Tag: Horse Tips

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 »

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 »

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 »

Dietary Tips for Horses

Horses’ diets tend to vary based on where they live in the country, and what season it is. And, depending on what type of climate you live in, there could be some dangerous things for your horse to be munching on right out in the field. If you pay attention to your horse’s diet and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Natural Competition: Using Wasps to Fight Flies

Flies are huge nuisances to horses, and unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of highly effective options available to farmers and ranchers to prevent these pests from bothering their horses. Fly screens and nets can be useful, but are often uncomfortable and unsettling to many horses, but as an article posted by Entomology Today points out,… Read more »