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Horse Job Spotlight: Horse Trainer

There are few horse jobs more well-known than that of the horse trainer. These are the professionals who get horses ready for everything from basic riding to high-level competition, and collectively they possess the most equine knowledge with regard to riding and horsemanship. If you want to become a horse trainer, you’ll have stiff competition. […]

A Horror Story (And a Warning)

Many young equestrian professionals would do anything to work with horses. They’re willing to “pay their dues” mucking stalls, cleaning tack, and attending to any other task if it might help them accomplish their goals down the road. This is a great attitude, one of hard work and perseverance, but it can also get you […]

7 Ways to Spruce Up the Barn

No one wants to look at overgrown lawns, out-of-control bushes, peeling paint, or broken fencing. Neglecting the aesthetic aspects of your barn will turn away prospective clients and give current clients a reason to look elsewhere. If you need to spruce up the barn, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. Following are seven […]

Lightning Safety For Horse And Rider

Lightning safety rules apply to all outdoor enthusiasts, not just horseback riders. If you are caught outside during a lightning storm, there are steps you can take to keep your horse and yourself safer. But understand that these recommendations will improve your safety, not guarantee it. 1. Before you start out, know the weather forecast. […]

How To Take A Horse Respiratory Rate

The average horse respiratory rate of an adult equine at rest is 8-15 breaths per minute. An increased respiration rate may indicate fever or pain. It can also increase due to exercise or hot, humid weather. What You Will Need: Watch with a second hand or stopwatch Stethoscope for method 2. Method 1: 1. Watch […]

How To Spot Equine Dehydration

Equine dehydration is more common in the summer, but it can happen at other times of the year, too. Intense activity in hot, humid weather is the most common cause, but an inactive horse in a hot, poorly ventilated stall or without access to sufficient water (think frozen water buckets!) can become dehydrated, too. There […]

How To Pull Horseshoes

Learn to pull horseshoes for your horse’s safety. A loose horse shoe needs to be removed. If you’ve noticed that a shoe is wiggling or clinking when your horse takes a step, you’ll need to remove it. Don’t worry…with the right tools and technique, you can do it! If your horse is showing signs of […]

How To Listen To Horse Gut Sounds

Listen to horse gut sounds — there’s information in those gurgling sounds coming from your horse’s intestines and stomach. Dramatically increased or decreased gut sounds can indicate colic, so listen to your horse’s belly…it might be telling you something! Practice checking gut sounds when your horse is healthy. That way, you’ll know what’s normal for […]

How To Increase Equine Water Consumption

The best way to combat horse dehydration is to increase equine water consumption. During hot, humid weather, your horse may not drink enough water to prevent dehydration. Hard work in hot, humid conditions will lead to fluid loss, but even an idle horse in a hot, unventilated stall is at risk. Here’s how to drive […]

How To Determine Horse Weight

It’s important to know an approximate horse weight so that you can administer the right dose of medication, estimate food and water needs and monitor your horse’s overall condition throughout her life. You can use a commercial weight tape, but we’ve found this method to be a bit more accurate. You’ll need: • A tailor’s […]