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All about equine pulsed electromagnetic therapy

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 Simon M. Williams (January 28, 2013)  Are you searching for equine pulsed electromagnetic therapy and equine therapy for horses to help aid the recovery of your horses? You’ve certainly come to the right place. Our specialty is advanced equine therapy for horses to enhance suppleness, fitness and assistance in the rehabilitation of horses. The 2012 Grand National Winner, Neptune Collonges uses our massage rugs and .. (Horses)

Keep Your Horse Safe And Warm With A Coupon Code

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 Wendy Burns (August 23, 2012)  Whether it's cold, rainy, foggy, or even sunny out, horses need to be protected against the elements. While many think of them as very durable and rugged creatures, their skin is still subject to the same problems that humans have. Horses may get cold, overheat, or even get pestered by flies and other bugs while outside. Harmful UV rays are another common issue that some may not .. (Horses)

Essential Training Equipment For A Respectful Horse

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 Susan Acree (April 03, 2012)  A few years ago, I was at a neighbor's, very nice indoor arena. She was kind enough to let me ride in it to escape the Texas rain and mud in my arena. I didn't know her very well, but she had several horses and this beautiful ranch, so I assumed she was an accomplished horsewoman. She had talked about showing in the dressage ring and supporting her daughter in horse shows. You know what . (Horses)

My Horse Soul Mate, Race - Gone Too Soon

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 Susan Acree (April 03, 2012)  My Horse Soul Mate, Race - Gone Too Soon After last week’s sad remembrance of Stacy Westfall’s lovely partner, Roxy, I thought it would be a good time to start my new forum on how to cope with the loss of a beloved horse. I thought I would call it the “Equine Grief Relief Forum” I’ll start it off with my own tragic story. I bought Racing On By, aka Race, .. (Horses)

Cretan horse breed or Messara Pony

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 Toni Vche (November 05, 2011)  The Cretan horse is native to Greece. It is also known as the Messara pony, due its development on the Messara Plain, where actually they are mostly found. Their other name is connected with the largest and most populous Greek islands- Cretan island, which is also the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Thousand years ago the breed existed on this island and there are .. (Horses)

Castilian horse

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 Toni Vche (October 21, 2011)  The Castilian’s horse country of origin is Spain. It is a small gaited horse type developed from European, Asian and northern African horses. It is considered to be a palfrey type, which means a post or a courier horse. Their origin dates back to the Middle Ages when Spain was called Castile or Kingdom of Castile and therefore it descends its name. The gait that made theme famous .. (Horses)

Evolution of the horses and ponies

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 Toni Vche (October 19, 2011)  The history of the horses and ponies are somehow complicated but in this article we will discussed that how the horses and the ponies were being evolved. The main thing about the evolution is that during the 19th century there was the small and tiny creature which was then said as the Hyracotherium. As the research explains that from this creature the horses were being evolved. But many . (Horses)

The Spanish Pure Bred Horse

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 Sharma Harsh (September 21, 2011)  For centuries Pure Breed Spanish horses have been exported to many countries around the world. European royalty sought Spanish horses, renowned for their brilliance in high school movements, which were used for warfare and entertainment at the courts. Members of royal families and officers were trained in the art of classical equitation on Spanish horses and other European breeds were .. (Horses)

Horse Training - Considerations Before You Start

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 Jane Sommerset (September 14, 2011)  Horse training is a skill. It is one that will take time and effort to learn. Even if you have lived around horses all your life, you should make time to brush up on your skills. You may discover a simple tip or trick that will speed up your training. You may even find a different method of training that you have never before tried. All over the world horses have been trained to .. (Horses)

Horseboxes versus Horse Trailers

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 James Galloway (May 16, 2011)  Choosing the right transportation for your horse is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Try to look at the issues from the point of view of your horse; your first priority is to make sure the trailer or horsebox you buy is as safe and as comfortable as possible. The configuration of trailers doesn’t always make this possible. Small enclosed spaces are anathema .. (Horses)

