How Much Hay is Wasted?

Have you ever had the job of feeding hay to a barn full of horses? A common method of feeding hay to horses is to simply toss flakes of hay on the ground. The horses lower their heads and don’t stop eating until it’s all gone—or trampled into the ground. If you’ve ever mucked out a stall or…

Measuring a Horse for a Bridle

A snaffle bridle is the simplest kind of bridle for young riders. It is made up of the following different parts: cheek piece 1 (attaches to the crownpiece) crown piece 1a (attaches to the cheekpiece) browband 2 noseband 3 throatlatch 4 reins bit Snaffle bridles come in four main sizes: pony, cob, full and oversize. How…

How Much Hay?

Horses in the wild are known to graze for up to 16 hours a day! A horse’s digestive system is designed to deal with large amounts of forage, either grass or hay, eaten slowly over a long period of time. Hay makes up the largest part of a horse’s diet, so it is important to make…