Questions tagged [horses]

Questions relating to aspects of keeping horses as pets, not for advice on keeping horses for professional uses, such as racing.

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Will scarring effect my horse's placement in a showing class?

My horse is now almost 3. (a week away) This year we were supposed to start showing in-hand (UK) However, when she was first introduced to our lower herd in November/December she unfortunately caught ...
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How does chaff compare to hay?

How does chaff compare to hay in terms of nutrition and fibre? For example, does lucerne chaff contain the same protein levels as lucerne hay?
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Brown discharge from horse's eye

I accept this will be extremely difficult to advise on without images but I wanted to post this before I left work. (mostly so I won't forget.) Will add pictures when I get home. My horse has started ...
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What do judges look for at a horse show?

I've always wondered what does a judge look for in a horse show? I know they look at: Conformation Personality Gait Presentation I'll be attending a 2-3 year old all breed class with an Appaloosa. ...
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How long does pasture need to be rested to prevent worm re-infestation?

I'm moving my horses into new paddocks where there hasn't been horses for 4 weeks. I'm wondering if there can still be worms in these paddocks. Is it possible to rest paddocks for long enough to ...
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How should I show my Appaloosa horse?

I have a three year old Appaloosa filly I will hopefully be showing in-hand this year. (Mostly to help postpone my eagerness to ride.) I'm wondering what the breed standard is for showing an ...
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Can horses eat yoghurt?

I've been browsing probiotic solutions for horses. I was wondering if it's safe for horses to eat yoghurt with live cultures Related: Can dogs eat yoghurt?
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What are some good treatments to help a horse with strangles?

It looks as though one of my horses has strangles. I'm not looking for a substitution for veterinary care, I'm wanting to know of any home made remedies to relief the symptoms and help her cope with ...
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Sand to Clay Ratio for Horse Footing

This is the best place I could think to ask this question. I figured there would be plenty of horse people on here and this question is tangentially related to horses. I have an area of my pasture ...
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Is meadow hay a good source of omega 3

Pasture is meant to be a good natural source of omega 3. Would feeding meadow hay replace that? If so would a diet of 30-40% meadow hay be enough?
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How can I protect my horse from a dog while I am riding?

Assuming I am riding, and a dog starts attacking my horse, what are the best ways to stop the attack? I would prefer a solution that does not require me to dismount, since my horse and the dog might ...
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Best senior horse feed for post-colic surgery?

My horse has become picky post-colic surgery with his feed - Purina Senior Equine specifically. Luckily, we have been able to keep his weight on despite not being to eat hay because of his impaction. ...
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Neck shaking in the indoor arena

I have a 6 year old Arabian which I trained by myself. He is a pleasure to ride and very willing, but there is this one little annoyance: When we train in the indoor arena, he becomes a total ...
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How to teach a young horse personal space in trot?

My horse's personal space is perfectly fine when leading and in her stall. However, the moment I take her up into the arena and I try to trot in hand she begins to 'lean' on me. I've tried correcting ...