Buying A Horse At Auction

Horse auctions have had a very bad press for many years which has put a lot of people off of buying horses there. In the past few decades though they’ve undergone a transformation and are no longer the shady places there used to be where horses were bought and sold with no questions asked. We’ve all heard plenty of horror …

30 Household Items That Are Yard Essentials

There always seems to be an endless list of equipment that you need at the barn, not to mention ‘essential’ things that don’t do the job as well as you’d expected or hoped. Then there’s the items that were never meant to be used at the yard but seem to fit the job perfectly, which is where this article comes …

How To Prepare Your Horse For A Hurricane

And other natural disasters In some parts of the world hurricanes are a way of life and something that you just have to deal but a little bit of thought and preparation beforehand can, in some cases, be a life saver! And when you consider that the hurricane season generally lasts for seven months (from mid May to the end …

First Time Horse Owner’s Checklist

An essential guide to everything you need to know before buying a horse You’ve been promising yourself that one day you’ll get a horse of your own and now that moments come, you’re understandably full of excitement but because you’ve never bought a horse before you’re also daunted about where to start, what to look for, where to keep your …

What’s My Horse Really Thinking?

A Guide To Understanding Horse Body Language Be honest who hasn’t wished that they horse could actually talk to them in their language? I know I certainly have! While this obviously is never going to happen with a little bit of patience and understand you can ‘talk’ to your horse in his language. All creatures on the planet (including humans) …

Clipping Your Horse: A Guide To Why, When & How

Horses have a naturally think coat to help protect them from the elements but while this is a good thing in the wild it can be a bad thing for domestic horses, especially if they’re worked regularly. If your horse gets sweaty during exercise then this can mix with the natural greases in his coat and can cause matting which …

How do I Stop My Horse Kicking?

Before you can start to think about preventing your horse from kicking you first need to understand why he’s doing it in the first. Horses often use kicking, along with other forms of body language, as a method of communication and, unless they’re in pain, will very rarely kick without any warning at all. Is it always bad when my …

Where Should I Keep My Horse

A guide to finding the perfect livery yard Wouldn’t it be great if we all had enough land to be able to keep our horses at home!! Sadly for most of us that isn’t an option and if you’re not lucky enough to have your own land you’ll need to find a livery yard or boarding stables. So what should …