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Horse Ownership

Horse ownership is the ultimate dream of any horse lover. Owning a horse involves a lot of responsibilities, but it also allows us to ride when we want, play with our horses whenever we want, and just enjoy the bond that comes with belonging to one particular horse, or several, depending on how many you own. With horse ownership comes learning about topics like how to buy and sell a horse, stable management, farm and pasture management, footing, emergency planning, trailering, and more. Horse Illustrated and Young Rider cover everything from the simplest act of how to clean a stall on up to how to design your own farm for horses.

Tack Room Makeover

Organizing and cleaning your tack room may not be as much fun as riding, but it’s an essential part of…

2 weeks ago

Stable Skills: How to Clean a Stall

Taking time out to clean your horse’s stall can be a bummer when all you want to do is ride.…

3 weeks ago

Horse Pasture Rehab

On a rise near the edge of our horse property, we have two adjoining pastures. This is where a couple…

3 weeks ago

Vet Adventures: Searching for Mr. Right

The Horse Illustrated Vet Adventures columnist, who is a veterinarian, has trouble finding the perfect horse for her daughter. I…

1 month ago

How to Clean Buckets, Feed Tubs, Water Tanks and Hay Nets

One stable chore that should be done regularly is cleaning and disinfecting the containers from which a horse eats and…

2 months ago

Your Horse Life’s Spring Clean-Mageddon: How to Clean Your Tack Locker

Emily shares a humorous story any rider can connect with, especially if you've ever not wanted to clean your tack…

2 months ago

How to Grow Your Own Hay

Most horse owners must purchase hay every year—a process that can be somewhat frustrating as it puts you in search…

3 months ago

Time-Challenged Equestrians at the Barn

We've all got to-do lists, dirty dishes in our sinks, loads of laundry to do, unwashed cars, errands to run…

6 months ago

Winter Survival Guide: How to Get Your Horse Through Winter

Winter horse keeping can be a real pain in the neck, no matter where you live and what challenges come…

7 months ago

Horse Owners Challenged to Rebound after Hurricane Laura

While horse owners in East Texas and along the Louisiana's Gulf Coast are still reeling from Hurricane Laura's aftermath, the…

7 months ago