The long term effects of concussions

Here’s an article that appeared in the Toronto Star that we should all read and take to heart: Long-term effects of concussion misunderstood. When I was a kid we didn’t worry too much about concussions¬† — or helmets for that matter. If you fell off you got back on. I never had a trainer tell […]

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Does your horse treat you like a Pez dispenser?

I’ve never been a huge fan of giving horses treats. That may be because I’ve had a few big horses and I never wanted them to be crawling into my pockets looking for mints. What really cured me was watching a woman I used to know train her horse to have food aggression issues. One […]

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Have you tried an Equi-Ping yet? Read the review on Tack Guru

Equi-Pings are one of the newest entries in a line of devices aimed at improving the safety of tying your horse. They join products like The Clip and The Blocker Tie Ring. Do you use any of these products? Add your comments to Tack Guru and help other equestrians learn which products work best. Register […]

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Zapping static electricity before you shock your horse

Removing blankets in the winter time can be, well shocking. The static electricity that is generated between your horse’s coat and the blanket can build up into a pretty severe shock. Sadly, a friend of mine lost her horse this winter after a shock from her blanket caused the mare to run backwards down the […]

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Horses try to swim to safety in Queensland flooding

Harrowing photos and video of the flooding in Queensland, Australia have dominated the news now for days. In addition to the devastating loss of human life, horses, cows and other livestock have been swept away — or stranded in neck high water. Panicked horses are difficult to handle. While some horses managed to swim to […]

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Eight ponies make mischief on A4 in Paris

What is it about French horses? Last year, French police horse Garibaldi, made a tour of the downtown, sans his rider. Now, eight ponies managed to dump their riders and take off down the A4! Apparently they were spooked by a horn. Luckily all the ponies were caught and returned unharmed.

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Winter hoofwear for horses – Why do they need winter shoes?

Do horses need winter shoes? Like most equestrian questions, the answer is, “it depends.” Certainly horse owners need to come up with a strategy that allows for adequate traction, that prevents snow from balling up in the hoof, and which provides enough protection for the amount and type of riding you want to do. What […]

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