Welcome to Horse Caring - For people who love helping to care for horses
There's a wealth of information on horses here. Horse Facts, Tips, How to Measure A Horse For A Rug, Name The Body Parts Of An Horse, Farriers, Vets, Insurance Companies.
We have a list of names and you can also add the name of your farrier and vet you use and the area to help others find good farrier and vet.
You can find our Worming programme and find information on the worms that infect your horse. Keeping up to date on worming.
Why do you need a Dentist for your horse? A lot of people over look a dentist and do not realise just how important a dentist is and the health problems caused through not having their teeth checked. Many horses struggle when the bit is in their mouths and most of the time it's the teeth that need treatment. It will cause sores and pain to the horse. People think it is just the horse playing up and all it takes is a visit from the dentist to put it right.
How many teeth does an horse have? And do you know the name of their teeth? Find out here. Read on health problems, choke, colic, plants, there is so much to learn on horses here.
Can you lift your horses tail without him kicking out? Can you touch his hind legs safely? If you need help then read how to use a fake arm here
If you would like to know the work we do with the horse's, myself, my helpers and the beautiful horse's, then please read the About Us page. It is full of information about how each horse came to stay with me and how I have started to make homemade crafts to sell which help towards the horse's.
Always remember....... A horse is not just for riding. There is a lot more involved!
Moo-Haven horse rescue, is an amazing place and is need of your help! They don't just take in horses, they also have lots of cats, hens, goats and even pigs!
All animals that come through their gate is welcomed with lots of love and care. They range from unwanted, sick and neglected horses. They need a range of care and training and never sold on.
They are put up for adoption for a fee and if they are adopted and re-homed, they get home checked every 6 months.
They are in contact with their new families and the horse is in a loving and care forever home!
They do such a fantastic job and never stop working at caring for the horses and the rest of the animals that move in at Moo-Havens. They work endlessly looking after the horses and take in anything that can be sold even if it is for a small amount and take donations.
Any tack, old and new will help with the growing amount of horses that live at, Moo's.
They also do fundraising which helps towards the bales of hay over the winter months and with the amount of horses, they need a lot! And that is only the start of what is needed to keep them up and running to care for their growing herd, plus the other animals they also take in.
Please pop over and look at the beautiful horses they have and read the stories behind the horses and why they landed up at, Moo-Havens.
Pop over to FaceBook and show your support by giving them a 'like' and sharing some of their beautiful horses!
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This site is dictated to 5 wonderful horse's. They all have their own story to tell.
Paris, the oldest and mother to, Pip, then there is, Rosie, mother to, Ollie and last but not least, Milly.
They all have their own page with photos, some with videos and how they came to me and how they are now. To read their story just click on the name of the horse or go to the menu above and you will be taken to their page.
My mission is to build a mobile field shelter for the horses, hopefully before the snow arrives. The agency of the field said it has to be a mobile shelter, which makes the cost higher then a normal field shelter!
My aim is to raise enough cash to make sure the horses stay dry and sheltered over the winter months.
My 2nd mission is to get water butts in the field. There is no water supply in the field.
I will get a couple of water butts, it will help greatly to have water on hand and save me taking and carrying lots of water up to the field twice a day.
The video below contains graphic content of, Ollie, having his castration.
Ollie, an hour after the operation. I stayed with him for a few hours after and he was eating and back to normal in no time at all.
How much do you know about horses?
The horse will have 36 to 44 of these at 5 years old? Do you know what they are? Do you know where the TM Joint is ? Where is the Premolars?..... Do you know the answers?
Where is the Forearm and the Croup on the horse?...........................
Do you know how many bones there is in the horses tail?...................
Where is the Seat Of Corn?......... Check here
How many horse facts do you know?
Send in your photos of your funny horse pics with permission for me to upload them on the website and Facebook
A prize to be won for the best one sent in!!
So come on and get clicking and share your photos with us!!!
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost;
For want of the shoe, the horse was lost;
For want of the horse, the rider was lost;
For want of the rider, the battle was lost;
For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost;
And all from the want of a horseshoe nail.
I bought a little horse,
That galloped up and down;
I bridled him and saddled him,
And sent him out of town.
Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
Now they tramp, now they champ, now they stand still.
Elizabeth Madox Roberts
His bridle hung around the post.
The sun and the leaves made spots come down;
I looked close at him through the fence;
The post was drab and he was brown.
His nose was long and hard and still,
And on his lip were specks like chalk.
But once he opened up his eyes,
And he began to talk.
He didn't talk out with his mouth;
He didn't talk with words or noise.
The talk was there along his nose;
It seemed and then it was.
He said the day was hot and slow,
And he said he didn't like the flies;
They made him have to shake his skin,
And they got drowned in his eyes.
He said that drab was just about
The same as brown, but he was not
A post, he said, to hold a fence.
"I'm horse," he said, "that's what!"
And then he shut his eyes again.
As still as they had been before.
He said for me to run along
And not to bother him any more.
Willow tree's are very good for horses!
The bark is a natural aspirin and wonderful
if you horse is arthritic.
Also good for shading under in the summer months to help keep them cool!
Equi-snap is a safety lead rope is that has two links joined by a cable tie that will break if the horse pulls too hard.
The difference between this lead rope and others is that it has two clips to it, and that it is joined together by a cable tie to the two round rings. (Spare cable ties are supplied with this rope – they are available from most hardware stores)
Attach the clip that is closest to the two rings to the head collar. The clip at the other end of the rope is to attach to the head collar or ring in order to bring the lead the horse back, but being aware that if the horse pulls again it won’t snap.
Great tips from Farrier Dave!
Ten hoof care tips to help keep your horse's hooves healthy and strong.....
Do you have any good photo's to send in of your horse or pony posing or playing?
They will be posted here and also on FaceBook and Twitter. Don't be shy! Show them off to the world......
Send in your photos, name and age of your horse and we can start up a competition! You will automatically be entered!
Also vote on captions to go with your photos or add one yourself!
Looking forward to seeing some fun pics!!!
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I hope you have learnt something new here. Would you like to share with us, your views, tips, horse care, health, farrier, vet or anything else I have not mentioned. It will be published on here and also on FaceBook and Twitter!
We really all need to stick together in caring for horses and give them the best start in and throughout their life. If I can make a difference to any horse, then I am very happy indeed.
I look forward to you participating here at horsecaring 5.
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