Owning A Horse On Your Property – Things To Remember

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It is really great to have horses on your property. They are wonderful animals to spend time with. At the same time owning horses means being responsible for them. This means caring about them and making … Read More

Should You Ask Your Farrier About Letting Your Horse Go Barefoot?

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Some people feel so strongly about allowing horses to go without horseshoes that they consider shoeing a form of abuse; others won’t let their horses take three steps without iron armor on their soles. The most … Read More

Listen to Your Horse

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Yes, I know, it sounds counterintuitive to allow your horse to have a say in his or her training, but communication should go both ways between a horse and rider. For example, my horse recently was … Read More

Treating Equine Ulcers: My Experience with An Alternative to Gastro-Guard

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Last spring, my Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) gelding, Ember, began colicking repeatedly. He would begin lying down and nipping at his sides just before feeding time, as often as two or three times per week. The episodes … Read More

Might an OTTB be Right for You?

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By OTTB, I mean, of course, an Off the Track Thoroughbred. In other words, a retired racehorse, like my Ember, aka Embrace Reality, pictured below. OTTBs can excel in most disciplines, are generally inexpensive compared to … Read More

Start Clicking With Your Horse

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Would you like to teach your horse to lie down on command? How about improving your mare’s flying lead changes, or testing a young horse’s jumping potential without needing to place a rider on his back? … Read More

New Author on PetLvr!

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My name is Jelena, and I’m a new author on the “LVR” series of blogs. You can find my author page here. As you can see from my list of pets — one dog, one cat, … Read More

If You Ride, You Are a Trainer

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By Bonnie Martin Frequently I talk to, hear of, or read about someone who bought a trained horse and after riding it for a period of time decide that the horse needs to go to a … Read More

Taking Care of Your Horses In The Heat

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By Samantha J Jane We go to great lengths to make ourselves comfortable in the hot weather, air conditioning, fans, cold drinks. What should we do to ensure our horses are also comfortable through our hot, … Read More

Horse Racing Enthusiast – Interviewed

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… no, not by me .. but I’d like to shout this out to other Horse Enthusiasts … and Horse Racing Enthusiasts! Listen to Kevin Stafford (aka kdawg68) from The Aspiring Horseplayer talk about the Florida … Read More

2008 Superbowl XLII Super Bowl Commercial Bud Horse & Lager

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Budweiser Horse in Training FOUND AT: BlogCatalog

Buying Guide to Tack for Training a Horse

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If you want to successfully train a horse, you should consider adding some special equipment to your tack room. While you may be able to make do with the tack you already have, training will be … Read More

Guide To Buying A Saddle For Your Horse

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While most people realize they will need a saddle to ride their horses, they may not be aware of all the reasons why they should use a saddle instead of riding bareback. Saddles are often more … Read More

Where To Ride Your Horse

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You’ve saddled up your horse for a relaxing day in the saddle when you suddenly realize that you have no idea where to ride him outside of that same little paddock. Are there any more exciting … Read More

Reading a Horse's Body Language

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If you’ve ever been the victim of an animal bite, you may think that the attack came out of nowhere. However, if you knew how to read an animal’s body language, you would probably have seen … Read More

Horse First Aid Pack

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Horse First Aid Pack By Jason Atilia Horse supplies run the gamut from grooming products to nutritional supplements. But there is an essential horse supply that you shouldn’t leave your barn, or your saddlebag without. Horse … Read More

Basic Horse Care

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Basic Horse Care By Rob Daniels Horses are amazingly beautiful and sensitive creatures. Horses require not only understanding and patience to have a horse as a pet, it also requires a whole lot of care. Herd … Read More

Internal Parasites of the Horse

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Internal Parasites of the Horse By Randall Holman Internal parasites are a threat to the health of horses and may cause irreparable damage. Parasites are small organisms living a portion of their life cycle within the … Read More

Building Efficient Horse Barns

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Building Efficient Horse Barns By Pat Murphy Future champions deserve royal treatment. Someone who helps you in your work needs must be treated the same as well. So why put your horses in barns that are … Read More

An Ancient Breed Of Horse

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An Ancient Breed Of Horse By Michael Russell A few hundred years ago, the Przewalski horse ran wild in Mongolia. Although these horses were native to their Mongolian home range, it is thought they roamed throughout … Read More

The Magnificent Andalusian

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The Magnificent Andalusian By Michael Russell The Andalusian lineage dates back to prehistoric times. Cave paintings, discovered on the Iberian Peninsula and dated 20000 to 30000 B.C., show the Iberian Horse clearly. It is thought that … Read More

Horses – Affirmed

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Horses – Affirmed By Michael Russell In the crazy world of horse racing the one thing we had yet to see going into the 1978 horse racing year was back to back triple crown winners. That … Read More

Buying Your First Horse

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Buying Your First Horse By Paul Hegarty Buying your first horse is an exciting adventure! Whether some one is buying the horse for you or you yourself have the money to buy a horse, you ought … Read More

Caring For Your Horse During The Winter

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Caring For Your Horse During The Winter By Michael Colucci When you care for your horse, it is important to make preparations for the winter months. Horses need to be able to tolerate the cold weather … Read More

How To Groom Your Horse For Results You'll Be Proud Of – Part 3

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How To Groom Your Horse For Results You’ll Be Proud Of – Part 3 By Geoffrey Roberts and Michael Glenn The fact is that most of us horse lovers don’t groom our horses properly. This could … Read More

Horse Racing – The Sport of Kings

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Horse Racing – The Sport of Kings By Michael Russell Thousands of years ago, man discovered that an animal from the Equus order was good for carrying his burdens and lightening his load. Then one day, … Read More

I've Got A Horse, Now What?

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I’ve Got A Horse, Now What? By Belinda Osgood Ever since I was a little girl, I hoped and prayed for a horse to call my own. It became a ritual every birthday and Christmas that … Read More

Horses – War Admiral

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Horses – War Admiral By Michael Russell Sometimes the sons of the fathers surpass the accomplishments of the father. Such was the case with one of the greatest races horses of all time, the son of … Read More

The Majestic Arabian Horse

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The Majestic Arabian Horse By Michael Russell Bedouins believed that the horse was a gift from Allah. It was to be cherished, revered, almost worshipped. The Arabian horse has been bred for centuries, with its beginnings … Read More

Buying Your First Horse – a Practical Guide

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Buying Your First Horse – a Practical Guide By Trish Haill Spring is here, and the warmer weather is on the way. As the grass starts to grow, the sun appears and nothing seems so attractive … Read More

Horses – Citation

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Horses – Citation By Michael Russell In this article we’re going to briefly go over the career of one of the most famous horses in racing history, Citation. If you look past the losses that Citation … Read More

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