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White Mares: Photos & Information

White mares are beautiful horses, with long white manes and bodies that shimmer in the moonlight. Because of this, they’ve reached something of a mythological status – often appearing in the folklore of various cultures, fantasy genre movies, and even appearing in the Harry Potter world as a type of Patronus. In this article, we’ll …

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What Do Horses Eat: Meals, Snacks, and Treats

Just like humans, horse’s diets have variation. Unlike humans, however, horses are herbivores. While omnivores (that’s us!) eat a variety of foods from different food groups, horses eat only plants and plant-based foods. You probably found this article out of curiosity about what horses eat, in fact, it’s one of the most common questions from …

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Loading your Weanling Foal on a Horse Trailer

Tips for that first crucial first trailer ride home with your brand new horse. Since weanlings generally lack the patience to tie quietly or the experience to stay calm in a horse trailer, it’s best to haul a weanling in a horse trailer that allows them space to move around and stand in whatever way …

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Why you Should Never Give Cold Water to an Overheated Horse

For humans,  ice-cold water after working outdoors on a hot day can feel like heaven, so it’s only natural that many new horse owners or horse novices may want to give the coldest water possible to their horse when it is overheated after being exercised. Many of these novices are surprised to learn that giving …

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The Difference Between Horses and Ponies

Both novice horse riders and non-equestrians alike often wonder what, exactly, is the difference between a horse and a pony. This question has both one pretty straightforward answer as well as some nuanced complexities, in this article we will discuss the most straightforward answer as well as some of these more nuanced answers to the …

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Should I Sell My Horse? A Quiz to Help you Decide

Equestrian sports are unlike any other sport. Instead of partnering with a team of other people or equipment, riders partner with an animal. Over time most people develop deep emotional connections with their horses. While some view this attachment as odd, for those of us with training in both animal behavior and human mental health, …

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Responding to Horses who Rub their Head on Humans

You may have noticed that during grooming, after a ride, or even during casual interaction, your horse likes to rub its head against you. In this article, we discuss 3 competing theories that attempt to explain why many horses like to rub their head or face on their owner’s body, plus how to respond safely …

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6 Therapist-Recommended ways to Overcome a Fear of Horses

If you are seeking resources to overcome a fear of horses you are not alone. The fear of horses, both clinical (a full-blown phobia that disrupts life) and subclinical (an avoidance that causes only minor inconveniences), is not uncommon, particularly in modern culture where horses are so much more removed than they were from the …

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Pillow Wraps: 5 Easy Tips on How and Why to Use this Wrap for Your Horse

Horse pillow wraps are an older style of horse boots that have mostly fallen out of popular use horse owners, veterinarians, and rehab professionals shift more towards more active rehabilitation and modern horse boots. In some horse stables, however, horse pillow wraps are still used as a way to bandage horse legs after very hard workouts …

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