A way to Choose a Horse Rug

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 Arshu Mathre (January 22, 2010)  The vary of horse rugs out there in the market is vast. Creating a alternative can be a frightening task to a brand new horse proprietor. Having a variety of rugs in several weights permits for the variations in our atmosphere. It is upsetting for a horse to sweat under a heavy rug or to own too very little security from the winter and rain. • Light-weight Rugs supply enough .. (Horses)

Horse Tack Catalog - How to Find What You Need

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 Lynn Wenger (January 16, 2009)  A horse tack catalog, both online and off, is a great way to find that piece of horse tack or equipment you have been searching for. There are pros and cons to using a catalog to shop for new or used horse tack. Below we will be discussing a couple types of catalogs, what you need to look for in each ad, and how to compare prices. Online Or In Hand? When shopping for horse tack at home . (Horses)

Guide to Buying Your Child's First Horse

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 Laura Jane Thompson (January 14, 2009)  When most parents set out to buy their child's first horse, their attitude is that any horse will do. Fat, skinny, tall, short, experienced or inexperienced; it doesn't matter. After all, the child simply wants a horse! This is a dangerous mindset, however, because all horses are certainly not created equal, and the wrong choice can lead to injuries and disappointment. I recommend that .. (Horses)

Christmas For the Horses - A Traditional Celebration in Boston Many Years Ago

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 Sparrow Darling (December 23, 2008)  There are probably not to many people still alive today that were in Boston or surrounding areas in 1916, that were familiar with the celebration of Christmas for the horses. Maybe this is a family story that was told to you by grandparents or great grandparents. A Mr. George Thorndike Angell, who in the1860's was an attorney, humanitarian and the founder of the Massachusetts Society .. (Horses)

Safe Stable Cleaning

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 Patricia Whalen (December 22, 2008)  It has come to my attention that whenever I go to any stable, farm or horse trailer, it always has that extreme odor that takes a lot for me to inhale. It can be so extreme that I cannot stay very long in its environment. I wanted to find a way to attend to this issue with a product that would be safe and cost effective . There are so many products that are very harmful to our animals, . (Horses)

Horsemanship Training Made Easy

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 Carol Lombardo (December 22, 2008)  Do you love horses and have one of your own yet have never trained it? Or are you planning to buy one in the future but are unsure about training it so are considering buying one that has already been broken by someone else? There are benefits of doing this as you only have to continue with minimal training after this, but there can be drawbacks too. When you train a horse from scratch . (Horses)

Training Your Horse Can Be Tricky Training

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 Carol Lombardo (December 22, 2008)  It can be so frustrating when you are trying to train a horse, especially if you feel that your skills are not as good as they could be. You try your best but still your horse is not responding in the way that you would like it to and this can knock your confidence for six. It can make you reluctant to carry on with training your horse and you will feel like giving up. Before you do you . (Horses)

Horse Training Books - What Can You Learn From Them?

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 Carol Lombardo (December 22, 2008)  Horses make one of the best animals to own. You can get hours of pleasure from them by taking them for enjoyable rides through the country side. You can teach them to jump and even participate in dressage - the choice is yours. It is fantastic if you can train your horse yourself as this will create a bond between you both that will last for years and enable you to get the most out of .. (Horses)

Arthritis in Horses

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 Maitreyee Chowdhury (December 20, 2008)  Like human beings horses are affected by arthritis too. Pain, stiffness and swelling around the joints are some of the symptoms that are to be found in horses suffering from the same. Symptoms of horse arthritis should never be ignored and the horse should never be burdened with physical activity in such cases. It is sad to see many a promising racing and equestrian careers being .. (Horses)

Feeding a Healthy Horse Feed Diet

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 Moses Wright (December 17, 2008)  One of your most important responsibilities as a horse owner is to make sure your horse is always well taken care of and properly fed. If you overfeed your horse with too much grain, you can give him gas colic, which is a horse's inability to burp, which can be a serious problem. If the horse cannot burp, they will develop gas in their digestive system and they will experience very .. (Horses)

