Horses : Pets & Animal
Putting a horse down is a difficult decision. This article considers when and how it should be done.
Ten years ago, I would've never thought that it would be possible to buy and sell used saddles on the Internet.Saddles just don't seem to be the type of product that would sell well online.I thought very few people, if any at all, would be interested in buying saddles without seeing them f
Miniature horses or ponies are smaller versions of full-sized horses. To be considered a miniature, an animal must be no taller than 34 inches. In 1978, the American Miniature Horse Association was created to preserve the breed. Although smaller in stature, these animals are still horses and should
Not every horse or pony will be competent at the sport of dressage, but all horses can benefit with some basic dressage training. This helps the horse become better coordinated and often more confident. A horse or pony does not have to be broken to saddle to begin basic dressage training.
It is important that you take good care of the equine saddle pads that you use for your horse. The health of your animal as well as the life of the saddle pads are both at stake if you do not properly maintain them. Dirt, sweat, and other nasty substances can accumulate on the pads after just a few
Unlike other sports competitions, horse shows have as much to do with looks as with performance. Judges examine the competing horses very closely, and a clean and well-groomed horse can make the difference between a medal and a “nice try.” One method that some horse trainers and showers
If you've ever seen a movie set in the Middle Ages, you've probably seen a Friesian. Their beauty, temperament, trainability and flashy movement often make them the horse of choice in Medieval reenactments. In fact, the Friesian Goliath was the equine star in the movie "LadyHawke."
While not the most attractive of tasks for most people, it is important to clean your gelding's sheath at least every six months. This will help prevent a build up of smegma, the combination of flaking skin and lubricating oil released from your horse's sebaceous glands. Removing this smegma before
When you sell your horse, the first thing people look at is the picture. So how do you make yours stand out from the crowd? Your picture needs to make a big impact to ensure your advert is viewed, as well as giving off the right impression. Here are Horse Deals top tips for taking an advert picture
Fodder is vital to the health of many farm animals. Hay provides nutrition during the winter to horses, cows and other animals. However, it must be kept clean and dry to maintain its nutritional value and prevent any bacteria or mold from forming in it. Mold can destroy fodder, cause fires and harm
If your horse is having trouble eating and its jaw looks out of alignment, it may have a broken jaw. It is important to seek veterinary attention in order to treat this right away; this will help prevent infection and get your horse feeling back to normal as soon as possible.
The American Canine Association (ACA), established in 1984, strives to improve the canine industry by offering pet owners services such as the canine health-tracking registry. The organization, led by its veterinary, legal and advisory boards, provides support and encouragement to pet owners to help
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