Browsing: Horses

Birds
Can Animals and Animal Behaviors Predict the Weather

Do you think animals can predict the weather? In the USA, a groundhog is still used to predict the weather for up to six weeks in advance. If you see the groundhog’s shadow at noon on the 2nd of February, (Groundhog’s Day) then the weather will be cold and wintry for another six weeks.

Have you ever heard the saying that dogs act nervous and cats get frisky as

Cats
Understand Your Pet’s Grooming Needs

Comb through the unseen healthy hair and get rid of the shedding hair; this is what most groomers do first before cutting your pets coat. A professional pet groomer will take their time when grooming each pet; they will make sure they do their best, because they understand that is what it takes to keep your business. You have to groom some animals all at once, while a lot of

Health & Safety
2nd Horse Euthanized at Pimlico

Officials at Maryland’s Pimlico Racecourse have announced that a second horse that was euthanized is suspected to have had Equine Herpesvirus – Type 1, also known as Rhino. As a result of this, the Maryland Department of Agriculture has placed a ?hold? order on the barn in which the horse had been stabled.

The Equine Herpesvirus – 1 causes severe upper repertory infections, neurological disease, and is highly contagious

Horses
Some Tips For Buying A Horse Online

More and more folks are looking to the Internet to find their next cat, dog or horse. While this offers a convenient solution and broader selection outside of ones locality, it can be fraught with unseen expenses and potential heartache. It seems inevitable that buying horses online will become more the norm than the exception as the Internet grows. With that in mind, following is a short list of what

Horses
Proper Saddle Fit

In compiling some information on achieving a proper fit to the horse when purchasing a saddle I came across several “Rules of Thumb” to bear in mind. There’s a wealth of information available on the subject of saddle fitting, some of it contradictory. It’s easy for the first time (or even second time) saddle buyer to get confused . The following Rules of Thumb are designed to help a prospective

Animal Rights
What is Animal Deathing?

Found this to be a pretty interesting article. It’s a bit different, but that’s what opinions are supposed to be…

What happens when we die? In our society, death is often hidden away. Rarely are we present for the passing of a loved one, a major exception being our animal family members.

Echo, my horse of 22 years, took her time dying, even with the help of euthanasia

Health & Safety
How to Manage a Horse Pasture

A major part of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture. A horse weighing 1000 pounds will eat about 500 pounds each month. A horse needs roughly 28 acres of non-irrigated, dryland pasture a year if that is the only source of forage. However, a pasture that is irrigated will grow more forage than dryland pasture, requiring less acreage. The amount of irrigated pasture needed for one horse is roughly