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Don't Get Dragged By Your Horse
Very serious injuries can occur if you get dragged by a horse. Here's how to reduce the chances of getting dragged, and what to do if it happens.

Getting Your Toes Stepped On By A Horse
Getting your toes stomped on is almost a given when you work around horses. Here's how to avoid stepped on toes, and what to do if it happens.

How to Avoid Getting Kicked By a Horse
Learn why horses kick and how you can deal with a kicker when riding and handling. Learn about the vice of kicking and how to prevent injuries to people and other horses.

Learn About Warmblood Horses
Learn what Warmblood horses are, their qualities, uses and origins.

Learn About Anglo-Arabians
The Anglo-Arabian is a sport horse that can be registered by the Arabian Horse Association. Learn about this elegant and athletic breed.

Horse Tack Safety Check
Learn how to check tack you are thinking of buying and tack you already own for damage that could lead to an injury.

Why Horses Lose Weight - Diet, Weather and Health
Learn why horses lose weight, or are difficult to keep in good condition and what you can do to help. Learn the various reasons a horse may lose weight or may not gain weight. Learn what factors contribute to weight loss and what you can feed your horse and check to make sure it stays in healthy condition.

The American Saddlebred
Learn interesting facts about the American Saddlebred horse, a three or five gaited North American breed.

Pony of the Americas
Here is a pony breed developed just for kids. Learn about the colorful and easy to get along with Pony of the Americas.

Meet the Shagya Arabian
The Shagya Arabian is not well known in North America, but is influential in many breeds. They may also be the perfect choice for those who feel a purebred Arabian is too small.

An Introduction to the Western Equitation
Learn about Western Equitation and how you can get involved in this exacting horse discipline. Learn how to get started, how to prepare your horse and what the benefits of western equitation are.

West Nile Virus or WNV in Horses
A profile of West Nile Virus or WNV. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

Choosing a Western Cinch
There are a lot of choices in cinches. Here's how to choose a cinch that is comfortable for your horse, won't gall and is a safe way to hold your western saddle on.

Learn About Pigeon Fever in Horses
Learn all about Equine Pigeon Fever. Learn about equine Botulism Poisoning and the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Natural Horse and Stable Pest Control
Go green in your barns and stable with natural pest control and learn methods of controlling insects and rodents that are safe for your horse and the environment.

How to Get Off or Dismount From a Horse
Learn how to safely dismount a horse after riding. This how-to describes how to get off of a horse from an English or Western saddle.

Buying Rescue Horses
Are you thinking of buying a rescue horse? Here are tips for those who wish to buy or adopt a horse from a rescue or adoption organization. Learn what you need to know before buying rescue horses.

An Introduction to Competitive Trail Riding
A basic introduction to the sport of competitive trail riding describing how to prepare and what to expect.

Learn About Feeding Your Horse Hay With a Slow Feeder
Learn about the benefits of feeding hay with slow feeders. Slow grazers or feeders have many advantages. Learn about what to look for and how to buy or design your own.

All About Horse Age and Lifespan
What is the average lifespan of a horse? Learn how long horses can live, the average lifespan, what they can do at any age, how determine horse age, how to look after an old horse and what the age of the oldest horse is.

Types of Horse Bit Mouthpieces
Learn about different types of horse bit mouth pieces. Find out what mullen mouths, French links, wire mouthpieces, chain mouths, keys, ports, spades and crickets and rollers are. Find out all about different types of horse bit mouthpieces.

Types of Horse Bit Mouthpieces
Learn about different types of horse bit mouth pieces. Find out what mullen mouths, French links, wire mouthpieces, chain mouths, keys, ports, spades and crickets and rollers are. Find out all about different types of horse bit mouthpieces.

Seven Major Horse Competitions Around the World
Learn about seven major horse competitions that are held annually around the world. These are exciting events for spectators and competitors and a goal of many young riders.

6 Hidden Reasons Your Horse May Appear Lame
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Learn About Mules and Hinnies
Mules were once preferred to horses in some cultures. Learn about mules and hinnies and how they differ from horses.

Gypsy Horse
Learn interesting facts about the Gypsy Horse or Gypsy Vanner, a new breed built on an old horse type.

How to Make a Safe Horse Costume
Do you want to make a costume for a horse for a parade or horse show. Here are tips for making your costume safe for you and your horse. Find advice and resources to make the safest and most creative costume for a horse.

How to Get on a Horse the Easy Way - Get on a Horse Easily - Make Getting on a Horse Easier
Solve problems getting on a horse. Make getting on a horse easier with these simple and easy tips. How to make mounting a horse easier.

Learn to Ride a Horse in a Straight Line
Learn to ride your horse in a straight line. This exercise demonstrats how difficult riding in a straight line really is, and discusses why the exercise is important.

Feeding Grains or Supplements - Does my horse need grain, supplements or concentrates?
Learn how to feed your horse. Does my horse need grain, supplements or concentrates? Find out if you should feed your horse more than just hay or grass.

Signs of Poor Western Saddle Fit
Learn the signs of poor saddle fit in a Western saddle. Reconize the physical and behavioural signs that may indicate your Western saddle does not fit properly.

Train Your Horse to do a Half-Pass
Train your horse to do a half-pass. Teach your horse to be obedient to leg aids for a safer and more comfortable ride.

Profile of Olympic Jumping Rider Beezie Madden
Read a profile of the United States Olympic and Grand Prix Jumping rider Beezie Madden.

Hay For Horses FAQs - Is it Okay to Feed Horses Dusty or Moldy Hay?
Learn whether or not it is safe and healthy to feed horses and ponies hay that contains dusts or molds.

How Horses Express Stress
Horses can suffer from psychological stress. Stress can be caused by many situations and horses can express their stress in many different ways. Here is a look at the way your horse may be telling you it is stressed.

Should You Choose Leather or Synthetic Tack?
Can't decide if leather or synthetic horse tack is for you? Here's a look at the characteristics and qualities of synthetic and leather saddles and bridles.

Is a Gaited Horse For You?
If you are interested in buying a gaited horse, be sure you know a few essentials first. Here's a few things you need to know about gaited horses.

Common Misconceptions About Horse Breeds
All horses of a certain breed are the same, or are worth more, or are better than grade horses, right? Not necessarily. Here are a few commonly held misconceptions about horse breeds.

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How to Measure and Fit a Horse Blanket
How to measure your horse to find a horse blanket that will fit properly. Horse blanket fitting instructions

Keep Your Horse Cool in Hot Weather
Learn how to keep your horse, pony, donkey, or mule comfortable and healthy in hot weather. Learn to identify the signs of heat stress in horses. Prevent heat stroke in horses and find out what to do until the veterinarian arrives. Hot weather horse care.

