Lesley

  • How Often Should You Ride Your Horse?

    How Often Should You Ride Your Horse?

    Horse riding is known for giving people a sense of freedom, and is a lifelong passion for many. It is also a great form of exercise. Like us, horses require regular exercise too. But how often should you ride your horse? Do they need daily riding, just like a dog should be taken for a…

  • How Long Can You Ride a Horse in a Day?  6 Key Factors

    How Long Can You Ride a Horse in a Day? 6 Key Factors

    Horses are resilient and tolerant creatures. They will go above and beyond to please their riders, sometimes to the point of hiding pain. However, they still have an energy limit. So, how long can you ride a horse in a day? The average horse can be ridden 50 miles before needing a break or about…

  • Can You Ride a Horse With One Eye?  – Is it Safe?

    Can You Ride a Horse With One Eye? – Is it Safe?

    Although they sometimes seem delicate, horses are incredibly resilient creatures when they need to be. Many come back from impossible injuries and carry on with their lives. One of the most impressive comebacks is the horse that loses an eye and still manages to do its job. Losing an eye is tough, and one of…

  • How Long Can a Horse Run?  In Trot, Canter, and Gallop?

    How Long Can a Horse Run? In Trot, Canter, and Gallop?

    Standing at the fence watching a horse race is an exhilarating experience. You can literally feel the ground shake and the wind change as the horses gallop past. Horses are athletic animals who can turn their hoof to a number of different sports and activities. But how long can a horse run? Horses can cover…

  • Can You Ride a Horse with Moon Blindness? 

    Can You Ride a Horse with Moon Blindness? 

    Moon blindness is an unfortunate condition that can affect up to 25% of horses worldwide. It can be hard to detect at first, but it is progressive so the earlier treatments start, the better. The condition can result in a total loss of vision in the affected eye(s). For many, the question will eventually come…

  • Why Is My Horse Eating Tree Bark?  And What Should I Do?

    Why Is My Horse Eating Tree Bark? And What Should I Do?

    There’s nothing more annoying than seeing those lovely trees in the paddock dying because your horse is ringbarking them by eating the bark! And you just can’t figure out why. As far as you know, the horse isn’t lacking in anything nutritionally. He, or she, certainly looks healthy enough. So why is your horse eating…

  • Why is My Horse Eating Poop? 5 Reasons They Eat Manure

    Why is My Horse Eating Poop? 5 Reasons They Eat Manure

    Should you be worried if you see your horse eating poop? Why would he, or she, be doing this? Is it normal behavior for horses? What should you do if you see it? Can you, or should you, try and stop it? Read on to discover the answers to these questions about what, to us,…

  • Do Horses Get Lonely? – 6 Signs Your Horse Feels Isolated

    Do Horses Get Lonely? – 6 Signs Your Horse Feels Isolated

    Horse lovers enjoy nothing more than gazing out at a paddock full of grazing horses. What is even more magical to watch is when horses groom or play with each other. Horses form relationships with horses and other animals, including their owners. But do horses get lonely, or do they enjoy solitude? In short, horses…

  • Do Horses Remember People?  What Do They Remember?

    Do Horses Remember People? What Do They Remember?

    We have all seen Hollywood movies where horse and human have a happy reunion after being kept apart. But do horses remember people in real life, or is this just a feel-good feature in the movies? And if they do remember us, how do they tell us apart from another person? Many experts agree that…

  • How Much Land Does a Horse Need? – Space to Roam

    How Much Land Does a Horse Need? – Space to Roam

    Having your own horse can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. There is nothing better than enjoying a sunrise with the sound of your best friend munching on hay or grass. Most horse lovers dream of having horses right outside their kitchen window. But how much land does a horse need? Do you have enough…