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  • Horses are remarkably intelligent and beautiful creatures which have been bred by humans for a multitude of purposes for hundreds of years. Here are some of the world's most unusual equine breeds.

    Rare, Unusual, and Beautiful Horse Breeds

    Rare, Unusual, and Beautiful Horse Breeds

    by Anna30

  • The Thoroughbred holds one of the oldest recorded pedigrees. There exists ongoing concern that the ever-narrowing gene pool of the Thoroughbred may be restricting genetic progress both athletically and reproductively, and contributing to an eventual increased frequency of heritable disease.

    Are Thoroughbred Racehorses Being "(In)bred to Death?"

    Are Thoroughbred Racehorses Being "(In)bred to Death?"

    by Liz Hardin2

  • When looking for a horse, how big a horse do you need? How much weight can a horse safely carry? It's more complicated than a simple rule of thumb.

    How Large Should Your Horse Be?

    How Large Should Your Horse Be?

    by jenniferrpovey1

  • How many different kinds of horse whip are there? The answer is . . . quite a few, all of them designed for different disciplines and purposes.

    Horse Training Tools: Crops and Whips

    Horse Training Tools: Crops and Whips

    by jenniferrpovey0

  • When it comes to horses and other equines, few people understand the true definitions of sensitive topics such as neglect, abuse, or cruelty. Much less often do individuals know how to identify the warning signs of mistreatment or which steps to take next.

    Rehabilitation of the Starved, Neglected, or Abused Horse

    Rehabilitation of the Starved, Neglected, or Abused Horse

    by Liz Hardin0

  • Gentle breaking a horse for riding is an art. If you take the time to train your horse with love and care, you will have a loving companion for life.

    How to Gentle Break a Horse for Riding

    How to Gentle Break a Horse for Riding

    by Dennis Thorgesen26

  • Riding horses is nothing less than magical. There is absolute joy in feeling their powerful muscles respond to your every wish and command. Whether you are ambling along a country lane, galloping across a white sand beach, or taking a tight turn as...

    Equestrian Essentials: Horse Riding Equipment & Horse Clothing 101

    Equestrian Essentials: Horse Riding Equipment & Horse Clothing 101

    by Anne Coyle5

  • While the advantages of owning a horse in the eyes of a horse lover can be various, the disadvantages often will be hidden under a veil of idealization. Indeed, passion may cover up some major flaws that come along owning the noble equine, yet...

    Disadvantage of Owning a Horse

    Disadvantage of Owning a Horse

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • What is the right way to take care of a rescue horse? What health and behavioral problems should you expect? How should they be fed and should they be quarantined, and why?

    The Right Way to Take Care of a Rescue Horse

    The Right Way to Take Care of a Rescue Horse

    by MagicStarER9

  • Riding bareback is fun, but not all horses are built for it. How do you handle it when your horse has a bony spine and high withers?

    How to Ride Bareback on a Bony Horse

    How to Ride Bareback on a Bony Horse

    by jenniferrpovey3

  • Whether you are choosing a horse to learn horseback riding on, looking for a horse to buy, or just feeding your equine obsession, learning about horse breeds and their temperaments will give you deeper insight into our equine friends.

    Horse Breeds and Temperaments

    Horse Breeds and Temperaments

    by A. Lark3

  • Horse colic can be caused by several factors including worms, which are one of the major causes of colic in horses. We'll go over the various worms, medications, and worming schedules here.

    Horse Colic and Worms

    Horse Colic and Worms

    by Joanna0

  • Find out information on breeding horses, including videos and information on how to get started with a mating program. Watch horse mating, breeding and pregnancy videos.

    Horse Mating Videos and Breeding Information

    Horse Mating Videos and Breeding Information

    by Horsefriend3

  • Every noble steed deserves a special name to reflect its personality and style. I will present you with a list of different names that I think are fitting and well-chosen.

    Best Horse Names

    Best Horse Names

    by gmarlett lm6

  • Horses come in all kinds of personalities. Some horses (and mules) are simply stubborn or lazy, refusing to go forward (sometimes in the face of significant persuasion). How do you deal with this?

    How to Make a Stubborn or Lazy Horse Go Forward

    How to Make a Stubborn or Lazy Horse Go Forward

    by jenniferrpovey1

  • Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injuries are a substantial source of lameness and diminished athleticism within the equine athletic industry. Mesenchymal stem cells have become a topic of interest for use in the therapy of orthopedic injuries in athletic horses.

    Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Equine Flexor Tendon Injuries

    Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Equine Flexor Tendon Injuries

    by Liz Hardin0

  • Some practical ways to afford a horse at any age! Learn where to look for a horse, and where to look for affordable tack. Most importantly, learn how to save on board and other expenses.

    How to Afford a Horse as a Teen

    How to Afford a Horse as a Teen

    by Stephanie Giguere20

  • Saddle soap keeps leather saddles and horse tack clean and supple. Save money by making your own. Here are both a traditional recipe using lye and a more modern safer home recipe that does not use lye.

    Cleaning Horse Tack: How to Make Homemade Saddle Soap

    Cleaning Horse Tack: How to Make Homemade Saddle Soap

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • Rain rot, or rain scald, is a bacterial skin infection that is common in horses, particularly in humid, wet weather. The correct veterinary term is "dermatophilosis." Rain rot thrives in a moist, warm atmosphere and is more common in the spring and...

    How to Treat Rain Rot in Horses

    How to Treat Rain Rot in Horses

    by juliaeverheart16

  • You know your horse always puts a smile on your face. But does your relationship go both ways?

    Is Your Horse Happy?

