Horses come in all kinds of personalities. Some horses (and mules) are simply stubborn or lazy, refusing to go forward (sometimes in the face of significant persuasion). How do you deal with this?
Riding bareback is fun, but not all horses are built for it. How do you handle it when your horse has a bony spine and high withers?
What does it mean to say a horse is "bridle lame?" What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?
What is dressage? How is it scored and judged? What's with the sideways horses and the top hats?
What sort of dog should you get for your barn? The answer, as with so much else is, 'it depends'.
What parts of a horse are trimmed? How does it vary from breed to breed?
How are spurs used? What are the different types? Are they always a tool of abuse?
Horses bite? Sadly, they can and do. How do you keep from getting bitten? Read to discover ways to handle a horse that is prone to nipping.
How do you stop your saddle from slipping? This has been a problem for generations of horsemen and all kinds of solutions have been invented over the years.
How many different kinds of horse whip are there? The answer is . . . quite a few, all of them designed for different disciplines and purposes.
Spicy food can burn your mouth and leave you gasping for a glass of milk. Is it bad for you? On the balance of things, quite the opposite.
Can an animal be autistic? Can a pet show symptoms of this complicated condition? Or, in truth, are all animals 'autistic' by human standards?
Got moths? Moth balls smell bad. Pesticides are dangerous for pets and young children. What kind of natural methods are there for controlling or eliminating moths and their larvae?
Does your horse throw its head in the air when you try to bridle it? Or turn its back on you when it sees the bit? What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?
Some horses definitely prefer to turn to one side. If your horse is like this, then why? And how can you fix it?
When looking for a horse, how big a horse do you need? How much weight can a horse safely carry? It's more complicated than a simple rule of thumb.
Horses are known for their beautiful, flowing tails. Why do they have a tail so unlike other equids? And what do they do with it?
A martingale is a training aid designed to prevent a horse from throwing its head up so high it becomes dangerous. What different kinds of martingale are there, and when should they be used?
Why do people breed mules? What are they useful for? Are there any other equine hybrids - and why? What makes a mule better than a horse, or worse?
What do you do if your horse bucks? Why is he doing it? Is he deliberately trying to get you off or not?
Where is the line between appropriate discipline of a horse and abuse? Some thoughts on the matter.
Tips and tricks for working with extremely tough-minded and dominant horses.
A few hints and tips about dealing with anxiety and nervousness in horses.
Is your horse being a brat? Maybe he or she has a good reason. Before reaching for the whip, think a moment.
Tips for preparing your property before bringing a horse home. Do you have good fencing? What kind of barn should you build? Be ready and don't get caught out.
A guide to some of the most common and severe genetic disorders of horses and which lines they are found in. Might be helpful for breeders and buyers, especially if you're looking into getting youngstock.
If you are planning on getting an animal from a rescue, you probably think you are automatically doing the right thing. Not necessarily true - there are incompetent rescues and even con artists out there. How do you avoid them?