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Paul Drake: Equine Dental Technologist
By on June 20, 2011  |  Comments 0

Paul Drake: Equine Dental Technologist

“Equine dental technologist” is a rather long term for what Paul Drake does. In essence, he’s a “horse dentist.” Since Paul does not have a doctorate or PhD, he prefers the longer specification because he doesn’t want to mislead anyone. Simply put, Paul specializes in the care and maintenance of the teeth of horses and [...]

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Scott Purdum – Part II – Advantage Horsemanship

Maryland horse trainer Scott Purdum is taking the horse-training industry by storm. His clinics are in demand all over the eastern United States, and his uniquely designed training equipment is getting rave reviews from horsemen. His step-by-step training videos are also gaining in popularity – quickly. So who is this Purdum fellow anyway? Scott grew [...]

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Scott Purdum – Biography-  Advantage Hosemanship
By on November 15, 2009  |  Comments 0

Scott Purdum – Biography- Advantage Hosemanship

It takes most people years and years – even decades – to become proficient in a skill, and even then, some never make it. And if that skill involves much physical exertion, sometimes by the time the student has gained sufficient knowledge and expertise in his field, he’s unable to perform the very actions necessary. [...]

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Hay is for Horses
By on October 28, 2009  |  Comments 0

Hay is for Horses

There are many choices when it comes to buying hay for your horses. The most important thing to remember is to purchase clean hay that’s as free of dust as possible and that’s completely free of dangerous molds that can negatively impact the equines’ respiratory health. Hay that has a greenish color to it will [...]

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The Economy and the Horse Industry
By on August 03, 2009  |  Comments 0

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The downward spiral of the US economy has had a huge impact on the horse industry. Horses are usually considered a “luxury item” and one that a family can do without. For owners who have lost their jobs or are experiencing other financial hardships, their horses are often the first thing to go. Even owners [...]

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The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza – Horsemanship – Part II
By on July 07, 2009  |  Comments 0

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza – Horsemanship – Part II

Interviewed by: Holle Abee Julio Mendoza has held many jobs in his lifetime – all dealing with horses. He’s been a groom, a stable hand, a farrier, a veterinarian, a trainer, and a farm manager. As a youth, he mucked stalls for the military. Julio has pretty much run the gamut in the world of [...]

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Types of Stall Bedding

Types of Stall Bedding

Most horse owners like to use some sort of bedding in their horse’s stall. It gives the horse a softer, more comfortable spot when lying down, and it can also make the stall easier to keep clean and dry. Furthermore, bedding can help keep the horse warm by adding insulation value between the horse and [...]

Miniature Horses as Service Animals

Miniature Horses as Service Animals

You’ve heard of seeing-eye dogs for the blind, right? How about a seeing-eye horse? Yep. It’s true! Miniature horses are being used as guides for the blind, help animals for the mobility impaired, and therapy animals in nursing homes, hospitals, and children’s centers. If you haven’t heard about all this, it’s not surprising. The concept [...]

Snakebite Symptoms in Horses

Snakebite Symptoms in Horses

If you live in the United States, you probably already know that we have four venomous snake species: the copperhead, the cottonmouth, the coral snake, and the rattlesnake. The rattlesnake includes several sub-species, including the timber rattler, the pygmy rattler, and the sidewinder. Chances are that at least one of these species resides in your [...]

The Pony of the Americas: The Ultimate Youth Mount

The Pony of the Americas: The Ultimate Youth Mount

The Pony of the Americas, usually shortened to POA, began in 1954 when Shetland pony breeder and attorney Les Boomhower purchased an Arabian-Appaloosa mare that had been bred to a Shetland stud. The resulting offspring seemed to combine the best traits of the three breeds. Mr. Boomhower was so impressed that he held a meeting [...]

The Mustang Horse

The Mustang Horse

The Mustang is a feral horse of the American West. It is often referred to as a “wild” horse, but since the Mustang’s ancestors were domesticated, they are not truly wild animals. The horse as a species developed in North America but disappeared about 10,000 years ago from the continent. Most people think Cortes was [...]

Building Muscle in Horses

Building Muscle in Horses

Many horse owners admire the rippling muscles of those often seen on breeds like the foundation-bred Quarter Horses. How can you get your horse to look like that? Well, in all honesty, genetics play an important role. Your horse may never look like Arnold Schwarzenpony, but there are ways to increase your horse’s lean muscle [...]

War Horses and Medieval Knights

War Horses and Medieval Knights

Knighthood as we know it probably began around the year 800. Knights were an important element of feudalism, a pyramid of power, with God at the top, the king under him, lords and barons under the king, and at the bottom , the numerous serfs who did the labor. Males above the serf class were [...]

The Story of Man O’ War

The Story of Man O’ War

Man o’ War is perhaps the most famous racehorse that has ever lived. During his career, he won 20 of his 21 races, and on that one race he lost, he came in second to a horse named “Upset.” Man o’ War set three track records, two American records, and three world records. He sometimes [...]

The Percheron

The Percheron

The Percheron developed in the Le Perche province of France, located about 50 miles southwest of Paris. It is believed that French medieval knights often rode ancestors of the modern breed – the large gray chargers depicted on drawings and paintings from the middle ages. After the invention of gun powder and the long bow [...]

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson is a freelance computer programmer who lives on Long Island, New York. An admirer of horses since childhood, she first learned to ride and jump English-style in her late-20′s, and later learned to enjoy Western-style riding on a gentle draft horse and (just for fun, not competition) to ride a retired Western “game [...]