Learn how to expertly plait your horse's mane, using both methods of plaiting: plaiting with bands and plaiting with cotton. You will need a horse with a pulled mane. Begin by brushing and dividing the mane. For showing purposes, there should be an odd number of plaits in the mane and an even number for the forelock. Also, learn how to remove the plaits without breaking the hairs. Always know where your needle and plaiting bands are at all times. And never leave the plaits in for a long time....
Do you want your horse to be the best turned out at the next show? Then follow this simple guide, showing both methods of plaiting to make your horse look like the star he or she is! All you need is a body brush, water brush, bucket of water, mane comb, needle, and plaiting thread, the same color as your horse would be best, two elastic bands, a bowl of one egg white, a bucket of water, and a pair if scissors. Plait a horse's tail.
This video is a tutorial on how to identify a mustang horse breed. The instructor begins by saying that it is not easy to identify a mustang horse because of the cross breeding characteristics of mustangs. The mustang shown in the video is larger then an average mustang. The instructor shows the mustangs white brand and all the different meanings along with age tagged along with the horse. The mustang is known for having feet that are larger then most other horse species. The most important s...
Horses don't kick their owners and handlers unless they think it is okay, or unless they think there won't be any repercussions for their actions. The gentleman in this video shows you that being gentle with your horse can go a long way!
Check out this highly educational video for all you veterinarians, or farmers, to see how to do a rectal palpation of a horse (mare) to feel the tract and ovaries for finding the recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility.
There are two main types of shafts for horse dawn carriages, U-Shaped fixed shafts and independent shafts. watch this video to learn how they work.
This video shows how to wash a horse's sheath. The instructor notes that you do not want to wash the horse's sheath to often because certain good bacteria needs to exist in the horse's sheath. It is noted that you can use soap but his method of choice is to just use water to clean the sheath. This sort of sheath cleaning is only necessary with tame horses and must be done very carefully. The instructor notes that you can just let water run into the sheath and just let it remove any dirt. It i...
In this video, you will learn how to grind and mix feed on a farm. Mixing feed allows farmers to buy feed ingredients in bulk, and prepare their own specialized blends, reducing costs. The farmers shown in this video use a Gel mixer, and they describe how theirs works, including a description and explanation of its parts and what they do. You will also learn about their own personal experiences with mixing feed on their farm with this mixer, as well as some tips based on this experience. The ...
Matt Bigwood shows how to shoe a horse for proper fit. He concentrates on the trot to check for fit. His gait should be balanced and with no interferences on the horse from a shoe. The shoefitting is incredibly important for the horse's health. The imprint foot kit prepares the shoe. He uses an antibacterial to clean the foot, glue the shoe and then cool the shoe.
Checking your alpaca's health is important. Learn how to do monthly health checks for an alpaca in this free animal care video.
Equine massage is a great way to bond with your horse and alleviate pain or soreness. Learn how to do equine massage with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse massage video series.
Almost anyone with a horse can do equine massage. Learn more about who is able to massage horses with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.
Head tossing can be dangerous for the horse rider, and is sign of discomfort for the horse. Watch John Lyons' video tutorial to learn his tried and tested method for reforming a head tosser. These simple tips will make training a horse to stop tossing its head around easy and clear. Keep a horse from head tossing.
This video explains how to handle and take care of a horse. Always approach a horse quietly so that you don‚Äôt startle him. Talk to him and pet his neck. Horses are social animals and react well to being spoken to in soft soothing tones.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to lead a horse without a lead rope. In order to get a horse to lead, it must like to be around you. It's always good to have the horse in your space. Don't push it away. Teach the horse to follow by leading it with a rope and tell him to "come". Lead the horse with a nice loose grip. Do not yank and pull the horse. That will have a negative effect on the horse and it will not want to be around you. This video will benefit those viewers who have a hor...
In this video we are about to see how to sack out a horse so you can walk under and around it. First of all many people fear that a horse kicks for no reason if we go behind it or under it. Well everything happens for a reason. It must not be scared by us and hence if we don't do it then we are fine with the horse. Make the horse know that you are around it. Touch the legs and body of the horse to make it aware of it. So if you want to get back to the other side just place yourself on one sid...
In this video tutorial from thinklikeahorse you will learn how to Sack out and desensitize a horse. It is about removing fear from the horse and not creating fear. By this the horse learns not to react instinctively to its fear. This also enables you to read your horse. You first got to look for things that create different kinds of noises that you can use to sack out your horse. The video demonstrates various kinds of tools made out of waste cloth, plastic bags tied to sticks, rope, whip etc...
