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Many people give their horses treats in the form of candy (mints) or other sugars.  This is very harmful for performance horses (race horses, dressage, grand prix jumpers, barrel racers and all other performance horses).  Sugar including Molasses can be harmful to horses (and humans) on many levels.  If you need to add something to…
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Horses are wild creatures at heart. The confines of an enclosed space such as a stall or paddock goes against their instinct to move, graze and be free. Keeping your horse confined for long periods of time can even have dangerous effects such as negative reactive behaviour. We’ve rounded up five ways to help keep…
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If you and your horse are one of the unlucky ones, you’ve seen it before. The pacing and pawing at the ground. The restless up-and-down. The swinging of the head from side-to-side. The potentially fatal abdominal condition and #1 horse-killer around the world is sadly very common, and extremely painful. Here’s how you can spot…
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In colloquial terms, the paddock, corral, or pen is often referred to as the “sacrifice area” because you’re giving up valuable land for greener pastures. As a horse lover, this is hardly a “sacrifice”, as your horse’s outdoor living quarters are an important part of their whole horse well-being. A paddock will prevent them from…
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Not all horses are the same. Some you can get on and easily ride. Some are so green that you could be easily injured if you have little or no riding experience. The ones easy to ride are typically older horses. They have been ridden the most and will be the most forgiving of a…
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