How To Purchase A Horse - The Initial Visit
Now that we've discussed the basics regarding how to buy a horse it's time to hone our skills and get real picky about…
Lessons for Horseman
I want to share my thoughts and opinions about Clinton Andersons Lessons Well Learned book. A few of the lessons we…
Building on the Basics
I heard Ian Francis once say, “Everyone wants an advanced clinic, but what they don’t realize is advanced maneuvers…
Wet Saddle Pads, Long Rides, Concentrated Training
“If you want a truly trained horse, there are 3 things you have to have in equal doses” Clinton Anderson says that…
Never Skip Steps With Your Horse
Safety is really important around horses. A horse is a 1000lb prey animal, and we are 150lb people. A horse will win…
City Slicker Your Horse
Getting your horse to be “city slicker broke” includes getting on and off your horse in all sorts of different…
Horses Articles (65)
Horse Health - What to Do for Thrush
Well, now that spring is finally raising its head up out of the depths of winter, thrush is raising its ugly head as well. You know, that smelly, black stuff you find in the frog of your horse's feet. Yuck! So, just what is thrush, and what steps do you…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 18, 2011  
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Laminitis Treatment
If you are reading this article chances are you are looking for a treatment for laminitis. Laminitis is not something that can be taken lightly. If you suspect your horse has laminitis, it is imperative that your vet be called immediately for an emergency visit. The vet will treat it…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 18, 2011  
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Laminitis Symptoms And Treatment - How to Manage Laminitis
If you are reading this you probably have a horse that has had a run-in with laminitis. Laminitis is the inflammation of the laminae tissue that attaches the foot of the horse to the hoof. It is an extremely painful condition for the horse that if left untreated can lead…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 26, 2011  
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Foundering In Horses is Not the Same As Laminitis In Horses
Many horse owners believe that laminitis and founder in horses are the same thing. This is a misnomer and can be confusing to the horse owner who is used to these terms being used interchangeably. Founder is a direct result of a horse having laminitis. A horse cannot get founder…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 17, 2011  
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When And Why to Use Home Remedies for Laminitis
You head out to the barn and notice your horse is standing "funny".  After closer inspection, you recognize the symptoms of laminitis.  The first thing you should do is call your vet.  This can mean the difference between life and death for your horse.  The vet will come to your farm on an…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 15, 2011  
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Top Causes Of Laminitis
As a horse owner or horse caretaker, it is very important to understand the causes of laminitis so we can do our best to avoid it. Laminitis is an extremely painful condition of the hoof that can affect any horse. If not caught early and treated correctly, it can lead…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 25, 2011  
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Horseshoeing: Responsibilities of the Horse Owner or Care Taker
Responsibilities of the Horse Owner or Care Taker All of us who own or tend to horses know the importance of a good Farrier. That being said, many of us neglect the unwritten (until now) responsibilities that should be taken into consideration when employing professional equine services. These suggestions will…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 27, 2011  
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Founder In Horses - What You Should Know
Founder in horses is not the same thing as laminitis in horses. Many people use these terms interchangeably, but it is not correct. While they are certainly related, they are not the same thing. It is important to understand the difference between the two. Founder is caused by laminitis. It…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 01, 2011  
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Fitting the Saddle to the Horse
Proper fit of the saddle to the horse is one of the most important pieces of tack that your going to own for your horse's comfort. Do not ruin a good saddle fit by using too much padding,use just enough padding to give adequate clearance for the withers and to…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 20, 2011  
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Acute Laminitis In Horses
Acute laminitis in horses is a very dangerous condition. When a horse is in the acute phase of laminitis, it is critical to help your horse immediately or risk having to put the horse down. Laminitis is caused by many different, often unrelated, factors. Some of these factors are overeating…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 11, 2011  
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Laminitis Horse Treatment - What to Do While Waiting for the Vet
A few months ago, my friend thought her horse was coming down with laminitis. She had been riding alot on roads down to a different barn to then go out riding with friends, and was scared her horse was showing signs of concussion laminitis. She called me, and I immediately…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 31, 2011  
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How Does Backing Benifit A Horse
How does backing benefit a horse? When a horse backs up, it is a two beat gait. Meaning that the right front foot and left hind foot move together, and then the left front foot and right hind foot move together. Backing on the ground teaches the horse to get…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 13, 2013  
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7 Tips For Teaching Beginners On The Lunge
People learn to ride in many ways and are instructors have developed many different routines and procedures to teach their beginner riders. The more experienced the instructor is the more the procedures are fine tuned so that the beginner rider remains safe while learning to ride in the most efficient…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 08, 2014  
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Make Sure These Items Are on Your Small Barn Plans
If you only have a few horses a small barn is a great way to provide a home for your animals without building a large and expensive full size barn. By using small barn plans you can build a comfortable home for you horses but there are several things that…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 16, 2012  
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How to Make A Horse Go Slow
To slow down a horse that wants to go fast isn’t as hard as it may seem. But it does take a know-how and consistent training. That is what we will be going over in this article. Making the horse want to slow down You want to make your idea…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 20, 2013  
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West Nile Virus In Horses
What is West Nile encephalitis? Here is one definition; “West Nile encephalitis describes an inflammation of the central nervous system, which is caused by infection with West Nile Virus. Prior to 1999 West Nile Virus was found only in Africa, Eastern Europe, and West Asia. In August of 1999 it…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 19, 2011  
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Solutions From Horse Livery Rotherham
Pets are usually the animals you keep in or around the house so you can play with them and make them a part of the family. Usually you think about cats, dogs, guinea pigs, parrots and other animals like that. But what happens if you are interested in a larger…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 15, 2016  
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My Horse Training Stories : Horse Trail Riding Good And the Bad
Horse Trail Riding as laid back as it seems can be one of the most dangerous things you do with a horse especially if you are alone. Horses are unpredictable flight animals and when you combine an environment where anything can happen and does … things can and do go…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 09, 2011  
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What Vaccinations Do You Need For Your Horse?