In this video you learn how to teach your horse how to pick up your hat. The host says that horses are mouthy and they tend to pick things up such as an empty food bucket, they'll pick up paper, they'll pick up things that are curious. He says that horses are fairly easy to teach this. He says that his horse used to pick up his grain bucket when it was empty. He says that when his horse would pick it up he would say hat and give the horse a treat, and after a while the horse would use this co...
The first lesson you'll need to learn if you want to ride a horse is how to get on it. Attention amateur equestrians-you've got to know how to mount that horse if you want to learn how to ride. Whether you want to be a cowboy, cowgirl, or an English rider, this video riding lesson will teach you how to get back in the saddle.
During the grooming process, it's important to be aware of how the horse is being handled. If a horse decided to kick or strike out, it's important to be aware of safety. The right grooming equipment will also make horse care easier. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to groom a horse. Groom a horse properly.
A horse's main and tail can get filled with knots. This how-to video shows how to care for their hair. You will learn how to comb and trim a horse's mane and tail according to the breed and purpose. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to care for a horse's mane and tail. Groom a horse's mane and tail.
Electric trimmers are useful for clipping down a horse's coat. Trimming will help keep the horse's bridle path clean. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to groom a horse by clipping the coat. Clip a horse.
There are numerous opportunities for people with various disabilities to participate in horse riding. Learn about adaptive horse riding from an equestrian program manager in this free sports and recreation video series.
Horses share many pieces of anatomy with humans, but many significant horse parts might be less well known. Learn about horse anatomy and parts of a horse's head and neck from a ranch owner in this free horse care video.
A variety of equine massage strokes can be used on different parts of the horse's body. Learn more about types of equine massage strokes with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.
Get horse-training experience before beginning ground work with young horses. Learn how to begin ground work training with young horses in this free horse training video.
Equine massage requires touching, palpitating and rubbing sore muscles on a horse. Learn more about equine massage with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.
Stretching your horse will help compliment other body work and exercise you are doing with the animal. Learn more about the benefits of stretching your horse with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.
Equine massages target large muscle groups of the horse for loosening and relaxation. Learn about the benefits of equine massages with tips from a horse expert in this free pet care video. Learn equine massage techniques - Part 1 of 16.
Choosing a saddle is an investment that requires a lot of research. Learn what you should consider when buying a saddle in this free video about saddles for horseback riding.
In horse riding, horse bits and bridles work on the horses head and mouth to control the direction of the horse. Learn more about how horse bits work with tips from a horse trainer in this free horse care video.
Spotting the difficulty level of an equestrian challenge course is key before riding. Practice judging challenge courses with a riding instructor in this free horse jumping video.
Learn the walk, trot, canter, and gallop when horse riding. Practice the four gaits with expert riding tips from an experienced riding instructor in this free video series on horse gaits.
Watch as a horse expert discusses the basics of mounting and dismounting a horse in this free online video about horseback riding.
Lifelong equestrian and college equestrian head coach shows how to tack up a horse in this free equestrian video clip on horse care and riding.
This instructional pet video shows you how to make treats for your horse. You will need the following ingredients: a bowl, oatmeal, flour, shredded carrots, salt, sugar, canola oil and molasses. Watch this tutorial video to make a tasty treat that your horse will enjoy.
Gallatin Valley Back Country Horsemen present this video tutorial on trail etiquette. Learn what to do when you meet horses on the trail. Watch this instructional video and learn the how to practice proper horse-riding etiquette while out on the trail.
A veterinarian explains one of the most commonly encountered respiratory diseases affecting horses. Find out what horses get it, what it is and how to recognize symptoms of strangles. Watch this video veterinary tutorial and learn how to detect strangles in a horse.
Watch as Janice Posnikoff, DVM, shows how to get your horse to take his dewormer medication. Control harmful, performance robbing parasites including encysted small strongyles and tapeworms in a single dose with QUEST (moxidectin) and QUEST PLUS (moxidectin/praziquantel). Learn how to give a horse deworming medication by watching this video tutorial and following along with equine veterinarian Janice Poskinoff. Get a horse to take dewormer medication.
Horses penned together can easily become dependent, or buddy sour, and suffer from separation anxiety while being ridden individually or involved unaffiliated activities. Instead of letting the horses work themselves up into anxiety which may cause them to hurt themselves, get sick, or generally injure their health, cure the horses of their co-dependency. Learn how to cure a buddy sour horse by watching this video tutorial from expert horse trainer, John Lyons. Cure a buddy sour horse with se...