barn safety

23 tips to keep your Barn safe for horses

Most riders think about accidents and injuries occurring when the horse is under saddle or at liberty in the field or even out at a competition but how safe is your yard and barn?  Your horse spends a lot of time in the barn over the course of a year …

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Horse seat

The Pro’s and Cons of Leasing a Horse

What is Leasing a Horse? When you lease a horse you enter into an agreement to pay a fee in exchange for a set time when you can ride/have access to a horse. The agreement is usually made with the owner of the horse. Horse owners do this as a …

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Oldenburg Topline

11 ways to build up your horse’s topline

What does Topline mean? The topline of the horse is a reference to the muscle groups which run along either side and over the top of the horse’s spine and on some of which the rider sits.  The specific area which the topline encompasses is the vertebral column (spine) from …

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Why Is My Horse Lying Down More Than Usual?

There are a few different reasons why a horse might lie down, the most common reason being to sleep. If a horse lies down it is not usually an immediate cause for concern. However if a horse lies down for a prolonged period or suddenly begins lying down more than …

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9 tips for Conditioning An Older Horse- Getting back to Work

If you have purchased or own a senior horse and are hoping to improve their overall conditioning then it is important to have a plan. This is because they have a different set of needs and requirements than younger horses and any program for conditioning should take this into account. …

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STABLE MUcking

8 Tips to Speed Up Stall Cleaning and Mucking Out

Stall cleaning is one of those jobs that needs to be done every day of the year. Horses don’t care if its Christmas Day as they will always need their stalls mucked out. The volume and frequency of the job depends on the number of stalls to be cleaned and …

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summer horse

8 Essential Warm Weather Horse Care Tips

Depending on where in the world you reside you will have different climate challenges when it comes to keeping your horse comfortable in different seasons. Summertime is a great time to ride but it is also a time when we need to take extra precautions with equine management. In warmer …

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Tips to ensure your senior horse lives their best possible life

With advances in veterinary science, particularly in the treatment of arthritis and the increasing work being done in the field of Equine Cushing’s Disease, many horses are living happy and fulfilling lives well on into their twenties and sometimes beyond.  But older horses are high maintenance and it is important …

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Horse grazing

7 Fruits & Veg that a Horse should Never Eat!

Most Horses have a plain diet. In general they prefer to eat small amounts of food steadily throughout the day as they do if left to graze on a pasture. However horses also love treats and many owners like to reward their horses with fruits or vegetables such as apples …

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BUYING HORSE

6 Signs That it Might be Time to Sell Your Horse

Figuring out whether to sell a horse or not is usually not an easy decision. When you mention selling a horse to other riders many of them will express strong opinions on when and if you should do this. However you need to make up your own mind and do …

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