Feeding Treats to Horse and Ponies Safely
Learn how to safely feed your horse or pony treats. Tips on what you can safely feed your horse as treats.

6 Quick and Easy Ways To Be An Annoying Horse Owner or Rider
Want to make bad neighbors and get them complaining about your horse? Here are six ways to annoy non-horse folks and give horse owners a bad name.

Stat! Horse Wound Spray Review
Learn about a spray on wound dressing for horses called Stat! formulated by a hospital pharmacist with 20 years experience in wound and burn treatment.

Dealing With the Physical Aspects of Horse Care and Riding
Are you ready for the physical side of taking care of your horse? Do you have the agility and strength it takes to ride and care for your horse. Here's a look at issues many of us face, and how to deal with them.

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How to Cue Your Horse to Back Up
Learn how to cue your horse to back up or do a rein back. Learn how to use your hands, seat and legs to cue your horse to step backwards.

Practice Steady Hands for Clear Rein Aids Without a Horse
Here is an exercise that is easy and fun to do, that will help you learn to have steady quiet hands controlling the reins while you are horseback riding.. You'll need no other special equipment other than a table or counter top . Try this before you horseback ride, to help you understand how to keep your hands quiet and steady.

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Horse?
Many people wonder if there is a time of year when it is best to buy a horse. Here is information about which season is best for buying a horse.

Vaccinating Your Horse
Learn about vaccinating your horse. Having your horse vaccinated for at least the four major disease that can affect your horse is very important. Learn why you should vaccinate your horse.

EHV-1 and EHV-4 Equine Herpesvirus Profile or Equine Herpes
Learn about EHV-1 and EHV-4, forms of Equine Herpesvirus, or Rhinopneumonitis, and the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

The Difference Betweeh Horses and Ponies
Learn the real differences between horses and ponies. Learn what identifies a pony, and why it's different from a horse.

The Difference Between White and Grey Horses
Some horses look white, but are not actually white. Learn the difference between white and grey horses and why it's important to know whether your horse is white or grey, especially if you're a breeder.

Sun Protection for Horseback Riders
Spending time with your horse often means spending time in the sun. Here's how to be sun smart when your ride your horse.

What Not to Wear Horseback Riding Edition
You may already own lots of clothing that can be worn while horseback riding. But, some clothing is unsafe or uncomfortable when working around and riding horses. Here's what not to wear, riding style.

Smart Phone Apps for Horseback Riders
There are lots of apps that can help you with your riding and keep track of your horse's care and needs. Here's a look at apps that can be useful to riders and horse owners.

What To Take Along When You're Trail Riding
What to take with you for safety and comfort when you are trail riding. Here's a list of handy items.

How Horses Are Most Likely To Die
Rarely do horses simply die of old age. Here's a look at the most common causes of death in horses.

Choosing Hoof Protection for Your Horse
Learn about alternatives to metal horse shoes to protect your horse's hooves when you ride or drive.

White Line Disease in Horses
Learn about white line disease in horse's hooves. Learn about equine white line disease, also called seedy toe, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of white line disease in horses.

Hoof Abscesses
Learn all about Hoof Abscesses. Learn about equine Hoof Abscesses, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of hoof abscesses in horses.

Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Profile
A description of Tennessee Walking Horses. Learn about the Tennessee Walking Horse's physical characteristics, history and origin, uses, unique traits, colors, and markings.

An Introduction to Le TREC
An introduction to the sport of Le TREC, a test of trail horse and rider. Find out what Le TREC is, how to prepare and the goals of the competition.

What Does An Equine Chiropractor Do?
Learn how an equine chiropractor can help your horse. There is a long list of physical and behavioral problems that may be solved by chiropractic manipulation. Here's how an equine chiropractics can help.

Cleaning and Caring For Your Synthetic Bridle
Find tips for using environmentally friendly methods and products to clean your horse's tack and equipment. Clean saddles, bridles, bits and more the environmental friendly way.

Grooming For Your First Horse Show
Presentation is everything at horse shows. Here's how to groom your horse for your first horse show.

Getting Ready for Your First Horse Show
Get ready for your first show! Here's what you need to know to prepare you, your horse and tack for your very first horse show.

Choose a Saddle For Trail Riding
Learn about some of the most popular saddles used for trail riding on horseback.

Choosing a Bridle For Trail Riding
What bridle should you use on your horse trail riding? Here is a look at the options available to trail riders.

Keep Your Horse's Tail Healthy With These Top 10 Tips
Find top tips to keep your horse's tail in beautiful glowing health. Learn how to use the right tools and products to encourage growth and protect your your horse's tail.

How to Care for Your English or Western Riding Boots
Good riding boots are an investment that you'll want to care for to help them last. Learn tips to clean the outside, inside and soles of your Western or English riding boots. Find out how to deodorize your boots inside and out, and care for leather finishes on riding boots.

Checking For Damage
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here is step eleven, check for damage.

Finish Cleaning Your Horse's Bridle.
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here is the last step to a clean bridle.

How to Use Saddle Soap
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here is how to apply the leather soap.

How to Clean Bridle Buckles
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here is how to clean around buckles and tight spots.

Cleaning the Dirt Away
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle.

Cleaning Stains and Jockey
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here's how to clean stains.

Taking Apart Your Horse's Bridle
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here is step three of how to clean a bridle.

Clean Your Horse's Bit
Learn how to clean a horse's bridle. Here is how to clean a horse's leather bridle. Follow this step-by-step pictorial to easily clean a horse bridle. Here is step four in this pictorial of how to clean a leather horse bridle.

Safety and Courtesy for Horseback Riders on Multi-Use Trails
Tips for horseback riders on multi-use trails. Learn about saftey and courtesy when encountering hikers, bikers, joggers, and motorized vehicles while riding your horse on multi-use trails such as state or provincial parks, rail trail, or private trails.

Riding Your Horse Up and Down Hills
Learn to ride your horse safely and in control when going up and down hills. Find out what skills you'll need to trail ride in hilly terrain.

Riding Your Horse Over Rough Terrain and Through Water
Learn to ride your horse safely and in control when going up and down hills. Find out what skills you'll need to trail ride in hilly terrain.

Choosing a Trail Horse
Here's advice for choosing your first trail horse, including the essential traits of a good trail horse, and where to start looking when you're ready to buy. Choose a a safe and fun trail horse.

How to Groom a White Horse
White horses can be a challenge to keep clean. Here's how to keep your white or light colored horse clean and bright. Learn tips to clean your white horse, and keep it from getting yellowish or stained.

