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  • Strawberry Roan Horse – An All You Need to Know Guide

    Strawberry Roan Horse – An All You Need to Know Guide

    What is a strawberry roan horse and what does one look like? In the article, we explore the colorful world of strawberry roan horses. We explain what they look like, how you can breed one, what one costs, and what breeds you’ll find the color in. A strawberry roan is a chestnut horse that has…

  • The Difference Between Gaited and Non-Gaited Horses

    The Difference Between Gaited and Non-Gaited Horses

    If you have been lucky to watch an American Saddlebred, you will have noticed they move very differently from a Quarter Horse. But why do some horses move differently from others? The answer to this question lies in the breed of horse; and whether they are gaited or non-gaited horses. Put simply, gaited horses have…

  • Should You Buy a Horse That Weaves? 4 Things to Consider

    Should You Buy a Horse That Weaves? 4 Things to Consider

    Buying a horse is a big decision, and it can take a lot of time to find your new best friend. As you look through ads for potential horses, you might see some mention of weaving. When considering whether to buy a horse that weaves, it’s important to understand what weaving is, and why horses…

  • Why Is My Horse Fat But Ribby? – 6 Possible Causes

    Why Is My Horse Fat But Ribby? – 6 Possible Causes

    It can be confusing to see a horse with a round belly but prominent ribs. In this article, we will explore the reasons why your horse may be fat but ribby and understand whether your horse’s weight and overall condition is healthy. We’ll also delve into six factors that could be contributing to a ribby…

  • Can You Stop a Horse From Weaving?

    Can You Stop a Horse From Weaving?

    Weaving is a repetitive swaying motion exhibited by some horses in stables or along fence lines. Similar to nail biting in humans, it is a coping mechanism for horses. Weaving has been shown to cause a release of endorphins, or ‘feel-good’ hormones. This means it can very easily and quickly become an addictive habit! This…

  • Why Is My Horse Eating Dirt? – And Is It a Problem?

    Why Is My Horse Eating Dirt? – And Is It a Problem?

    If you’ve ever fallen off and ‘eaten dirt’, as the saying goes, you’ll know that it doesn’t taste very good! Yet, some horses choose to eat or lick dirt, sometimes in large amounts. So, if it doesn’t taste very good, why do they do it? And more importantly, if your horse is eating dirt, is…

  • Is Weaving Bad For Horses? – And Should You Prevent It?

    Is Weaving Bad For Horses? – And Should You Prevent It?

    The topic of weaving is a common one amongst the equestrian community. You might have seen adverts of horses for sale stating that the horse weaves. Or you might have seen a horse in your barn who weaves whenever they are stabled. So, what makes weaving bad for horses? Weaving is a behavior that horses…

  • What Makes a Horse Go Off Hay? – 3 Possible Causes

    What Makes a Horse Go Off Hay? – 3 Possible Causes

    For the vast majority of horses across the world, hay makes up over half of their diet. Horses require lots of fiber in their diet, and feeding hay is a great way to achieve this. Hay is simply dried and baled grass and is a staple in most equine diets. That is why it is…

  • Do Horses Know When They Are Going to Die?

    Do Horses Know When They Are Going to Die?

    Dealing with the passing of a pet is never easy. When it’s a much-loved equine, there are also many other things to consider, such as dealing with the body, which can make it just a bit harder. However, amidst the grief, it’s interesting to wonder whether or not horses know when they are going to…

  • Why Is My Horse Weaving in the Field? – What Can I Do?

    Why Is My Horse Weaving in the Field? – What Can I Do?

    Weaving is a common vice that many horses have. It is usually developed due to boredom, isolation, and stress. It is a repetitive rocking and swaying behavior traditionally done inside a stall. However, sometimes weaving can occur while a horse is out in the field. Why is my horse weaving in the field? Horses can…