Learn what you need to know to safely train and ride a horse. We also cover feeding, transporting and dealing with possible health problems.

Horses that Buck – How to Stop the Problem

Encountering a horse that bucks is a common occurrence. Training the horse that bucks may be a challenge, but can be properly managed in a safe environment. Both horse and rider must put in extra effo…

Understanding a Horse

Horses live in a hierarchal society with rules and boundaries that are communicated through the body language of the alpha member. The alpha mare contains the herd and directs them where to go, under …

Reinless Riding – How to Do It

Riding without reins is really just an illusion that impresses people. Most professional trained show horses, especially the working western breeds, as accustomed to this level of accomplishment in th…

Helping the Lonely Horse

Horses are herd animals, so the solitary horse is probably lonely. If you have a horse that paces fence lines or cries when it is stalled in a barn where she cannot see another horse, you are confinin…

Tips For Boarding a Horse

Not everyone can lodge their horse at home, so it is important to find the right place to keep your horse. Stabled horses rely solely on humans for care and there are some basic needs that you need to…

Buying a Horse

Buying a horse can be very exciting, but it is a serious matter that requires a lot of thought beforehand. It is important to remember that the initial cost of the animal may seem large, but it is not…

Dealing With an Older Horse

Aging horses have a much longer life span ahead of them today, as opposed to twenty years ago. The benefits of modern veterinarian care, supplements, preventative care, and the dedication of their own…