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The answer to a common question I've gotten over the years
Up: Saddle or bridle first?
"I always wonder, should I put the saddle or the
bridle on first?"
many horses are in the world?
You'll be surprised by which countries & states have
the most or fewest horses.
Bells : Two Fourty for his Speed?
What does this line in the lyrics of "Jingle Bells"
much does a horse cost to keep?
Buying a horse is usually the cheapest part of horse ownership;
We add up feed, dewormer, boarding, and other expenses.
Hyper Horse: Redirecting A Horse's Energy for Control
When a horse begins to prance around, refusing to stand,
or pull in an attempt to go faster, the rider's first
response is often to try to force the movement to stop.
To pull against the horse's movement. Instead, you should
gain control by redirecting the horse's energy.
Leg Aids: Thigh Bone connected
to the Hip Bone
"It is hard to 'see' the degrees of leg pressures.
So let's go to a visual of a whip, an easily observed
artificial aid. Novice riders apply their whip only two
ways—a light tap or a hard tap. Seasoned riders
have at least ten whip pressures available in the vocabulary
they are developing with their horse. "
Watch by Eleanor Blazer
Most of the fetal
growth and bone development takes place during the last
90 days of gestation. The mare's nutritional requirements
Things You Must Do To Guarantee Success
A horse business article by Don Blazer.
is Easy: Make Money with Horses by Don
Another article in our
Horse Business section.
A horse poem by Tabitha S.
Inspirational Story by Micheal Johnson
"I also brought something else with me…thirteen
consecutive F’s in my college career. Thirteen."
Game - Treat Drop!
Try to grab as many treats to feed the pony before the
timer runs out!
Stalls Dry by Eleanor Blazer
How to design a stall that drains well, and select a good
bedding to keep the stal dry.
to the World - A non-invasive approach to imprinting by
Liz Mitten Ryan
In keeping with the relationship you have fostered with
your mare, be there when she is birthing and help make
it easier for her. Because my mare knows her well-being
is everything to me she welcomes me at the birth.
In Doubt - Call A Vet -by A. Tadlock
I love getting questions from readers. However, I believe
horse owners need to call their vet immediately if they're
concerned about their horse's health -- not send me an
A Horse on a Budget by Tim Aston
Tips to help reduce horse costs.
As a foal he injured his hoof so badly he was left with
a permanent deformity in his foot. Despite the fact that
he walked with a limp, he went on to win the Kentucky
Fencing for Horses by Paul Savory
With the continual advancement in fencing technology
during the last ten years electric fences now come in
forms well suited for horse properties.
Gift by Kristy Hallmark
After losing her barrel horse gelding, Kristy was heartbroken.
She thought she'd never find another great horse again...
until Sarita came along.
But when Sarita is diagnosed with a brain tumor, it threatens
not only her life-- but the life of her unborn foal.
in the Stars by C. Tadlock
Equuleus, Centaurus, Pegasus, and the Horse Head Nebula
are four equine-inspired astrological phenomena.
Dream by Eleanor Blazer
What life is like for Rasha, a horse-crazy girl living
in Gaza City.
Ex-racehorse fights the bit but likes a hackamore- but
my family thinks hackamores aren't safe!
Tack Article: The Hackamore
The three types of hackamores, & how they work.
on the Hackamore by Gwynn Weaver
An excellent article explaining the hackamore's use.
Life of a Carriage Horse by Theresa Komor
Theresa explains why people who want to ban carriage horses
because it is "cruel" or "inhumane"
are often misinformed. Meet Duke, a beautiful former New
York City carriage horse.
the Barrel Horse to Rate by Caterina Tadlock
If you're training for barrel racing, it is important
that your horse learn how to rate to properly and quickly
make the turns.
Two new free games, "Appleloosa" and "Messenger
Girl". Go check them out!
Yearling is eating manure!
"I found my yearling QH colt eating fresh manure
from our mare that was in heat. Is this normal, and what
should I do to discourage it? He will be gelded soon,
and when I tried to chase him away from the manure he
kicked at me, so I left him alone. Is this hormones kicking
in-- what should I do?" >
Cowboy is Called Home by Beth Dore
"No way can a blip of an article capture the wondrous
and amazing person Barry was. He loved adventure and the
outdoors. He had such unbreakable bonds with his horses
– mutual trust and respect. He was my best friend.
You're Incredible - Nonfiction by Hayley
"He was easily 17hh, and very skinny. His ribs poked
out; I could count all of them. He had a rough coat that
looked more like a bay than a chestnut. His paddock looked
like a bomb site -- it had old cars strewn about, and
I couldn't even locate a water trough. There wasn't a
shred of food, only dust."
Safer & Smarter by Bonnie Martin
personally know several people, myself included, who hit
their heads in a fall from a horse. Of the ones wearing
helmets, there was little serious damage other than to
the helmet. Those without helmets were a different and
What do I do if my horse is afraid of fly spray?
Poop by Becki Bell
You love your horse. You feed him, you groom him, you
bring him carrots and horse cookies, you scratch him,
and what does he give you in return? 18,000 pounds of
manure every single year.
Dental Exam for your Horse by Eleanor
You can do this at home, right now.
named our Drum Horse yearling using your horse name generator....
(Click here to see what they named him!)