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Why Do Horses Yawn?

I’m talking to my horse and brushing her. We are having a conversation. Then she yawns. “I’m sorry, am I boring you?” I ask. She yawns again.

Oh my, it’s been a long day!

We’ve been out riding in the pasture, probably about a half hour or so. When she’s brushed and hooves cleaned I turn her loose in her pen. She ducks her head slightly and the mouth opens wide in a grinning yawn. “Did I really wear you out that much?” I say and pat her on the neck and give her a hug.

Is He Sleepy?

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Horse Shedding Tools

One swipe of the comb and it's full.
One swipe of the comb and it’s full.

It’s that time of year again, when the hair on your horse comes off in curry comb abundance. The curry comb is probably one of the most popular horse shedding tools out there, but there are a few others too.

One thing I did not know is that shedding is not connected to the spring time even though this is when it mainly occurs. I for one thought it was. It is actually linked to light, in a word photoperiods. There is certainly always something interesting to find out in the horse world.
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