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The 11 Best Horse Movies for Kids and Adults!

There are a lot of excellent family horse movies. I enjoy all on my list and don’t mind watching them multiple times. Most of the films include a message about hard work, perseverance, and how to treat animals and other people. My kid’s favorite horse movies are Warhorse, Casey’s Shadow, Walk. Ride. Rodeo, Man from …

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What Breed of Horse or Pony Is Good for a Child? Top 5

In our community, many of the kids have horses and enjoy equine events together. Recently, a family moved here, and the parents want to buy a horse for their children, but they are unsure which breed is best for children. There are many good horses and pony breeds for a child, such as Shetland ponies, …

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Do Horses Need a Companion? What Animals Work Well?

Our new neighbor is considering buying his first horse and wondering if it’s ok only to have one, or does it need a companion? I’ve always had multiple horses, and wasn’t sure of the answer, so I decided to do some research. Horses have much in common with humans. Both are social creatures that need …

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What Is a Coggins Test and Why My Horse Needs One? 5 Reasons

As we were loading our horses, I asked my daughter to ensure we had Coggins test certificates in the truck. My grandson overheard our conversation and said he’ll check, but what are they? The Coggins test detects Equine Infectious Anemia(EIA), a disease not unlike HIV, but in horses. It is a rare disease, but it …

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What Horses Have Furry Feet (Feathers) and Why? Breeds and Facts

At Mardi Gras, the furry feet of the Clydesdales horses fascinated our grandchildren. They wanted to know all about the extraordinary hair and other horse breeds with similar hair around their feet. Many horse breeds have furry feet, and they come in all shapes and sizes. However, most horses with hairy feet are large draft …

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Does a Horse Need a Barn? Shelter in a Pasture? 6 Benefits

Our son bought six acres of fenced land with some mature trees that he intends to keep a couple of mares. He asked me if he has to build a barn for the horses. He knows we have barn access for all our horses, but is it necessary? I decided to find out. Horses don’t …

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Why Do You Need to Brush a Horse Before and After Riding?

There are many enjoyable things about owning a horse, such as riding it around a course, testing your skills against other riders, and the joy of teaching them new routines. But there are a few parts of owning a horse that is less fun; one of these is grooming your horse. Horses should be brushed …

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Can Horses Sit Down? And 5 More Intriguing Equine Facts

Horses are some of the most interesting animals in the world. While many people are familiar with their powerful stride, there are some things that you might not be as aware of. Interestingly, horses can’t sit down without assistance or training; however, they can get into a sitting position when getting up. Horses spend most …

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What Do Horses and Zebras Have in Common? Plus 5 Differences

We recently attended the zebra races at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack. Seeing the zebras run amok on the racetrack made me wonder what they have in common with horses. Horses and zebras have a lot in common; both are herbivores, herd animals, have hoofed feet, and can run fast. They also have a similar …

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