It’s hard to blame a horse for failing to enjoy his deworming paste; it doesn’t exactly look like good eats. Although deworming companies have put great effort into making the medicine more palatable, some horses simply haven’t read the memo and refuse to have anything to do with dewormers. A horse that is reluctant to […]
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While horses may be an alternative to a gas-guzzling vehicle, they can’t be “garaged” like a car. If you are one of the more than 4.6 million Americans involved in the equine industry, as research from In Tech illustrates, you know that horses use pastures and paddocks for grazing, relaxing and playing. You’ll also know […]
About once a week I trail ride with my good friend Debbie. We showed horses together for many years, and I’m really enjoying introducing her to the more laid back experience of trail riding. So when she called to cancel this week, I was surprised. Then she explained that she’d taken a tumble off her […]
Although it’s sometimes sought like the holy grail by dressage riders, a square halt is not to be valued as an end in itself, but for what it tells you about your horse’s development. Think of it as a measurement of progress. In fact, how a horse stands, either under saddle or in-hand, can tell […]
A full-sized horse does best on a diet that offers 1 to 6 mg of iodine each day to keep his thyroid gland working properly. Because the iodine content of grass is too low to measure, it is best to rely on supplementation — from salt or other sources — to meet your horse’s need. […]
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — This week’s Cool Kid Bridgett Lunde shares her love of horses with children who are facing some of life’s tougher challenges. “We’ll take them and we’ll teach them horsemanship skills from the ground up. We’ll teach them everything from picking hooves and saddling to riding and more advanced horsemanship,” Bridgett explained. Whether […]