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Tips for Riding Your Horse Alone

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 »

Build a Horse Barn or Board Your Horses?

To build your own horse barn, or to board your horses—that is the question. It’s a tough choice, but we’re here to help you weigh the benefits of building a horse barn vs. boarding your horses. When should you board? Here are two good reasons: You don’t have enough space to build a barn on… 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 »

Four Ways to Be Green with Your Horses

Going green isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also healthier for your horse and better for your wallet. Read on for a few easy ways to go green with your horses. Buy thoughtfully When choosing green products for your horse, consider the product’s ingredients, as well as how it’s packaged and how it’s made…. Read more »

How to Fireproof Your Horse Barn

Let’s face it—disasters happen, including fires. You can’t change that, but you can be prepared. Since it only takes five to seven minutes between the time a fire ignites and the time it’s no longer safe to enter the barn and evacuate your horses, prevention is really your best option. Read on to learn more… Read more »

Bedding Choices for Horses

Bedding is an important consideration for every horse owner. Wood shavings and straw are the mainstays, but there may be other options available in some areas. No matter what you choose, the purpose of bedding is to keep your horse dry, comfortable, healthy and safe. Need some guidance choosing the right bedding for your horses?… Read more »

How to Eliminate Flies from the Horse Barn

There’s no doubt about it: flies are an extreme nuisance for horses, not to mention their owners. In addition to being irritating, they can also pose health risks to your horse by spreading bacterial infections, causing diseases like equine infectious anemia and leading to painful sores on your horse’s legs. If you’re ready to say,… Read more »

How You Can Get to Know Your New Horse Better

When you add a new horse to your barn, it’s likely that you’ll fall in love right away. Unfortunately, that may not be true for the horse. He may need some time to get used to the new surroundings and feel comfortable with you. Of course, it’s natural to want to bond with your new… Read more »

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 »

Horses Have Voices Too!

As humans, we communicate through a variety of means, but none more important than our voices. Hearing someone’s voice can lift up your day or it can throw it to the ground. You can tell through someone’s voice how they’re feeling, whether they’re happy, sad, or angry. When an author hits it out of the… Read more »