Category: Horse Information

Dietary Tips for Horses

Horse eating hay

Horses’ diets vary based on where they live in the country and what season it is. Depending on the climate, there could be some dangerous things for your horse to munch on. If you pay attention to what your horse consumes and ensure they avoid a few key things, they will feel great and perform… Read more »

Common Horse Skin Problems

Horses with skin problem

Taking care of a horse can be a lot of work, but any horse owner will tell you it’s an incredibly rewarding experience. Like humans, there are many things you need to watch out for when it comes to a horse’s health, including their skin. Several skin conditions can affect horses, ranging from benign cosmetic… Read more »

How to Prepare for a New Horse

A potential horse owner has a horse checked by a veterinarian before deciding the horse is fit to bring home.

Bringing home a new horse can be incredibly exciting. You’re counting down the days in anticipation, but don’t neglect the things you need to do to prepare for the arrival. While every animal is different, it can be difficult for a horse to adjust to a new home, especially if the proper preparations haven’t been… Read more »

Tips for Dealing with an Aggressive Horse

Two horses aggressively playing in a field together

While aggression is a normal part of horse behavior, horses are not an overly aggressive species by nature. The most dangerous horses are those that show aggression towards people. Human-aggressive horses are rare, but the problem can get serious. Causes of Aggression Horses are generally not inclined to fight when they are startled. Their first… Read more »

A Closer Look at Working Horses

Horse Barns and Stables in Texas

Before some of the major innovations in machinery such as automobiles, tractors, threshers, and more, the American people relied on horses for much of their labor needs. While it’s more common to associate horses with hobby-like activities nowadays, they have remained important members of the working world! Take a look at a few of the… Read more »

3 Health Benefits of Owning a Horse

Horse Barns and Stables in Texas

If you’re a horse lover, or just an animal lover in general, you probably don’t need another reason to add to your family of pets! There are some pretty positive health perks you might be interested to know though, when it comes to owning a horse. Check out three ways owning and caring for a… Read more »

Horse Body Language 101

Everybody knows that when a cat arches its back and sticks its tail straight up in the air, it’s feeling angry or threatened. You’re probably also very familiar with the fact that a dog who is panting, wagging his tail, and has his front paws out and butt in the air is ready to play…. Read more »

The Truth Behind How Horses Learn

If you’re a horse owner, you probably think a lot about how to properly train your horses. In order to get your horses to behave the way you want them to, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about how horses learn. Desensitization Any horse owner will tell you that it can take… Read more »

Budgeting for Your Horse Vet Bills

What do you do when your horse breaks a leg or gets colic? Do you panic, wondering how you’re going to afford the expensive vet bills that are bound to pile up? Or do you rest assured knowing that you’ve budgeted for your horse’s vet bills and that everything will work out? If the latter… Read more »

Tips for Transitioning Into Spring With Your Horse

It might be hard for some to believe, but spring is almost upon us! For those of you who have horses staying warm in the barn out back, it’s time to think about transitioning your horse into the spring season. It’s important to prepare for the change in the weather, and gradually re-introduce your horse… Read more »