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Horsekeeping

Horse keeping refers to the practice of maintaining a happy, tidy, and healthy barn or stable for your horses. It includes tips on winter horse care, keeping water traps clean, and stall maintenance

10 Stall Rest Boredom Busting Activities to Help your Horse Recover

Keeping a horse on stall rest can be stressful both for horses and for the humans who care for them. For some equine injuries, stall rest or partial stall rest is the only way to rest a horse’s body sufficiently for a full recovery. For horses, whose brains and bodies evolved to range over many …

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Halter Repair: How to Fix a Broken Horse Halter Crown – An Easy No-Sew DIY

Because my farm has frontage on a busy road in a suburban area, I have my horses wear leather halters 24/7. I once watched the comical-had-it-not-been-so-scary struggle of a highway patrol officer trying to secure an unhaltered horse running loose on a highway and that experience convinced me that having a fast, secure way to …

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4 Simple Steps to Clean a Horse Trough – Tips and Tricks from a Pro

  The best way to deep clean a horse trough is a combination of water, bleach, sunshine, and elbow grease (that is, scrubbing). Folow this guide to learn how to get your horse trough clean- really clean- in less time.   How to Clean a Horse Trough:     The best tools for cleaning a …

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Guide to Horse Blanket Washing & Spring Cleaning

At the end of a long winter, horse blankets can be so dirty they look unsalvagable. In fact, you may be tempted to toss your blankets out rather than trying cleaning them, but in this Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets, I’ll show you how to clean and restore soiled and weathered …

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How to Tell if your Horse’s Shoes Fit Correctly

4 SIGNS YOUR HORSE’S SHOES DON’T FIT One common question for new horse owners is how to know if your horse’s shoes fit correctly – or, alternately, sometimes people ask “what size shoes” their horse might need. These questions might raise eyebrows to experienced horse people, but for those new to the world of horsemanship …

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Natural Tips for Keeping Horse Troughs Clean

keeping your horse’s 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 horse’s water trough filled with dropped food, insects, and on occasionally horrifying occasions in …

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Winter Horse Turnout and Riding Horses in Snow or Icy Pastures

How do you know if it’s safe to turn your horse out in the snow? Horses are, by and large, incredibly well-suited to snowy conditions. Convex hooves and thick winter coats make most horses more comfortable in snowy conditions than in high humidity heat. That said, there are still some wintry conditions that are unsafe …

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Easy Hack to Restore Matted Fleece Saddle Pads

Nothing makes a horse and rider look smarter than a tidy, well-groomed turnout and a bright white fleece saddle pad under your saddle. Fleece saddle pads are popular, affordable, and in some competitive disciplines are considered the “correct” tack for showing. The Problem: Clumped and Matted Fleece The problem with fleece saddle pads- both genuine …

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