Horse Blog

Horses are widely regarded as magnificent creatures, but it takes a lot of time and effort to care for one. They need much more space than a dog or a cat would, their food and care cost more, and not to mention that caring for a horse can be quite time-consuming. Nevertheless, if you are willing and able to put in the work, owning a horse can be incredibly rewarding. To help introduce you to the range of responsibilities you’ll have as a horse owner, we’ve prepared various articles about basic horse care, from boarding to feeding and grooming, as well as all the important tidbits in between. We’ve also extensively covered all the different horse breeds out there, to help you choose the right filly or stallion for you – you will learn everything there is to know about the looks, personalities, and care requirements of each individual horse breed through our breed guides.

On the other hand, if you already own a horse, you’ll find invaluable information about horse health and wellness that can help you ensure your equine companion is in top form and has the best possible care from their owner. Learn about dealing with common parasites such as lice, the basics of horse breeding, the variety of leg issues that often affect horses, and so much more about your best friend. No stone is left unturned in our pages!

As the costs of owning a horse can be quite substantial, we at made it our mission to find the best possible deals on horse products to help you cut costs without compromising on the quality. We’ve handpicked hundreds of products that will improve your horse’s quality of life and make it easier for you to properly care for them. Our in-depth buying guides cover a variety of horse products, such as the best horse grooming supplies, finest saddles and halters, as well as other important accessories. Of course, we didn’t forget about the owners, either, so you’ll find the best gifts for those special horse owners in your life or fun gadgets and horse-themed accessories you can treat yourself with!

And, to make sure you are always up to date with the latest and the greatest from the equine and equestrian world, we keep an eye out for interesting and important stories about the horses and keep you in the loop through our news section. You’ll never again miss a heartwarming horse rescue tale or important industry update about an innovative product. Everything you want and need to know about horses and how to care for them all in one place!

Horse Housing Explained - What Are the Best Options for Your Horse

There are numerous factors that need to be taken into account when you are planning horse housing. If you have the ability to build your own horse accommodation, here is what you need to know.

Horse Terminology Explained

If you are a first-time horse owner, you might be confused or overwhelmed with all the special terms and slang words in the equine world – we’ll speed you along with this list of the basic words from horse terminology that you’ll need to know for starters!

Best Horses for Beginners

We have listed 10 of the best horses for beginners: these animals are often calm and obedient, with an intelligent and affectionate nature that goes well with owners with little experience. Acquaint yourself with each one – they might end up as your very own first horse!

Best Horses for Western Riding

Evolving from traditional ranching, western riding is a popular style associated primarily today with rodeos and the ranch lifestyle. It allows riders to control the horse with a single hand, freeing the other up for traditional ranch work like working a lasso. Today, horse lovers embrace Western riding not only as the preferred riding style when working on modern ranches but also for participating in rodeo events like barrel racing or enjoying a relaxing trail ride.Whether you are starting riding lessons with your heart set on Western riding principles or an experienced rider excitedly researching to purchase a new horse, we have you covered! Check out our list of the 10 best horses for Western riders. American Quarter Horse

Best Horses for Jumping

If you are looking for a jumping horse but don’t know where to start, we will help narrow the selection. Here is the list of the best horses for jumping – each one has the selective traits and abilities that can make them the true champions at equestrian jumping shows. Read on!

Colic in Horses: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Treat It

Understanding what causes colic, its symptoms, and how best to prevent it, will help your horse immensely as you’ll be able to react on time.

Shoeing Horses: Pros and Cons

Most experts agree that horsehoes are there to benefit the health of your horse’s hooves, but the question still arises: are they really necessary today?

5 Common Horse Behaviors Explained

Some horse behaviors are difficult to understand at a first glance, especially if you are a new horse owner. To clear up any confusion and help you improve your relationship with your horse, we’ll go over the 5 most common horse behaviors and their meaning.

Best Horses for Heavy Riders

If you are of a heavier build, here are which breeds you need to consider. Read on as we discover the world of strong and stout horses, and the prerequisites for riding one – here’s our list of the 10 best horses for heavy riders.

A Complete Guide on Horse Grooming

Horse grooming can seem like a challenging and difficult task to tackle – but it’s nothing to worry about. Horse grooming is not too difficult, especially if you follow these tips and tricks that we’ve prepared for you!

Difference Between a Pony and a Horse - Which Should You Choose?

To some, horses and ponies are not altogether different, but to others, their many differences are clear as a day. The truth is somewhere in between – read on to learn more!

Top 10 Best Gentle Horse Breeds

We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best gentle horse breeds that are fantastic for first time owners in every way. If you are looking to lay a good foundation with your very first horse, one of these breeds is bound to be a perfect choice.

5 Most Common Horse Injuries and How to Treat Them

In the lifetime of every horse, injuries are bound to happen at some time – maybe even more than once. This is especially true for horses that are fairly active, such as race and show horses, or work horses.

5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Horse

It is important to know exactly what to consider before buying a horse to make sure you are ready for this commitment and responsibility – these are the 5 most important things to know in advance.

How to Bond With Your Horse

If you are a first-time owner and looking to make good first contact and start things off on the right foot – then read on! Here are some insider tips and tricks on how best to bond with your horse.

All About Supplements for Horses

Sometimes, horses simply cannot acquire all the needed vitamins, proteins, and other key nutrients from their food. This can cause certain deficiencies and requires supplements for horses to be introduced to their routine.

Best Horses for Barrel Racing

To make things easier for all future barrel racers, we have compiled a list of the ten best horses for barrel racing. These are the breeds that excel in athleticism and have all the needed traits to become true champions.

5 Things You Should Never Feed to Your Horse

For a balanced horse's diet, you should stick to the classics, and follow the recommendations of your vet. Trying to experiment with different foods can really cause more harm than good.

Tips and Tricks on Cooling Down a Horse

Heat is difficult to escape, but as an owner, you have the responsibility to cool down your horse and prevent overheating, dehydration, and sunburns. Here are some tips and tricks you can implement to keep your equine friend cool as a cucumber!

Rules of Equine Diet: What Should You Feed Your Horse

You might think that a horse’s diet is a simple and straightforward affair – but it’s not as easy as letting your horse out to pasture and calling it a day. Horses need a balanced and healthy diet optimized for their unique bodies in order to thrive and grow strong.

Horse Riding for Absolute Beginners

Horse riding accidents are no joke, so before mounting a horse, follow these tips and tricks reserved for horse riding for absolute beginners!

5 Internal Parasites That Affect Horses and How to Prevent Them

All horses are expected to have some level of parasites present in their system. Heavy parasite “loads”, however, can be very dangerous, and have to be treated.

Best Horses for Dressage

Whether you are a beginner or veteran dressage rider, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best horses for dressage to help you find a perfect mount for this noble sport. With either one of these majestic animals beneath your saddle, great results are bound to come pouring in.

Horse Training 101

Training a horse can be either easy, or challenging – there are many contributing factors, such as the age of the horse, your level of patience, and the temperament of the animal. But even so, there are certain tips and steps that could help simplify the process!

Best Horses for Trail Riding

When it comes to horses for trail riding, you will need a breed that is sure-footed, hardy, and able to tackle any type of terrain. This list of the 10 best horses for trail riding will certainly help you in your selection – read on to find a perfect match!

How To Recognize Your Horse Is Sick

There are certain symptoms and signs that you can quickly spot in order to know that something is “off” with your horse. And knowing these signals gives you a much-needed edge – as every minute counts in case of sickness!