Hobo the Pony Lives to 45 Years Old - Read His Story

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 Deann DaSilva (December 17, 2008)  HOBO My unsuspecting family wanted an older pony. You know, to teach us how to ride. In their search they came across a man with two Shetlands running loose on his property. When they called, they learned that “Jerry" and “Hobo" had been his children's’ ponies. They were turned out to pasture when the kids were too big to ride them and he was finally ready after much . (Horses)

Horses For Sale - Advice on Buying a Sports Horse

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 Paul Simms (December 12, 2008)  The name Sport Horse is given to type of horse rather than a particular breed of horse; it is a term to define a horse that will excel in equestrian sports such as Showjumping, Dressage or Eventing. Sports horse breeders follow intensive breeding programs. The breeding goals differ from registry to registry, some more geared towards Showjumping others Dressage, Eventing or all-round .. (Horses)

Horse Feeders

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 Claude Villeneuve (December 11, 2008)  The probable reason that there exists so many different types of horse feeders for hay is that they all try to solve the same general problems; being waste, spoilage, animal wounding and major clean ups around feeders. Waste of hay from horse feeders certainly has to be considered of major concern from an economy of time and money point of view. No one likes to pay for quality hay and .. (Horses)

Cobs For Sale - Information on Buying a Cob

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 Paul Simms (December 10, 2008)  Cobs make wonderful horses for novice or experienced riders. A Cob is not a breed but a type of horse, Cobs can come in all sizes and colours, but they all have one thing in common - their body type. A cob has a stocky, muscular compact body with short legs. Cobs usually stand between 14hh and 15hh, but there are many Cob type horses that exceed 15hh and smaller cobby type ponies. .. (Horses)

Coloured Horses - Piebald, Skewbald and Tri Coloured Horses

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 Paul Simms (December 10, 2008)  The term “coloured" is a generalisation, to describe piebald, skewbald and tricoloured coat patterns seen in horses and ponies. The Piebald The piebald coat pattern is a spotting pattern of large black and white irregular areas on the coat usually in a vertical direction; these patterns are asymmetrical and unique to each animal. The skin of the piebald varies, pink under white .. (Horses)

Cobs - Gypsy Vanner and Welsh Section D Cobs

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 Paul Simms (December 10, 2008)  Cob is a name given to a type of horse rather than a breed. It's used to express the horse's body type. Cobs are short legged and have a compact muscular sturdy body which makes the cob a good weight carrier.   Cobs are very popular type of horse as they are extremely versatile. Cobs can be used for showing, driving, dressage, show jumping, cross country and hacking. Cobs make .. (Horses)

Developing Balance and Willingness Through Bend

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 Anne Gage (November 22, 2008)  Bend and balance are fundamental to a horse's sense of security and safety because they affect his ability to protect himself from danger. If he is unable to run away from danger, the horse uses his energy to move into and unbalance his attacker by pushing into the push. The horse only willingly yields his body to another horse or person that has gained his respect through trust. .. (Horses)

Indianapolis Colts - Horses, a Symbol of Speed and Agility

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 Freddie Brister (November 21, 2008)  Human beings raise above all the species of the Animal Kingdom. We are the most intellectual creatures as we can rationalize; show emotions, do logical tasks, speak with words and many skills that are evident to every person living. Despite it all, animals symbolically represent the characteristics of the humankind. Sometimes, animals are personified in statements. This figure of speech . (Horses)

10 Easy Saddle Fitting Tips

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 Jason Adam Webb (October 30, 2008)  If you want a good fit take a few minutes and answer these basic questions. 1. How much does your horse weigh? If a 1000 lbs or more, look to a Full Quarterhorse Bar (FQHB)/wide saddle. 2. What kind of withers does your horse have? Mutton-withered? Look to a FQHB if your horse is anywhere close to a 1000 lbs. i. e. 900 lbs or more. 3. Consider your horse's back. Is he wide or narrow? . (Horses)

The Unexpected Event on a Trail Ride

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 Anita Lamb (October 29, 2008)  Although trail riding can be one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have with your horse, it is also a risky activity that can go south at the drop of a hat unless both the rider and the horse possess certain important skills. It is impossible to plan for all the unexpected situations that can develop when you're horseback. Sometimes riding a horse seems analogous to the toddler .. (Horses)

