What Are Horse Gaits?

There’s nothing quite like the rhythmic pace of a horse’s stride. From the clack of their hooves, to the swish of their thick manes against the wind, watching a horse in motion is always a sight to behold. With their superior anatomical and physiological traits and social skills, horses across history have aided humans in transportation, communication, and even entertainment and recreation.

So, when it comes to understanding one of humanity’s best friends, what is referred to when talking about horse gaits?

Natural vs. artificial horse gaits

When we watch that beautiful, dark Friesian horse prance around the stables, we are also observing their gait. A horse’s gait is the manner or sequence of movement it makes when travelling forward. Just as human beings possess different means of moving their bodies – from pacing and walking to running and sprinting – horses have their own standards of movement. Horse … Read the rest

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Smart tips for taking care of an old horse

Having a horse and caring for it is all about commitment! Horse maintenance and care have its challenges, especially if it’s an old horse that you need to take care. The advanced development in horse health care and nutrition is making horses live longer than before. Today, you can find horses living excellently even in their 20’s and 30’s. It is all about the individual care that horses receive that makes them thrive well even at an older age.

Genetics also decide the overall lifespan of the horse. Many horse owners feel that placing your horse to the pasture is the best thing they can do to an old horse. But there’s more! Horses are not much different from individuals. Few love to stay idle, while others want to lead an active life. Ignoring an old horse is the worst thing an owner can do.

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4 Tips for Buying Horse Jump Standards and Poles

Standards and poles come in all shapes and sizes, so even if you’re committed to teaching your horse some new tricks, you might be a little confused about what to buy or how to get started. Here are just a few tips for success!

  1. Think About Size

This is one of the most important things to consider about both standards and jump poles. The wrong size can lead to disaster as you train your horse, so make sure that you’ve done your homework about what’s suitable and what’s not. Think about both length and diameter. Think about weight as well, especially if you’ll be the one hauling this equipment around.

  1. Consider Different Material Types

What kind of lumber is best for jumping poles? Everyone has their own opinion, but regardless of your individual preferences, you’ll want to choose something stable, durable and high-quality. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking … Read the rest

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Jumping In Fields

The feeling of freedom and exhilaration while riding on a horse is like no other feeling for many people. In order for the horse to get different types of exercise, you can set up horse jump walls of all sizes and designs. There are a few creative ways that you can design a horse jump aside from the traditional ways that sometimes don’t offer the creativity that you’re looking for regarding your horse and yourself.

A simple horse jump is one that has two ends and rails in the center. The rails should be able to adjust so that your horse has various heights to jump over. You can use a garden trellis on each end with a design between them that looks like a flower garden. Combine your love of fruits and vegetables with the horse jumps that you make by painting the ends and the rails in a … Read the rest

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Good Nutrition for Cattle

Nutrition is the organic substance that the organism needs for the normal functioning of the body system, growth, health maintenance. Nutrients are obtained from food and fluids which are then assimilated by the body. Animals need nutrients for their survival. Animals need food for fuel (chemical energy) for body work, carbon skeletons to make many of their own molecules, and essential nutrients that can not be made by the animal itself from any raw material and must be obtained from food in ready-to-use form.

Nutritional needs in animals are divided into two, namely essential nutrients and non-essential nutrients. Essential nutrients are chemical compounds that must be present in the diet, such as vitamins and minerals and also some amino acids and fatty acids (if not then the animals will die). Non-Essential Nutrients are chemical compounds that animals can produce from other molecules (not very important).

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Anticipating the Dangers of Mycotoxins

 

Mycotoxin is an organic compound of secondary metabolic yeast (mold). In maize contaminated by Aspergillus flavus aflatoxin producer. Aflatoxin is a small molecule, insoluble in water, stable with various processing processes.

Post-harvest handling of agricultural materials as well as cereals and beans needs to be done well. Less dry grains (with water content 12%), will be overgrown by various types of fungi that potentially produce mycotoxins. Aflatoxin has a non-polar, heat-stable bifuran compound and is resistant to both physical and chemical treatment.

With these properties, aflatoxin that has contaminated the food is difficult to remove. Even aflatoxin B1 that contaminates the feed and consumed dairy cow also does not disappear altogether but turns into aflatoxin M1 that appears in milk that has a toxicity similar to aflatoxin B1. Accumulation of toxins in human or livestock bodies has hepatotoxic effects (liver damage), hepatocarcinogenic (liver cancer), mutagenic, teratogenic, or immunosuppressive.… Read the rest

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Top Tech Gadgets for Pets

These days it seems like the world of technology never stops expanding and to a certain extent this is true. Technology and modern advancements have taken over nearly every aspect of our daily lives including the medical field, entertainment industries, social interactions, kitchen appliances, vehicles, and so much more. Of course with all of these advancements it’s no wonder that technology has also benefited the arena of pet care. Now everyone is able to enjoy the many benefits of advanced technology in regards to their beloved pet. Here we’ll take a look at all the different ways technology can help you become a better, more caring, and more attentive pet owner.

Let’s start of by taking a look at one of the most basic technological advancements in the field of pet care – the pet monitor. Today there are a wide range of pet monitors and video monitoring devices that … Read the rest

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Tips How To Make Old Houses Look Like New With Smart

No matter how beautiful a home may be, over time it will show signs of wear. Paint colors chip and fade, floor tiles scuff, and some interior design trends start to look dated. Of course all of this can be frustrating, but the good thing is that there are creative ways to deal with the inevitable signs of aging that come with a home that is well lived in.

Many people turn their home frustrations into a positive by coming up with renovation ideas to improve their house. Improving a bathroom by repainting and putting in new appliances can be a great way to make a home sparkle, and an attic renovation can add plenty of space to a home that might seem a little cramped. A few smartly done renovations can make an old home seem like new, and if it is planned well, it can be a wise … Read the rest

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Ramp up Your Walking Regime

Have you found yourself spending too many evenings on the couch with the remote in one hand and your smart phone in the other? It’s all too easy to get into sedentary mode. Our bodies are designed to save energy – not expend it. The more sedentary you become, the softer the muscles become and the fatigue becomes cyclical. The irony is, the more you exercise, the more energy you will have. Exercise, even in the form of consistent brisk walks, ramps up the resting metabolism. Follow these recommendations from the health experts to ramp up your walking regime and your metabolism!

Nothing is simpler and more effective for building stamina than a strong walking regime. Commit to walking just thirty minutes a day. Take your favorite music, audio book, canine or best bud.  It’s also a great time to just be alone with your own thoughts.  The first two … Read the rest

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