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  • What is Weaving in Horses? – Causes and Solutions

    What is Weaving in Horses? – Causes and Solutions

    Horses can develop many so-called stable vices or undesired behaviors. These behaviors usually develop due to boredom or stress and can be corrected. Weaving is one of the more common ones. What is weaving in horses? Weaving is when a horse sways their head, neck, and or body laterally in a repeating pattern. Horses often…

  • Are Donkeys Stronger Than Horses? – Let’s Find Out

    Are Donkeys Stronger Than Horses? – Let’s Find Out

    Have you ever wondered which is stronger – horses or donkeys? It’s an interesting question because both species are used in situations that require a lot of strength and power. Donkeys in particular have been used as pack animals for nearly 7000 years and still are in many developing countries. But are donkeys stronger than…

  • How to Negotiate a Horse Lease – What to Look Out For

    How to Negotiate a Horse Lease – What to Look Out For

    Starting to negotiate a horse lease can be a tricky process, but if done correctly can be very rewarding. Leasing a horse is a great way to get more experience before you buy your own horse. It is important to negotiate the terms of the lease to make sure both parties are happy. When you…

  • When Are You Ready to Lease a Horse? – 5 Considerations

    When Are You Ready to Lease a Horse? – 5 Considerations

    Having a horse or two to call your own is every horse lover’s dream. However, owning a horse is a massive commitment, both in time and money. Leasing a horse is a great starting point to learn more about horse ownership and further your skills. But, how do you know if you are ready to…

  • Different Types of Roan Horses – A Roan by Any Other Name

    Different Types of Roan Horses – A Roan by Any Other Name

    More than any specific type or breed of horse, roan is a patterned hair color composition in the coat. Identified by white and colored hairs that are intermixed throughout the body, the lower legs, mane, and tail remain in a solid color.  But the term roan refers to a range of colors, and as such…

  • What Do Horses Eat in The Wild? – How do They Survive?

    What Do Horses Eat in The Wild? – How do They Survive?

    Have you, at some point, looked at the expensive food rejected by your fussy horse and told the ungrateful culprit that hungry horses in the wild would love to eat it? But would they…? What do horses eat in the wild when they don’t have access to hay, nutritious hard feeds, and lush pastures? When…

  • What are the Different Types of Horse Leases?

    What are the Different Types of Horse Leases?

    Horses are amazing animals, and many equestrians dream of having one to call their own. However, buying and owning a horse can be expensive and time-consuming and this is why leasing a horse has become a popular option. There are several different types of horse leases available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Different…

  • What Type of Goat Makes a Good Horse Companion?

    What Type of Goat Makes a Good Horse Companion?

    Goats are possibly one of the cutest farmyard animals around, and they make great pets. They also make great companions and are popular for their ability to help keep horses calm. But what do you need to know when choosing a type of goat to buy? What type of goat makes a good horse companion?…

  • 10 Of The Best Companions for Your Horse

    10 Of The Best Companions for Your Horse

    Horses are social animals – they love to play, sleep and bond with each other. Horses are also curious and seem to enjoy meeting and making new friends. But do horses only form bonds with other horses? Or can other animals be good companions for your horse? By far, the best companion for your horse…

  • Are Donkeys Smarter Than Horses?  Smart Ass or Not?

    Are Donkeys Smarter Than Horses? Smart Ass or Not?

    Donkeys have an unenviable reputation for stubbornness, and being difficult to deal with.  As a result, they have long been relegated to the position of lower-class relatives in the equine family. However, those who know them well say they’re smarter than the average horse or pony and have been unjustly maligned for centuries! Are they…