Honey for Horses

Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Allison Price Honey has been used as both food and medicine since ancient times. It’s very high in beneficial plant compounds. It offers several health benefits. Particularly, honey is healthy when used instead of sugar, which is 100% empty calories. Honey’s medical properties are not applicable only to … Read more

Appaloosa Horse: Is It A Breed Or A Type Of Horse Color?

Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Allison Price What is an Appaloosa Horse? First of all, Appaloosas are a breed of horse, not a color. Appaloosa breed is said to have descended in the Nez Percé Indian territory of North America. It started from a breed of wild mustangs that descended from Spanish horses … Read more

Friesian Horse

Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Allison Price The Friesian is a breed of horses from Friesland, The Netherlands. While the conformation resembles a light draught horse, Friesians are agile and nimble.  The Friesian is an ancient, medieval breed of horses. Before World War I the breed almost died out and has since been … Read more

Mushroom Treat for Horses

Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Allison Price Out in the pasture and thinking of feeding my horse with mushrooms. Are you also hesitant to allow your horse to eat mushrooms? We want to feed our horses with only what’s good for their health. It’s always best to stick to a regular feeding routine … Read more

Color Prediction of a Foal

Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Allison Price Horses and ponies come in a variety of colors and patterns. How then do we know the color in their early years? Colors are fascinating and good to look especially when it’s a beautiful combination. There are elements and indications to know whether your foal will … Read more

Foaling Capacity of a Mare

Last Updated on May 27, 2020 by Allison Price New to this breeding game and ever wonder how many foals your mare can have? It has also been my concern when I entered into the horse world. This article offers guidance for you as you have only started. We will discuss how many foals a … Read more

Bute for Horses Without Prescription

Last Updated on May 26, 2020 by Allison Price For some of us, we want to keep a few sachets of bute in the first aid box for unexpected minor injuries or inflammation. But some veterinarians are reluctant to prescribe. If there is no actual complaint presented, they will generally not give prescription. Do you … Read more

What Do Your Foals Weigh At Birth

Last Updated on May 26, 2020 by Allison Price A mare’s gestation period is 11 months. They are usually in labor for almost eight hours. This foaling season is an exciting one for mares. They generally give birth at night. Owners are also excited to welcome new addition to their four-legged family. But we must … Read more

Appropriate Age To Breed A Mare

Last Updated on May 26, 2020 by Allison Price Breeding a mare and raising a foal is not only a matter of taking them to a stallion. It is not only waiting 11 months and welcome a new member in the four-legged family. We want our foals to be healthy when they come out. Along … Read more

Horse Breeding: Are Quarter Horses Warm-Blooded?

Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Allison Price The Quarter Horse is one of the oldest horse breeds with an American origin. It is a cross between English and Spanish origin and trained for bred performance. On a cattle range, Quarter Horse is perfect for herding. Its incredible speed and intellect are suitable for … Read more

Can Horses Eat Lettuce?

Last Updated on May 26, 2020 by Allison Price There is a wide variety of food our horses can enjoy. But some are not beneficial for their health so we have to be careful. Many horses would refuse to even sniff on some veggies and treats. That’s why it is important for horse owners to … Read more

What Do Your Foals Weigh At Birth

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 by Allison Price A mare’s gestation period is 11 months. They are usually in labor for almost eight hours. This foaling season is an exciting one for mares. They generally give birth at night. Owners are also excited to welcome new addition to their four-legged family. But we must … Read more

How Long To Ride A Pregnant Mare

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 by Allison Price Pregnancy is a fragile and delicate condition, even for mares. Like pregnant women, they must be managed and cared for. They have independent feelings and each pregnancy can be different for each mare. This article gives knowledge on how to know the time and stage where … Read more

When to Geld a Colt: Pros & Cons

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 by Allison Price Wondering when is the right time to geld your colt?  You can geld a colt from as early as a week old, provided he has both testicles descended. And if you can find a vet willing to geld that young. Many vets recommend waiting until the … Read more

Weaning: Separating the Foal & Mare

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 by Allison Price One of the most stressful experiences in a horse’s life is weaning. The fear and insecurity they feel after separation can lead to anxiety. There are 2 types of weaning: Gradual & Abrupt: Gradual Method You begin separating mare and foal at feeding time. There’s a … Read more

Can Horses Eat Cucumbers

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 by Allison Price Horses are herbivores and their digestive tracts don’t need meat for them to survive. They have distinct digestive systems that mean they can digest all plants and grass as well. The way for them to have a healthy lifestyle is by eating plants. Some of the … Read more

Horse Breeding Business: Breeders Profit

Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Allison Price It takes the risk to start any kind of business and equine businesses are not exempted. When it comes to breeding horses, there is a lot involved. Besides running a business, you will also be orchestrating a very delicate process. It is a process that involves … Read more

Embryo Transfer in Horses: What & Cost?

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Last Updated on May 17, 2020 by Allison Price Embryo transfer is used to procure offspring from mares with decreased reproductive capacity. (Mares with undiagnosed subfertility, uterine pathologies, or simply older mares)… or from quality mares which must remain pregnant to remain competitive. A good ET outcome includes intensive management of both donor and recipient … Read more

Things You Need to Know About Gelding

Last Updated on May 17, 2020 by Allison Price What is Gelding? The gelding is the removal of both testicles and the epididymis on a male horse. Part of the spermatic cord supplies blood and nerves. It houses the ductus deferens to the testicles. Veterinarians castrate male horses that are not for breeding. This will … Read more