Types of Horse Bits + Their Purpose

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The types of bits cause much confusion to the beginners. I will cover the five groups of bits and how they are used. In this post I will give the common…

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Horse Leg Care and Cold Therapy

Friday, February 25, 2011

It has long been understood that cold therapy is an effective way to reduce swelling, pain and low level inflammation after horse training sessions. Horses are athletes that…

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Leg Protection

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Don’t forget to protect your horse’s legs! Regardless of your discipline, your horse’s legs need some form of protection while being excercised. Whether it’s a ‘galloping boot’, ‘splint…

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Horse Blankets, Just the Facts

Saturday, February 19, 2011

There are  a number of different types of blankets for horses. Here we would like to discuss blankets that are described as waterproof and breathable. This would suggest…

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Best Friend Grazing Muzzles

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The people at Best Friend designed a series of grazing muzzles made for horses more than ten years ago. It has become the standard by which all muzzles are…

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Horse Halters, types and how to use

Saturday, February 12, 2011

There are a number of different types of horse halters I will first list a number of different halters and there uses. Leather  Halters Leather halters are the…

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New Equestrian Helmet rules from USEF

Thursday, February 10, 2011

During their annual meeting the Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) approved new helmet rules for riders in both eventing and dressage.  These tougher rules hopefully will…

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Horse Keeping During the Winter Months

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We have had an unusual winter. Temperatures have been up and down. One day is very cold and the next fairly warm and damp with lots of wind….

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Horse Bits, how they are made

Monday, February 7, 2011

Evidence of horse bits go back as far as 3500 BCE. There seems to be a lot of controversy regarding there use. Were they first used in driving…

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Stringhalt a defect in the way a horse travels

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stringhalt  is characterized by excessive flexing of the hind legs. It is most  easily noticed  when a horse is backing up. It may affect one or both hind…

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