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What Is the Average Weight of an Adult Horse? 4 Weighing Tips

Recently a trainer took a horse to the LSU vet clinic for surgery, and before the procedure, they told us how much the horse weighed. We were stunned. It weighed way more than either of us could have guessed. Which made me wonder, what does an average horse weigh? An adult horse’s average weight is …

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Dun vs. Buckskin Horses, What’s the Difference? 5 Clues.

Duns and buckskin horses often get confused, even by experienced equestrians. But when my grandson asked me to explain the differences, I didn’t have a ready and clear answer, so I researched these two similar coat colors. The difference between dun and buckskin horses is that buckskins have a tan body with black points and …

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101 Bay Horse Names: Males, Stallions, Geldings, and Mares.

Finding the perfect bay horse names is often challenging because of the sheer number of bay horses in most breeds. And if you’re like us, you don’t like recycling names, so here are some of our favorite bay horse names for stallions, mares, and geldings. Bay Stallions Bay Mares Bay Geldings Copper Black Rose Comanche …

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Should Horses Be Stabled at Night? 5 Considerations

I stable some horses every night, and others I rarely put in a stall. My procedure gave rise to my neighbor asking me, “when should a horse be stabled at night, and when should they be left out.” Some horse should be stabled at night, ones you’re getting ready to show, have diet restrictions, medical …

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Why Does My Horse Drool? 10 Most Common Causes

Recently, a child visiting our farm asked me why my horse drools so much? I knew the particular reason for this horse’s wet mouth but decided to provide a more comprehensive answer about drooling horses. In general, horses drool because of grass sickness, poisoning, infection, dental problems, or the result of increased work. Horses that …

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What’s the Best Stall Bedding for Your Horse Barn? 4 Options

Stall bedding is essential for horses that spend time in a barn. My son recently suggested we research stall bedding to ensure we are using the best available products for our horses. So, I decided to work on the project, and here is what I learned. Type Absorbancy Air Quality Storage Cost Cleaning Ranking Wood …

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Do Horses Like to Be Ridden? 5 Keys to a Happy Horse

Recently we were getting ready for a trail ride, and one of the horses stepped away when I approached it carrying a saddle—seeing the horse step back prompted my granddaughter to ask if horses like to be ridden. Some horses like to be ridden and others not so much. A lot depends on the rider, …

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What Do Horses Like to Eat? 11 of Their Favorite Treats

Recently a young visitor to our ranch asked me, “what do horses like to eat.” I have a good idea but thought it would be interesting to get input from other horse owners’ so I asked many of my friends and got some unique responses. Horses like to eat sweet treats, whether it be candy, …

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The Best Horse Breeds for Dressage and Show Jumping. Top 5

Many athletic horse breeds compete in multiple equine activities, but few reach the highest levels in more than one. I’ve researched sport horse and organization rankings to determine the five best horse breeds in both dressage and jumping. The best horse breeds for dressage and showjumping are the Dutch Warmblood, Westphalian, Oldenburg, Selle Francais, and …

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What Horses Have Blue Eyes? Breeds, Colors, and Problems

I took my grandson with me to visit our neighbor and check the progress of a young American Paint horse. My grandson noticed the horse’s blue eyes and asked what other horse breeds and colors also have blue eyes. Blue eyes are found in most horse breeds and in many coat colors. However, blues eyes …

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