ride and turnout in snow

Winter Horse Turnout in Snow or Ice Covered 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 which are unsafe…

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…

For some horses, communal stabling (or shared stalls) may be the solution to behavior problems, stress related health issues, and excess energy during riding.

Stabling Horses: Shared Stalls and Communal Herd Stabling

American horse owners generally avoid pasturing horses alone, but always stable horses one-per-stall. Why do we stall horse separately and is it possible that alternative stabling might be cheaper, easier, and healthier for many horses? Read on to learn more.   Do Horses Need Their Own Separate Stalls? Short Answer: In traditionally built barns, Yes.…

How Horses Sleep Standing Up – Myths and Facts

When I became a horse owner, I originally worried a lot about my horse and all aspects of his life! How, I wondered, would I know if he was getting enough to sleep and how would I be able to tell. I’d heard about horses sleeping standing up, but also grew up in the country…

How to Cool an Overheated Horse: Tips and Tricks

  Just like for human athletes, cooling off your horse after an intense workout is an essential part of horse ownership. For most amateur riders, you won’t need to cool your horse after every ride, but if you’ve had an extreme ride and asked your horse to run, jump, or work intensely, you may need…