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How to Take Care of a Horse

When they have to scratch their own itch.
When they have to scratch their own itch.

If you are new to the horse world your first basic question is probably how do you take care of a horse. I learned mostly by doing and being in 4-H and reading books on the care of a horse.

Where Will Your Horse Live?

The best case scenario is to have your horse living on your property so you can walk out the back door and check on him everyday. Continue reading How to Take Care of a Horse

How to Brush a Horse

fluffy Poppy
She’s so fluffy.

When I was in 4-H, back in the day, I won a first place ribbon for my demonstration on how to brush a horse. This makes me an expert right? Well, maybe not, but I’m sure willing to share what I know and have learned about grooming a horse.

Sandy and me on our way to the 4-H grooming demonstration.
Sandy and me on our way to the 4-H grooming demonstration.

I think it’s good practice to brush a horse every day. Yeah, I know, I can’t always do that either.

Let’s start out at the beginning of the brushing, in the spring.
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Rain Rot: What’s That All About?

I had never heard the term rain rot in the same sentence with horses. In my mind it sounded like something to do with the rain rotting wood. What I found was that it is a bacterium called Dermatophilus ssp. It is already on the horse and doesn’t cause any difficulty until it rains. Hence the name rains rot. Since I have been writing a series of rain related posts here I thought I would include a health related dilemma that needs rain to become a problem. Continue reading Rain Rot: What’s That All About?