How to Cold Hose Your Horse's Legs
Learn how to cold hose your horse's legs to reduce swelling, heat and other signs of injury. Find out how long to cold hose, why you should and how to go about it.

How to Give A Horse a Bath
If you need to give your horse a top to bottom cleaning, here's how to give your horse a bath. Get ready for a show, or clean up a horse that is muddy and dirty, by giving it an all-over bath with water and horse shampoo. Here's how to bathe your horse.

When Horse' sTails Go Missing
Has your horse's tail gone missing? Here's what you need to know about horse tail thieves before you call the police.

Choosing The Right Lead Rope for Your Horse
There are a lot of different lead ropes available. Here's how to choose the right kind for you and your horse.

How to Groom Your Horse's Mane and Tail
Want your horse to have a beautiful flowing mane and tail. Here's how to groom your horse's mane and tail, and keep it healthy.

How to Feed Your Horse Indoors
Learn how to feed your horse grains and hay safely using different methods, when it is in its stall.

Most Popular Gaited Horse Breeds
Learn about some of the most popular gaited horses breeds you can choose from when looking for your next smooth ride.

How To Use Paste De-Worming Medication for Horses
Paste wormers are the most common parasite control methods horse owners can use for controlling parasites in their horses. Learn how to administer paste de-wormers to your horse.

Horses that Lie Down When You Ride
Does your horse try to lie down or roll while you are riding it? Here's why your horse is trying to lie down, and how you can solve the problem.

How Your Horse Spends Its Time
Illness, injury or surgery may mean your horse needs a period of stall rest. Here is how to manage stall rest for your recovering horse.

What is a Girth on a Horse?
The meaning of the word girth as used when discussing horses or ponies

Horseback Riding Crash or Safety Vests
Have you thought about wearing a crash or safety vest or body protector when you ride your horse? Here's how to choose a crash vest, and my findings on their comfort and fit. Learn about horseback riding crash or safety vests.

Definition of Quarter Line in An Arena
The meaning of Quarter Line as used when discussing horses or ponies.

Rigs, Ridglings or Cryptorchidism in Horses
Learn about Cryptorchidism in horses. Learn why horses are rigs or ridglings, and why they aren't the best choice for a new horse owner.

Colic in Horses FAQs - What Will the Veterinarian do for My Horse With Colic?
Find out what the veterinarian will do for your horse or pony with colic. Learn the basic procedures of an colic examination.

Spring Clean Your Pastures, Barnyards, Corrals and Paddocks
Winter can take its toll on fences and grass. Get your pasture growing, check for debris and make sure your fences are in good repair with these spring pasture care tips.

Spring Horse Care Tips
When the weather is warming up, it's time to prepare your horse's stables, pastures and paddocks for the busy months again. Here are spring horse care tips for cleaning and organizing your pastures, stables, barns, paddocks and horse stalls.

Cancers in Horses
It's a myth that horses don't get cancer. Here's a quick look at cancers common in horses.

Stay Safe in Your Horse's Stall
Working in close quarters with your horse can be dangerous. Learn how to stay safe in your horse's stall.

Save Money Buying Horse Tack
Learn where to buy blankets, saddles, bridles and other horse tack at affordable prices, while still getting the best quality you can.

Keeping Kids Safe Around Horses
Learn how to help your young child stay safe while riding a horse and pony and working with it from the ground.

Why There Are So Many Horse Breeds?
Why are there so many horses breeds? Here's a look at how horse breeds got started and why there are now so many horse breeds around the world.

Horse Breeds From Around the World
How many horse breeds are there? Learn interesting facts about the vast number of breeds and types worldwide.

Nikwax Leather Restorer Review
A review of Nikwax Leather Restorer. Learn about my impressions of the product Nikwax Leather Restorer when used on leather accessories and riding boots.

Fun Horse Facts for Kids
Find horse information and activities especially for kids. Learn about horse, their care, and fun horse activities you can do, even if you don't have your own horse.

Fun Horse Facts for Kids
Find horse information and activities especially for kids. Learn about horse, their care, and fun horse activities you can do, even if you don't have your own horse.

Horse Clubs and Associations for Kids
Learn about the various horse clubs, associations and groups available to children and youth riders.

Offering Board for Horses
Learn how to start boarding horses on your own property, what you need to know, how to set fees and what to expect when you offer board.

Safety Tips for Falling Off of a Horse
These tips may help you fall off of a horse with greater safety. Learn how to fall off a horse or pony. Avoid falls, and prevent injury with these tips.

Your New Horse and Your Other Animal Companions
When you bring your new horse home, you aren't the only family member that it will get to know. Here's what you need to learn about introducing your horse to four-legged companions like cats, dogs, goats and pigs.

Learn the Five Things Your Horse Probably Does Not Like
Horses are generally very accpeting of what we do. But here are 5 things they don't like.

Being Cinched or Girthed Up Too Tight and Too Quickly
Learn about one annoying thing you may do each time you put on your horse's saddle.

Horses
Learn how not to approach a strange horse, and how you should greet a horse for the first time.

Training Aids
Training aids may be helpful or the can make your horse's life a misery. Here's how.

Being Kept Alone
Learn how being a herd animal makes being alone stressful for a horse.

Being Kept Indoors
Horses like to live out doors. Learn why they may not like living in their stalls for along period of time.

A Guide to Getting a Horse of Your Own
Learn how to get a horse. Discover the different ways to get a horse. Learn how to determine if you should get a horse, how to buy, lease, adopt or get a horse for free. Learn how to convince your parents to get you a horse.

Convince Your Parents to Buy You a Horse
How to prove to your parents that you should have a horse. Tips and ideas for convincing your parents you are ready to own a horse. I want a horse, how do I ask my parents?

What Kind of Horses Do You Like?
What kind of horses do you like? Here's how identifying the horses that you like can help you decide whether to ride western or English.

Do You Like To Be Dressed Casually, or More Formally?
Formal or more casual dressing? Find out how you like to dress can help you decide how you'll like to ride.

Do You Like a More Forward Moving Horse, or One That is More Slow and Relaxed?
The gaits of English and western horses can differ. Learn which you may like more.

Are You More Attracted To the Riding Seen in the Olympics or in Rodeo and Speed Events?
Do you like dressage or rodeo? Here's how the disciplines you admire can help you decide to ride English or western.

Do You Want to Learn to Jump?
This one simple question will help you decide whether you should ride English or western.

What If The Answer To All of These Questions is Neither?
Sometimes the answer is 'none of the above'. Find out how you can ride, without choosing between English or western styles.

