natural ways to keep horse trough clean

Natural Tips for Keeping Horse Troughs Clean

keeping your horses water clean naturally can be a challenge – many horses love to slosh around in an open trough with both face and hooves, and even when they aren’t dirtying their water through play it’s common to find your trough filled with dropped food, insects, and on occasionally horrifying occasions in the heat…

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Definition of a Gelding Horse

One frequent question horse owners are asked by non-riders is “What is a gelding?” A  gelding is a horse that has “been gelded” – the equine equivalent of the “neutering” procedure performed routinely on dog and cats. A gelding horse is much calmer and easier to train than an ungelded stallion- who’s hormones can make them difficult…

how to help a mane grow and stay thick using pasture braids

Braiding a Horse Mane to Make it Grow Longer

Braiding Manes for Hair Growth Outside of the slight blood flow stimulation during grooming, braiding manes probably doesn’t make a significant difference in how fast hair grows, but what braiding can do is prevent hair loss from snags and tangles. There are several reasons to leave a mane braided in a special braid that’s perfect…

How to Keep Horses Cool in the Summer

How do you keep your horses from overheating during sweltering summers? In this article will talk about how to prevent overheating in horses, and how to bring a little bit of relief to your herd when summer highs hit the triple digits and summer nights bring little reprieve from the heat. First, a few basic tips…

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