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How Is a Flank Strap Used?

A flank strap is a leather or nylon strap, or soft rope, which is wrapped around the flanks of a bull or horse, usually to encourage bucking. Many rodeo associations require that the flank strap be lined with fleece.

African Horse Sickness - a Growing Concern

African horse sickness is a potentially fatal, untreatable illness of equines, and cases are being found further north with global warming. If a case of this notifiable disease were to be found in the UK, we may find a foot and mouth-type slaughter situation occurring among our equines. Read on for

Horse's Aging Joints: Equine Anti-Inflammatory Supplements

Much like we humans, maintaining your horse's aging joints and keeping them in a healthy stable condition needs to be a priority when looking after your steed. It is expected that at some point in every horse's life they are going to end up struggling with joint problems. This is by no mea

California Equine Moving Laws

Hauling horses requires paperwork. You need to know what kind.Two horses image by Tara Hughes from Fotolia.comMoving horses is not as simple as loading them into a trailer and taking them to a new location. All states have laws and regulations regarding horse transport and California is...

Guide to Vetting a Horse Before You Buy

Horses are expensive to buy and when you invest a large amount of your money in one, it is important that any equine partner you buy is fit and healthy for the job you have in mind. While the possibility of your new horse developing a severe medical condition cannot be completely eliminated, having

The Difference Between a Stud & Stallion

The difference between a stud and a stallion can sometimes prove confusing. Both are used to breed horses on commercial farms and within small family farms to keep the population of horses going. To make things even more confusing, a stud is always a stallion, but that doesn't mean a stallion is a s

How to Preserve Relic Horseshoes

Western and horse-themed antiques and collectibles are popular with many who decorate with an equine motif. Preserving horseshoes that have some kind of personal or historical significance is a good way to create a unique and interesting piece of equine memorabilia. How you display your horseshoe re

The Ancient Elegance Of Arabian Horses In The Modern World

Horse enthusiasts will often regale you with stories of their predisposition towards a particular breed. But when it comes to a long history of admiration, no other breed comes close to Arabian horses; a breed long held in great esteem by nations far and wide.

Horse Show Beginners

The first few horse shows for a beginner can be a very intimidating experience.If possible before your first show just hang out and watch a veteran.If you know anyone who is experienced ask to tag along at his or her next show.It will be apparent pretty quickly who is still in the beginner category

Bowen Therapy With Horses

Specially trained therapists use the Bowen therapy to apply specific manipulations of the connective tissues in order to benefit the horse. Joan Campbell of Bowen Therapy, says that this style of hands-on therapy affects the central nervous, muscular and skeletal systems of the horse. This style of