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…
Western Tack Onwebsites
At Double S Western Supplies, we pay attention to our clients to make sure our website display the right information…
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…
Building on the Basics
I heard Ian Francis once say, “Everyone wants an advanced clinic, but what they don’t realize is advanced maneuvers…
Horseback Riding for the Handicapped
“The horse and human bond has been known since antiquity for its healing qualities. With a therapy horse’s non-judgmental…
Lessons for Horseman
I want to share my thoughts and opinions about Clinton Andersons Lessons Well Learned book. A few of the lessons we…
Horses Articles (65)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Groundwork With Horses
Why perform groundwork? Groundwork is about working with a horse on the ground. You can perform exercises with your horse on the ground in preparation for riding. If you can teach something to a horse on the ground first, it makes it easier to teach to them under saddle. That…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 09, 2013  
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How to Purchase A Horse - Youve Met Your Match
Should I Buy A Horse? At this stage of the horse buying game, you’ve answered the question of whether or not you should buy a horse. You have also determined what type of horse you want based on your level of riding skill, what you can afford to pay, and…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   May 24, 2011  
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City Slicker Your Horse
Getting your horse to be “city slicker broke” includes getting on and off your horse in all sorts of different ways. If you are someone who knows horses and knows how to correctly mount and dismount a horse safely, that is great. But you need to know how to get…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 21, 2013  
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My Horse Training Stories : Bucking Horse Problem
As life always go I sell one horse ‘Willow’ .. the one I keep ‘Flick’ goes constantly lame due to abscesses .. and I decide to get a project horse and end up with a major bucking horse problem ! Finding Rez Rez was advertised as a 15hh 7yr old…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 16, 2011  
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Horse Halters: Nylon Horse Halter Has High Resistance to Moisture
Horse halters are an important item at the stables. Without halters, you cannot manage the horses. Many people run a boarding house for animals to make an income. Some provide commercial services such as training as well. Race horses are given the best of food and physical training to ensure…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   May 23, 2016  
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Chronic Laminitis In Horses
Laminitis can become chronic and horses can easily get it again and again, with each time becoming acute. It is very important to educate yourself on chronic laminitis in horses so you know what to look out for. If your horse contracts laminitis, it is imperative to immediately take the…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 05, 2011  
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Building on the Basics
I heard Ian Francis once say, “Everyone wants an advanced clinic, but what they don’t realize is advanced maneuvers are nothing more than better basics.” Let’s break this down a little bit and I hope you can see by the end of this article that advanced maneuvers are nothing but…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 18, 2013  
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My Horse Training Stories : Discovering Horse Problems Australia
I discovered John and Linda Oleary’s Horse Problems Australia about 18 months ago and it was what started me on my journey to where I am now … wanting to be a horse trainer and thinking that maybe I can do it … not just by what I have learnt…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 08, 2011  
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Best Site for Fifa 16 Coins 5 Various Astounding Points In Relation
One thing what type must not overlook usually it will be very needless that will squander aside buy fifa 16 coins paypal dollars around paying for innovative outfits prior to taking some sort of holiday. Summer time outfits which in turn drivers possessed using them about the very last voyage…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Nov 17, 2015  
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The Vaqueros Contribution for the Working Cowboy
Chaps were introduced by the Spanish to protect their legs from cactus,brush and thorns. The first chaps were large pieces of cowhide attatched to the saddle and wrapped around the leg. Later chaps changed by coming up with a chap that hung from their belt, they used pieces of rawhide…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Mar 23, 2011  
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Controling the Engine Of A Horse
Why would I need to control the hindquarters of a horse? The hindquarters of a horse is like the engine to a car. It is where all the power comes from. Now imagine if you were in a car and whenever the car wanted to it could just take off…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 09, 2013  
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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 what may be one of our biggest financial and emotional investments. It's time to go see the horse! So what should that first visit be like? What…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jun 01, 2011  
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Change Yourself, Change Your Horse
Changing yourself includes expanding your knowledge and education. As well as always being open and willing to learn. Teach the person with the horse If you are a trainer training other peoples horses or a person who hired a horse trainer, it is very important to teach the 2 leg…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 22, 2013  
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My Horse Training Stories : Horse Trail Ride From Hell !
My Horse Training Stories… What happens when you break the rules!! The Trail ride from hell There are certain rules you should always follow when working with green horses. This day we broke a couple of these rules which ended in a very dramatic trail ride which really didn’t end…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jan 05, 2012  
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Founder In Horses
Founder in horses happens after the horse has had laminitis. It is a direct result of laminitis. Many people use the terms "founder" and "laminitis" interchangeably, but they are different ailments that are related to each other. If a horse has laminitis and is not treated immediately, founder can set…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Apr 11, 2011  
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Horse Training Can Be Boring
Doing the same thing over and over, day after day. It could get boring yes. And sometimes it does, but that is how you are going to get a good reliable horse trained. Really well trained horses have been there, done that. But it just isn’t once, twice, or even…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Jul 19, 2013  
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My Horse Training Stories : Hoof Boots Why I Use Them
Firstly I would like to say I love my farrier !! … not in a love love kinda way but more in the fact I have a hug amount of respect for him in terms of the huge amount of passion he has for horses feet!! ..he was the one…
By:  in  Pets  >  Horses   Dec 07, 2011  
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Safety is really important around horses. A horse is a 1000lb prey animal, and we are 150lb people.…
Passive body language is language you use when you don’t want the horse to move. You aren’t facing…
I would like to begin by saying how exciting it is to searching for a new horse! While the journey…
Horse Trail Riding as laid back as it seems can be one of the most dangerous things you do with a…
In its most basic form the 2 stall horse barn has two rooms. There are several options that will…
If you only have a few horses a small barn is a great way to provide a home for your animals without…

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