Bananas and Your Horse

Bananas and Horses

Bananas and HorsesHorses can most certainly eat bananas! However like humans, horses have their own taste palate, so some horses may not enjoy bananas.

Not only do bananas offer a great treat alternative, they also provide a great source of potassium. Horses can even eat the banana peel. Read More

Equestrian Grammar Lesson: Gaits vs Gates

Equestrian Grammar - Gaits vs Gates

Equestrian Grammar - Gaits vs GatesEquestrian Grammar – Gaits vs Gates. They mean completely different things. Make sure you are using them correctly.

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Popsicles for Your Horse During Hot Weather

Popsicles for your Horse

During the hot weather that our upcoming summer will be offering, a great way to keep your horse cool, happy, and hydrated is to make popsicles for your horse! Read More

What is Dressage?

United States Dressage Federation

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro Riding DressageIn today’s world, competitive dressage is recognized as one of the three equestrian Olympic disciplines, and as well, is a method for showcasing all levels of training in a competitive format. Currently, there are nine progressive levels of competition, open to any breed of horse and available for all levels of riders, in which the horse and rider perform compulsory exercises. Special classes such as musical freestyle offer creativity and individual expression for the exhibitors and have become spectator favorites. Read More

Ten surprising things you didn’t know about donkeys!

Donkey
We partnered with Foghorn Farm Donkey Training to bring you this informationDonkeysal article on donkeys! Donkeys are one of the most misunderstood domestic animals on the planet. Sure, they look like little horses with long ears, but they are actually a completely different species. Because horse people often decide to keep donkeys as pasture pals for their horses, donkeys have become more popular recently. Anyone who has been around or owned donkeys knows already what wonderful animals they are, but many “donkey myths” still float around, causing problems with ownership and expectations when buying or owning a donkey. One of our main focuses at Foghorn Farm Donkey Training is not only training local donkeys, but also educating the public and donkey owners on how to better understand these amazing animals!

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Rabies & Rabies Vaccinations in Colorado

Rabies

Rabiesby N. Striegel1

Rabies in horses is caused by a virus of the Rhabdovirus family and causes a severe, rapidly progressive neurological disease. It is transmitted via saliva, most commonly through bite wounds from an infected wild animal bite. Symptoms can appear in as little time as two weeks but can take up to one year for clinical signs to appear. On the average, symptoms will be seen four to eight weeks after the exposure. Death usually occurs within two to four days after the horse begins to show clinical signs, although death may not occur until up to two weeks later with supportive care. Read More

Trailering Etiquette Between Friends

Horse TraileringNot all of us are lucky enough to own our own truck/trailer for trailering our horses where they need to go. So if you are not hiring a professional hauler and are instead using a friend to help you out; please be sure to compensate those friends fairly! You don’t want to cause frustration or separation in the friendship because of a trailer trip. Read More

What is Western Dressage?

Western Dressage

Western DressageWestern Dressage integrates the historically validated principles of dressage with the best of western stock horse tradition. It is a systematic and progressive system of training for the western horse and rider in traditional stock tack with the purpose of enjoying a safe, pleasurable, versatile, and useful working horse. The hallmarks of the Western Dressage Horse are usefulness, rideability, willingness, safety, pure gaits, lightness, calmness, and steadiness. A Western Dressage Rider should be attentive and tactful. They should use clear, effective, subtle aids coupled with a confident seat and light, responsive hands in communication with their horse. Read More

What is Combined Driving?

Combined Driving

Combined DrivingCombined driving is designed to test a horse’s or a team’s speed, stamina, obedience, and athleticism, in three distinct and demanding phases usually held over the course of three days, and is actually modeled after the mounted equestrian discipline of three-day eventing. Read More

Meet the hoof!

Hoof Anatomy - Bottom

Hoof Anatomy - SideThe hoof is one of the most important parts of the horse, without a good hoof, we have no horse “no hoof, no horse”. So it is important to understand what comprises the hoof, as well as some potential issues you may face with your horse’s hooves. Read More