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Horse Heart: A Guide to Rate (BPM), Size, and Function

As a horse owner, I’ve always been fascinated by their anatomy, and one of the most intriguing organs is their heart. It has incredible pumping power that makes it possible for horses to run fast and cover long distances efficiently. A horse’s heart is a melon-sized organ weighing 8 – 9 pounds. It beats 28 …

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Treeless Saddles: Are They Bad for Horses?

Saddles have been around for centuries but treeless saddles are quite a recent invention. The horse community is divided over their use: some believe that they are good for horses while others believe they are bad. Treeless saddles can be bad for some horses because they don’t distribute a rider’s weight evenly which can cause …

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How to Clean Horse Tack: Best Products and Practices

Tack is the equipment used on horses, and it includes saddles, bridles, and other pieces like hackamores and martingales. Your horse’s tack needs to be cleaned regularly to keep it in good shape for use. The best way to clean most horse tack is by using saddle soap and water. Mix the saddle soap with …

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The Best Horse Soaking Boots and Why They’re Needed.

I love soaking my sore feet in a tub of warm water with Epsom salt, and I do the same for my horses when their feet are sore or injured. But instead of putting their hooves in a tub, I use soaking boots. There are many types available; however, some work better than others. Horse-soaking …

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Horse Supplements: Should you use them for weight gain?

As a horse owner, my neighbor recently asked me if he should be feeding his horses supplements. I explained that while supplements may seem like a good idea to keep your horse well-nourished or prevent health problems, they may not actually need them. Most horses don’t need supplements. However, they serve an integral role for …

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Boulonnais Horse: Color, Temperament, and Height

I recently watched a French horse-driving competition on the television when my grandson pointed at a Boulonnais horse. He was fascinated by its sleek body and powerful looks, so I decided to learn more about it. The Boulonnais horse is a noble-looking French draft horse. Also called the “White Marble Horse” for its grayish-white color …

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Horse Trailer Cost-A guide with example prices

So you just bought a horse. Congratulations. If this is your first time shopping for a trailer, it is crucial that you research before committing to any one particular brand or type of trailer. And most critical is what you can expect to spend. The costs of basic horse trailers vary greatly. They can range …

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Cheap Cowboy Boots – Stylish, Durable, and Comfortable

Cowboy boots are not only great for horseback riding; they can also help you channel that western flair. Unfortunately, not everyone has the moolah to spend on high-end cowboy or western boots. But one need not despair. My favorite cheap cowboy boots are the Charles Albert Women’s fashion boots and ROPER Patriot Boots, both of …

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Horse Stall Mats: When They’re Needed plus Costs and Types

A friend recently asked me about the use of stall mats. They told me they had seen them in stalls with clay floors and wondered if this is necessary or just more waste of their money, so I researched it. Horse stall mats are needed when you have hard flooring in your stalls. These durable …

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Kids Cowboy Boots: The Best Choices for Boys and Girls

Cowboy Boots are an excellent option for both boys and girls. They come in different colors, styles, and sizes, so there’s something out there for every kid. What makes them such a great choice is how easy they are to take care of – no matter what the weather conditions are outside. These days, there …

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