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Cleaning out the stall

This page is to teach you how to do your weekly or for some two to three times a week chore: Cleaning out the stall. Although you may think this task is simple, its really not. While using concrete and rubber mats is a good idea, the best idea is to have a layer of gravl, covered with hard packed…

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Blacksmiths for Horses

The hooves are just about the most easily affected part of a horse’s body. The hooves can crack, rot, break off, etc. Those are just a few reasons that you should find a suitable blacksmith. Contrary to what some people may say, your horse should be re-shod every six to eight weeks. A horse may go lame if his/her hooves…

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Horse Love and Companionship

Showing your horse love and companionship is the most important part in taking care of your horse. Without your horse feeling love, he/she will not become attatched to you. When horses are young, their mother shows them love by groming them. They would help clean their mane and their body. By grooming your horse, you are showing him/her love and…

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Trailering Your Horse

Trailering your horses to another place can be a dangerous job. Many things can happen to the horse that could injure the horse for life. When trailering your horse, it is best if your horse is wearing a blanket and leg wraps to protect your horse’s legs. Some horses also wear headguards, but most people decide not to have their…

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Horse and Pony Identification

The number of horse thefts each year is ever increasing but many owners feel it won’t happen to them … until it does. Ensuring that a horse is easily identifiable will go a long way to recovering it if stolen and some forms of identification also act as a deterant. Many insurance companies also offer reduced premiums for horses which…

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Horse Care – Grooming Kit

Grooming Kit is the name given to the collection of brushes and combs that are needed to keep a horse clean, shining and healthy. Each brush or comb serves a different purpose and the most common items which form a grooming kit are listed below. Dandy Brush A brush with long stiff bristles used for removing dry surface dirt out…

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Riding and Road Safety

There may be times when it is necessary to ride on roads and it is important that this is made as safe as possible for the sake of rider, horse and car drivers. Riders should be aware of the Highway Code and avoid main or busy roads if possible. The rider should always remain in control of the horse keeping…

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Saddlery Safety

It is important to carry out routine checks of your saddlery and tack, not only for the benefit of your horse’s comfort but also to ensure safe riding. If your saddlery or tack fails any of the checks below then have it repaired or replaced before you ride. Checking the SaddleCheck the saddle for any weakness or wear including cracking.Check…

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About Horses: Horse Anatomy

Equine Gender The following are the terms used to describe the gender of a horse or pony. Filly – A female horse or pony not yet full grown. Colt – A male horse or pony not yet full grown or gelded (castrated). Mare – A fully grown female horse or pony. Stallion – A fully grown male horse or pony…

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Equine Housing: From Horse Barns to Pasture

If you are to get the best from your horse, it is vital that you provide him with a happy, comfortable and safe home environment. This applies whether he is kept in a horse barn or in a field. As a general rule, a particularly fine-coated horse, or one that is in hard work, needs to be stabled during cold…

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