Horse Care

8 tips for Grooming a Horse (that doesn’t want to be groomed)

8 tips for Grooming a Horse (that doesn’t want to be groomed)

Grooming is a very important activity both between horses in the herd and between handler or owner and the horse.  Horses mutually groom each other to demonstrate care and attention to one another.  Grooming between owner and horse has numerous health benefits and also establishes […]

15 Telltale Signs of Stress in Horse

15 Telltale Signs of Stress in Horse

Horses are incredibly sensitive creatures with A very highly developed sense of sight, sound and smell.  As a flight animal, they are constantly attuned to signs of danger and the unknown. As a result they can become easily stressed by things they don’t understand, things […]

8 tips for Stopping a Horse Eating too Fast

8 tips for Stopping a Horse Eating too Fast

Most horses get excited when it comes to feeding time. However some horses can get a little bit too excited and may eat their food too fast as a result. This is more likely to happen with grains. When a horse eats too fast it […]

11 Ways to Improve Your Bond With Your Horse

11 Ways to Improve Your Bond With Your Horse

One of the best ways to improve your bond with your horse is simply to spend more time with them. This means not just riding but also on the ground.  If your horse lives out 24/7 then it can be easy to end up spending […]

6 Tips to Avoid your Horses Hooves Cracking

6 Tips to Avoid your Horses Hooves Cracking

Many horses will experience cracked hooves in their lifetime. Most cracks will heal themselves and present no real risk to the horse. However some cracks can become more serious and can result in a chronically unbalanced hoof and can even lead to lameness. There are […]

16 Tips for Keeping a Horse Alone

16 Tips for Keeping a Horse Alone

Horses are herd animals who naturally crave the companionship of other horses. If left alone for long periods they can suffer real separation anxiety. However horses can be taught to be alone and this lesson should come a young age while they are in the stable, […]

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

It takes on average 4-6 weeks to break in a horse in but that time span is based on several assumptions.  If all the handling and preparatory work has been done properly then it should be plain sailing.  The horse’s temperament and character can also […]

How Horses Sleep – Equine Sleep Behavior interesting Facts

How Horses Sleep – Equine Sleep Behavior interesting Facts

How many times have you paused by a field and wondered if the flat out and prone horse in the sunshine is still breathing?  Horses can really sleep in the field and the stable. To the uninitiated can look like they have died. Here are […]

7 Ways to Stop your Horse Biting

7 Ways to Stop your Horse Biting

Anyone who has been on the receiving end of an equine nip or bite will know only too well how painful it is.  Probably less deadly than a kick, biting is nevertheless an unwelcome and dangerous habit. There are many ways to stop a horse […]

How to Choose the Right Sized Horse

How to Choose the Right Sized Horse

Whether you’re buying a horse for yourself, for your child, or for someone else, it’s important to know what size of horse that you should get. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as just walking to a farm and picking out one that looks like […]