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Do Horses Lie Down to Sleep?

Horses Sleep Standing Up
Have you ever driven by a pasture only to see all the horses’ heads drooping down toward the ground?  You probably assumed horses get all their sleep standing up.  Unless you’ve worked or lived closely with horses, you may not be used to seeing them lying down, but it’s no cause for concern when you […] Read more »

What are Chestnuts on Horses?

Many horse owners are aware that horses have chestnuts. Not as many of them, however, know that horses also have ergots on their legs. What are chestnuts and ergots? Why do horses have them? We’ll answer both of those question and more in this post. What is a Chestnut on a Horse? A chestnut, often […] Read more »

Horse Movies for Date Night

Once you’ve completed your chores for the evening, you must say goodnight to your horse and take care of your human needs! If you’re ready to kickback and spend some leisure time at home on date night, watch a horse movie alongside a close companion! Sharing your love of horses with the people you care […] Read more »

Checklist for First-Time Horse Owners

If you’re considering bringing a horse into your life for the first time, it’s wise to create a checklist that will help you organize how you’ll be spending your resources in the years ahead. As you plan your venture, it’s important to take into account the horse’s age, breed, and future purpose as you list […] Read more »

My Horse Has One Horsepower, Right?

Can your horse move a single pound over six miles in one minute? Would it be able to drag 1,000 pounds a few feet if given the same amount of time? How about a mere 100 pounds a few feet in six seconds? These are a few ways of looking at horsepower, and, yes, your […] Read more »

Przewalski’s Horse: The Last of the Wild Horses

In the mid-1880s, renowned Russian explorer Nikolay Przewalski discovered a species of horse that the scientific community had never seen before; later named Przewalski’s horse, researchers determined that it indeed was a species all of its own and, in fact, the last truly wild horse in existence. This formidable creature survived for thousands of years […] Read more »

Nervous Horse? How to Help Them Cope With Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks are inevitable on the Fourth of July. While we humans may love getting to watch a fireworks show, your horse is probably less enthusiastic about the loud bangs and smoke that come with the event. Here are some ways to make sure your horse is comfortable and safe this upcoming holiday. Create a Game […] Read more »

May is for Maintenance: How to Keep Your Eventer Going All Season

As summer grows closer, eventing season is in full-swing. One of the most physically demanding equestrian disciplines, eventing requires intensive conditioning and preparation well before you find yourself on a cross country course. While spending the winter conditioning your horse is essential, it’s important to make sure that their fitness level can be sustained. Assessing […] Read more »

Not Every Horse Needs a Blanket

When winter temps plunge, you layer on extra clothing to keep your body warm when you’ll be outside for an extended period of time. Should you do the same for your horse? You know that you’ve seen others blanket select horses though, so what factors must be considered before blanketing your horses? It’s best to […] Read more »

Can Horses Eat Celery?

Can horses eat celery? Not only is the answer yes, but horses actually love celery. Celery is one vegetable that is safe for horse consumption, and when given as a treat, it supplements your horse’s regular diet with beneficial vitamins and minerals. Unlike humans who discard its leaves and munch on the celery’s stalk, horses […] Read more »