Horse Care Materials – General Topics

General Horse Care Material

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Comfortable

One of our most valued feelings is being comfortable. Comfort provides safety, security, a feeling of well being, and other emotions that make us feel good. For example, laying in a hammock after dinner swinging gently under the shade of a tree on a warm summer’s...

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Get Your Brain Right, Get Your Horse Right

The Wall Street Journal often has some really good articles.  This weekend’s issue (Feb 22, 2020) had an article on bias in the media (“Detecting Fake News Takes Time” by Alison Gopnik). It had a different point of view that I had not thought of.  Let me quote: “David...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – An Introduction

Basic care of the horse are the steps you would find in the “quick start up guide” found with something you buy from the appliance store or the car you bought.  Safety is all about common sense.  The basic problems here are 1) many horse owners are new to owning...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Bandaging Non-wounds

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Dental Care

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Horse’s teeth erupt throughout their lives with constant wear occurring from teeth grinding against opposing teeth and continual stropping by the tongue. This wear is uneven and creates razor sharp edges that cause discomfort...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Dirty Horses

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Euthanasia

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Fly Protection

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Grooming

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Hoof Care

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Horse Shoes

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Identification

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Leading Foals

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Leading Two Horses Safely

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Older Horse Care

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Personal Safety

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Many of us work alone with horses.  I have included some videos here that will help you remain safe while working alone.  I prefer working alone because in the event where the horse suddenly reacts, I only need to think about my...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Quick Release Knot For Tying

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Sheath Cleaning Without Sedation

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Sleep

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – The Cast Horse

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material The cast horse is whan a horse lays down too close to a wall or fence. In an effort to get up, they cannot get their limbs underneath their bodies. They become stuck and what follows is dependant on the horse. Either they become...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Wasted Hay

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Weather

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Horse Body Features – An Introduction

Horses can have unique body features consistent with a breed.  From a distance we can spot these as features of a Thoroughbred, a Norwegian Fjord, a Morgan or a miniature horse.   Horses can also have body features unique to an individual.  These include face markings...

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Horse Body Features – Asses, Mules And Zebras

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Horse Body Features – Facial Crests

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Horse Body Features – Mustaches

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Some horses have a natural mustache as seen here.  I have seen a bunch in my years with horses but I have never heard any meaning attached to their presence other than most people think they are “cute.” Related material...

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Horse Body Features – Neck Dimples

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Horse Body Features – Pygmy Miniature

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Horse Body Features – Rat Tail

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Horse Body Features – Roman Nose

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Horse Body Features – Striped Hooves

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Horse Body Features – Sunken Face

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Horse Body Features – Swayback (Lordosis)

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Horse Body Features – Whorls

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Horse Body Features – Wide Hips

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Acupuncture

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – An Introduction

Once a horse becomes injured, owners want their horse to recover rapidly and fully. To encourage this many modalities have been developed. The efficacy and the safety of some of these are well established (ice therapy), some are considered unethical (pin firing) and...

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Bandaging Horse Wounds

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Chiropractic

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Electro-stimulation

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Hyperbaric Pressure

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Ice And Hydrotherapy

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Magnetic Therapy

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Overshoes

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Pastern Rolls

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Pin Firing

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Poultices

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Horse Treatments And Therapies – Vibrating Platforms

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Podcast #013 – Sleep In Horses

Sleep is something every animal on the planet does including insects, birds, fish, aquatic mammals, you, me and our horses. We humans spend a third of our lives sleeping and in that time we repair and strengthen our health systems. So do our horses but little is...

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Podcast #038 – Horses In Addition And Subtraction Of Science

Horses have been around for about 55 million years.  They have been with humans for about 4000 years.  They have been replaced with machines in many parts of the world in the past 70 years. Diseases including obesity, Insulin Resistance, Laminitis, Cushing’s,...

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Rhubarb Pie, The Orbiting Earth and Your Horse

When I was a boy my Mom grew rhubarb in the garden. She was very proud of the crop and while it grew she would dream of the rhubarb pie we were all going to be blessed with in late summer. I hate rhubarb pie. There was nothing good about it and I dreaded getting a pie...

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Top 10 Horse Barn Safety Tips – a HorseTalk™ Webcast

This is Doc T with my HorseTalk™ webcast about the Top 10 Barn and Farm Safety Tips. This is a FAST PACED video so get a pad of paper and pen to write down all the ideas I go through to make your farm safer for horses. Most of the dangerous things on your farm are not...

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Comfortable

One of our most valued feelings is being comfortable. Comfort provides safety, security, a feeling...

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