Tips for Proper Horse Grooming

Tips for Proper Horse Grooming

 

There are many reasons why horses should be groomed every day including before and after they are ridden. Daily grooming can help to keep a horse’s skin and coat in good condition and decrease the chances that a horse will develop certain health problems such as thrush and grease heel, for example. It also prevents chafing under a horse’s tack because grooming removes the dirt and mud from the animal’s coat. [Read more…]

Proper Horse Stall Care & Cleaning – HorseLoverZ.com

Proper Horse Stall Care

If you don’t board your horse at a stable that cleans the area for you, then knowing how to muck out a stall properly is a valuable lesson. Ensuring that your horse’s stall is clean and free of insects will help keep the healthy and happy by preventing hoof problems such as thrush, or respiratory problems from breathing in too much ammonia via urine saturated bedding. Washing the area regularly also lets you simultaneously examine the surroundings to make sure there are no loose nails or other things your horse could harm themselves on. [Read more…]

How to Prevent Stall Boredom

How to Prevent Stall Boredom

Horses have evolved into herd animals that, if left to their own devices in the wild, would spend up to 16 hours per day grazing, playing, and moving from one location to another. Horses owned by humans for sport, work, or pleasure purposes generally don’t have the option to do these things at their leisure. Instead, their daily regimens are dictated by the individuals who own them, and may often include a significant amount of time in a stall. [Read more…]

Horse Blankets

The HorseLoverZ Guide to Horse Blankets: Types of Horse Blankets & Choosing the Right Size

When most people think of horse blankets, they think of the type used for warmth in the cold winters; however, there are dozens of varieties of rugs and sheets, many which are can actually be used in the summer. In the guide below, we’ll discuss the various horse blanket types, and how to determine the correct size your equine companion will need. [Read more…]