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How to Detangle ✂️🚫 a Horse Mane and Tail

Detangling a tangled and matted horse mane and tail can be a frustrating and time-consuming process- too often resulting in excessive loss of hair and thinning of the tail in the process! Before you take the nuclear option and completely roach your horse’s mane, try this method for detangling. Below you will find illustrated instructions …

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Stabling Horses: 4 Options for Shared Stalls & Herd Stables

American horse owners generally avoid pasturing horses alone, but always stable horses one-per-stall. Why do we stall horses separately and is it possible that alternative stabling might be cheaper, easier, and healthier for many horses? Read on to learn more. Do Horses Need Their Own Separate Stalls? Short Answer: In traditionally built barns, Yes. Explaination: …

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What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen

What you should do in the hours, days, and weeks after your trailer is stolen in order to increase the chances of recovery of the trailer and its contents and prosecution of the criminals involved. When you realize something has been stolen, it’s natural to panic. Brains flood with cortisol and it can be hard …

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What is a Ewe Neck in Horses? Recognizing and Correcting

An ewe neck is a conformation flaw that is typically more related to the conditioning and muscle tone of a horse than it is to skeletal structure, breed standard, or genetics. Because it is a condition of poor muscling, a ewe neck can often be corrected with nutrition and conditioning. In this article, I’ll show …

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Water Troughs from Freezing without an Electric Heater

When winter closes in and temperatures drip, keeping horse troughs and water buckets from icing over – especially when you don’t have access to electric water heaters- can be a challenge. In this article, I illustrate six ways to keep your horses’ water trough thawed without using a heater: 1. Partially Cover the Water’s Surface …

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How to Cool an Overheated Horse: Tips and Tricks

  Just like for human athletes, cooling off your horse after an intense workout is an essential part of horse ownership. For most amateur riders, you won’t need to cool your horse after every ride, but if you’ve had an extreme ride and asked your horse to run, jump, or work intensely, you may need …

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