Naming a foal can be a challenge at the best of times, but depending on the breed registry, you may have to follow some strict guidelines.
Professional sports are rife with superstition; the horse world is no exception. Many so-called “facts” have lingered for generations, but are they true?
MUD: It’s a survival game of the highest order and the bane of every horse owner's existence. You can fight it, accept it, or sit in a puddle and wail.
After an accident, Jordanne Knott had pretty much given up on horses and riding ‒ and then a fractious, panicky OTTB found his way into her heart.
Despite all the mud and shedding hair (!) spring is a time of reflection, goal-setting and renewed motivation for horse owners.
People with hoarding disorder can find themselves caring for too many animals, which results in secrets, shame and suffering. What can be done about it?
Thinking about end of life decisions for our equine partners is something we would prefer to avoid, but being prepared can help make it easier.
Restore harmony with expert advice on how to handle upset in the herd when one horse doesn’t fit in, and is cast out by the other horses.
Some consider twitching cruel, but if used correctly twitches are a humane form of restraint. Read this article to learn more about the twitch.
It isn’t too often you see a horse ridden without a bridle. All those straps, parts and pieces serve practical functions for the horse and rider.
The perfect instructor is someone that brings out the best in you. You might not always be friends (and you don’t need to be, outside of the lessons), but you respect the person because he or she knows your strengths and weaknesses, are skilled at what they teach, and respect you and your goals. You […]
After years of begging and pleading, working and saving, your parents have finally agreed to buy you a horse! Now what do you do?
Find out what forms of permanent horse identification are commonly used, which ones are safe and which ones are most effective.
You may be able to switch it up a bit - pasture board your horse at a friend's place in the summer, then move to another facility for the winter.