, and are intended to be used while working a horse on the lunge line. Side reins connect from the bit to either the rings on a lunging surcingle or to the buckles or rings on the saddle's girth, and are