Horse Wearing Sweet Itch Blanket

Buying Guide to Horse Blankets

Since horse blankets are used for so many different reasons, it shouldn’t be surprising for you to find that there are several different types of blankets. It is important to use a horse blanket to cover your horse while he is cooling down. Of course, horse blankets are also essential for sheltering horses from harsh…

Quarter Horse with Saddle

Buying Guide to Saddles

While most people realize they will need a saddle to ride their horses, they may not be aware of all the reasons why they should use a saddle instead of riding bareback. Saddles are often more comfortable than riding bareback, since many horses have bony backs. A saddle also is safer than riding bareback, since…

Horse for Sale

Buying a Horse

You’ve finally decided that you want a horse of your own, so now you can simply go out and buy one, right? Well, a horse isn’t exactly as simple to own as a cute little kitten or a goldfish. Before you buy a horse, you will need to find a place to keep it. In…

Clydesdale Horse

The Horse – Breed Overview Part II

While most people who want a horse opt for one of the light horse breeds, there are other options. Heavy horse breeds were once used to fight wars, to farm or to pull large loads. Of course, if you are looking for a first horse for your child, you may want to look for a…

Appaloosa Horse

The Horse – Breed Overview Part I

The horse has been one of the most popular domesticated animals for centuries. While most people today ride horses to relax or compete in a variety of equestrian sports, these animals were once a primary mode of transportation. For the knights of the Middle Ages, the feared Ghengis Khan and cowboys throughout the world, horses…

Horses Feeding at the Trough

Feeding Your Horse

When you are caring for your horse, one of your most important responsibilities will be feeding him properly. Overfeeding grain to a horse can lead to a serious case of gas colic, which is an illness caused by a horse’s inability to burp. Gases develop in the horse’s digestive tract and cause the horse to…

Vaccinating a Horse

Horse Health

Many new horse owners are completely unaware that horses need to be vaccinated regularly, just as other pets do. However, since a horse is so large, providing these animals with preventative health care may be even more important than it is for dogs or cats. After all, you can’t exactly tuck a sick horse into…

Horse Stable

Stabling Your Horse

When you buy a dog or cat, where to keep your new pet is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, for anyone who is considering buying a horse, housing is one of the biggest concerns. After all, you can’t exactly give your horse a pet bed in the kitchen! Of course,…

Horse Grooming

Grooming Your Horse – An Overview

While almost any animal should be groomed to keep it looking sleek and glossy, grooming a horse is even more important. Grooming a horse regularly can prevent serious medical problems, especially those that are hoof related. Since a horse is so big and powerful, it is important to have complete control over your animal, even…

Horse Grooming Tools

Grooming Your Horse – Grooming Tools

So, you finally have a horse and now you need to buy grooming tools. However, the feed and tack store is crammed with tools and equipment, which of these tools do you need to buy to keep your horse looking and feeling great? The first thing any horse owner or even someone who wants to…