If you are a horse owner, you are highly likely a horse lover as well. As a horse owner you also know the expense of acquiring a good horse, as well as the expenses involved in providing quality food and board. On top of these costs is the necessity to…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 31, 2011  
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Principles Of Horse Training
Like in everything, there are principles of horse training as well. Those principles include things like, 1. Making the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard 2. Being as gentle as possible but as firm as necessary 3. Approach and retreat These three principles aren’t the only ones of…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 18, 2013  
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Western Tack Onwebsites
At Double S Western Supplies, we pay attention to our clients to make sure our website display the right information for them to choose the best equipment they need for their equine hobby. This means wherever possible we like to demonstrate large high top quality images preferably on the horse…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jan 02, 2015  
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My Horse And Rider Training Stories : Learning Horse Riding …a City Girl Who Loves Horses ! My Poor Parents
Im not exactly sure what made me start learning horse riding … I know a family friend at school was learning riding and I was a massive animals lover so my parents took me along I must have been around 9. I grew up in northern Sydney … basic brick…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 12, 2011  
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The Trail Horse
Horses are different things to different people. Some people are scared because of their sheer size and unpredictability; others have the time of their lives while on the back of a prey animal. Some ride only in the arena, while some have only ridden up in the high country on…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jun 23, 2013  
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Lessons for Horseman
I want to share my thoughts and opinions about Clinton Andersons Lessons Well Learned book. A few of the lessons we will be going over in this article are: Frustration begins where knowledge ends Desensitizing and sensitizing is a matter of balance Heart attacks are free Frustration begins where knowledge…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 22, 2013  
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How To Tame A Horse - An Overview
Reading this article will not make you a horse trainer. It will not make you an expert in understanding the body language of a horse. The question, "How to tame a horse" will not be answered in this one article. But this article will - it is hoped - open…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   May 12, 2011  
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Invest In Horse Treadmill
Everyone knows that being on the treadmill is highly beneficial for your health, but also for improving fitness level, getting in shape and feeling better overall. Treadmills are not suitable just for people, as animals get to benefit from them as well and horse treadmill is actually highly beneficial for…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   May 07, 2016  
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My Horse Training Stories : Horse Trail Riding My Tree Dismount
Horse Trail riding like I have mentioned before can be both good and bad … today was bad. But bad can also be good … ok what the heck am I talking about .. well its usually when things go bad that you really learn something about yourself and your…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 12, 2011  
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Horse Training Basic Strategies
There is a lot of things to remember when horse training. And taking it one step at a time can really help. Some of the basic to horse training include: 1. Find a starting point 2. End when you have made progress 3. Be consistent A lot of horse training…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 18, 2013  
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1001 Different Western Bits
Western Tack Bits Many to Choose There are many different types of western horse bits with an intimidating range of parts that have different purposes. You can get overwhelmed with the choice and brands available. Western Bit Principles So let’s start with what are the main common types of western…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Feb 11, 2015  
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My Horse Training Stories : Cairo My First Throughbred … at 14!
Ignorance is bliss when it comes to being a non-horsey parent and buying your kids a horse … if they were learning to ride a motorbike you wouldn’t buy them a 250 … but when it comes to a horse you get them a straight off the track 500!!! Or…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 12, 2011  
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As life always go I sell one horse ‘Willow’ .. the one I keep ‘Flick’ goes constantly lame…
Passive body language is language you use when you don’t want the horse to move. You aren’t facing…
In its most basic form the 2 stall horse barn has two rooms. There are several options that will…
Horse halters are an important item at the stables. Without halters, you cannot manage the horses.…
“The horse and human bond has been known since antiquity for its healing qualities. With a therapy…
Doing the same thing over and over, day after day. It could get boring yes. And sometimes it does,…

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