Trailer Training a Horse - Tips to Load Your Horse in a Trailer

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 Diana McGrew (October 29, 2008)  The ideal situation in trailer training a horse is starting them at a very young age so they think that loading up to go somewhere is a normal everyday event. Unfortunately not everyone has that luxury and usually gets a horse that has already had a bad experience with a trailer. It usually means they have been forced into a trailer with an impatient owner or maybe tossed around during .. (Horses)

Horse Products

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 James Grisard (October 29, 2008)  Horses are animals that need great care and affection. A horse's personality is usually determined by their upbringing and lifestyle brought upon them by their owner. Have you done everything so far in your possession to tend to your stallion's needs? You might be surprised how much time and effort someone actually has to display in order for their horse to be in top shape and health. .. (Horses)

The Thoroughbred Horse - Thoroughly Bred For Distance Racing

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 Philip Wiskell (October 02, 2008)  The Thoroughbred is also known as the Thoroughbred Racehorse even though that is not their only use. While they have historically been bred for racing, their 16 to 17.3 hand height and long legs allow them to excel at jumping and their graceful ways of moving helps the breed to excel at most of the English disciplines such as equitation and dressage. The Thoroughbred breed includes .. (Horses)

A Splash of White Gives This Paint Horse a Dash of Flash

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 Philip Wiskell (September 30, 2008)  The origins of the colors in the Paint Horse in North America can be traced back to the two-toned horses introduced by the Spanish explorers, descendants of horses from North Africa and Asia Minor, Inevitably, some of these colorful creatures escaped to create the wild herds of horses that roamed the Great Plains, from which the American Quarter Horse is also derived. When the American .. (Horses)

Fencing Horse Pens - Tips For a Successful Job

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 David Braybrooke (September 30, 2008)  When purchasing a fence for a horse pen be aware that materials chosen for construction need to be selected with utmost care. Horses are notorious for injuring themselves, so barbed-wire or square mesh fences are best avoided altogether where possible; because horses are animals of flight, this inbuilt defense mechanism tends to endanger them at times. In some cases, barbed-wire fences . (Horses)

Hoof Flares in the Barefoot Horse - How to Prevent Them

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 Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM (September 30, 2008)  In my practice I see many horses suffering from the ill effects of hoof flares, especially the barefoot horse. In fact, with the barefoot movement becoming so popular, I see more horses than ever who have improperly trimmed hooves, sometimes with serious side effects. I've seen many performance horses with health and soundness issues directly relating to hoof flares. That's why this .. (Horses)

Micante - A Story of a PMU Mare

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 Melody Baum (September 30, 2008)  When I first laid eyes on her she was a pitiful sight. She was standing in a stall with her nose to the far back corner, her rump facing outward in defense. Her color was hard to tell. She appeared to be a dull grey. Her coat was dirty and rough. She had a plastic sticker cemented to her rump with a number on it. The same number had been freeze burned on to her rump as well. A large .. (Horses)

Horse Training Tips - Learning How to Train a Horse

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 Clinton Lyons (September 29, 2008)  How to train a horse is something that will begin from birth. Most horses might not be handled at birth or even until they are ready to be trained to saddle but from birth they will learn all about the world around them. But once the horse becomes yours and of training age it will be your job to train it properly. For some, training properly means that you will shell out the money to .. (Horses)

The American Quarter Horse - Faster Than a Speeding Thoroughbred

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 Philip Wiskell (September 25, 2008)  The Quarter Horse is known as the All-American horse and as the world's most versatile horse. Not only is it the most popular breed in the United States, but it is possibly the oldest horse breed in the US. Named for its amazing speed during a short one quarter mile sprint, the fastest galloping speed by any horse has been achieved by the American Quarter Horse which has been clocked at . (Horses)

Controversial Horse Training Method?