How To Decide Whether Your Should Ride English or Western
How do you decide whether to ride English or western? Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you make the choice.

Should I Clip My Horse This Winter?
Are you thinking of clipping your horse's long winter coat? Here are some things to consider before you start.

Seven Mistakes To Avoid When You Tack Up to Ride
Are you making these mistakes when you tack up up y our horse to ride? Here are seven things to avoid before you ride. Tack up your horse safely.

Wolf Teeth - What are Wolf Teeth on a Horse?
What are a horse's Wolf Teeth. What are wolf teeth and where are these teeth located in a horse's mouth. Learn about wolf teeth on horses.

Storing Horse Feed
Learn how to store your horse's feed for maximum nutrition and tastiness. Learn the best containers to keep your feed in, how to avoid pests and how to keep feed fresh.

Driving Horse Bits
Learn the names, uses and how specific types of Driving horse bits work. Learn about Driving horse bits from simple snaffles to Liverpools. All about Driving horse bits.

Keep Your Horse Safe and Happy in the Trailer
Learn how to maintain your trailer, tie your horse and drive safely with a horse in a trailer. Keep your horse comfortable and safe in a horse trailer.

The Top 3 Danger Zones for Horses
The most unsafe place for your horses may not be where you'd think. Learn the top there danger zones for your horse.

The Courbette
Learn about the spectacular air above the ground dressage movement, the courbette.

The Capriole
Learn about the haute ecole dressage movement the capriole, an air above the ground.

Spanish Walk
Learn about the Spanish Walk, and other haute ecole dressage movements.

The Levade
Learn about the levade and its place in dressage airs above the ground training.

The Ballotade and Croupade
Learn about the airs above the ground the Ballotade and Croupade.

The Roots of Dressage and Haute Ecole
Learn about the roots of haute ecole and classical dressage, starting with the Greeks, until Renaissance times.

The Passage
Learn about the movement, the passage, in the training of dressage horses.

The Piaffe
Learn about the piaffe in dressage and its use on the battlefield.

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Popular Horse and Pony Breeds for Children
Learn about the best horse and pony breeds for children. Find out the most suitable breeds for your child's first pony.

Winter Horse Care Mistakes
Here are the top ten mistakes horse owners makes when winter weather sets in. Learn to avoid these mistakes and keep your horse healthier and happier in the cold weather months.

Why Horses Roll
Ever wondered why your horse rolls? Here's the good and bad of rolling, and how you can tell the difference.

Tips for Riding Safely and Comfortably in Winter
Find tips that will help you care for and prepare your horse or pony for winter riding. Winter horse care tips. Winter riding tips.

How to Tie a Western Cinch - Position the Saddle
Learn how to tie your western cinch properly and safely. These step-by-step instructions show with photos show you how to tie a cinch on a Western saddle. Learn how to do up, tie, and tighten the cinch on a Western saddle.

How to Tie a Western Cinch - Position the Cinch Strap
Here is how to begin making the first loop in the cinch strap of your western saddle. Learn how to do up, tie, and tighten the cinch on a western saddle.

How to Tie a Western Cinch-Step 3
Complete the first loop as you learn to tie a western saddle cinch. With these Step-by-step instructions you will see how to tie a cinch on a western saddle. Learn how to do up, tie, and tighten the cinch on a western saddle.

How to Tie a Western Cinch Step 4
Learn how many times you should loop the cinch strap on your western saddle. This tutorial shows you how to tie up your western cinch.

How to Tie a Western Cinch Step 5 - Start the Knot
Learn to tie the knot as you do up a western saddle cinch. This step shows you how to start the knot on a western saddle.

How to Tie a Western Cinch Step 7 - Tighten the Cinch
Learn how to tighten your western saddle cinch. These step-by-step instructions show you how to tie a cinch on a western saddle. Learn how to do up, tie, and tighten the cinch on a western saddle.

How to Tie a Western Cinch Step 6 - Complete the Knot
Complete the knot on a western saddle cinch. This is the last step before tightening the cinch and beginning to ride. Learn to fasten you western saddle cinch.

Horses Skin Diseases and Conditions
Find information about various skin problems, irritations and rashes on horses. Learn about ringworm, lice, mange, rain scald and other skin conditions on horses.

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Five Things To Know Before Training a Horse
What you'll need to know and understand before attempting to train or solve behavior or training problems with your horse or pony. Here are ideas that you can use to start training your horse or solving problems safely and sensibly.

Most Popular Driving Horse Breeds
Learn about popular horse breeds for driving, whether singly, double or in multi-horse hitches. Find out what breeds you might choose if you want to drive a horse or team.

The Basics of Horse Trailers
If you're thinking of buying a horse trailer, here are the basics about materials, design and other considerations when you're making a choice that's right for you and your horse.

Teach Your Horse to Cross Water
Many horses won't cross water when they first encounter it. Whether a stream on trail or puddle in the barn yard horses can be frightened to walk through. Learn how to teach your horse walk through any water, whether lakeside, stream, puddle or pond.

Holiday Horse Ideas - Holiday Horse Gifts, Pictures, Recipes, and Fun - Holiday Fun with Horses
Do you have a horse lover or a horse in your life? Here are ideas for holiday horse fun. Find recipes, gifts, safety tips and fun ideas for enjoying the holidays with a horse.

Most Popular Heavy Horse Breeds
Learn about popular heavy draft horse breeds old and new. Get to know the Percheron, Shire and other draft horses popular in North America.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Pony?
Frequently asked questions about buying your child's first pony. How much will a pony cost? Tips and recommendations for choosing the perfect pony for your child.

Summer or Sweet Itch in Horses
Learn about sweet or summer itch on horses. Learn why horses get sweet itch or summer itch, how to treat it and how to prevent summer or sweet itch.

Horseback Riding Guide: Introduction to Jumping
Whether you ride English or western it is handy to know how to safely go over a small jump. Here is how to get started in jumping no matter what style of riding you enjoy.

Introduction to Endurance Riding
This introduction to Endurance Riding describes what you can expect, how to prepare and what to take to your first endurance ride. You'll find links to conditioning schedules and tips for new riders.

What You Need to Know About Your Horse’s Urine
It's important to know about your horse's urine and urination, what's normal and what is not. Here is what you need to know about horse urine and urination.

Safety Tips for Driving Your Horse
Driving a horse requires a greater sense of safety and knowledge of rules of the road. Learn safety tips for driving your horse in harness and about driving skills, vehicle safety and safety while driving. These tips will help you stay safe while driving or riding in a horse drawn vehicle.

Winter Hoof Care
Learn how to take care of your horse's hooves in winter, whether your horse is barefoot or shod.

