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Feeding the Foal for a Successful Weaning

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There are two areas to concentrate on in order to have a successful nutrition program for a weanling foal and insure a vigorous and healthy first year of life for your new horse. These two areas are creep feeding of the nursing foal and a proper feeding program for the weanling foal.

Preventing Colic with Good Feeding Management

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When considering the nutritional needs of horses and good feeding management, one should keep colic management in mind.

Choosing the Right Horse Trainer

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The right horse trainer can make a world of difference in helping you to achieve your equestrian dreams. The best way to start your search for a trainer is to ask around. Ask your friends what their experiences are with trainers you are interested in; contact local horse associations for a listing of trainers; or even pose the question at your local tack shop. Getting recommendations from others is even more important if you are looking at switching disciplines.

Signs of Gastric Ulcers in Horses

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Ulcers are a common problem in horses with those especially in strenuous activities. These occur when the stomach or intestinal lining is damaged and the underlying tissue is exposed.

Good Etiquette for Horse Shows

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As a parent or supporter of a rider, you only want what's best for your child. After a great deal of practice and preparation, your rider is ready to show his or her skills in the competition arena. And there are things you can do to help. By following a few etiquette suggestions, you can make sure

Teach Your Horse To Load Into A Trailer

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Some horses load into their trailer easily by one of several common methods. If yours is the exception, you may learn a thing or two about loading in this article.

Horse Fitness During The Winter

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When the weather outside is frightful what is the horseback rider to do? That fire may be delightful, but we can’t just sit inside and sing let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. It’s our responsibility to maintain a fitness program for both horse and rider during the winter months. Inclement weather can definitely put a damper in your riding plans, but there are still ways to keep both you and your horse fit during the winter.

Trail Riding - The Code Of The Trail

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Riding the trails on your horse is like taking a trip back into Americana. Though the phrase trail riding may evoke past memories of galloping through the woods, jumping over logs and wading through rushing rivers, these days it's a bit more tame. Any true horse owner knows that enjoying trails on horseback means being an ambassador for the equine community.

Leg Protection for Performance Horses

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From sliding stops on reining horses, to lateral dressage moves, to rubs while jumping and unexpected encounters with fences in the field, horse’s legs experience a lot of wear and tear. Applying boots or bandages to your horse’s legs can help prevent trauma and provide lower leg support.

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