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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 »

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 »

The Dangers of Chemical-Based Medications and Sprays For Your Pets

As the weather gets warmer, the insects return. While many insects are harmless to our pets, others are considered “biting insects” and can latch on to our pets’ fur and skin, causing irritation, wounds, allergic reactions and even disease. Biting insects include fleas, ticks, flies and gnats, and many pet owners resort to harsh, chemical-laden […] Read more »

The Benefits of Bee Pollen For Horses, Dogs, and People

You’ve arguably heard a lot of buzz (no pun intended) regarding this popular superfood you’ve seen in health food stores and at your favorite smoothie shop: bee pollen. From supporting the immune system, to promoting sources of energy, to even aiding in digestion, bee pollen is a powerhouse superfood that can help enhance the health […] Read more »

Stocking Up: Symptoms and Treatments

Inexperienced horse owners and those caring for older horses may be alarmed to habitually see their animals’ legs swollen after an extensive period in the stall. This may likely be a normal condition known as “stocking up.” If this is the case, it can be an easy problem to treat. Detection During periods of inactivity, […] Read more »

How Frequently Will a Horse Visit the Vet?

Age and special needs of a horse determine how often it must see the vet. This post helps you budget your resources for the health of your horse. Read more »

Great Toys for Bored Horses

Horses are intelligent creatures that need mental stimulation and physical outlets for their energy. Some equines get all they need for contentment by roaming through a vast pasture, interacting with a trainer, working in a field, or socializing with others in the herd. Spending time in a stall may not negatively affect the behavior of […] Read more »