Archive for the ‘Horses’ Category

Horse Jump Types – Preparing Your Horse For Show Jumping

Horse Jumping and Show Jumping is a very popular sport among horse owners and riders alike. Today Belle Cosgrave is giving us in introduction to the different types of horse jumps that your horse should be comfortable with in her article:  Buying Horse Jumps to Prepare For the Show Ring   Buying Horse Jumps to […]

August 4, 2011 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Buying Horses – 10 Rules & Tips You Need To Know

Today Laura Jane Thompson shares her tips for buying horses and ponies in ’10 Rules For Buying Horses’. Buying a new horse is always a big, and can be stressfull, task, but if you know exactly what you want and what to look out for, the process can be made a lot easier. 10 Rules […]

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Buying A Horse Or Pony – Questions To Ask & Things To Look Out For

  Are you thinking of buying a horse or pony soon? If the answer is ‘yes’ then this article is a must-read for you. When buying a horse there are a number of things you should consider. The first, and most important, thing is to think carefully about whether you can actually look after a […]

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Choosing Your First Horse: A Beginner’s Guide

Today, Eileen Childs – one of our guest authors, gives an insight on how to choose your first horse. Horses For Beginners – Your First Horse Horses For Beginners – Your First Horse By Eileen Childs If you are interested in learning more about horses for beginners or are looking for your first horse, then […]

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Horse Care: Caring For Elderly Horses

Caring for elderly horses can be quite tricky, especially if you have more than one horse and not that much time to spend with them. Our guest author, Cass Martinez, has written this article providing us with lots of information on caring for senior horses and ponies, and in particular their specific dietary needs. Feeding […]

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The History Of The Horse – A Brief Guide

Equine history is one of the most fascinating historical topics in many horse owners’ opinions. Horses and ponies have been around for thousands of years, working with humans as well as being the beautiful wild animals they origionally were and still are. Michele Anderson is one of our guest authors, and here she tells us […]

December 2, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Shetland Ponies In The Snow

Recently we’ve had a lot of cold, bitter weather with temperatures going below freezing for several days in a row. Every morning for the last week or so, at around 7am I went down to my ponies’ fields and ended up having to break the ice on their water buckets and troughs – mostly there […]

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Horse Riding: Three Tips for Dressage

Dressage: It’s one of the hardest and challenging riding styles. Luckily our guest author Natasha Althoff-Kelley knows a lot about it. In this post she’ll be sharing three key points to consider when doing dressage. Dressage – The Three Keys to the Perfect Seat By Natasha Althoff-Kelley When you are riding, one vitally important component […]

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Falabella Miniature Horses

The Falabella miniature horse is one of the smallest and rarest equine breeds in the world. In fact, there are only believed to be around 2,000 to 3,000 falabellas left in the world. Strangely, the ‘Falabella’ pony is not actually strictly speaking a pony, but a very small horse. The height at the withers of […]

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The History Of Exmoor Ponies

The Exmoor pony is one of the oldest breed of ponies native to the UK, that can still be found living wild in Exmoor. Often mixed up with Dartmoor ponies, the true Exmoor ponies have very specific colouring of a bay body, with a lighter muzzle, and a black mane and tale and legs. Today […]

June 6, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Sweet Itch Treatments for Horses

Sweet itch effects thousands of horses, ponies and donkeys every year. It is caused by midges (the most common one being Culicoides pulicaris midge) which will bite most equines, yet sweet itch will only effect the equines that have developed an allergy to this fly’s bites. The percentage of horses that suffer from sweet itch […]

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How Often Should My Horse See A Farrier?

A farrier is someone who is trained in equine hoof care. Their skills are a combination of a blacksmith’s job and veterinary care of the hoof. Some farriers will only cut the hooves, whereas others will fit new shoes to them if this is necessary. Every horse or pony should have their hooves cut, but […]

June 5, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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