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How to Trim a Horse’s Mane: Horse Haircut

A smartly trimmed mane can highlight a strong neckline or even help coverup confirmation flaws. While in the past, horse owners were limited to painstakingly pulling individual hairs to tidy up a mane, today, a selection of horse mane grooming tools are available that make it easy and quick to trim a horse mane. In …

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Depression in Horses: What to Do & How to Recognize

Yes, horses can experience feelings similar to depression, but the good news is that there are steps you can take that will help put the pep back in your horse’s steps. While equine depression is a hotly debated topic, with some people saying that we shouldn’t try to diagnose a horse with ‘human ailments,’ anecdotal …

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How to Get a Free Horse (and reasons to think twice before you do) 

When you desperately want to own a horse, an offer of a “free horse” may sound like a winning lottery ticket! However, horses that are free are usually free for a reason. Sometimes that reason is as innocent as the owner no longer has time for the horse or has an unexpected life change. (I …

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Why you Should Never Give Cold Water to an Overheated Horse

For humans,  ice-cold water after working outdoors on a hot day can feel like heaven, so it’s only natural that many new horse owners or horse novices may want to give the coldest water possible to their horse when it is overheated after being exercised. Many of these novices are surprised to learn that giving …

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Tacking Up A Horse: What it Means & How to Do It

The equestrian world has a countless amount of its own specific language, one of the most common confusing statements is “tacking up” and “untacking”. This phrase, common jargon of horse people and used across essentially all disciplines of riding, can be especially confusing. People who spend a lot of time with horses often use a …

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How to Tell if your Horse’s Shoes Fit Correctly

4 SIGNS YOUR HORSE’S SHOES DON’T FIT One common question for new horse owners is knowing if their horse’s shoes fit correctly. Alternately, sometimes people ask “what size shoes” their horse might need. These questions might raise eyebrows for experienced horse people, but they make lots of sense for those new to the world of …

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