The Safe Arena- Part II. The people hazard

Again we always seem to find negative rules. Don’t do this, go there, or do that. Let this be the positive approach to arena population management. A separate area should be provided for lunging. If this is not possible, then provide times when the arena is for lunging only. It is best to provide areas […]

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Safety Guide In Electric Horse Fencing

There was a time when livestock owners follow a general mandate: sheep and cattle are enclosed using electric wires while horses are left enclosed in wooden fences. The excuse was that horses’ eyes have poor vision, hence, it is not suitable to use thin electric wire horse fence. Horse fencing needs to be blunt or […]

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Selecting and Buying Bedding for Horses

Materials for the bedding of stalls and pens for all classes of livestock are becoming increasingly difficult to procure, and the cost of these materials has increased dramatically over the past decade. Increased technology, the economic situation that has existed during the past few years, the growth of the horse population, especially the tremendous growth […]

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Selecting the Right Horse Fence, Part 3 of 3

The purpose of this series of articles is to help you locate sources of accurate horse fencing information and then select the fence that is best for you. If you haven’t read the first two parts they are available in the “More Online Resources” section. There is a handy grid also available in this section, […]

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Selecting the Right Horse Fence: Part 1 of 3

Centuries ago, horse fences weren’t required. However, as man settled down and domesticated horses, fences (or some means of containment) became necessary. Since the materials that we take for granted weren’t available these horse people had to use what was available. Trees, branches, brush, stone and natural corrals were popular. Each of these materials had […]

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Selecting the Right Horse Fence: Part 2 of 3

Horse Fence Materials and Design Tips So, you have decided you need a horse fence.  There is a high probability that you have never built a fence or had an active say in the decisions regarding the choice or style of fence.  You are not alone, many other horse owners or soon to be horse […]

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Pretty Green Pasture Brings Hidden Problems for Horses

Spring weather brings pretty green pastures filled with luscious foliage. During this time, both horses and their owners are eager to get out and enjoy the weather, but horse owners should be aware that a green spring pasture can harbor problems. Laminitis (also called founder) is a condition that consists of a breakdown of the […]

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Paso Fino

Paso Fino Breed Description The history of this noble animal began in Spain where the chance mix of breeds sparked the seed that became one of the world’s finest riding horses. Moorish occupation of the Spanish countryside brought with it the Berber horse, also known as the Barb, an animal that had a strong genetic […]

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Pesticide Safety Around Animals

Pests of domestic animals are a serious threat to the animals’ health since many feed on body tissues such as blood, skin, hair or feathers, and wounds. Skin irritation produced by these pests often results in discomfort for the animal. Many pests are also vectors of disease. In general, infested animals are unhealthy and cannot […]

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