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How to Ride a Horse

How to Ride a Horse

Riding a horse is a good sport, but the main thing here is, it’s just not enough to sit on the horse; there are some important things which should be performed in order to have a comfortable travel by on a horse. If you are a beginner, start up with a good trainer. Go to […]

How to Vaccinate a Horse

How to Vaccinate a Horse

Horses are vaccinated against a variety of diseases, including tetanus, equine influenza and rabies, depending on the country where you reside. Tetanus is usually fatal and is caused by bacteria spores in the soil and environment entering the horse’s system via a wound. Equine influenza is a highly infectious virus that spreads rapidly from horse […]

How to Use Holistic Remedies for Your Horse

How to Use Holistic Remedies for Your Horse

Holistic healthcare is often considered to be a modern-day phenomenon but, in fact, it has been used successfully on both humans and animals in the East for thousands of years. Our recent dependence on chemical medicines during the last century has contributed to making the re-emergence of alternative cures so extraordinary to us. Today, although […]

How to Groom Your Horse

How to Groom Your Horse

In the wild, horses will naturally groom each other using their front teeth to scratch out any loose hairs along the body and to stimulate the skin underneath. As in many mammal social groups, grooming is necessary for health, warmth, status and as a means of bonding with other members of the herd. For the […]

How to Handle Your Horse

How to Handle Your Horse

Safety is the first and most important consideration when handling your horse-safety for yourself, your horse and anyone around you. Horses are much stronger than humans and boundaries need to be set so that they know their limits. In the stable Always let the horse know that you are approaching the stable. If surprised or […]

How to Provide Basic Needs to Your Horse

How to Provide Basic Needs to Your Horse

Safe environment A horse must have access to pasture that is free from hazards that could cause injury, such as loose fencing, holes or machinery, and is also free from poisonous plants, such as ragwort and yew. The pasture must be well enclosed with safe fencing on all sides. Forage and grazing Because horses eat […]

How to Ride a Horse – The Right Approach

How to Ride a Horse – The Right Approach

Be proud of yourself Learning to ride is as much a mental feat as a physical one. Many people would not consider mounting a large animal, let alone moving freely around on one, so that very first step is an accomplishment in itself. Horses are strong-minded animals and it is impossible to ride them through […]

How to Select the Right Bit for Your Horse

How to Select the Right Bit for Your Horse

Selecting the right bit for your horse is possibly one of the most important elements for riding safely and ensuring control. Unsuitable bitting can ruin a horse’s mouth permanently, but a rider with bad hands can do as much damage with the kindest bit as a harsh one. A newly purchased horse may be sold […]

How to Jump Your Horse

How to Jump Your Horse

Jumping is great fun for both horse and rider and demonstrates great athletic ability. Teaching the rider or horse to learn how to jump should be done in gradual stages. If either are pushed too much too soon, the rider is likely to become frightened and the horse will lose confidence and start to refuse. […]

How to Pick Bedding for Your Horse

How to Pick Bedding for Your Horse

A stabled horse requires a good supply of bedding to: Encourage it to lie down and rest. Reduce the likelihood of injury when lying down. Provide warmth and insulation from drafts. Reduce the jarring effect of standing on a hard surface for long hours. Help keep him and his rugs clean. Bedding materials Straw. This […]

How to Keep Your Horse at Grass

How to Keep Your Horse at Grass

How much grass Generally, you should provide at least one acre of land per horse as minimum and up to two acres if possible. If horses are turned out all year round, their grazing should be rotated to allow the grass to be rested on one area while they graze another. This also gives you […]

How to Gallop a Horse

How to Gallop a Horse

The gallop is an exhilarating feeling but should not be attempted until you have sufficient experience, skill and confidence. It is worth checking whether your horse can gallop, as not all are adept at this level of speed. Never gallop in a confined space but, if possible, pick a field that has good wide grass […]

How to Feed Your Horse

How to Feed Your Horse

The rule “feed little and often” should always be applied to horses. They are designed to be trickle feeders, with small stomachs in relation to body size and need to top up with food regularly. This means a horse has a small amount of food in it at all times and never a lot at […]

How to Do Bounce Strides with Your Horse

How to Do Bounce Strides with Your Horse

Bounce strides A bounce stride is used for jumping two fences where the distance between the fences does not allow the horse to take a stride between them. The horse lands over the first jump and as soon as the back legs touch the ground, the front legs take off for the second jump. Bounce […]

How to Choose the Right Stable for Your Horse

How to Choose the Right Stable for Your Horse

Stables are not the natural environment for a horse but it is often necessary and more practical to keep your horse stabled. Bearing all the below points in mind, it is not necessarily the most expensive stable that offers a relaxed and healthy environment for the horse but the one that has had the most […]

How to Choose the Clothing You Wear When Working with Horses

How to Choose the Clothing You Wear When Working with Horses

The nature of working with horses dictates that the clothing you wear must be extremely practical at all times. The major considerations here are safety, practicality for cleaning and comfort. You will find that neat clothing that fits well but not too tightly is the easiest and most comfortable to move around in. Legwear Jodhpurs […]

How to Build a Solid Relationship with Your Horse

How to Build a Solid Relationship with Your Horse

Relationship building is an area that should not be overlooked when acquiring a new horse or pony. In our haste to get started with our new animal, we often forget the stress it is under in its new situation. Imagine yourself moving to a new house: it can take a while to familiarize yourself with […]

How to Bond with Your Horse

How to Bond with Your Horse

Bonding with your horse should start on your first day and continue throughout your life together. The more the two of you bond, the better you get to know, understand and trust each other. Bonding in the stable A good early bonding exercise is to run your hand over all of your horse’s body. Using […]

How to Teach your Horse to Cross-tie

How to Teach your Horse to Cross-tie

Before we can put a horse on the cross-ties and expect him to stand quietly, it’s helpful to teach him to stand quietly without being tied. Choose an area where your horse is comfortable and unlikely to be dis­tracted. You may want to use a halter and lead rope for this work, although you won’t […]

How to Keep Your Horse Happy

How to Keep Your Horse Happy

A happy horse is easier to manage. If you want to make sure that your horse lives a happy and long life, you need to pay careful attention to its maintenance. Several aspects such as breed, season, and activity level will affect how you should care for your equine. Some are maintained more like pets […]