In my years working with horses, I’ve learned that they can safely eat many fruits and vegetables. We all know that horses love apples and carrots, but, like us, they appreciate variety in their diet. Giving treats is a fantastic way to add extra nutrients to their diet – it’s also the perfect way to […]
Horses are sensitive, emotional creatures and gaining their trust is vital to establish a good relationship with them. I’ve been working with horses for many years and have learned that even difficult horses are easier to work with once you gain their trust. Traditional horsemanship generally uses intimidation to control horses, but the truth is
Part of my job as a horse care specialist includes creating a regular worming schedule. Parasite management is essential for horse care and includes regularly testing horses for worms and giving them the appropriate treatment. Horse parasites are becoming resistant to worm treatments, so I give horses specific wormers for each season. This is crucial
I have a long career working with horses and can tell immediately if I’m looking at a horse or pony. But to non-equestrians or beginners, knowing the differences isn’t always straightforward. In fact, many people think horses and ponies are the same.b Horses and ponies are the same species and share many similarities, but there
Not only can horses swim, but they are strong, competent swimmers. Horses have a natural affinity with the water – and despite their size, most of them can swim effortlessly. That said, some horses are more willing to swim than others. If galloping along the beach and bathing with your equine friend is on your
As a professional horsewoman, I work with many breeds and enjoy learning about their temperaments and character traits. There are over 200 horse breeds, and each has a unique personality. My first pony was young and inexperienced, so I learned first-hand the danger and frustration of owning an unsuitable horse. Choosing the wrong breed can
I’ve worked with horses for over 25 years and know that understanding horse health is vital to ownership. I’ve dealt with many injuries and illnesses over the years. I know that horses are pretty tough, but when things go wrong, problems can rapidly escalate. Knowing how to spot the subtle signs of illness is crucial.
I’m a horse care specialist with over 25 years of experience. I’ve worked with many horses in my career, and if there’s one personality trait they all share, it’s a love of treats, particularly sugary ones. I like to feed horses treats because they are an effective training aid and a fantastic way to bond.
I’m a professional horsewoman with over 25 years of equestrian work experience – and one thing I’ve learned in my career is that paddock maintenance is essential to any horse care routine. Maintaining a paddock will keep horses safe and ensure they always have plenty of grass to eat. If you want to know how to
Taking care of hooves is a crucial part of horse ownership, and as a former racehorse stud assistant, I deeply understand the importance of healthy hooves. Hooves are everything to a racehorse and any other equine for that matter. Unhealthy hooves can result in lameness and injury, and it’s better to catch problems early before