Category Horses

Horse Treatment

Animals are inclined to various diseases. Some of these might depart everlasting injury whereas others are fatal. One example, which may go either means, is equine colic.  This happens when the horse experiences ache within the abdomen and things can worsen if medical consideration shouldn’t be administered  immediately. 
If the physician has not arrived yet, the individual can do certain things, which might help within the treatment. This contains taking the temperature and monitoring the heart charge, recalling what kind of food was given the previous few days as well as the water consumption and  checking the colour of the gums. 
The veterinarian could also be on call elsewhere so until assist arrives, no food must be given to the horse...

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Turnout Horse Blanket

Blankets are designed to cover majority of the horses body to protect the horse from the winter elements; winter weight blankets are generally used. A winter weight turnout horse blanket is also used when trailering a horse to prevent the fluctuating temperature from giving the horse a chill.

Blankets are design to fit around a horses body from chest to rump, attaching with straps under the horse in order to prevent shifting of the horse blanket. This allows the horse to still move about freely. Horse blankets normally have buckles at the front as well to prevent movement. Some blankets require you to slip them over the horses head which can be challenging with a winter turnout blanket due to the overall weight...

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Austin City Limits: The National/band Of Horses

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by siette

This episode was aired on Saturday January 15th, 2011 at PBS. It was directed by Gary Menotti and written by Theresa Chavez, Eric Gutierrez, Rose Portillo and Bill Arhos. This show was produced by Terry Lickona, Dick Peterson, Jeff Peterson, Leslie Nichols, Emily Joyce and Susan Caldwell Halley.

While lead singer Matt Berninger sustains The National with his resonant baritone voice, his bandmates masterfully round out their soul-haunting sound. With their cathartic, raw and reflective new release, High Violet, The National has graduated from being a critics band. Now it belongs to everyone.

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Dangerous Trojan Horses Detected in Your System – Does This Look Familiar?

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by jezet

Have you getting an error message that reads: Attention, Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system – on your computer? The message will typically show up as a system error in a pop up box. Within the pop up there is a link to download an antispyware program.

Well if you haven’t been able to figure it out yet, the message is a FAKE. Yes, your computer is infected with a dangerous virus. The virus is the one causing the fake warning message. The idea is to trick you into infecting your computer further while putting all your sensitive information at risk. This includes passwords and credit card numbers. Leaving this virus to fester on your computer can be a dangerous mistake.

The fake message – Attention, Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system – is caused b...

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Saddle Pad Purposes – Choose One That Best Fits Your Horses Needs

The purpose of a good pad is to add comfort for your horse and keep dirt and sweat off of your saddle. Although most people will purchase a pad based on colors and design. I admit I have a few myself in an array of bright colors and patterns, but there are the ones you want to consider owning to give better fit and performance.

One of the latest ones out there is the gel pad, these can be used more effectively on a hard to fit horse, or if you have to use one saddle on different horses with different conformations. Some information that I have collected indicate a poor rating concerning the cushioning and impact reduction. I think this pad like others has a specific purpose and is recommended for short term use by other analyst...

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Leadership Secret Whispered by Horses – It’s Not Just What You Ask, But Also When

Leadership Secret Whispered by Horses - It's Not Just What You Ask, But Also When

Leadership Secret Whispered by Horses – It’s Not Just What You Ask, But Also When

Leadership Secret Whispered by Horses – It’s Not Just What You Ask, But Also When

Leadership Secret Whispered by Horses – It’s Not Just What You Ask, But Also When . The task our clinic instructor wanted was to ask our horses to back up, then turn a quarter turn on the hind end. A well executed quarter turn to the right would mean that my horse would rock back and plant his right hind foot, and I would ask him to move his front feet only to the right. If we had been backing up facing north, we’d end up facing east. I knew the right cues: left supporting rein, right direct rein, left foot forward with a little pressure, and right foot off the horse...

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Physical Fitness Training For Horses – Before You Begin an Equine Conditioning Program

Physical Fitness Training For Horses - Before You Begin an Equine Conditioning Program

Physical Fitness Training For Horses – Before You Begin an Equine Conditioning Program

Physical Fitness Training For Horses – Before You Begin an Equine Conditioning Program

Physical Fitness Training For Horses – Before You Begin an Equine Conditioning Program. Equine physical fitness can make or break success in a horse show, equestrian competition, or pleasure trail ride. Every horse rider is a trainer whether they know it or not. Regardless of which sports or disciplines you enjoy, thinking of yourself as your horse’s personal fitness trainer can either help or hinder your horse’s success.

Designing a physical fitness program for your horse is straightforward...

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Showing Horses From the Judge’s Perspective

Showing Horses From the Judge's Perspective

Showing Horses From the Judge’s Perspective

Showing Horses From the Judge’s Perspective

Showing Horses From the Judge’s Perspective.  After a number of years as an exhibitor and trainer, showing nationally in halter, pleasure, trail, and other breed classes, I decided to become a judge so that the people who showed to me would be judged objectively and by the rulebook. Many times I have overheard folks at a show make assumptions about why a judge placed a class as they did. Most times their assumptions were incorrect.

Showing Horses From the Judge’s Perspective

1. The view from the center of the arena is not the same as the view from the in-gate or bleachers. No one can see exactly what a judge sees unless they are standing right next to them...

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Training Horses – How to Know When It’s Time to Add Something New

Training Horses - How to Know When It's Time to Add Something New

Training Horses – How to Know When It’s Time to Add Something New

Training Horses – How to Know When It’s Time to Add Something New

Training Horses – How to Know When It’s Time to Add Something New. As a trainer I always asked my students to warm their horses up before a lesson, beginning with a walk around the perimeter of the arena. There is a place and reason for longing horses prior to mounting, but it has never been my personal preference. For safety reasons, I liked my students to be able to saddle up and mount their horses without needing to do any groundwork except a quick check for softness. The basic rule for training horses has always been, once your horse is soft and happy at whatever you’re doing, you are ready to move up one notch in work; one notch, not two.

When you and y...

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Are Your Horses Suffering From Thrush? Here is the Help You Need

Are Your Horses Suffering From Thrush? Here is the Help You Need

Are Your Horses Suffering From Thrush? Here is the Help You Need

Are Your Horses Suffering From Thrush? Here is the Help You Need

Are Your Horses Suffering From Thrush? Here is the Help You Need. There is a very old saying in concern to the correlation between horses and hearts, and that old saying is that “Horses have five hearts.” When horses develop thrush it becomes a serious condition that not only affects the horses skin but it also causes problems to the horse in concern to blood circulation and in whether or not, the bacterial infection that causes this condition is going to hinder the horse from doing the two most important things it can do which are eating and walking.

A horse has a part inside of their foot that is called the laminae and in this part of their foot they have a ...

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