When you think about an ideal halter horse, does topline play an important part? Your horse’s overall health is what makes him look good, feel good and win for you. The very first thing you can do right by your horse is be sure he is getting proper nutrition to help him have all the […]
Courtesy of Equine Journal, written by Terisé Cole You know if your horse didn’t eat all of his grain, if one leg’s tendon is a few degrees warmer than the other, and can find the tiniest scrape in the most inconspicuous place, but can you rattle off your horse’s vital signs? Knowing these basic ranges for […]
One of the most popular nights at the Washington International Horse Show is Barn Night, which returns Thursday, Oct. 26, to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to enter contests, win great prizes, and enjoy a fun, horse-filled evening of exciting jumping competition.
Do you collapse through the ribcage when you ride? Do you have trouble keeping your shoulders level? Does one hand always want to curl inward? Do you feel like one side of your body is stronger? Or maybe you feel like one leg is longer than the other? All of these problems may stem from how you use the muscles in the torso. Here’s a quick tip to help tone your torso, eliminate the collapse and level your shoulders.
Weanling horses require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow.
With the intense weather hitting this summer, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture experts are recommending horse owners take stock of their pastures and consider other management options such as supplementing with hay.
Sometimes circumstances and time frames can combine to rob us temporarily of a sense of who we are and where we are going! This is particularly true for veterans experiencing PTSD (Post Trauma Stress Disorder).
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. As if aging isn’t hard enough! Creaky joints, sagging backs, loose teeth, increased infections, poor digestion, and embarrassing gassiness -- just a few of the problems associated with getting older (for your horse, not you!). But what was once a given in youth now turns into a deficiency – vitamin C must now be added to the diet.
Do you have a method for training your trail horse? Do you just get on and ride? Do you spend specific "lessons" with your horse working on particular things? I admit that the majority of my younger years I never thought much about training for trails, because I spent work time with my horses training for whatever arena discipline they were competing in. We did a lot of trail riding, but just headed out the gate and down the trail.
The days of selling a horse with a handshake and cash on the barrel are long over. There is no such thing as a cheap horse, even if bought at a low price. If the horse doesn't work out, people understandably get disappointed, and some get angry.
Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) from around the country participated in events held just for them during the 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby.