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Horse Training - Fight Or Flight and the Seventh Cervical Vertebra

Did you know that you control whether your horse is operating from a relaxed state or from a "fight or flight" state just by changing the position of his neck? Specifically, you have to change the position of his seventh cervical vertebrae, the last vertebrae in the neck. This article expl

Types of Horse Racing Bits

Racehorse bits help the jockey guide and control a running horse.racehorses in the turn2 image by Clarence Alford from Fotolia.comHorse racing is a fast paced event with powerful young racehorses ripping around a track. A lightweight jockey sits perched upon a tiny saddle guiding these...

Tips on Feeding Your Horse

A horse, unlike any other pet requires you to have a great deal of commitment especially when it comes to financial matters. Spending a substantial amount of money does not end at the point of purchase.

Equine Massage Therapy Helps Keep Your Horse in Top Shape

A horse's body is 60 percent muscle so it only makes sense that they can suffer from the same sort of muscle and joint aches and pains that humans experience. Similarly, just like a good massage can work wonders on the human body, equine massage therapy can make a big difference for the horse a

When Should You Blanket a Horse?

Blanketing a horse is not as easy as just throwing a cooler or sleezy on your horse when the temperatures drop or the wind blows. Knowing when to put a blanket on as well as what type of blanket will help keep your horse protected from the elements of the seasons.

Easy Halters for Horses

Use the right halter for your horse.tete de cheval image by philippe theret from Fotolia.comIf you own a horse, there are certain essential supplies you simply cannot do without. One of those essential pieces of equipment is a quality halter. You need a good halter to lead your horse, tie...

Do You Know Where Your Horse Has Come From?

I hope that you will excuse me and allow some latitude when I tell you an old joke. Q:"What is the closest thing to Silver?" A: "The Lone Ranger`s Bum!" Yes, it is a play on words, but it highlights a more serious question. What you see is not always what you get where animals ar

Expensive Food Is Worth The Cost

Buying a horse is a huge responsibility and requires a commitment of both time and finances. After you have bought the horse, the commitment isn't over. There is still quite a bit to be done. If you want a horse that performs at a high level, you must continue to open the wallet for his sake.

DIY Hay Rack

Small animals need hay as part of their daily diet. Animals like guinea pigs, rabbits, and other small animals exist on a diet of fruits, vegetables and hay. When you place hay in an animal's cage, you can either set it on the floor of the cage or build a hayrack on your own to make your animal's h

Stages of Pinkeye

Pinkeye can be caused by physical irritants, such as dust, weeds, flies, and sprays.Horse eye image by Laima Penekaite from Fotolia.comConjunctivitis, or pink-eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the back of the eyelids and the surface of the eyeball up to the...

Homemade Fly Spray for Horses Using Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is processed from the leaves of the narrowleaf paperbark tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), a member of the myrtle family and native to Australia. Laboratory studies have shown that tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties, according to the Mayo Clinic, although it suggests that further st

What Horses Are Used in Racing?

Horse racing for competition and betting dates back to the 12th century when knights would challenge each other to races. It was not until around 1702 that races started to have more than two horses and that spectators would wager on the outcome. Today racing can be short or long distances as well a

Your Relationship With Your Horse Begins in Your Mind

To achieve a better relationship with your horse and a winning ride you have to manage your mind.The emotions, thoughts, and feelings that you have in your mind have energy associated with them. The energy that is associated with these internal sources communicates with your horses.

Causes of Weight Loss in an Older Horse

Senior horses have a lot of love to give.horse hug image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.comSignificant weight loss in a senior horse usually indicates a serious health problem,. An older horse faces the same situations as senior humans. Older horses lose muscle tone as they age. The...

How to Raise an Orphan Foal

Young horses, also known as foals, spend approximately six months with their mothers before being weaned and made to fend for themselves. The mare will teach the foal how to forage for food, how to defend itself and how to interact with other animals. On rare occasions a mare is unable to care for i