gedling horses

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…

How to detangle a matted horse mane or tail

How to Detangle a Horse Mane and Tail

  Detangling a tangled and matted horse mane and tail can be a frustrating and time-consuming process- too often resulting in excessive loss of hair and thinning of the tail in the process! Below you will find illustrated instructions on how to detangle a mane relatively quickly with the absolute minimum hair loss. This method…

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