Horses : Pets & Animal
Breaking a horse from crow-hopping, or mildly bucking, requires checking him for sore spots or sticker burrs, examining equipment that might cause him pain and evaluating the rider's cues to the horse. Pulling back on the horse's reins while pressing both legs into the horse's sides is a main rider-
It is a dream-come-true for many people to own a horse. It is an amazing experience to have your own horse. Horses are loyal and loving animals. They are useful and could provide innumerable hours of entertainment and joy. Owning a horse is not a simple task usually, it needs time and effort for a p
Repairing a wire fence used to take all day and was hard work. However, many wire fences today can be mended in much less time with the use of fencing sleeves. These sleeves act as a permanent band-aid for broken fence wires and save landowners precious time when completing fence repairs. Fencing sl
If I had known about the Horse Harmony test, which matches horses and humans based on personality type and is like eHarmony for horses, I would have never bought my reining gelding. Being a hothouse flower, he's quite the inappropriate match for me, a tough no-holds-barred zen cowgirl. Avoid ma
Dealing with a horse that bites humans is an incredibly dangerous operation that must be handled delicately as one horse bite can result in lost limbs or even death. In this context, a horse bite should be defined as the horse opening its mouth to snap in your direction to ensnare your body, your cl
Miniature horses are popular in horse communities across the U.S. Featured at many horse shows such as ones at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center in Norco, California, these tiny horses typically measure only 34 inches tall. Driving is a popular discipline within this breed, where drivers ca
A draft horse harness is different from a carriage horse harness in its purpose to support heavy loads. As work horses, draft breeds are also called heavy horses due to their stout appearance and heavy muscling. The best known draft breeds include Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and Shires. Carria
Feeding your young horse properly is especially important (older horses need to be fed properly too, but are much more forgiving if you are not feeding them correctly!), as they are growing and maturing - they are laying down new muscle and bone that will shape the way they look for the rest of thei
Training a spoiled, ill-tempered or mischievious horse can be quite a challenge. It is generally easier to instill good habits in a horse than to break bad ones. Breaking those old habits requires starting over from scratch, working on the ground works and fundamentals like respect for the handler.
Draft horses have long been used by farmers to work the fields and do other duties in rural areas. Even today, draft horses are used in farming, but they are also used for a wide variety of other purposes. From pulling wagons to participating in events like jumping and dressage, draft horses are ver
Checking the saddlery and equipment (a.k.a gear check) for horse safety and comfort as well as preparation for the rider for comfort and safety riding. This means physically checking the student (and horse if it is a mounted lesson) to ensure it is safe and appropriate for the lesson and of the corr
The 4-H youth development organization has been sponsoring and judging horse shows since the beginning of the 20th century. Whether pole bending, barrel running, or showmanship, there are different categories with varying rules that 4-H club expects participants to abide by.