Older horses still have a lot to offer a rider, but often they’re discounted as being past their prime. It’s understandable for someone to be wary of a horse whose retirement to greener pastures may not be too far in the future, but just like people, senior horses can be senior athletes. And there is plenty […]
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“Herd in Iceland” I bet you don’t think of horses when you think of Iceland. I didn’t either until I saw this remarkable story/video. Herd in Iceland is a documentary about the annual round-up of the Icelandic horse, isolated for centuries by the country’s oceanic borders. “Herd In Iceland” began filming in the fall of 2010, […]
DIY Horse and Rider Spa Treatments Your horse works hard. You work hard. Don’t you both deserve a little pampering and stress relief? A day at the spa could be just the ticket. Spas have been bastions of human relaxation for centuries. Horse spas now offer the same sorts of pampering for our four-legged partners. […]
What do you look for when checking how your horse’s blanket fits? Good Fit A horse blanket that fits well will not be too tight or loose in any one area. Most blankets have many adjustable elements, but the length must be correct. The blanket should cover your horse from withers to tail without too […]
Horse Vaccination Strategies This article courtesy of HorseChannel.com, This article was previously published October 15, 2013, and was updated on April 20, 2023. Vaccinating your horse against disease is such a simple task. It’s not terribly time consuming, and it’s relatively inexpensive when you consider the alternative. But some people don’t vaccinate. Lack of concern regarding […]
What horse enjoys deworming time? 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 […]