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Horse Safety

Being safe with horses is key for every equestrian. Learn how to keep you and your horse safe in the barn and during riding excursions with the Horse Illustrated archives. Our articles provide basic guidelines for safety while riding, ground handling, trail riding, trailering, showing, and in other horse situations. In addition, readers can learn more about barn safety since being safe at the barn and safe on the farm is of utmost important. Farms offer a lot of opportunities for mishaps and accidents, that is unless the proper precautions are taken to ensure all areas of the farm are safe for people and animals alike. New riders should always look for a safe barn to ride at so safety practices can be modeled, and the new rider can learn from example.

Social media platforms are lighting up about a recent Australian study on the possible antiviral effects that the drug ivermectin may have on COVID-19. However, there is little known about the effects this treatment could have. Ivermectin Not Recommended for...
The barn is a sanctuary; a place where you can run away from the stress of the day and escape in an odor of leather, horse sweat and shavings. But, the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic have so...
https://www.facebook.com/1682514538437462/videos/232688334585032/?v=232688334585032 True North Stables provides quarantine tips to keep horses and humans safe from COVID-19. Just like many others, True North Stables' show season ended sooner than expected when shows were cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the team...
Tying your horse safely with a quick-release knot is one of the most important skills to master for working around horses. If the horse panics and pulls back, the knot can easily be undone with a yank to the...
Owning a horse is supposed to be fun. But misunderstanding equine-related legal issues can cause horse owners hassle and heartache, not to mention a lot of expense. Educating yourself about these legalities helps ensure that your involvement with horses...
When I started riding at age 11, (I'm 52 now), I did not wear a helmet. I stopped riding to go to college. After 20 years, I started training a horse for a friend and never gave helmets a...
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