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4 Dog Facial Expressions and What They Mean?

Any dog owner understands that any dog can have a barking fit that is difficult to recover from. It isn’t easy to settle a dog once they’ve been excited. This is especially true if you have a huge dog, which is more difficult to control. But sometimes, some pet dogs stay silent for days, and you must identify their problem…

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A Guide to Proper Horse Grooming

Step One: Get Your Stuff Together Artistic license is allowed in fleshing out your grooming kit, but the above list includes the bare bones essentials. I learned some time ago that good grooming tools are worth the extra cost. Not only will they last much longer but chances are that they will be better designed to suit the purpose. Buy…

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Horse Health

Preventative CareRoutine grooming, exercise, hoof care, nutrition and environmental housekeeping are key steps in maintaining the health of your horse. Horses are, by nature, social animals and interaction and company from other horses will ensure their mental well-being. Veterinary checks are important for general maintenance, but especially if you suspect illness or injury. If you suspect a problem with your…

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Basic Horse Needs

Paddock A horse should have access to a paddock of around three acres, which should have some natural shelter, good grass cover and adequate drainage. The paddock should be:Properly fenced (not barbed wire) and free from all rubbish and debris; especially old wire and iron;Close enough to home to permit daily visits;A minimum of three acres as a rough guide. ShelterHorses…

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Responsibilities of Horse Ownership

All horses have certain basic needs irrespective of the husbandry system under which they are kept.As a responsible horse owner you must provide:Readily accessible food and fresh water to maintain health and vigour;Freedom of movement to stand, stretch and lie down;Regular exercise;Social contact with other horses and people;Accommodation that neither harms nor causes undue strain, and provides adequate protection;Protection from…

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Considerations of Buying a Horse

Considerations of Buying a Horse Owning a horse is a huge responsibility. It means hard work and dirty chores for a long time, and it also means quite a considerable expense. It is very important for a prospective horse owner to understand that the initial purchase of a horse is only the first step and many more costs will be…

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Horses FAQ

What is the average life expectancy for a horse? The expected life span of a horse or pony is approximately twenty to thirty years. Although according to the Guinness Book of Records Old Billy believed to a Cleveland Bay cross eastern horse foaled in 1760 and lived to the incredible age of 62. How can horses sleep when standing? Horses…

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Horses

When horses first became domesticated, they had two roles. The slower, cold-blooded forest horses were beasts of burden and the faster, warm-blooded plains horses were a means of fast travel. There are now several different types of horse and a large number of specific breeds that are recognised internationally. The relationship you build up with a horse must be based…

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What is the difference between a horse breed and a horse type?

A horse breed relies on the existence of a stud book. The stud book records and registers pedigree. However, a breed used to refer to a group(s) of equines living in a particular area. They would be influenced by their enviornment and would often have a similiar conformation, coat colour, height and character. However, now horses are bred more selectively.…

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Cleaning Your Horse

This page is your guide to grooming your horse, from the types of shampoo and conditioner to use on your horse, to the different kind of brushes to use! Shampoos and Conditioners Healthy Haircare Shampoo Plus is a great product to choose. We also think that Absorbine’s Shampoo and Conditioner is great. Thses products are recommended by us. In order…

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