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Horse keeping refers to the practice of maintaining a happy, tidy, and healthy barn or stable for your horses. It includes tips on winter horse care, keeping water traps clean, and stall maintenance

Winter Horse Grooming: How to Groom a Horse with Winter Fur

It’s possible to groom horses to have a slick and stunning coat even during winter- despite what you might think as you look at that shaggy vagabond in your pasture! Of course, some people will say it’s impossible because of all the mud and dirt, but in this article I’ll walk you through the process …

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Horse Blanket Rules: 5 Signs Your Horse Needs a Blanket

Horse blankets are sometimes needed to keep your horse cozy and warm in cold weather. Horses naturally grow a warm, thick coat in the months leading up to winter. While this thick winter fur means most horses stay warm without blanketing, there are a few common reasons that horses should be blanketed. In this article, …

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Horses & Tornadoes: How to Be Ready

When it comes to severe weather, horse owners have an extra worry: ensuring their animals are safe from tornados. In this article, you’ll learn about my experience caring for horses when the F5 tornado leveled much of nearby Joplin, Missouri as well as general advice for preparing your horse & farm for tornado season. Tornadoes …

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6 Tips for Taking Photos for a Horse Sale Ad

When you are creating a horse sale ad, it’s essential to include a picture of your horse. These days, selling anything online means sharing plenty of eye-catching media. People will be more interested in a horse if the ad has a picture, and you’re likely to sell the horse much faster! Keep in mind that …

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Horse Insurance: 🐴💸 What it Actually Costs & Why you Should have It

Owning a horse is a significant investment, and horse insurance can be a way to protect that investment. In this post, you’ll learn from me (a regular rider, coach, and horse owner, not someone pushing a policy or referral link) the truth about which horses should be insured and how much it actually costs. Because …

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How Long a Horse Can Stay in a Stall – and Why

A horse can stay in a stall for about 24 hours at a time, but it’s not ideal. In this article, you’ll learn: How long horses can stall in stalls without getting out and what happens if they don’t Why horse health and mental health requires plenty of time outside of stalls Plus 2 exceptions …

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Can Horses Freeze to Death? 3 Tips if you Suspect Hypothermia

It doesn’t happen very often, but horses can freeze to death. Although horse’s bodies are incredible at keeping them warm, hypothermia can happen and when it does, hypothermia for horses is usually fatal. What is Hypothermia for horses? Hypothermia happens when the horse’s body can’t keep itself warm. Eventually, the core temperature drops. Usually, healthy …

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How to Sell a Horse: Easy Step by Step Guide

Selling a horse can be overwhelming, but in this article, you’ll learn easy-to-follow steps for how to sell a horse fast. As a bonus, you can even download a free printable checklist that makes the process even easier. Everything from moving to a new area, a change in finances, or outgrowing your mount can contribute …

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Daily Horse Chores: How to Care for a Horse + Free Printable Checklist

Owning a horse means there are some daily horse chores that must be done to ensure they are healthy and comfortable. Horses are amazing creatures that many of us develop deep bonds with as riding partners and friends. However, they do require some work. In today’s post, you’ll learn what horse chores are a part …

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