What tack do you need when you're buying your first horse?

What basic equipment do you need for your first horse?

Once you’ve decided it’s time to buy a horse of your own, or you’ve already bought one, you’ll need to get some basic equipment for taking care of your horse. The special equipment you’ll need are the things directly related to caring for and riding or driving your horse. Although, …

How to introduce a horse to the herd

3 ways to introduce your new horse to the herd

Getting a new horse is super exciting (doesn’t matter if it’s your first one or your fifth one), but getting the new member to join your already existing herd can result in some tense moments. Horses are herd animals and you should always strive to have your horse live in …

How to buy a family horse that the whole family will love

7 great breeds to buy as family horses

When you’re not just buying a horse for your children, but a family horse that can be used by the older kids or adults as well, you’re going to be looking at a smaller size horse or a sturdy pony. Ideally, you’re looking for a horse with an even temperament …

How to buy a family horse that the whole family can use

7 great pony breeds to buy for kids

Kids who take riding lessons will very quickly begin to dream of a horse or pony of their own. If this is something that you can and want to commit to, you should make sure that you know the best way to buy a horse for your kids. Generally, when …

How to retrain a former racehorse

Where do racehorses go after they retire?

People are more interested in the elaborate hats worn by the spectators to the race track than what happens to racehorses once they’re not in the spotlight anymore. The racing industry is big business, valued at $115 billion globally. The Equine Fertility Unit conducted research into the industry and found …

Am I too big for my horse?

How can I tell if I’m too big for my horse?

Weight alone is not the only determining factor when choosing a horse that suits you. The size of your horse should be proportional to you and height as well as riding skills all need to be considered. The goal is to make the horse’s job as easy as possible and …