Dealing With the Horse Pasture Bully
Learn why your horse bucks when you ride it and how you can prevent your horse from bucking. Find possible answers to why your horse bucks when under saddle and how to prevent bucking.

Horse Breed Profile - Peruvian Paso
The Peruvian Paso is a heritage breed with many unique traits. Learn about the Peruvian Paso's physical characteristics, history and origin, uses, colors, and markings.

Tips For Coosing Equipment For Your First Horse
What's the right type of gear to buy for your first horse. Here's a look at basic gear that is safe, appropriate and durable.

Your Child's First Pony - What to Look For in a Child's Pony
Frequently asked questions about buying your child's first pony. What are the characteristics of a good first time pony. What should you look for when searching for a pony.

What to Do When Your Horse Chews the Bit Shanks
Does your horse lip at and try to choose the shanks on its bit while your ride or drive? Her's how to deal with a horse that fiddles with its bit.

Learn If Blanketing Will Prevent Horse's Winter Coat Growth
Do you want to prevent your horse from growing a long coat this winter? Find out if blanketing your horse will stop thick hair coat growth and speed spring shedding. Learn what type of blanket and other equipment you should you use.

EIA, Swamp Fever or Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses
What is EIAcan be deadly or debilitating. Learn about EIAs causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments available so you can protect your horse.

Choke in Horses - What is Choke?
Learn about choke in horses. Learn how to identify, and prevent choke in horses.

Horse Trailer Hauling Safety Tips
Learn how to safely trailer a horse in a horse trailer. Find tips and suggestions for the first time you drive a truck and horse trailer.

Horse Shoeing FAQ
Answers to your questions about shoeing your horse. Does your horse need shoes? Find out what conditions and sports might require shoes, what a good shoeing job looks like, how often shoes should be reset and more.

Why You Should Learn to Ride Well
Why is it worth learning to become a better rider? Here are the benefits of improving your riding skills for both you and your horse.

Can a Horse Survive by Eating Snow in Winter?
A question many people ask is 'can a horse survive by eating snow in the winter'. The answer is 'maybe'. A horse might be able to eat snow and get enough

Horse Trainer Profile - Clinton Anderson
Clinton Anderson was born and raised in Australia and became a U.S. citizen in 1997. Photo PricegrabberHis mentors were some of the best on both continents.

Hold the Reins Correctly When Horseback Riding
Whether you ride English or western, there is a correct way to hold the reins. Here's how to arrange the reins in your hands for the best control.

Horses and Sunburn or Photosensitivity
Learn how photosensitivity and sunburn can affect your horse, how it happens and what to do what to do when it happens. Protect your horse in the summer months and learn how to avoid photosensitivity and sunburn.

How Horses Express Stress
Horses can suffer from psychological stress. Stress can be caused by many situations and horses can express their stress in many different ways. Here is a look at the way your horse may be telling you it is stressed.

10 Tips for Horseback Riding Alone
Many of us ride out alone on trail, or ride by ourselves in a ring or arena. Here are ten tips to maximize your safety while horseback riding alone.

Common Types of Bridles
Learn about the five most common types of bridles and choose the right bridle for you and your horse.

Choosing English Reins
Do you need to buy English reins for your horse? Here area guidelines for choosing reins that are comfortable and correct.

Oat 'n' Apple Chewies Horse Treats Recipe
A simple recipe for baking your own horse cookies. Mix applesauce and oat bran for healthy homemade for your horse treats. Horse treats you can make at home.

How to Introduce a New Horse to the Herd
When you bring a new horse home you need to introduce it to your herd as safely as possible. Here are tips and ideas for introducing a new horse to the herd.

Learn About Bot Flies and Horses
Learn about bot flies, how to know if bot flies have been around your horse and how to remove bot fly eggs. Bots are a serious internal parasite problem in horses, so know how to prevent bot infestations.

Horses and Punishment
The pros and cons of using punishment to correct and train your horse. Learn how punishment can affect your horse.

Basic Horse Care - Basic Time Requirements for Proper Horse Care
Learn how long it takes every day to properly care for horses, ponies, donkeys or mules.

Snaffle Bits Explained - Half Spoon or Half Cheek Snaffle Bit Explained
Learn the uses and action of the Half Spoon or Half Cheek Snaffle Bit . Find a photo and description of this commonly used driving snaffle horse bit.

Parts of the Snaffle - The Joint on a Snaffle Bit
Learn the parts of the snaffle bit. Learn about the joint of a snaffle mouth piece.

Parts of the Snaffle - The Mouthpiece of the Snaffle Bit
Learn the parts of the snaffle bit. Learn about different mouth pieces on snaffle bits.

Parts of the Snaffle - Attaching the Bridle and Reins on a Snaffle Bit
Learn the parts of the snaffle bit. Learn how and where to attach the bridle reins and cheek pieces of your bridles.

Parts of the Snaffle - The Cannon on a Snaffle
Learn the parts of the snaffle bit. This tutorial describes the parts of the snaffle bit with pictures. Learn about the cannon on a snaffle bit.

Parts of the Snaffle -
Learn the parts of the snaffle bit. This tutorial describes the parts of the snaffle bit with pictures.

Choosing, Storing and Feeding Round Hay Bales to Horses
Learn how to choose, store and feed large round hay bales to horses. Learn how to save hay, store for the least waste and feed large round bales to your horse.

The Eleven Most Common Horseback Riding Problems
As you learn to ride you may fall victim to one of these common bad riding habits. Learn what to watch for as you learn to ride your horse.

Western Curb Bits - Western Grazing Bit Explained
Learn the uses and action of the Western grazing bit. Find a photo and description of this commonly used Western curb horse bit.

Glossary of Horse Terms - School
When you talk about horses, what is to school or schooling? Find the glossary definition of school in About.com Horses Glossary of Horse Terms.

How to Tell the Approximate Age of a Horse by Its Teeth
Learn how to tell a horse's age by its teeth. How to tell the approximate age of a horse from its teeth.

The Basics of Keeping on Contact with Direct Reining
Learning to have consistent contact on the reins can be hard for beginners to understand. Here are the basics of riding with contact.

Choosing a Boarding Stable - Picking a Boarding Stable for Your Horse
Tips for choosing a boarding stable for your horse. What should you look for when trying to pick the best boarding stable where your horse will be cared for and you will be comfortable? Here are ideas to consider when trying to pick the best place to board your horse in.

Getting Your Horse to Drink
Learn why your horse needs clean, fresh water everyday, how to provide clean water during hot and cold weather and how diet and workload can impact water intake. Learn how much water your horse should be drinking.

