Horse Care Resources

Everybody wants a happy, healthy horse. Here are some horse care resource articles with great ideas whether you are a long time horse owner, a first time horse owner, or just sitting there thinking, “I’d love to get a horse if I thought I knew enough to take care of one”. Well, here are some really good articles, so read ’em and let’s find out!

We’ve got them in alphabetical order:—

Disaster Preparedness for You and Your Horse »

Emergency Evacuation Tips for Horses »

Finding a New Home for Your Horse »

Field Guide to Horse Fencing »

Horse Trailer Loading Positions »

Insuring Your Horse for a Humane End »

Top Ten Horse Ownership Tips »

Transferring Ownership: Ensuring Future Care »


Barefoot Horses

We have been getting so many questions about horses going “barefoot,” or unshod.

Looking after the hooves of your horse is critical. Neglected hooves can be dangerous and can lead to discomfort, pain, disfigurement and even lameness.

No FootNo Horse. This proverbial saying is recorded from the mid 18th century; in North America, and literally means, no hoofno horse.

Natural hoof care is the practice of keeping horses so that their hooves are worn down naturally and so do not suffer overgrowth, splitting and other disorders. Horseshoes are not used, but domesticated horses may still require trimming, exercise and other measures to maintain a natural shape and degree of wear.

We will be back here soon with some guidelines to help you make a good choice for you and your horse.

In the meantime, check out these articles from one of our favourite websites, The Soul of a Horse: “Why barefoot horses?” and “The Gift of Barefoot“. Thanks!


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