Horses : Pets & Animal
Many factors come into play when determining proper saddle fit to the rider. Saddle type, seat size and shape may not be as crucial as correct fit to the horse, but if the fit to the rider isn't right to begin with, you will find yourself being very uncomfortable, sore and stiff after each ride
The term "colic" means pain in the abdomen and it is more common in horses than any other animal. Some of the reasons for this predisposition in horses are given in this article to help prevent suffering. The symptoms such as excessive rolling and pawing the ground are also discussed. Advi
For those who do not know, jodhpurs are tight fitting pants that horseback riders wear when riding English style. They go from the waist down to the ankle. These pants were not always tight-fitting or the length of each leg. These loose fitting riding pants originated in the city Jodhpur, India arou
Colic is a catch-all term applied to digestive disruptions in horses. Colic is caused by trapped gas or physical blockages and happens partially because horses are not capable of reflux or regurgitation. Colic usually requires veterinary treatment and can prove fatal in some cases.
Showing your horse requires a great deal of preparation and commitment. You can't simply pull a horse out of the pasture, haul it to a show and get good results. Careful grooming is a must. One grooming technique is to shave a horse's mane, or "roach" it, but roaching must be done carefully.
In order to ride safely you need to make sure the saddle, bridle and other equipment you use is clean and in good repair. Riding with inferior or poorly fitted equipment will put both you and your horse in danger, so it is important to check and adjust your equipment before every ride.
Spurs are metal attachments for riding boots or cowboy boots. The attachment has a metal rod that comes out of the heel which is used to control a horse when riding. The spur fits around the heel of the boot and is secured with spur straps which can be a variety of materials including leather and ny
Long lining a horse is a way to teach the animal to move in a fluid and balanced manner. One of the advantages of this training method is that it can be undertaken long before the horse is old enough to ride. If you start using long lining techniques with your young horse, you can develop an animal
Play games with your miniature horse.horse image by timur1970 from Fotolia.comMiniature horse owners might not be able to ride their animals, but they can still have a great time with their horses. There are a number of games and activities miniature horse owners can use to bond with...
Bosals are usually used as training devices to help acclimate young horses to being controlled. They are useful because a young horse's mouth can be too tender for a bit. You can tie a makeshift bosal and reins when a bosal is not available. It would be valuable to practice making the bosal before i
A horses's weak or soft hooves can be a side effect of unlucky genetics or extended exposure to wet conditions. A horse with a soft sole or frog may experience lameness issues due to the frog or sole becoming bruised and tender as the horse walks through rough terrain or gets a rock stuck in its foo
Horses are herbivores who benefit from time spent grazing on food such as pasture grass or hay, however, most horse owners choose to supplement their horse's diet with additional foods, such as grain products to ensure a healthy horse. In addition, many horses are fed a selection of other food items
Training a foal early is very important. How and what you teach it at this young age will make all the difference in what type of an equine citizen the horse becomes as an adult. One of the most basic lessons is how to teach a horse to be haltered without fear or stress. This article will give you s
There are a lot of benefits to braiding your horse's hair so it is definitely something that is worth learning to do. The problem that you are going to face while learning is that it can be a stressful time for the horse since he is not going to be used to having it done. The problem will be ma