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Different aspects of horse health, including proper diet, teeth, and proper grooming techniques, are addressed.

Best Polo Wraps for Horses and Why You Need to Use Them

A good polo wrap is an essential tool for any horse owner to have in their barn. If you are unsure what a polo wrap is, it’s basically like an Ace bandage but specifically designed for horses’ legs. It’s used primarily when the horse needs extra support or protection for its leg. It is essential …

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Horse Water Trough: What you need to know & 5 Best Options

Every morning we wake and go to the barn to feed our horses, wash out their water buckets and refill them with fresh water. For those in the pasture, I check the troughs’ water level and add more if needed. Your animal’s water containers must be durable, clean, and safe. The best horse water troughs …

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Horse Hoof Care Tips: How often to clean, trim, plus tools

While I picked the hooves of the third horse, I was asked by my grandchildren about hoof care and why it’s so important for their horses. I explained the basics and thought there were some helpful things I could share here. In general, you should use a pick and clean out your horse’s hooves daily. …

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Cooling Sheets and Blankets for Horses: Types and purposes.

It’s been a fun summer getting our horses in shape for the upcoming horse shows. We turn them out into the pasture every day, but before I do, I cover them with cooling sheets until they are ready to go back inside at night. Of course, I get asked, why choose a cooling sheet over …

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The 5 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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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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Horses and Colors: Which They Fear, Hate, and See Best

Kids always have the best questions about horses, and one that I often get is what color do they see better than others. This led to more questions about horses and colors, like which one scares them most and what is their favorite color? Horses are able to identify colors such as yellow, blue, and …

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Horse Care: What’s involved and how long it takes each day.

Many people are interested in owning horses but aren’t knowledgeable when it comes to caring for them. I often hear, “I would love to have a horse, but I just don’t have enough time to care for one.” Taking care of a horse is a big responsibility, but it’s not too difficult or time-consuming. The …

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Horse Blankets: Should you put them on your horses?

My granddaughter is always trying to convince me that I should put blankets on our horses because they look so cool, and she has a friend who puts them on her horse every time it’s turned out. But what’s the point? In general, if it’s below twenty degrees, you should put a blanket on your …

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