Category: Horses

Tips for Riding Your Horse Alone

Horse Riding Tips

A solo ride can be a great way to bond with your horse, relax and let your cares slip away. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. Accidents happen, so make sure to follow these tips for riding your horse alone: Make sure someone knows where you’re going Leave a note at the barn or call… Read more »

The Truth Behind How Horses Learn

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 »

How to Change Your Horse’s Feed

How to Change Your Horse’s Feed

Are you thinking about changing your horse’s diet? If so, it’s important for you to do it as gradually as possible to prevent problems. Research has shown a definitive link between diet changes and certain types of health conditions like colic, so you should resist the urge to simply switch your horse’s diet altogether and… Read more »

Tips for First Time Horse Owners

Choosing to become a horse owner is an exciting decision that is incredibly rewarding. It is also a role that comes with an incredible amount of responsibility. There are many things to love about horse ownership, and caring for your own horse is an enriching experience without a doubt. If you are considering purchasing a… Read more »

Winter Horse Care Tips

winter horse care

Winter is coming, and although Texas has relatively mild winter temperatures, you will need to make adjustments to the care you provide your horses as the season changes. Deer Creek Structures strongly recommends making seasonal changes to help you and your horse better face the winter season together. Stock Up On Winter Horse Essentials Food… Read more »

Prevent Horses from Getting Summer Sores

Protecting Horses

If your horses are suffering from wounds that don’t seem to heal and get infected rather easily, it might be a sign that your horse has summer sores. Unlike many common horse infections, summer sores are brought on by parasites that live in your horse’s stomach. Summer sores are usually caused by worms that typically… Read more »

Best Places to See Wild Horses

If you are traveling this summer and you’re hoping to get your horse fix along the way, consider stopping somewhere to see wild horses. Deer Creek Structures has scouted the best places in the United States to see wild horses, narrowing it down to four favorite spots. The Virginia Range, Nevada A top location to… Read more »

Danger of Buttercups to Horses

Horse News

A horse’s perfect day is probably spent grazing out in the field. However, there are some dangers associated with grazing that could be very harmful to your horse, including buttercups. Many people are unaware that buttercups are toxic to horses and other livestock. The leaves and stems of buttercups contain ranunculin, which forms the toxic… Read more »

Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring

With warmer temperatures approaching, it’s time to start preparing your horse for the spring and summer season. Schedule a Veterinarian Appointment It is important to get your horse examined by a veterinarian before spring weather is in full swing. Mosquitoes start rising in the spring and many horses can get diseases from them if they… Read more »

Transporting Horses Safely

Horses require special attention when transporting and it’s important to know what precautions to take when transporting your horse. Even the calmest of horses can become agitated when the loading process begins, and some grow weary the minute they see the transport trailer. Some horses can experience dehydration, weakening of immune functions, and even exhaustion… Read more »