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Katherine Blocksdorf

Updated Articles and Resources

By Katherine Blocksdorf

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What is a Side Pull Bridle? Created: Thursday, October 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This article explains the uses of side pull bridles, fitting a side pull and how side pulls work." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn about contracted heels in horses, why they happen, how they affect the horse and what treatment might help a horse with contracted heels.
    • Choose a Horse Name Using an Online Name Generator Created: Thursday, December 16, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Use these horse name generators to name your horse. Create new horse names with these generators. These random name generators can help you choose a name for your horse.
    • Learn to Put Your Feet in the Stirrups Created: Monday, November 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to put your feet in the stirrups so you are comfortable, secure and safe when riding horseback. Learn how to turn your stirrup so the stirrup leather is not twisted, where you should place your feet, and how to avoid losing stirrups or having your foot slide out when you ride.
    • Learn to Choose the Right Stirrups for You Created: Friday, October 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn about the history of the stirrup and discover the different types of stirrups used for horseback riding. Learn about English, western, trail and other types of stirrups, as well as stirrup sa...
    • Learn to Run Up Your Stirrup Leathers Created: Thursday, September 02, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Here is the first step to running up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English ...
    • How to Prevent a Horse From Pulling the Reins Through Your Hands Created: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A reader asks what to do when her horse tries to pull the reins out of her hands. Called 'rooting' here is what you do when your horse misbehaves by dropping its head suddenly.
    • Recycling and Re-purposing Horse Feed Bags Created: Monday, December 17, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Do you have a pile of empty grain bags that need a use? Here's what you can safely do with grain bags once they're empty.
    • You Want a Horse or Pony: How to Convince Your Parents Created: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      How to prove to your parents that you should have a horse. Tips and ideas for convincing your parents you are ready to own a horse. I want a horse, how do I ask my parents?"
    • Horses That Kick Created: Friday, September 21, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn why horses kick and how you can deal with a kicker when riding and handling. Learn about the vice of kicking and how to prevent injuries to people and other horses." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Feeding Horses Hay FAQs Index Created: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to choose good horse hay, why hay is important, how to store and feed hay to your horse or pony. A horse care FAQ about feeding hay to horses." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • What Horses Eat Created: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn about what horses eat. Find out what a horse's natural foods are, what they should and should not eat, and how to feed horses.
    • The Difference Between English and Western Riding Styles Created: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn the difference between Western and English Riding styles. Discover the types of equipment, horses, and clothing used in English and Western riding styles and the different sports available to...
    • Horse Stable Design Created: Monday, November 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      If you are building a horse stable, there are a lot of decisions and plans to make. Here is what you should be planning for stall size, door and wall height, types of flooring, and loose box or standing stall design.
    • Western Saddle Seat Size -- What Size Do I Need? Created: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn to select the correct size western saddle seat to fit you, the rider. This article offers suggetions for finding the most comfortable western saddle seat and right siz for the rider. Determin...
    • How to Choose a Bit for Your Horse Created: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      How to choose a bit for your horse. Here is advice for choosing the right bit to control your horse. Tips for deciding what bit to use.
    • Horse Care 101 Created: Thursday, November 25, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn about basic horse care. All about the basics of horse care. Learn how to feed, house, and care for your horse or pony. Discover how feeding ponies differs from feeding a horse, what good heal...
    • Safe Treats For Your Horse Created: Monday, October 31, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to safely feed your horse or pony treats. Tips on what you can safely feed your horse as treats.
    • How to Measure a Horse's Height Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn to measure a horse's height correctly and the measurement used such as when hands, inches and centimeters.
    • Eye Infections and Injuries in Horses Created: Monday, August 28, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to identify and treat eye infections and injuries in horses. Learn first aid procedures for minor infections and injuries, how your horse's veterinarian can help and what you can do to he...
    • How Much Does it Cost to Board a Horse? Created: Monday, January 14, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      How much does horse boarding cost? Here is a look at the costs involved with boarding your horse at a boarding stable. Learn the about the things that can affect the cost of horse board and types o...
    • Different Types of Bit Mouth Pieces Created: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn about different types of horse bit mouth pieces. Find out what mullen mouths, French links, wire mouthpieces, chain mouths, keys, ports, spades and crickets and rollers are. Find out all abou...
    • How to Build a Round Pen on an Budget Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how you can build a safe sturdy round pen even if you are on a budget. Calculate size, costs and materials with advice from Elizabeth Landers author of Building a Round Pen - The Complete Step by Step Guide Custom Plans, Layouts, Material Lists and Options.
    • Choosing a Horse Name Created: Monday, October 02, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Are you looking for the perfect name for your new horse? Here are tons of great ideas for horse name. find links, lists and ideas for finding the perfect name for your horse, pony, donkey or mule. Name for your new colt, filly, or create a stable name for your new horse.
    • All About Horses Age and Lifespan Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      What is the average lifespan of a horse? Learn how long horses can live, the average lifespan, what they can do at any age, how determine horse age, how to look after an old horse and what the age ...
    • How To Post the Trot Created: Monday, July 18, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      These step by step instructions help you learn how to post while trotting on a horse. Learn how to post the trot with this pictorial.
    • How to Tell a Horse's Age By Its Teeth Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to tell a horse's age by its teeth. How to tell the approximate age of a horse from its teeth.
    • How To Sit in The Saddle Correctly Created: Thursday, June 30, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to find the proper position to ride horseback. Basic instructions describe the correct seat for riding in an English or Western saddle.
    • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis in Horses Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A profile of EPM or Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis in horses. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis or EPM are explained. EPM in horses.
    • 8 Essential Horse Manners Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn the eight behaviors and ground manners your horse or pony should know whether you plan to drive, ride or keep him as pasture decoration. These eight ground will make your horse more mannerly,...
    • Lice on Horses Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn to identify, treat and prevent lice on horses. Learn what lice infestations on horses looks like, and the causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments of horse lice.
    • Rearing Created: Monday, January 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      What do you do about a horse that rears? Can a beginner rider cope with a horse that rears. Here's what rearing is caused by and what to do about a horse that rears." itempf expr="$zTP='t3'" --> it...

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