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Katherine Blocksdorf

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By Katherine Blocksdorf

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How To Tell if Your Mare is Pregnant and Why It's Important Created: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you wondering if your mare is pregnant? Here's the best way to determine if your mare is going to have a foal, and why it's very important to find out early. Learn if your mare is pregnant to g...
    • 10 Common Horse Feeding Mistakes Created: Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you making one of these common horse feeding mistakes? Learn the ten mistakes horse owners can make when feeding their horses.
    • Introducing a New Horse to the Herd Created: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When you bring a new horse home you need to introduce it to your herd as safely as possible. Here are tips and ideas for introducing a new horse to the herd." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Measure for a Horse Blanket Created: Monday, October 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How to measure your horse to find a horse blanket that will fit properly. Horse blanket fitting instructions
    • Teach Your Horse to Give a Hug Created: Friday, February 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Tricks like giving a hug are easy to teach horses and fun for you. Learn how you can easily teach your horse or pony to give a hug. Using treats and praise teach your horse to give you a hug. This ...
    • How to Get a Horse Created: Friday, December 10, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn how to get a horse. Discover the different ways to get a horse. Learn how to determine if you should get a horse, how to buy, lease, adopt or get a horse for free. Learn how to convince your ...
    • Training Your Horse Created: Friday, November 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn about training your horse; from common training problems to what your horse should know. Learn what you'll need to know before starting to train your horse.
    • Horses That Spook or Shy Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn why horses spook and how you can prevent spooking. The natural reaction of spooking can unseat a rider or knock over a handler. Here's how to deal with a spooking horse.
    • A Cribbing FAQ Created: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find the answers to your questions about horses or ponies who crib or windsuck. Learn the causes, characteristics of the behaviour, and the possible remedies.
    • How to Tell if A Horse is Lame on A Front or Back Leg Created: Thursday, March 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Is your horse lame on a front leg or back leg? Here's an easy way to tell whether your horse is lame in a front or back leg if you can't see any obvious swelling, heat or injury. How to tell if your horse is lame in the front or back.
    • Horse Stable Design Created: Monday, November 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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.
    • Decorate A Horse Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here are some fun and safe ideas for decorating a horse for parades and costume classes. Learn how to use paint and stencils, or other safe non-toxic color to decorate your whole horse! Learn how t...
    • Lice on Horses Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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.
    • How Old is the Oldest Horse Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How old are the oldest horses? Here are the ages of some of the oldest horses in the world, and belonging to About.com readers. Find out the age of the oldest horses.
    • All About Olympic Equestrian Sports Created: Saturday, February 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The next Olympics will be in 2016. Brush up on the facts about the Olympic Equestrian Sports of show jumping, three day eventing and dressage.
    • Pole Bending Basics for Beginners Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to run a pole bending race. Pole bending is a common and fun gymkhana or play day game, besides being a very competitive rodeo event. Learn how to run the barrels effectively and safely. Find tips and learn the pattern.
    • Tie a Quick Release Knot Created: Friday, August 26, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to tie a quick release knot to safely tie your horse or pony. Here is step one of how to tie a quick release knot. Learn how to attach the rope to a ring, post or loop of twine.
    • Grease Heel, Greasy Heel, Scratches or Mud Fever Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Grease heel can be common during damp times of the year. It's rarely serious unless you ignore it early on. Grease heel is also called greasy heel, scratches or mud fever. Find out how to identify and treat grease heel on horses' legs.
    • How to Measure a Horse's Height Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn to measure a horse's height correctly and the measurement used such as when hands, inches and centimeters.
    • What Horses Eat Created: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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.
    • Comparing Horse to Human Age Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How old are you in horse years? How old is your horse in human years. Here is a comparison of horse to human age with approximate stages of life.
    • Stone Bruises and Corns in Your Horse's Hooves Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Does your horse seem lame and you're not sure why? Suspect bruising on the soles of its hooves. Here's out to identify and treat hoof bruises and corns.
    • Are Unicorns Real? Created: Monday, December 03, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Are unicorns real? They play a big part in myth and legend, but was there at any time real unicorns? Here's what I've learned about the existence of unicorns.
    • Horse Facial Markings Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about the different white markings on horse's faces. There are a number of indentfying markings on horse's face.
    • Choosing Leg Wraps or Bandages Created: Monday, November 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Protect your horse's legs with the right Learn how to choose the right wraps or bandages. Learn about standing, shipping, stable and polo wraps, which ones to choose and the correct sizes."
    • Top Gifts for Horse Owners and Horse Lovers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here's a list of the top ten gifts horse owners would love to receive for any occasion. Make birthdays and Christmas special with these gift ideas.
    • Understanding and Caring for Donkeys and Mules Created: Monday, January 23, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn about caring for your donkey or mule and interesting facts about these horse relatives. Donkey and mule facts." itemprop="description">> Friday, January 06, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Tips and advice for choosing a saddle that is comfortable and safe for both rider and horse. Frequently asked questions about buying your first saddle." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • What is the best kind of fence for a horse pasture? Created: Saturday, July 16, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      No type of fencing is totally safe or foolproof, but some fences are better than others. The most traditional fencing is wooden rails—either log or planks.
    • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis in Horses Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 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.
    • Cushing's Disease Created: Monday, September 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Learn about Cushing's Disease in horses. Learn about equine Cushing's Disease, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Cushing's Disease or PPID in horses.
    • Riding Lessons for Your Child Created: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Riding lessons are great for kids and the best way to learn to ride a horse. Here are some suggestions about the appropriate age for children to take horse riding lesson, and what you can expect ...

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