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 Wess Hicks (September 19, 2008)  This may be one of my more controversial topics. People drive by and see me doing this to green horses and sometimes they get upset. I even had the authorities called on me once. An elderly woman was watching us out her kitchen window and felt she could witness this atrocity no more and turned me in. So what is this cruel and unusual punishment, and what is the purpose of putting my .. (Horses)

Parelli Horse Training

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 Steve D Evans (September 18, 2008)  Pat Parelli is an American who has developed a philosophy of handling horses, called the Parelli Horse Training Method, based on the principle that horses are programmed to do the opposite of what you want them to do. This stems from the fact that, in the natural world, humans are predators and horses are prey. Pat talks about teaching your horse to catch you. If you can get his system . (Horses)

Answering Your Horse Tack Questions

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 Mike Selvon (September 17, 2008)  You do not have to own horse tack to own a horse but if you are going to ride this animal then you will need some equipment to ride him as well as equipment to help take care of him properly. Tack needs to be properly taken care of but first you need to know the basics of what to get and what it is made of. If you do not know all of the pieces that you need, along with how to use them .. (Horses)

Choosing Between the English and Western Tack

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 Mike Selvon (September 15, 2008)  Horse tack equipment is nothing other than all of the accessories that a horse wears while being ridden. Of course, bareback riding is possible, but most riders like to “saddle up" their horse with the required English or Western tack. One differs from the other in the number of accessories used more than anything else, yet both can be quite expensive. However, it is important .. (Horses)

Winterizing Your Horse

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 Michele Anderson (August 04, 2008)  I thought winterizing was just for homes and cars; not necessarily, our equine friends need a little extra care too! There are several things you may want to consider during the winter months to ensure the comfort and safety of your horse. First is maintaining your regular de-worming schedule. Some horse owners discontinue de-worming during winter months thinking that the cold weather .. (Horses)

Top 7 Tricks That Eliminate Bad Horse Behavior

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 David McMahon (August 03, 2008)  Time and again, I hear about a horse behaving badly-a horse chases someone around a pasture, it kicks, it bites, it bucks, it won't canter. While all of these issues sound different-they can all be traced right back to one and the same cause. A horse that exhibits bad behavior is more often than not just suffering from what I call alpha horse complex. That is, the owner of the horse has . (Horses)

How to Choose a Livery Yard by Assessing the Facilities and Paddocks

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 M C Cline-Hughes (July 29, 2008)  Choosing a livery yard for your horse is a complex and difficult process. When you inspect a yard you should have a list of facilities you expect and tick them off as you see them. But just having them in place is not enough. The overall impression of a yard can tell you a lot about how much a Livery Yard manager really cares. If they take a pride over the tidiness and appearance of .. (Horses)

Getting Inside the Mind of Your Horse

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 David McMahon (July 25, 2008)  Many horse owners want their horses to be like motorcycles. Just jump on and ride whenever they please. Unfortunately life doesn't work like that. A horse is a living, breathing animal with a mind of his own. Just jumping on and riding-an act many people do-can be downright dangerous. So what is a horse owner to do? To ride safely, a horse owner needs to develop an effective training .. (Horses)

How to Decide How Far You Will Travel For Your Livery Yard

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 M C Cline-Hughes (July 25, 2008)  One of the first decisions is what type of livery you require. You may have the option for Do-it-Yourself livery, where the yard only provides the stables and grazing and everything else is your responsibility. There is also a range of other options such as assisted livery, working livery, full livery and hunter livery. Your choice of livery will depend upon your requirements and will .. (Horses)

What Facilities Do I Need at My Livery Yard?

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 M C Cline-Hughes (July 21, 2008)  If you want to know what kind of Livery Yard is right for you and your horse you will need to know and understand what it is that you like to do with your horse.  This is the starting point to understanding what facilities might best suit your needs. If the main thing you like to do is hack out and have fun then you have to choose a livery yard that makes it possible. Having access to . (Horses)

Equine Water Consumption Ten Ways to Make Your Horse Drink Up

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 Moira Clune (July 18, 2008)  During hot, humid weather, your horse may not drink enough water to keep up with fluid loss. When that happens, dehydration can occur. Horse dehydration is more common in the summer, but it can happen at other times of the year, too. Intense activity in hot, humid weather is the most common cause, but an inactive horse in a hot, poorly ventilated stall or without access to sufficient .. (Horses)




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