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Do You Really Have The Commitment To Own A Horse? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 April 2013 01:36

Owning a horse requires considerable commitment on your part. He will need stabling, feeding, mucking out, grooming, and exercising. While this isn’t much different to owning a dog, a combination of the size of the horse and the fact that you will usually have to travel to the stables means that you may regret your decision, especially on cold and dark mornings when you want nothing more than to stay in bed and have a cup of coffee.

Horses are big animals and they require regular care and attention. You need to ensure that they have a good quality feed, permanent access to water, and that you are giving horse supplements to help ensure that they get all of the vitamins and nutrients that they require. Certain supplements, like NAF horse can prove especially useful if your horse has undergone a change in its exercise regimen.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 15:27
Horse Worming Advice PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:13

Most horse owners are aware of the need to worm their horses on a regular basis. Although a horse is able to tolerate a small amount of worms without any problems, a large number of worms can lead to weight loss and diarrhea and therefore it is important to use horse wormers.

Most of the worms that affect horses have a similar life cycle in that the horse swallows the worm larvae from the pasture, the larvae then spend time developing in the horse, before reaching adulthood in the bowel.

Low-Cost Gelding Clinic is CA Success PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 April 2011 21:37

The National Equine Resource Network's (NERN) low-cost gelding clinic program in California has reduced the number of stallions in Huntington Beach and Salinas by twenty-five, according to Shirley Puga, head of the nonprofit rescue organization. NERN was founded last year to help equine rescue sanctuaries continue their work during the lean economic times.

The two gelding clinics were held in Huntington Beach and Salinas in March, gelding seven and 18 stallions respectively. They were the first in a series of low-cost castration clinics NERN has scheduled throughout California in 2011.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2011 21:36
Presidential Pets, Part Three PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:30

Presidential Pets continues with a look at the beloved pets of Presidents past and present. Part three details President Kennedy through current President, Barack Obama. Be sure to check Presidential Pets, Part One and Part Three.

John F Kennedy 1961-1963

Kennedy and his family were all avid animal lovers and during his term, the White House was filled with pets. Jacqueline Kennedy even created a special play area for her children near the West Wing, and included housing for their pets in the design. Caroline, Kennedy’s daughter, was given a pony by then-Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. She named the pony Macaroni and children around the world fell in love with the animal as they wrote letters to the pony. During the bitterly cold winter, Macaroni often pulled Caroline and John all over the White House grounds in a sled. Other animals include:

  • Cats: Tom Kitten, a cat who even had an obituary notice published by the press after his death in 1962.
  • Dogs: Charlie, Caroline Kennedy's Welsh terrier; Clipper, a German shepherd; Shannon, a cocker spaniel; Wolf, an Irish Wolfhound; and Pushinka - a gift from Premier Krushchev in 1961 and father to space dog, Strelka.
  • Birds: Robin, a canary; Bluebell and Marybelle, parakeets.
  • Horses: Tex and Leprechaun, ponies; Sardar, Arabian (gift of Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, 1962); Rufus, Palomino
  • Exotics: Debbie and Billie, hamsters; Zsa Zsa, a rabbit; and Sardar, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy's horse

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014 07:09
For Horse-Crazy Girls Only: Everything You Want to Know About Horses PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011 06:47

Horsing around is the best thing in your life.

Your bedroom walls are covered with posters of ponies. You’ve drawn dobbins all over your notebooks in school. When you say “dam”, it’s a good thing, and your favorite cuddle-up blanket just happens to have hooves on it.

Nobody could mistake you for anything other than the horsey girl you are. So why not brush up on mucking out, cooling down, and more by reading “For Horse-Crazy Girls Only” by Christina Wilsdon, illustrated by Alecia Underhill?

Whether you have a horse or you don’t, you probably spend a lot of time dreaming about everything equine. That’s the best thing about this book: Christina Wilsdon is horse-crazy, too, and she’s got lots of things to tell you.

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