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Preparations to Care for Horses in Disasters

Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, tornado threats, all are yearly disasters we face. Planning ahead to evacuate and save large animals such as horses is paramount in these situations. Decide on an evacuation plan that fits your circumstances. If you own a horse trailer, train your horse to go in quickly on your command. Check the trailer […]

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Greening Your Horse

We always try to do our best for our pets and that includes the environment. Here are some tips on ways to keep your horse’s environment green and helping our own as well. Recycle bottles, buckets, soda cans and any disposables. Replace light bulbs with fluorescents or LEDs. They last longer and save energy. Be […]

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A Horse’s Birthday

Most horses, especially racehorses, birthdays are celebrate on January 1st in the Northern Hemisphere and August 1st in the Southern Hemisphere. A horse born towards the end of the year or close to August would be considered a year old on those dates. This sounds a bit unfair when it comes to racehorses as some […]

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The Plight of Africa’s Equines

It is reported that in rural and remote areas of Africa, horses and donkeys are the main sources of power and are increasing in numbers. These equines are used in place of heavy equipment such as tractors which are expensive to buy and maintain in working condition. With the use of horses and donkeys to […]

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Saddles for Horses

While many people around the world still prefer riding bareback, most of us are more comfortable using saddles. There are many choices and it’s important to select a saddle that is appropriate for your horse and for you. Riding schools and places that provide horses for riding paid by the hour use general purpose saddles. […]

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Guesstimating a Foal’s Adult Size

Generally, horse breeders look for certain qualities in both dam and sire that they would like to see replicated in the foal. Then they hope that things work out the way they planned. There are many factors involved in determining the adult size of a horse. Genetics play a major role in passing traits to […]

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ASPCA Urgent Alert – Horses in Danger

The United States Department of Agriculture approved an application for horse slaughter inspections at a plant in Roswell, New Mexico and grant inspections at horse slaughter plants in Missouri and Iowa for Monday, July 1st (2013). The Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE) will prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. […]

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Horses-After the Disaster

The disaster – tornado, hurricane, flood, fire and so on – has finally passed and you are ready to see to your horse. Your horse may be outdoors in your pasture or a foster pasture or in the barn. The sooner you are able to get to your horse, the better s/he will feel and […]

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Big Hearts of Racehorses

For centuries racehorses have been bred to run faster and longer distances. One of the greatest racehorses of all time was Secretariat affectionately known as “Big Red” because of his size. Secretariat was the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown of racing – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the […]