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How to protect horses and foals from wolves outside

My personal experience with wild wolves: humans usually don't even notice them. When wild wolves grow up without any interference of humans, they actively avoid humans. I know that there are wolves in ...
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Why are so many horses put down when they break their leg?

As this source writes, there are some main issues, that horse's legs make special in cases of broken legs: The leg bones are small in relation to the horse's body weight Under the knee (which is not ...
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How to reduce the smell of ammonia in horse's stall

There are a couple of ways to dampen or limit the ammonia smell. Baking soda: You can add this to the bedding and you do not need to use a lot of it. You can get this in bags from 1 kg to 1000 kg. It ...
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Is Appaloosa a breed or a color?

Appaloosa is a breed of horse originating from America. It's commonly known for its spotty coat colours. However, there are other requirements for a registered Appaloosa: White sclera Mottled skin (...
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What to look for in a horse for beginners?

So, we probably need a little more information as to your situation to provide a better answer. However, I can probably point you in the right direction. First, what kind of beginner are we talking ...
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How to protect horses and foals from wolves outside

A wolf killing a foal is a fairly unlikely event and I think you'd be worrying too much if you did more than just build a fence. One good kick from an adult horse will likely kill or seriously maim a ...
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What treats are safe for horses?

Treats There are countless treats which are safe for horses. The majority of fruits and vegetables are safe, along with some foods you might not expect, like candy. In general, as long as you aren't ...
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What treats are safe for horses?

I feed my horse only with grass, hay, oats if I trained him and supplementary minerals adapted to his blood tests. As a treat I use pressed flax pellets (what remains when pressing flax oil) or for ...
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What alternative feeds to hay, grain and legumes can horses eat?

I don't know much about a horses diet, but I once saw a documentary about war horses in WWI. Keeping the animals healthy and fed was a big problem, so people noticed that horses who recently had ...
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What is the minimum space for keeping a horse?

More than physical space, owning a horse requires significant investment of time and money. How much space a horse needs shouldn't be the main question of whether or not to get a horse. That being ...
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What types of feed are naturally high in magnesium for horses?

Whole oat would be the only source I can think of at the moment. In case of mineral deficits I'd always consider changing the hay if you feed one. If you can, analyse it and compare with other hays. ...
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What things are handy to have in a horse owner's kit?

A horse owner should have some different kits that cover up. I will mention not only those things which a horse owner renting at a barn with many other people will own, but also those, which the ...
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Can a red belly black snake kill a horse? How would I know if my horse has been bitten?

Can a red belly black snake kill a horse? Probably not. Wikipedia lists its venom as having a LD50 in mice as 2.52 mg/kg, with an average of 37mg administered in a bite. I'd expect horses to be a lot ...
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What should horse owners do if their property is threatened by bushfire and they are unable to evacuate their horses?

I'm not familiar with Australian vegetation and fire screening technology, but a relatively simple measure you can employ is creating a network of firebreaks around and in between your paddocks. This ...
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How to avoid accidental bites when feeding a horse from my hand

To start the process, get the horse familiar with its muzzle being handled. Start by handling its head and running your hand over its muzzle; start sliding your hand over it quickly and getting out ...
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How to teach my horse to lie down?

Have you ever heard of Clicker Training ? It works with positive reinforcement. First you condition your horse (or dog) that every time it hears the "click" (a sound which should always be the same) ...
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What does a horse need in terms of land?

Here in Germany the professionals learn a thumb rule stating that a horse of half a ton weight (which is a rather small standardbred) needs roughly 1-1.5 hectare per year for food supplement. So ...
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Can horses eat bread?

I think the biggest thing they worry about with feeding "too much" bread is imbalance of vitamins and trace minerals that are possible. I know here A LOT of people use loaves of bread to feed to ...
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