One essential task of horsemanship is knowing how to properly and safely catch a horse in a pasture or field. Catching a horse is the first step in working with the horse on the ground or riding. It is a good way to build trust between horse and handler. It is important for a handler to know how t
One of the most challenging issues of keeping horses is properly fencing their habitat. Keeping the horses safe, while choosing the best fence possible for your budget, requires a good deal of education and foresight. Since fencing can come in such a huge variety of types and costs, the more you kno
Russian Arabian horses were bred by Czars and noblemen in the 17th century, and comprised a large portion of the stables of Catherine the Great by 1772. Many prized animals were brought home from the Middle East in 1889. The Tersk Stud originated after the Russian Revolution and assimilated many qua
Horses that are purebreds, meaning they're usually bred for racing or showing, are required to have a registered name. This ensures that both the owner and animal are protected from unscrupulous breeders who trade on a famous name. The first step is to decide on a name and the association you'd like
Discover one of the best kept secrets of keeping your horse from hurting you if he spooks or bucks. This same secret is also critical for important maneuvers.
Keep your saddle pads clean to protect your horse from dirt and embedded sand that can irritate his back. Regularly inspect the underside of the pad for matted hair, rough or hard spots, rocks and sand, burs and other objects that can aggravate your horse. Proper animal grooming will also protect yo
The decision has been made to purchase a horse. It is time to turn to the details. What breed of horse should I get? Where do I find quality tack and saddle?
Colic is a discomfort or pain in the abdomen or belly region. Only about 10 percent of horses die from colic, even though colic is the leading natural cause of premature death among horses.
Horses at a riding stablehorse image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comIf you have always wanted to work with horses but are not sure where to start, an equine vocational program could be just what you need. Many trade schools and community colleges throughout the United States offer equine...
A horse with a club foot favors one or more feet. The affected tendons of this posture-change result in deformity. Young horses with poor diets sometimes have disrupted limb growth, but club foot can occur due to injuries. A club foot might also be attributed to genetic issue, and in these cases a
Because of the nature of a barn, there are often many fire risks. The barn itself, or large portions of its interior, are often made of wood. Flammable materials such as hay are frequently stored inside. Pests like rodents are attracted by grain and can damage electrical wires, or wiring can simply
A horse suffering from a bruised hoof will exhibit a purplish or dark gray discoloration on the sole of the foot. The visible bruise may be fresh or the result of an injury that occurred several months ago. The horse often shows signs of mild lameness when the injury first occurs with no discernible
Horses are naturally cautious. Their instincts guide them to fight or flee. Teaching them to approach and then walk over obstacles can be one of the most challenging things you will do with a horse. This article will give you some tips on how to train a horse to go over obstacles under saddle.
These days, it's easy to compare horse insurance policies online. What should you look for in a policy though and what are the benefits?
The colder months can be a tough time for horse and pony owners. Unless an individual has a background in equine nutrition, it can be tricky to know which types of feed and precise quantities to provide the horse with, to ensure they remain warm and in good physical shape throughout winter. However,
When a person sustains a serious physical injury like a broken bone or damaged ligament or tendon, an integral part of their recovery program is going to include physical therapy.However, this crucial piece of the injury recovery process is often left out where horses (or animals in general) are con
Wide open spaces and a blanket of grass is what horses prefer to have around them. Though often associated with stables for living space and oats for food, horses prefer a very specific type of environment based on how they evolved.
Pinworms can be easily controlled.horses image by Penny Williams from Fotolia.comEquine pinworms are parasites that live in the large intestines of horses. At night the females lay eggs on the skin around the rectum. These eggs can fall off the host and contaminate pastures where they are...