Making sure that your horse has a complete and balanced diet doesn’t have to be difficult. With the use of simple forages and concentrates your horse can stay happy and healthy all year long. Often owners, trainers, and riders get confused with all the types of feed that are available as well as the variety of information given to them. Here I will explain a few simple feeding guidelines to help you correctly feed your horse. Continue reading The Basics Of A Balanced Diet
Summer is the most popular time for riding activities and horse shows. The weather is warm and the days are long. What could be better? Besides one small and rather annoying problem. All of the things you enjoy about summer flies and other pests enjoy as well. By equipping your horse and barn properly pests will be discouraged from sticking around. Continue reading Fly Free Tips
This question is very common and there isn’t a general answer that works for every horse or situation. Knowing what type of conformation your horse has and what sport he is suited for will help you decide when to start him. Continue reading When Should I Start My Young Horse?
Summer is the busiest time for riding and other horse activities. Although this is the best riding weather in most parts of the country, there are a few heat related dangers that could put you and your horse at risk. Learn what they are and how to avoid them with a few summer time tips. Continue reading Hot Weather Help
Does your normally good mannered horse turn into a monster come feeding time, pinning his ears, kicking out or otherwise acting aggressively? You may be causing the behavior by feeding a horse with a cranky look on his face in your hurry to finish barn chores without even knowing it. Here I will help you prevent that from happening by giving you a few tips to keep your horse respectful during feeding time. Continue reading Feeding Time Frenzy
Everyone wants to have good hair and we as horse owners and lovers want our horses to have beautiful manes and tails as well. Sometimes this can be difficult with uncooperative horses, however with a few tips and a little time your horse will have a gorgeous show quality tail. Continue reading Tail Care
Every horse owner knows there are many threats that we have to keep our horses safe from. We usually are consistent when putting boots before exercising, blanketing them when the weather is cold, and deworming and vaccinating on time. But, sometimes we over look other potential dangers like weather and other natural disasters. This article will give you some pointers on how to prepare yourself and your horse for any weather dangers that may come your way. Continue reading Emergency Procedures
Many horses can have issues when it comes to hoof handling. These issues can range from resistance to sensitivity and anxiety about lifting the feet. Here I will discuss a few different methods to get your horse comfortable and confident about having his feet handled before the next time your farrier arrives. Continue reading Hoof Handling