Research Shows Mares more likely to have a Sweet Tooth

Zelda the Walmart Greeter

The study team from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland has discovered that horses’ flavor preferences are influenced by gender and breed. The study used 48 adult horses — stallions and mares in equal numbers — for their research. They were Arabian, Anglo-Arabian, Polish Konik and Polish cold-blooded horses, all aged over 5. […]

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Christmas Cookies

My daughter and I are planning a baking extravaganza leading up to the holidays. Perusing the Internet, I found some very tasty looking horse treats which I think will add to the mix. Here’s the recipe. 1 1/4 c. steel cut oats 3/4 c. molasses 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. flaxseed 2 tsp. cornstarch 1/4 […]

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How do you Reward Your Horse?

Whenever I ride my horses I try to focus on the things they do right. Sure, I sometimes growl at Zelda when she bucks, but given how hard our horses try to be good, it’s important to reward them. And even when they are not good, punishing may not do any good. Rewarding the positive […]

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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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