A new category that is dedicated to the history of horses has been added to AlphaHorse. Learn when our ancestors first discovered horse domestication, how the horse evolved over millions of years, why some people reject the theory of horse evolution, and more!
Horse liniment can be extremely effective when combating deep muscle pain, arthritis, swelling and more. In our two-part article series, we discuss the various uses of horse liniment, how to use it properly, which types exist, and most importantly which type is appropriate for your horse's specific needs.
We recently published two articles about horse shampoo, and in one of them we listed Mane N Tail shampoo as one of our preferred brands. Well, apparently one of our readers agreed! So much, in fact, that she sent in a review about how she uses the brand for her own hair. Hmmm... not quite what we had in mind originally, but we figured we'd pass on the review since it might be of interest to some of you.
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They say the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes, and although our equine companions may not have to worry about the latter, they too will someday face moving on to greener pastures. For this reason, it's important that all horse owners be aware of how to handle deceased horses so that they aren't caught by surprise. The worst time to learn about the subject is when our equine partner has already passed on and the "clock" has started.
When done improperly, mane pulling can cause serious discomfort to your horse and/or leave his mane looking downright raggedy. Perhaps for these reasons, horse owners are sometimes hesitant to pull their horse's mane in fear of doing more harm than good. Learn about mane pulling's potential negatives, and then learn how to make the practice as painless and easy as possible. You need not be an expert to pull a mane confidently.
Horse owners, particularly those new to horses, often seek the big secret to successful horsemanship... the magic bullet that will allow them to solve all potential problems and accelerate the training process. Does such a magic bullet exist? Find out in this article, where we divulge the big secret to successful natural horsemanship.
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Few topics incite as much passion, anger and strong opinions in the horse world as that of horse slaughter. Is it a positive thing that the remaining horse slaughter plants in the U.S. were shut down in 2007, or are there arguments to be made in support of horse slaughtering? Being enthusiastic horse fans ourselves, we knew that touching upon this topic might be as perilous as sneaking across a minefield. But let's throw caution to the wind and take a closer look at the subject, and see why both proponents and opponents of the practice are often guilty of spreading inaccurate claims.
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Selecting the right horse trainer for you and your horse's needs is often a difficult process. How do I select the right one? Which questions should I ask? What should I look for? How can I know that he isn't padding the bill or taking me for a ride? Our five-part series about horse trainers and reasonable expectations helps answer these questions and more.
Countless horse owners have asked us for advice concerning how to best thicken and maintain a horse's mane and tail. Since we've bred and sold Mountain Horses (which are renowned for their luxurious manes and tails), this is a topic I'm very familiar with!
In this four-part series I'm going to walk you through the steps I take to ensure my horses retain flowing manes that rival those of a lion.
Few things are quite as dangerous as a rearing horse, and sadly too many horse owners panic when faced with this problematic behavior and react in ways that only compounds the risk and problem. The following two series of articles were written to help you first diagnose the cause for a rearing horse and then apply the appropriate corrective actions:
Australian saddles possess many advantages for regular riders, yet for the most part they still manage to fly under most horsemen's radars in the U.S. If you haven't yet experienced the comfort and stability of an Australian Saddle you will find this article to be of interest:
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