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Teaching a Horse to Drive using a DIY Training Cart

Teaching a horse to pull a cart can be tricky. Many trainers argue that breaking a horse to safely drive and pull a cart is more challenging than simple saddle training- and for good reason: many horses initially have a strong reaction to the sensation of the long shafts on the side of their body …

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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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3 Big Mistakes Horse Owners make with Stud Chains

A stud chain can be a useful tool or an unnecessarily harsh correction, depending on the handler’s use of the chain and a particular horse’s sensitivity to correction. While a horse’s sensitivity can sometimes work in your benefit (like the horse who only needs a rider to carry a crop in order to become more …

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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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Simple Tips to End Horse Head Tossing and Throwing

  Has your horse or pony recently started tossing their head up in the air when you are riding? When horses start head tossing behavior, it often indicates one of a few things, which we will discuss in this article. Because head tossing can have a few causes, it may take some detective work to …

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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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Build a Self-Serve Milk Feeder for hands-off Calf or Foal Feeding

Long before I moved to Seattle I was living on a farm in Missouri and enjoying a childhood dream of raising horses. In the late 2000s, my favorite mare had her first foal- and promptly rejected it. Despite initial blood tests looking good, my foal, unfortunately, didn’t make it past the seventh night. Even though …

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