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  • 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…

  • Can You Ride a Horse With Arthritis? – And When to Stop

    Can You Ride a Horse With Arthritis? – And When to Stop

    Should you, or can you, ride a horse with arthritis?  Well, it rather depends on who has arthritis – you or the horse!  If it’s you, then yes, you can still enjoy your favorite pastime, although you may need to support those aching joints in some way.  If your horse has arthritis, it depends… The…

  • Do Horses Like to Be Hugged? – Is the Feeling Mutual?

    Do Horses Like to Be Hugged? – Is the Feeling Mutual?

    Hugging is just one of the many ways that people show affection to their horses. There is nothing better than wrapping your arms around your horse and snuggling your face into their neck. But do horses like to be hugged? Or is it something that they tolerate simply because it does not hurt them? Most…

  • Can You Ride a Horse With Mud Fever? – Do’s and Don’ts

    Can You Ride a Horse With Mud Fever? – Do’s and Don’ts

    If your horse has mud fever, you will have some questions about your horse’s welfare.  But equally, you will most probably be wondering about how it impacts their exercise regime and your riding.  The question is, can you ride a horse with mud fever? Whether you can ride a horse with mud fever depends on…

  • Is Rain Rot Contagious? How Can You Avoid Spreading It?

    Is Rain Rot Contagious? How Can You Avoid Spreading It?

    If you have noticed that your horse has a skin condition, it’s best to get the vet to check it over.  Skin conditions in horses can often be overdiagnosed as rain rot.  But if the vet has confirmed that your horse has rain rot, what does this mean?  How should you handle the situation and…

  • Do Horses Get Cold in The Rain? And When to Rug Up

    Do Horses Get Cold in The Rain? And When to Rug Up

    Exactly how horses are affected by exposure to rain is a question many horse owners have. Do horses get cold in the rain? How much rain can they comfortably handle? Are they prone to any illnesses after standing in the rain? Let’s dive right into the answer. The short answer is that horses get cold…