    Is Your Horse Happy?

    by emrieh0

  • Horses are magnificent animals that deserve a good name no matter what they are used for. Give your beloved pet a name that others won't soon forget, even if they don't compete in the Kentucky Derby.

    Cool Horse Name Ideas

    Cool Horse Name Ideas

    by Don4

  • Some horses definitely prefer to turn to one side. If your horse is like this, then why? And how can you fix it?

    Dealing With the One-Sided Horse

    Dealing With the One-Sided Horse

    by jenniferrpovey4

  • Arabian horses are a great breed of horse to care for and to ride. But they can be temperamental and if you don't start out right with them then they will walk all over you.

    How to Ride and Care for Arabians

    How to Ride and Care for Arabians

    by Jessica Purvis4

  • Miniature horses! You can't ride them, unless you are a miniature person. Driving is the way to go. In this first of a series, we will look at the most common vehicle for minis: the Easy Entry cart.

    Hitching My Miniature Horse: The Easy Entry Cart

    Hitching My Miniature Horse: The Easy Entry Cart

    by Cheryl Nunez15

  • What does it mean to say a horse is "bridle lame?" What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?

    Horse Problem: Bridle Lame

    Horse Problem: Bridle Lame

    by jenniferrpovey4

  • Both purebreds and draft crossbreds such as the Sport horse are susceptible to certain health issues not so common in light horse breeds.

    Four Health Issues Found in Draft Horses

    Four Health Issues Found in Draft Horses

    by Donna Campbell Smith11

  • Sores in your horses mouth may be caused by a weed in the hay being fed to him. Pictures and video explain and identify those weeds that may be the culprit.

    Oral Ulcers in Horses

    Oral Ulcers in Horses

    by Joanna0

  • Abraham Lincoln, John Steinbeck, William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and more. All the best and most memorable horse quotes from famous people throughout history

    Famous Horse Quotes From Well-Known People

    Famous Horse Quotes From Well-Known People

    by Rickrideshorses2

  • Do you have a horse that is prone to buck? This little setup might just do the trick to make him stop, or reduce the buck in him.

    Bucking Horse Help

    Bucking Horse Help

    by Joanna2

  • A martingale is a training aid designed to prevent a horse from throwing its head up so high it becomes dangerous. What different kinds of martingale are there, and when should they be used?

    Horse Training Tools: Martingales

    Horse Training Tools: Martingales

    by jenniferrpovey2

  • Horses, like most species of ungulates, are social animals with complex social structures and hierarchies. This article will discuss the basics of equine social behaviors within the herd, and how factors such as age, gender, and the environment play a role.

    Social Behaviors of Wild and Domestic Equines

    Social Behaviors of Wild and Domestic Equines

    by Liz Hardin2

  • While clover slobbers is not life-threatening, severe problems can arise if the horse is exposed to the infected clover for a long period of time, including colic and founder.

    What Is Clover Slobbers in Horses?

    What Is Clover Slobbers in Horses?

    by Donna Campbell Smith8

  • Amazing horse quotes from famous people and celebrities including Benjamin Disraeli, J.D. Salinger, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, W. C. Fields and many more.

    Famous Horse Quotes

    Famous Horse Quotes

    by Rickrideshorses6

  • When you decide to breed your miniature horse there are several things to consider before you actually breed your mare. Breeding miniature horses carries a certain amount of risk for the mare, the stud, and the foal. If you have a very dear pet then...

    Breeding Miniature Horses

    Breeding Miniature Horses

    by jlynbanks4

  • There are many causes for nosebleeds in horses. Some causes of equine epistaxis can be detrimental to the health of your horse. Learn to recognize the symptoms of these serious health conditions.

    Horse Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatments

    Horse Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatments

    by Kate Daily2

  • In this article you will learn the signs and symptoms of colic and ulcers. You will learn what causes them, and how to treat these chronic conditions that are popular among our equine athletes.

    Colic and Stomach Ulcers in Horses

    Colic and Stomach Ulcers in Horses

    by Corey0

  • Learn how to manage and handle a scared horse and find out if you need the help of a professional.

    How to Handle a Scared Horse

    How to Handle a Scared Horse

    by rocknrodeogirl11

  • Rare horse breeds like the Caspian and the American Cream Draft face extinction if the conservation efforts in place are not successful. Learn more about these beautiful and rare horses with facts, maps, images and videos.

    Rare Horse Breeds: 4 of the World's Rarest Horses Breeds

    Rare Horse Breeds: 4 of the World's Rarest Horses Breeds

    by Donna Cosmato11

  • The floor in a stock/horse trailer does not last forever. It must be replaced BEFORE it rots. When the wood floor rots it can break through at anytime when weight is applied to it. Tragedies...

    Horse Trailer Repair: Floor Boards

    Horse Trailer Repair: Floor Boards

    by Joanna0

  • Horse training tips for calming a nervous horse, along with tips for preventing a hot horse. Discount calming supplements for sale, too. Videos included.

    How to Calm a Nervous Horse

    How to Calm a Nervous Horse

    by Holle Abee6

  • Learn basic training from foal to three year old, including haltering, tieing, leading, saddling, biting, and ground work. This is just an overview of the very basics a foal needs to know.

    How to Train Your Beginner Horse

    How to Train Your Beginner Horse

    by Joanna7

  • Does your horse throw its head in the air when you try to bridle it? Or turn its back on you when it sees the bit? What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?

    Fixing the Hard-to-Bridle Horse

    Fixing the Hard-to-Bridle Horse

    by jenniferrpovey1

  • Are we doing the horse a favor putting a jacket on him when it is cold outside? I should think not. It is quite the opposite.

    Should You Blanket Your Horse?

    Should You Blanket Your Horse?

    by Joanna0

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