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    The Mustang Horse

    The Mustang is a feral horse of the American West. It is often referred to as a “wild” horse, but since the Mustang’s ancestors were domesticated, they are not truly wild animals. The horse as a species developed in North America but disappeared about 10,000 years ago from the continent. Most people think Cortes was the first European explorer to bring horses back to what is now America. He did, in fact, bring horses with him on his conquest of Mexico in 1519, but it was probably several years before the horse made its way north. The man credited with bringing the first horses to what is now the United…

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    Tips For Buying Horse Stalls

    A lot of horses spend much of their time in their stalls, so it is important for us to ensure that we provide the best horse stalls possible. Horses that spend a lot of time in an indoor stall will need to be given the most attention in terms of cleaning and keeping the stall safe for them. If you have large breed horses, such as Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses or Warm bloods you may want to go with a stall that is 16×16. These stalls are often referred to as stallion and foaling stalls. Ponies will not need any more than a 10×10 stall. Moderate size horses will do well…

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    Types of Horse Stall Fronts

    Horse stall fronts come in many shapes, sizes and designs and are available from many manufacturers. Each type has it’s own distinct advantages and disadvantages. It is key that you understand these differences when selecting which style of front is best for the needs of you and your horse, or the horse(s) you may be caring for. The simplest and most commonly used design on the market today is the sliding door. A simple door placed over the front of the enclosure, it is typically made out of aluminum and placed on runners to facilitate easy opening and closing. The doors are typically made of solid metal on the lower…

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    Finding the right Western horse riding boots for you

    Horse riding boots come in different styles that are fit for any horse riding discipline. If you are involved with show jumping, there is a particular boot designed to help you conquer any event. When you are into barrel racing, any woman competitor would definitely want brightly colored boots to add some fashion into her fierce riding. Newly trained riders who start off for pleasure riding, especially children, perform best when they wear low cut riding boots. If you are into dressage riding the English riding boots are recommended. These are just some examples which show that every riding discipline has a specific requirement for a particular pair of boots…

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    Dealing with Club Foot in Horses

    A club foot in horses is identified by a severely dished toe and a heel that is much too high. In severe cases, it looks almost as though the horse is standing on stilts. Club foot is thought to be a genetic problem, and is mostly seen in Arabian and Morgan horses. Although severe cases are easy to tell at a glance and typically prevent the horse from being ridden, more mild cases can be overlooked. How can you tell if your horse has a club foot? Typically the horse, when grazing, will stand with the club foot back and extend the normal foot. They often also lead with the…