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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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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

Take a look! Is your favorite post among them?

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Natural Fly Spray for Horses

horse disturbed by fliesWhere there are horses there are flies, this is kind of a rule of nature. All horses, ponies and donkeys are bothered by flies and mosquitoes while they‘re on the pasture and even while riding.

It might seem that there isn’t much we can do to give our horses relieve from those biting flies. But actually there is. With a fly repellent spray you can effectively keep the flies from your horse. Even better when the spray comes with natural ingredients.

What do you need to know about natural fly sprays for horses?

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Best Books about how to Care for your Horse

How to care for a horseBeing a new horse owner or a soon-to-be horse owner you want to get your hands on every possible information about how to care for a horse. I was like that at the beginning of my riding and horse caring career. I checked out every available book about how to care for horses. I was eager to learn everything about horses and their care.

Since my post Some Things to know before buying a Horse was visited so often I like to add some more information for you all thinking about getting a horse.

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How to Take Care of a Horse Saddle

care of horse saddleHorses are beautiful animals. But horse saddles are just as beautiful. Of course you can see all kinds of saddles. The English saddle has different styles depending on its usage such as jumping or dressage. The same goes for the Western saddle with different styles for roping or barrel racing.

In New Mexico I often saw saddle makers selling their saddles on fairs. Each one of those saddles was a beauty with a unique style and look. You see, I can rave about saddles endlessly. What a saddle needs though is careful maintenance. So, how do you take care of your horse saddle?

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Some things to know before buying a horse

buying a horseAre you thinking about getting a horse one day? You are not alone. This is the dream of so many people! I had this dream once, too. It was so strong that as teenager I tried to convince my father to look into getting a horse for us. We actually came even as far as finding my dream horse in Hungary. He was a 3-year-old brown gelding, a Hungarian breed called Kisber Felver. The horse‘s name was Baka.

It turned out that we didn’t meet the even the most basic requirement you need to care for a horse. What is this basic requirement and how can you meet it in order to actually being able to buy a horse.

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