Did you know that 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). Here are some tips to make a medical issue isn't the cause and how to deal with the behavior if not.
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? Read on to find out.
Bridle lameness is apparent lameness caused by the use of the rein. The first step in correcting it is isolating the cause.
What sort of dog should you get for your barn? Here's a list of breeds to consider.
What parts of a horse are trimmed? How do you trim the bridle path? How does it vary from breed to breed? This article answers these questions and provides advice for cutting a horse's mane.
How are horse spurs used? What are the different types? Are they always a tool of abuse?
Did you know that horses bite? Sadly, they can and do. Learn how to keep from getting bitten and discover ways to handle a horse that is prone to nipping.
Saddle slipping has been a problem for generations of horsemen, and many solutions have been invented. Check out these tools you can use to make sure your saddle doesn't slip.
How many different kinds of horse whips are there? The answer is ... quite a few, and all of them are designed for different disciplines and purposes.
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?
Why do some horses prefer to turn to one side? If your horse is like this, find out how you can fix this behavior.
When looking for a horse, how big of 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. Learn why they have a unique tail and what they do with it.
A martingale is a training aid designed to prevent a horse from throwing its head up so high that it becomes dangerous. Learn about the different kinds of martingales and when to use them.
Why do people breed mules? What are they useful for? Are there any other equine hybrids—and why? What makes a mule better or worse than a horse?
What should you do if your horse bucks? Is he deliberately trying to get you off or not? Learn how to successfully stop this behavior.
Where is the line between appropriate discipline of a horse and abuse? Some thoughts on the matter.
Do you own an extremely tough-minded or dominant horse? Here are some tips and tricks for dealing with them.
Here are a few helpful hints and tips about dealing with anxiety and nervousness in horses.
What should you do on your property before bringing a horse home? Learn what proper structures you'll need so you and your horse can start off on the right hoof.