Preparing Your Horses for the Cold Months of Winter

There are many things to take care of around your house and stables throughout the winter, but your horses should always be at the top of the list. You might have a furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter, but don’t forget that your horses can get cold too. The following are just a few… Read more »

Ever Wonder Why Barns Were Traditionally Painted Red?

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend time in the pastoral American countryside, you may have noticed that the vast majority of beautiful old barns you see are red! Have you ever wondered why? You’re not alone. Some say that farmers didn’t want their cows to get lost in the wilderness, so they painted their… Read more »

Study Finds Horses Can Use Symbols to Communicate

According to the Washington Post, researchers at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute may have just discovered a new way to communicate with horses. But we’re not talking about a new language, exactly. The researchers recently published a study in which they determined that horses are able to communicate with humans using visual cues and symbols. In… Read more »

In Arizona, Miniature Horses Will Soon Become Service Animals

You’ve probably heard of dogs working as service animals, but what about miniature horses? According to a local news outlet in Phoenix, one Arizona organization is working on adding this special breed of horses to the roster of service animals for humans with special needs. Paws 4 Life is a nonprofit organization that aims to… Read more »

Tips to Help Soothe an Anxious Horse

When a horse is anxious or agitated, it’s usually for a very good reason – they’re not like humans who get mad or angry or upset because their emotions get the best of them. If a horse is anxious, there was probably a noise or a sensation that they experienced that set them off, or… Read more »

Heat Stroke in Horses: Know the Signs

With the summer months bringing high temperatures it’s important that we keep ourselves and our horses safe from heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke. Unfortunately, when a horse isn’t feeling well from the heat, they can’t express it verbally to us. That’s why it’s imperative to know what causes heat stroke and the signs that… Read more »

Five Tips for a Healthy Horse

Horse owners usually have a lot invested in their animals, both financially and emotionally, and they want their horses to be as healthy as possible. Keeping with a horse’s veterinary and farrier visits, vaccinations and medical records can be a lot to manage. Here are five tips from to keeping your horses happy and… Read more »

Jumpy Horse? Calm Them Down with These Tips

When a horse becomes jumpy, it is usually because they are afraid, which makes them unable to effectively gauge the situation around them. If a horse gets spooked, it could be dangerous for the rider. If you’ve got a frequently skittish horse, check out these tips to calm down your nervous horse. Forge a Relationship… Read more »

Showtime: Six Tips for a Successful First Show

You believe your horse is ready for his or her first show, but you want to be prepared. While there will always be nerves the first time your horse appears in a show, there are a number of steps you can take to ease the process. Here are a few tips from Horse Channel to… Read more »

Safety First – Safe Horse Tips for National Safety Month

When working a horse, it’s important to always practice safety as even a slight misstep or miscue can lead to serious injury – and even death! With June recognized as National Safety Month, here are few tips to keep yourself safe when handling a horse. Stay within 5 Inches or outside of 5 Feet No… Read more »