Reportable Diseases of Horses
Reportable diseases can pose serious health risks to humans and horses. Learn about reportable equine diseases.

Reportable Diseases of Horses
Reportable diseases can pose serious health risks to humans and horses. Learn about reportable equine diseases.

Reportable Diseases of Horses
Reportable diseases can pose serious health risks to humans and horses. Learn about reportable equine diseases.

All About Safety With Horses
Your first priority when riding, handling or driving horses should be safety. Here are tips for staying safe whether you are on the ground, driving or riding your horse.

All About Safety With Horses
Your first priority when riding, handling or driving horses should be safety. Here are tips for staying safe whether you are on the ground, driving or riding your horse.

All About Horse Hay
Learn what you need to know about choosing and feeding hay to your horse. From choosing the right hay, to using twine, learn all about hay for horses.

Can You Feed Moldy Hay to Your Horse?
Is it okay to feed horses moldy hay? Here's a look at the risks of feeding moldy hay to your horse, and what to do if you have moldy hay.

Indentifying Legume Hays For Horses
What's in your horse's hay? Here's a look at some common North American legume hay plants commonly fed to horses.

Indentifying Grass Hays For Horses
What's in your horse's hay? Here's a look at some common North American grass hay plants commonly fed to horses.

Equine Vesicular Stomatitis
Learn about Vesicular Stomatitis in horses. Learn why horses get Vesicular Stomatitis, how it's diagnosed, how it's treated and prevented.

Dangers Lurking in Your Horse’s Hay
Buying top quality hay for your horse is very important. Here's what you don't want to find in your horse's hay.

Alternative Therapies for Horses
Alternative medicine and therapy can be an effective addition to your horse's care and dozens of options exist. Here are the top alternative therapies for horses.

Nine Things That Cause Horse Owners to Lose Sleep at Night
What keeps horse owners up at night? Here are the most worrying emergencies and situations that can happen when you own a horse.

Protecting Your Horse From Attacking Dogs
Dogs do attack horses, whether in their pastures or while being ridden. Here's what to do when a dog attacks your horse.

Why Horses Sometimes Die Suddenly
Who can erase the collapse of Hickstead and other famous performance horses from their minds? Here's a look at the causes of sudden death in horses.

Protecting Your Horse From Predators
Cougars, wolves, coyotes and other predatory animals can threaten your horse. Here's how to cope.

How to Do an Emergency Dismount When Riding Horseback
Learn how to do an emergency dismount to get off quickly while your horse is walking, trotting or cantering.

How to Buy Your Dream Horse
Here are the 6 most important steps to take to ensure you find your perfect dream horse.

Riding In Hunting Season - Safe Horseback Riding In Hunting Season
Stay safe while horseback riding during hunting season. Avoid accidents between horses, horseback riders and sport hunters by following these safety tips.

State, Provincial or Territorial Youth Horse and Pony Associations
Find information about and links to horse or pony associations, clubs or groups such as Pony Club or 4-H in your state, province or territory.

Glossary of Horse Definitions - Glossary of Horse Terms Beginning with U
Find the meanings of words used when discussing horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. Learn the definition of horse terms beginning with U with descriptions, photos and pronunciation guides.

Glossary of Horse Definitions - Glossary of Horse Terms Beginning with Z
Find the meanings of words used when discussing horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. Learn the definition of horse terms beginning with Z with descriptions, photos and pronunciation guides.

My First Horse Gallery Names Starting With -K-
View gallery images of reader's horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with K

My First Horse Gallery Names Starting With -E-
View gallery image of reader's horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your first horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with E

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -U-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your first horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with U

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -V-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with V

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -W-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with W

My First Horse Gallery Names Starting With -X-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your first horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with X

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -B-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your first horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with Y

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -Z-
View gallery images of readers's horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with Z

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -B-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with O

My Horse Gallery Names Starting With -Q-
View gallery images of readers' horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies. Submit a photo of your horse and pony and share your excitement or memories. Gallery photos of horses names starting with Q

About.com Horses Readers Review Popular Horse Training Methods
About.com Horses Readers share their experiences using popular training methods such as Parelli, Imprinting, Clicker Training, Tteam and John Lyons. Read these reviews to learn just how these methods have worked (or not worked) for other horse owners.

Therapeutic Riding, Driving and Equine Companions
Find links and information about therapeutic riding, driving and horses and ponies as companion animals in therapy programs.

Meet the Mustang
Meet the Mustang. A profile of the Mustang Horse. Learn about North America`s feral horses, the Mustang. physical characteristics, history and origin, uses, unique traits, colors, and markings. Learn the names of famous and celebrity Mustangs

Bay - Discerning Horse Colors and Markings
A description and photo of the horse and pony color bay.

Livery - Definition - Glossary of Horse Terms
When you talk about horses, what is livery? Find the glossary definition of livery in About Horses Glossary of Horse Terms.

How Much Hay Does a Horse Eat?
One of the most common questions about feeding hay to horses is how much to feed. How Much Hay Does a Horse Eat? answers that question. The next question

What Are Traffic Laws Regarding Horses in Your Area?
This last week, horse owners in my area were shocked to hear that a well known event rider and her horse were hit by a truck while hacking along a roadside.

How to Train Your Horse
horse-training tips. Horses.

Horse Bits Explained: D-Ring Snaffle Bit
D-Ring snaffle bit explained. Learn the uses and action of the D-Ring snaffle bit. Find a photo and description of the D-Ring English snaffle horse bit.

What Is a Tom Thumb Bit?
Here's what you need to know about the Tom Thumb bit, used in western riding.

Futurity (Horse Programs) Definition
The meaning of the word futurity as used when discussing horses or ponies.

Broodmare Definition
The meaning of the word broodmare as used when discussing horses or ponies.

What is a Treeless Saddle? (Definition)
Learn about treeless saddles, their uses, with photo and explanation.

Numnah Definition and Examples
What is a numnah? Find out what a numnah is and how it is used.

How Much Do Horse Saddles Cost?
Frequently asked questions about buying a saddle. Learn to choose a safe comfortable well fitting saddle for horse and rider.

Choose the Right Horse Halter
Choose the right halter for your horse. Which is the best for your horse? That will depend on what you will be doing with the horse while it wears the halter. Learn to choose the halter that is safe and serviceable. Choose the right kind of headcollar or headstall.

Learn Basic Horseback Riding Skills
Learn what you need to know to ride a horse safely. You can't learn to ride from a website, book or video. The best way to learn is from a competent coach. But these articles will help you understand what you'll be learning once you're on a horse.

