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All About Shetland PoniesPeople all over the world love the Shetland pony for its shaggy coat, long mane and tail, and muscular, round body. Considered highly intelligent and unusually strong for its small size, Shetland ponies have earned a reputation for being gentle, patient, and trustworthy with children.

 

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Keeping Flies off your HorseHere are three easy ways to keep flies off your horse.

 

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Pick Up Fallen Apples for HorsesIf you drive past a house or property where you can see they have apple trees and there are a lot of apples lying on the ground, ask politely if you may be allowed to collect the fallen apples.

 

Winter Horse Care Tips  - horse wearing a blanket in corral in winter

Winter Horse Care TipsWe have had horses for many years and have tried many things to keep them comfortable in the winter months. Here are a few that have worked for us. It is important to have a heater in the water tank to assure your horses have water available even on the coldest days.

 

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Add A Large Stone To Feed BoxPlace a large smooth stone in the middle of his feed box and your horse will no longer eat so rapidly that he throws his grain out of the container.

 

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Clean Horse Harness in DishwasherTo clean a synthetic horse harness quickly and easily, use your dishwasher. Do not add detergent and remove before the heat cycle. This works very well.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Treating Rain Rot On HorsesI have horses. Recently they got rain rot. This is a bacterial, not fungal infection. I have used fungicides in the past for another rain rot infection my mare got 7 years ago.

 

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