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

Teaching a Horse to Stand

Teaching your horse to stand quietly when you ask him to “whoa'” is important. Standing quietly is something the animal will have to do routinely throughout his life. Beginning with leading the animal and halting, standing is necessary for...

Horse Breeds

Horses can be broken down into categories, and then breeds within those categories. The categories are as follows. Light Riding Breeds. Arabians, Saddlebreds, Appaloosa, Cleveland Bay, Hanoverian, Lippizan, Morgan, Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, Trakhener. Racing Breeds. Arabians, Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds. Draft...

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 effort and patience, but...

Horses That Bolt – Dealing with a Horse that Runs

A bolting horse can be a dangerous animal. There are many reasons that cause an animal to undergo this type of behavior, and in order to solve the problem we will need to examine the causes. Bolting can be the...

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 the auspice of the herd...

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 their daily lives. Riding without reins is a step that is...

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 confining her...

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 nothing...

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 owners has prolonged the quality of life...

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