Horse and Pony Hay Feeding Amounts and Schedule
Find out how much hay you should feed to your horse or pony every day.

How to Train Your Horse to Do a Side or Full Pass
Teach your horse to move sideways and be obedient to your leg aids. A full pass is useful whether riding in the ring or on trail. Learn how to teach your horse a full pass.

How to Fit a Horse Halter and Buy the Right One
Buy the right sized horse halter for your horse. Learn how to fit a horse halter. Learn how a halter should fit and how to measure to choose the proper sized horse halter for your horse.

Complete About Horses Quizzes List
Test your knowledge about horse care, riding and horse equipment with these quizzes. Learn about basic care, equipment, breeds, health, age and more.

Understanding Your Horse's Hooves - Parts & Functions
Learn about the parts of a horse's hooves and their various functions. Horse's and pony's hooves have many different components and may be more intricate than they first appear. Discover the purpose of each part of the hoof.

How to Measure a Horse's Height
Learn to measure a horse's height correctly and the measurement used such as when hands, inches and centimeters.

10 Facts About Foals
Foals are cute, they're fun, and even the biggest horse was once a tiny foal. Here are ten facts about foals you might not have known.

Basic Horse Care - Feed and Care for a First Horse
Learn how to feed, house, and care for your horse or pony. Discover how feeding ponies differs from feeding a horse, what good health looks like and when to call the vet. Learn to groom, stable, and care for your horse's or pony's hoof safely with these tips and articles.

Molasses Cookies Horse Treats Recipe
Follow this easy recipe to make sweet crunchy Molasses cookies to feed to your horse or pony as a treat. Horse treats you can make at home.

How to Saddle a Horse Guide - Grooming the Girth
Learning to saddle a horse properly is essential for comfort and safety. Learn how to saddle your horse with an English or Western saddle with this step-by-step tutorial.

How to Saddle A Horse Step Two - The Saddle Pad
Step two of how to saddle your horse. Learn how to position the saddle pad. This multipart tutorial shows you how to saddle your horse.

How to Saddle A Horse Step Three - Lift the Saddle
Step three of how to saddle horse. Learn to lift the saddle onto your horse's back and set it down correctly. These step-by-step instructions show you how to sa.

How to Saddle a Horse Step Four
Step four of how to saddle your horse with an English or Western saddle. How to position the saddle on the pad or blanket. Learn how to put a saddle on your horse safely with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Saddle a Horse Step Five - The Girth or Cinch
Step five of how to saddle your horse. Learn how to do up the girth or cinch. Part of a step-by-step pictorial showing you how to saddle a horse.

Saddle A Horse Step Six - Tighten the Cinch
Step six of how to saddle your horse with an English or Western saddle. Learn to tighten the girth or cinch as you saddle up your horse.

Saddle A Horse Step Seven - The Final Check
Step seven of how to saddle your horse. Learn to do a final safety and comfort check before mounting your horse to ride.

Choose the Vehicle to Haul Your Horse Trailer
Learn to choose the right vehicle to haul your horse trailer. Safely tow your gooseneck or tag-along horse trailer with these tips and recommendations for safe horse trailer hauling.

Introduction to Wobblers Syndrome in Horses
Learn about the causes, effects, diagnoses and treatment of Wobblers Syndrome in horses. Learn why you should recognize the signs of Wobblers in horses.

Why Horses Bite and What to Do About It
Does your horse bit? Learn why horses bite and how to break the habit. Nipping or biting can be a bad habit. Here's what you can do to prevent your horse from biting.

Chestnuts and Ergots
Learn about the chestnuts and ergots on your horse's legs.

Solving Head Shyness in Horses
Learn why horses become head shy, and what you can do to help your head shy horse.

Re-purposing Feed Bags
Do you have a pile of empty grain bags that need a use? Here's what you can safely do with grain bags once they're empty.

Protective Leg Equipment and Boots for Your Horse
Leg protection helps performance horses such as jumpers, reiners, or barrel racers avoid injury. If you're a pleasure rider, there may be specific reasons why your horse would wear leg boots. Here is a list of the top ten most common types of leg boots.

Learn to Put Your Feet in the Stirrups
Learn how to put your feet in the stirrups so you are comfortable, secure and safe when riding horseback. Learn how to turn your stirrup so the stirrup leather is not twisted, where you should place your feet, and how to avoid losing stirrups or having your foot slide out when you ride.

Learn About Stirrups
Learn about the history of the stirrup and discover the different types of stirrups used for horseback riding. Learn about English, western, trail and other types of stirrups, as well as stirrup safety.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step One
Here is the first step to running up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step Two
Here is step two of the pictorial how to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step Three
Here is step three of the pictorial how to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step Four
Here is step four of the pictorial how to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step Five
Here is step five of the pictorial how to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step Six
Here is step six of the pictorial how to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Do this if your stirrups just slide down after you've run them up. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

How to Run Up Your Stirrups - Run Up Your Stirrups - Step Seven
Here is how to make sure your stirrups stay up without sliding down when you run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.

Why Horses Kick and What to Do About It
Learn why horses kick and how you can deal with a kicker when riding and handling. Learn about the vice of kicking and how to prevent injuries to people and other horses.

When You Can't Buy a Horse - Part Boarding, Leasing and Other Options
Learn how you can purchase the use of a horse without buying one by leasing, part-boarding or taking riding lessons.

Why Horses Spook or Shy and What You Can Do
Learn why horses spook and how you can prevent spooking. The natural reaction of spooking can unseat a rider or knock over a handler. Here's how to deal with a spooking horse.

Pole Bending Basics for Beginners
Learn how to run a pole bending race. Pole bending is a common and fun gymkhana or play day game, besides being a very competitive rodeo event. Learn how to run the barrels effectively and safely. Find tips and learn the pattern.

Stone Bruises in Your Horse's Hooves
Does your horse seem lame and you're not sure why? Suspect bruising on the soles of its hooves. Here's out to identify and treat hoof bruises and corns.

Selecting Leg Wraps or Bandages for Your Horse
Protect your horse's legs with the right Learn how to choose the right wraps or bandages. Learn about standing, shipping, stable and polo wraps, which ones to choose and the correct sizes.

Learn About Cushing's Disease
Learn about Cushing's Disease in horses. Learn about equine Cushing's Disease, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Cushing's Disease or PPID in horses.

Preventing Bolting-Slowing a Horse That Eats Too Fast
Learn how to store your horse's feed for maximum nutrition and tastiness. Learn the best containers to keep your feed in, how to avoid pests and how to keep feed fresh.

