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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 [...]

Scott Purdum – Biography-  Advantage Hosemanship

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. [...]

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 [...]