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Image Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection     Naming Your New Horse Or Foal? Feast Your Eyes On Some Of These Terrific Names.   During the spring it is prime time to name your horses new foal or maybe you made a new purchase on Horsemart and are now the proud owner of a young bay and fancy a name change? &nbs...

 Keep your Horse Protected Against Shoulder Rub this Winter   As all equine lovers know that it is of the utmost importance to make sure that your horse is fully protected throughout the chilly winter months against the freezing cold wind, rain and even snow. We are all aware of how much our dear horses appreciate their horse rugs during winter, that is however, apart from the...

If you're thinking of heading west and booking a ranch stay in North America, riding holiday specialist Ranch Rider has drawn up a list of travel tips to make sure its the holiday of a lifetime. Do certain destinations suit different levels or rider better? Every destination and ranch offers something new so it’s not really that simple, and riders tend to be grouped according to their...

As Christmas draws ever nearer, it might be time to start planning your Christmas shopping. And, if your friends and family are into horses as much as you are, then why not take some time out to browse Equine Superstore to see what they have to offer?   There are plenty of fantastic gift ideas over at Equine Superstore and we have teamed up with them to help you come up with some g...

Right, Halloween is behind us, and it is nearly Bon Fire Night, which means that Christmas is steadily trotting towards us - excuse the pun. And you know what that means. It is time to start planning your Christmas shopping.    Here at Horsemart, we know that a lot of you would love to treat your horse this Christmas with a lovely bundle of pressies. So, we teamed up with our ...

We all love horse riding and most of us love getting out into the countryside in order to enjoy some fresh air with our favourite four-legged friends. I’m sure many of us have wanted to go further afield and explore the world on horseback, but where do you start? We’ve put together a number of guides that can help you decide where to go. And, here is another one. From the Rocky Moun...

I recently made a guide for advice on renting/loaning a horse. It seems logical to now write a guide from an owner's perspective and offer useful tips and help. For the owner loaning a horse sounds very attractive. If for example you need to plan a trip to far-away places or you are off to university then it gives you the perfect opportunity to leave your horse behind. On the other hand...

A growing trend has been arising recently, instead of owning a horse people are starting to loan them.  This practise can prove quite popular especially in an ecomonic recession when we all have to be extremely careful of how much we spend. However, like any other rental agreement problems can arise, so make sure you know as much as possible before jumping in.   Here are some ...

The recent development in technology has attainable to move from the old ways traditional ways of developing timetables manually. It is now an easy task to develop through well installed computer software that allows for flexibility in changing events. Many institutions have developed with more manageable time table software that makes it easy for them to add it. The time table software uses mo...

Breeding season typically starts in February for horses and continues through until July. So you want to start advertising your stallions as studs now ready for next month! Here are some top tips to get the top foals for stud and mare owners. Look for a mare between the age of 3 and 25. However their reproductively will decrease dramatically after the age of 12 (primarily those who have nev...

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