Buying Your First Horse FAQ - Where do I Find Horses for Sale?
Tips for finding and buying your first horse. Learn where you can find horses for sale so you can begin your search for the perfect first horse. Advice for beginner and first time horse owners.

Horse Fencing Choices
There are several different types of fences available for horse pastures and paddocks. Here are the top choices available to horse owners.

Meet the Shetland Pony
Meet the cute, clever, strong and hardy Shetland Pony. Learn about the Shetland Pony's unique breed characteristics, their history and present day uses.

Hay Substitutes for Horses
Learn what you can feed your horse when hay and pasture runs out. Alternative forage or fodder for horses when hay is not available.

Choosing Blankets, Sheets and Rugs for Your Horse
There are a great many blankets and rugs you can buy for your horse. Learn what each type of horse blanket is for, and how to choose the right one for your horse.

Choosing a Western Saddle Blanket or Pad
There are many different types of western saddle blankets and pads you can buy for your horse. Learn what each type of saddle blanket or pad is for, and how to choose the right one for your horse.

How to Overcome a Fear of Riding Horses
Do you feel nervous about riding your horse? Riding fear or lack of confidence is more common than you think. Being scared of riding your horse can bring about many strong emotions. Here are some tips to help you get over your fear of riding.

All About Grooming Your Horse
Here is your complete guide to grooming your horse, from the tools and basic skills you'll need to special tips for white horses and getting ready for shows.

Avoiding Winter Hazards with Horses
Learn how to prevent winter hazards in your horse's stable, pastures and paddock. Ice, snow, cold and pests can make your horse's home uncomfortable and unsafe. Find tips for helping your horse through the winter months.

Collecting and Enjoying Model Horses
Many horse owners also love collecting model horses as well. Learn how to get started in the hobby of collecting model horses and learn how to value, customize and enjoy your model horse collections.

Collecting and Enjoying Model Horses
Many horse owners also love collecting model horses as well. Learn how to get started in the hobby of collecting model horses and learn how to value, customize and enjoy your model horse collections.

How a Curb Bit Works
How does a curb bit work and why is it different from a snaffle bit? Learn the action of the curb bit, what the different parts of the curb bit do and how they work on the horse's mouth and head.

Choosing a Property for Horses
Learn about the things you should look at when considering a property for you and your horse. Find tips for choosing a property to keep horses on.

Six Professionals You'll Need to Help You Care For Your Horse
When we have horses we can't really do it alone. At some point, we're going to need professionals to help us look after our horses. Here are the top six pros you'll need to give your horse the very best care.

Horses Beginners Should Not Buy
There are horses that beginner rider and owners should avoid buying. Learn about the type of horse you shouldn't buy if you you are looking for your very first horse.

Assessing Conformation - The Head, Neck, Back and Haunches
When you're buying a first horse, you'll likely be told that conformation is important. While some conformation faults are deal breakers, even in a beginner horse, others faults can be overlooked. Here's an overview of conformation faults of the head, neck, back and haunches.

Assessing Horse Conformation - The Shoulders and Legs
When you're buying a beginner horse, you'll likely be told that good conformation is essential. Well conformed legs means your horse will provide a comfortable ride and have a better chance of staying sound. Here's what to look for in a horse's shoulders and legs.

What You Need to Know About Pony Sizes
Pony sizes may be confusing, especially when some equines that are called ponies, but aren't pony sized. Here's what you need to know about pony sizes.

English Riding Bits
Learn to identify English horse bits from simple snaffles, kimberwickes, curbs and bradoons. Learn all about the uses and actions of common English horse bits.

Dream Gifts for Horse Lovers
Are you a horse lover? What is your dream gift? If you're going to wish, wish big. Here is a list of luxury dream gifts ideas for horse lovers. Dream gifts for horse lovers.

How to Wear Your Riding Helmet With a Costume
Don't let your head go unprotected while you ride your horse in parades and costume classes. Learn how to make your riding helmet a part of your costume. Stay safe and hide your helmet with these easy costume ideas.

Metal and Plastic Materials Used to Make Horse Bits
Learn about the different metal, rubber and plastic materials that horse bits can be made of. Learn why bits are made of different materials and what they look like.

Top Olympic Equestrian Competitors - Equestrian Medal Contenders
Who are the top riders vying for Olympic Equestrian medals? Here's our list of Olympic equestrians that could bring home a medal for their country.

Interesting Horse Facts
Check out these fun and interesting horse facts. Learn facts about horses evolution, sleeping and eating habits, horse hooves and other horse and foal facts.

Interesting Horse Facts
Check out these fun and interesting horse facts. Learn facts about horses evolution, sleeping and eating habits, horse hooves and other horse and foal facts.

Gifts for Horse Lovers - Top Ten Gifts for Horse Owners and Lovers 2007
Here's a list of items that any horse lover would be glad to receive. Items range from decorative to practical in all price ranges. Get inspiration to find the perfect gift for you horse lover.

When To Call Your Horse's Veterinarian
Do you have a veterinarian emergency or can you look after your horse yourself? Here's how to know when you should call your horse's veterinarian. Which things can you treat yourself, and which should you get looked after by a vet? Learn the indications of an emergency.

How to Fold a Western Saddle Blanket
Learn to properly fold a western saddle blanket to place on your horse's back while riding with a western saddle.

All About Curb Chains and Straps
The curb chain or strap on your horse's bridle is a very important piece of equipement. Here's what you need to know about curb chains and straps.

Jobs Riding Horses
Want to earn a living in the saddle? Here are 7 jobs that keep you on horseback while earning your paycheck.

Choosing Windows for Your Stable
Learn about window choices for your horse's stable.

Why Does My Horse Lose Shoes?
Some horses just can't keep their shoes on. Here's why horses lose shoes and what you can do to prevent it.

Learn About Riding Transitions
Learn about riding transitions. You'll be riding transitions often, so it's a good idea to ride them well. Here's how you learn transitions so your horse is a more comfortable and safe ride.

Mastering the Half Halt
Learn how to master the half halt. The half halt is an advanced riding skill that is useful for controlling your horse in a number of situations. Learn why, when and how to master the half halt.

The Importance of Turnout for Your Horse
Why is turnout so important for horses? Here's why your horse will be happier and healthier living outside in it's pasture as much as possible.

How to Ride a Horse and Halt, Whoa or Stop - Learn to Stop, Halt or Whoa a Horse
Learn how to cue a horse to halt, stop or whoa safely. Halt, whoa or stop while riding a horse. Find instructions how to ride a horse and stop, whoa or halt safely, riding either English or western.

What are Feral and Wild Horses?
What are wild horses and what are feral horses? Is there a difference. Learn about feral and wild horses.