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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.

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...

Shoeing a Horse – Comfort and Corrective Shoeing

One of the basic elements of care that your horse will need is hoof care. Regular trimming of the hooves is mandatory, and regular shoeing work will probably also be necessary. Shoes provide a variety of functions for the...

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...

Flying with Kids – How to Make Airplane Travel Easier

If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ve probably experienced everyone’s worst nightmare…an unhappy, unruly child who’s making life difficult not only for his/her parent but for everyone on the plane. This is a parent’s worst nightmare. Imagine the surprise when their otherwise sweet child turns into a screaming and kicking terror...

A Quick Trip for New Parents

Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being a brand new parent? You’re not alone. No matter how much you love your new little one, all the pressures of parenthood can pile up quickly when you’re inexperienced. Issues that should be no big deal seem like enormous mountains when you’re suffering...

Road Trips with Kids – Adventures in the Car with the Children

The memory of visiting my grandparents is still fond in my head. We would pack in the car and travel the winding and mountainous Route 81 from Maryland to Pennsylvania. My parents would throw my brother and I in the back of the pickup (with a camper top) make...