Horses

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

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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...

Horse Breeds

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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...

Horses that Buck – How to Stop the Problem

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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...

Understanding a Horse

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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...

Reinless Riding – How to Do It

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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...

Helping the Lonely Horse

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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...