Horses, like people, have unique personalities. While some can be easily trained and are productive, others are stubborn and need special training to make them docile and calmer. In the Old West, cowboys would "break" a horse by trying to dominate it. Modern animal laws prohibit beating or abusing a
Taking a horse ride through the countryside is perhaps one of the best ways to have fun. Alongside caring for your horse and undertaking basic horse maintenance, such as purchasing equine wormers, it is important to take the appropriate precautions.
Training your horse to do things that are against his instincts is a challenge for even the most experienced horse person. If a thing is strange, has a weird smell or makes scary noises, a horse will not want to approach it, much less stand on it.
A horse-drawn buggy can be used for competition and exhibitions.horse pulling buggy image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.comHorse-drawn buggies, carriages and wagons were once used as transportation, but now have found other niches in equestrian culture. A horse-drawn buggy can be used...
The question is often asked if horses can see electric fencing tape better than standard fencing wire and the probable answer is yes, the question whether they can see wire AT ALL is a different one and the answer is generally based on quotes from "experts". This is much the same as the id
All horses should be taught to walk quietly on a lead beside their handlers. A horse that charges ahead or leans on the handler while walking can be very dangerous, and it is important to stop this habit from developing. If you do have a horse that leans or charges ahead, you need to deal with the i
Your cat's lungs may fill with fluid for a number of reasons, but learning the signs can help you get your pet help before more serious health consequences set in. Cat lungs oxygenate blood and remove carbon dioxide the same way that human lungs do. When they become filled with fluid, the result is
Mecate reins have been used as a horse training and working tool for centuries. The mecate (pronounced muh-caw-tee) or McCarty rein is a line of about 22 feet made of rope or braided animal hair, usually horse hair, that is attached to either a bosal noseband or a snaffle bit. One end of the mecate
Are you wondering if your mare is pregnant? Here's the best way to determine if your mare is going to have a foal, and why it's very important to find out early. Learn if your mare is pregnant to give her the best mare care to raise a healthy foal.
Farmers have a variety of choices for equipment that rakes, spreads and merges hay before baling. They must consider crop yield, harvest losses, contamination of the crop and drying time when deciding which machinery will best suite their needs.
Horse owners or caretakers will frequently have the need to put a halter on their horse when bringing them in from the pasture. A halter is headgear that fits over the back of the neck and across the muzzle used to guide the horse. The possibility of the halter getting caught or entangled on the hor
For equestrians looking to show horses in competitions, jumping fences is an integral part of any routine or skill set. Teaching a horse to jump is a matter of gradually introducing larger and larger obstacles into the horse's path until the desired results, or fence heights, are gained. With a watc
There are two main ways to approach building a horse barn with an upstairs apartment. You can erect a building that largely replicates a traditional domestic block and brick dwelling. Alternatively, you can create a lighter building using engineered trusses. These are strong but light, pre-formed wo
A bridle path refers to a trimmed area of mane behind a horse’s ears. The bridle path is trimmed on different riding horses to prevent it from getting twisted in the mane hairs. Cutting a bridle path also keeps the horse looking neat. It is trimmed to prevent discomfort when it gets tangled in
Western saddles can be purchased with either a hard or soft (i.e., padded) seat from a variety of saddle manufacturers. In some cases, the same saddle will come with the option to select a hard seat or a regular seat.
Massage is an excellent way to improve a horse's recovery.horse image by Dragomir Uzunov from Fotolia.comCompetitive equestrian sports can take a toll on both the rider and horse, psychologically as well as physically. While riders have more access to physical therapists and psychological...
It was brought to my attention recently that there are many people "training" horses and calling themselves professionals on a resume full of RFDTV. Don't get me wrong, I think all horse owners should learn as much as they can about their equine partners, however, when it comes to tra
Horse photo gallery of About Horses and Ponies readers' horses and ponies. This online album contains photos of readers horses and ponies. Horse pictures and digital artwork. Submit your horse photo for inclusion in the My Horse Photo Gallery. Enjoy these horse photos and stories. Photo of Pati
Properly fitted tack is vital to a safe and enjoyable ride with your horse. Tack that is improperly fitted can cause behavioral problems with your horse as well as an accident for you. Both English and Western saddle girths and cinches are measured in the same manner.
A horse trailer is a small confined space, and it can be dangerous if a horse panics and pulls back in that environment. That is why many trailer ties are designed with breakaway snaps that give way if the horse panics and pulls back hard. When the horse is just standing or leaning against the bunge