Winter. It's a word that, to many of us, is synonymous with bitter cold, harsh winds and loads of snow and ice underfoot. It's also a time when one of the more challenging daily tasks is that of providing a constant supply of fresh water for our equine friends.
Article and photos by Kailey Sullins, courtesy of Barrel Horse News Under a cloudless sky on a sunny spring day, not a bird chirped or a whisper of wind could be heard. It was quiet; too quiet. The Weather Channel had been warning for a week of the probability of a tornado. When Mary Ellen […]
This fantastic horse ranch being offered for sale by Coalson Real Estate is ready to go! It has everything you need to get your operation running. This is a 65 Acre Horse Facility, located in Cresson / Johnson & Parker Counties, Texas: 30 minutes southwest of Fort Worth on US 377 on the west side.
Did you pay too much for your saddle? Or did you get a bargain? Only you can answer; but maybe you don't want to know. Ignorance is bliss so they say, and in this instance, it may be best to simply enjoy a state of blissfulness. What might be more important than having gotten a bargain or having paid too much in the past, is how best to shop for your next saddle.
Have you ever watched young horses? Foals and even yearlings and two year-olds, out in the field as they experience the world? Many natural horsemanship types have written entire books about how the relationship between a young horse and his herd as a basis for creating a relationship with horses and training them. But I'm talking less about herd dynamics and more about watching a young horse learn about himself, develop his personality, and figure out how his massive and powerful body works.
"Doing meaningful work" doesn't mean you have to sacrifice yourself and dedicate your life to caring for the downtrodden, poor, or sick. It means providing a service or product that is needed to improve the lives of others... human and/or animal.
How is it that horses, which have supposedly survived for thousands of years on their life-preserving, prey animal instincts, can manage to nearly kill themselves without any outside influences? We all have that uncle who is hard of hearing, and yet somehow manages to practice "selective deafness," as in they can here everyone being called to the table for dinner, but not the call to help clean up, right? Well, I think horses practice selective instinct.
You peer inside the ancient cavernous barn on your property. A long time ago, it was in good repair, but now it's a different story. The exterior is fine, but the inside has seen better days. Dilapidated stalls, victims of hard kicks, wood chewers and pests, are no longer safe for your equine charges. It's time to rebuild from the inside.
The Royal Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA), the continent's premier warmblood registry, proudly announces dates and locations for the 2013 KWPN-NA Keuring Tour. These annual inspections are the highlight of the year for United States and Canadian breeders of Royal Dutch Sport Horses as they have the opportunity to showcase their best young horses, and see the results of their passion and dedication for producing the next generation of equine sport superstars.
Horse travel can be a challenge for horse owners of every experience level, but as difficult as it can be for you, travel is even more stressful for your horse. After all, he has no idea where he’s going, when he’s going to get to his destination or what’s going to happen when he gets there. While you’re doing the driving, he may be busy worrying himself into a frenzy.