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Everything You Need To Know About Horses

This is a great article for the non-horsey people in your life! While everyone knows about horses, you’d be surprised at how relatively uninformed most people are. Myths abound and everybody has an opinion. To help clarify any misunderstandings, here are a few essential tidbits you need to know about horses, especially if you are considering taking riding […]

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The Most Popular Horse Breeds and Types of Horses

There are more than 350 breeds of horses and ponies. From working and racing to casual riding and equestrian competition, each horse has its special qualities. But there are five particular breeds and five general horse categories that stand out and capture the hearts of horse lovers everywhere, thanks to their versatile abilities and good demeanors. Here are 10 […]

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An Equine Massage Therapist and Chiropractor Combine Forces to Heal a Mystery Lameness

Lameness brings out many emotions, including fear and frustration, particularly when its cause is a mystery and the horse doesn’t heal. Those are just some of the emotions that Barb Robinson, an avid trail rider from Aston, Penn., felt when her partner, an 18-year-old Icelandic gelding named Ari, went mysteriously lame.Ari was performing well in […]

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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

Digestive System Limitations Horses are non-ruminant herbivores (hind-gut fermentors). Their small stomach only has a capacity of 2 to 4 gallons for an average-sized 1000 lb. horse. This limits the amount of feed a horse can take in at one time. Equids have evolved as grazers that spend about 16 hours a day grazing pasture grasses. The stomach serves […]