Posts About: Horses

Top 3 Alfalfa Pellet Feed for Horses

Oasis Organics Organic Alfalfa PelletsWhen it comes to feeding your animals you know how important it is for me to look out for healthy organic and natural products. It‘s the same when it comes to horses. Getting your horse high quality Alfalfa Pellets, best organic pellets, is of foremost importance.

Adding Alfalfa pellets to your horse‘s daily diet has its reasons. But, it‘s essential to know that Alfalfa pellets won‘t replace hay.

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Top Saddle Rack folding and wall mounted around $50

horse saddle rackYour horse saddle needs to have a dry solid space to be placed on while not in use. And while it may look nice hanging a saddle over a fence, it’s not very practical. You will need a saddle rack to get your saddle out of weather and dirt. This saddle rack is doubly interesting. It’s foldable and wall mounted and therefore very space saving.

I used to transport horses in trailers to different horse shows and competitions back in Switzerland. I had a folding saddle rack mounted on the door of the trailer. When out of use I just folded it flat down and it was out of the way.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in December 2017

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When does your Horse need a Saddle Pad

Kavallerie Gel Half Saddle PadWhen you ride a lot like I used to do back in Switzerland – 5 hours a day or more – you know how important it is that the saddle you use fits perfectly. The question when your horse needs a saddle pad could easily go like that: when do you need a saddle pad.

Well, a saddle pad that is placed under the saddle prevents the saddle from slipping – very important for the rider and for the horse. There are some requirements you put on a good saddle pad. I have them here listed for you and present a great model of a saddle pad.

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Best Way to provide fresh Water for Horses

water drinking horseProviding your horses with daily fresh water is an essential task. Not every horse owner has access to a river flowing through the pasture.

With an automatic waterer you might come the closest to natural access to water for your horses. And certainly making sure the water is clean.

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Top 3 Illuminate Horse Breastplate Collars around $35

Moylor Illuminate LED Horse Breastplate CollarHad I but known about this practical LED illuminated horse breastplate collar back in my riding time! I would have wished to have one of these for my horse when I was regularly training  in the evening hours, sometimes deep into night.

Riding back to the stable was always dangerous as you can imagine. I used to get more tired just by riding back than through the whole training.

With this LED illuminate horse breastplate collar you don‘t have to deal with hazardous riding in the night. You and your horse will be seen far ahead.

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Top 2 Horse Feed Bags under $20

Prairie Horse Supply Feed Bag for HorsesThere were many moments in my horse caring and riding time when I had to use horse feed bags for different reasons.

If you‘re a horse owner or a soon-to-be horse owner you surely will need a horse feed bag sooner or later, let‘s say, definitely sooner than later.

You find many reasons why a horse feed bag is necessary for your horse, pony or even for your donkey. Let‘s take a look at what a good horse feed bag should look like.

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Best Horse Hock Shield Protector

horse rolling in mudThis just happens to horses most often when they lay down on rough ground or roll in the mud. As horse owner you probably had already to deal with it. I’m speaking about the hock injury or hock sores of horses. They are difficult to heal if you don’t have a hock shield protector.

What is a horse hock shield protector and why and when do horses need it? I have some tips and information here for you.

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Top Cosequin with MSM for Horses

Nutramax Equine Cosequin optimized with MSMThe leg joints are most often the weakest part of a horse as you can imagine. Even more so when your horse is competing in riding performances and sports such as dressage, jumping or racing. And of course the joints might become a problem in older horses.

To be able to support and strengthen your horse‘s joints is a wonderful thing for every horse owner. Cosequin is a known and reliable product to support weak or old joints of horses. Let‘s take a closer look at it.

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Best Horse Hoof Hardener

Frisian horseI already wrote about my time in a horse clinic back in Switzerland. One of my most agreeable memories is about a mare called Dielke. She was a Frisian horse. Well, that says it all. She was a beauty! A black heavy horse with an incredibly big heart. Everybody loved her kindness and patience.

She was a carriage horse which work led over time to cracked hooves. That‘s why she stayed at the clinic – for intensive hoof care. Every day we fought over the right to apply the horse hoof hardener to her hooves. It’s quite easy, you can do it yourself for your horse.

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Feed Bin for Horse-, Goat- and Alpaca-Food

Feeding horses on pastureIf you own large animals such as horses, alpacas, llamas or a herd of goats, sheep or cattle, you probably keep large quantities of feed. Where do you keep it? In your barn or outdoors close to the pasture in bags or open in a wooden crate? In this case you also most certainly know the problem of feed contamination through weather or infestation through rodents, such as mice and raccoons.

There is a way to avoid keeping your animal feed exposed. A feed bin of a large but still workable size is the answer to how to keep large animal feed in a safe and practical way.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in July 2017

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