Care of Horses

Horses are such animals that take responsibility and understanding to be properly cared for. Knowing what is involved in raising and caring for one or more horses is very important for their health well-being. Information about caring for horses can be shared, asked and answered in this category.

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Non-English Names Pronunciation

How do you pronounce Akhal Teke?

Akhal-Teke is pronounced "Uh-call Tech-ee"

Akhal as in "I gave my sister a call on the phone.

Teke as in Tech like Georgia Tech with an E like the letter E.

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What is the masculine gender for mare?

A mare is an adult female horse.

A stallion is an adult male horse.

A gelding is a castrated male horse.

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What do you call a worn out horse?

A worn out horse is a hack or a jade

Nag is another word used

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What do you call a horse less than 1 year old?

well, any horse under 4 years is a foal, but it also works like this,

any female horse under 4 years is a filly

any male horse under 4 years is a colt, after 4 years a male horse will be called a stallion, if he is gelded, he will then be a gelding, so any female horse over 4 years is a Mare.

`A baby horse is considered a foal.

From about 3-4 years of age they can be considered Colts (for males) or Filly's (for females).

When they are "weaned" (stop feeding from the mother) , they can also be called "Weanling's" ( that is normally from about 6-8 months of age).

When they are one year old, they are called "Yearlings".

There are many more names when they exceed one year of age.`

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Could a gorilla kill a horse?

there is a chance that the gorilla can kill a horse when the gorilla hug the horse tight then the horse cant breath

no because the horse will kick the gorilla and then the horse will run

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Horse Health

What is the middle of a horses hoof called?

The frog.

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Horse Breeds

What to name a paint gelding horse?

There are quite a few names. I would think of Native American names because when I think of paint horses I think of the Native Americans riding them. I personally like the names Comanche and Geronimo (which I think would be a really good name for a jumping horse) but there are so many more out there. If you know his parents names you could combine those to make a name for him too. Or think of his personality, or any spots that look like something in particular.

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What is a swift or spirited horse called?

They are often called "hot"

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Horse Breeding

What month are horses usually born in?

Breeders that are breeding for racing TB, Standardbreds,Qhs try to breed as close to Jan 1 as possible. Their birthdays will be Jan 1 according to the racing comissions so obviously you want your horse to be as close to that age as possible.

The most natural time horses are born in is the months of spring and early summer: March, April, May and June

Most of the breeding sheds for the Thoroughbred industry open February 8th in order to avoid a foal being born before January 1st.

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Horse Health

Can horses eat to much grass?


When horses eat too much grass, they can colic and founder or become laminitic.

Colic is basically pain in the gastrointestinal system of the horse, which may be caused by many things. It is the #1 reason for emergency visits by a veterinarian. It is also often fatal and must be treated quickly.

Founder is what happens when a horse has laminitis: a systemic condition that results in the destruction of the tissues inside the hoof. Inflammation occurs and because there is nowhere for inflammation to go inside a rigid structure like the hoof, the tissue inside dies. When this happens there is no longer any tissue to hold up the bone inside the hoof and it falls (called foundering, after what happens to ships when they sink). When this happens the coffin bone may rotate and fall so far that it comes out through the bottom of the hoof. This is usually fatal.

If over-eating, the horse will become fat, which can have terrible effects on its health.

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What is the most expensive horse in the world?

The single most expensive breed of horse would most likely be the Thoroughbred. The world's top racehorses are worth multiple millions of dollars. After their racing career is over they are retired to stud and earn many more millions for the people that own them.

After the Thoroughbred would probably be the eventers, dressage and show jumpers. These horses, when at the top of their game, can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Horse Diet and Nutrition

Do horses eat cheese?

No, horses primarily eat vegetation such as grass, alfalfa and clover. However, some horses may develop a taste for eating cheese if offered to them as a treat.

Horses should not be offered cheese as it is made from cows milk, which horses cannot digest. It is best to stick to safe fruits and veggies as treats.

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Do horses fall in love?

No, not the way human beings fall in love when they choose someone to love. But there are many kinds of love.

Does a foal love its mother the same way a human baby loves its mother? There seems to be a very strong attachment between mother and child built in to many animals. To see a mare watch over and protect her child is a strong love, strong enough for the mother to risk her own life to defend her child's.

Do a stallion and mare love one another before mating? There does not seem to be the same attachment that humans exhibit, though even for humans, love is not necessary for mating.

Does a horse love its human rider? In many cases, I think so. There is certainly a special communication that can go on between horse and human, a communication which, in my experience, touches deep emotional bonds between horse and rider. Although I would not say I love a horse the same way I love another human, there is an very deep, personal connection, which I experience as love and care, and which I feel is reciprocated as the horse responds almost intuitively to my requests.

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How long is the average horse's stride?

About 12 feet

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Horse Health

What are strongyles and pin types of that are common to horses?

worms, internal parasites.

Entertainment & Arts
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Why is the smiths the answer to the cryptic clue keep horses in footwear?

The smiths were the blacksmiths who manufactured and perhaps installed horseshoes to protect hooves on rocky ground.

would it not be Farrier

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Horse Diet and Nutrition

What does a horse eat out of grass tree bark candy or meat?

they eat grass.The horses eat grass as well as cows.

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Donkeys and Mules

How are horses and donkeys alike?

Horses and donkeys are both members of the Equus family, however they are different species. They can mate with each other and reproduce, but since they have a different number of chromosomes their offspring (known as mules or hinnies) are infertile.

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Horse Health

Will my horses bruised suspensory ligament heal?

If you treat the injury properly it should heal. Seek the help of a qualified veterinarian for instructions for your particular horse and circumstance.

Horse Racing
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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

What is the fastest a racehorse has ever gone?

Racing Quarter horses have been clocked at 55 mph over short distances.

Well, the fastest recording of a horse was about 50mph so I'm guessing that was a racehorse!

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Horse Behavior

What are some common indications that your horse is bored in its stall?

Since this is a question posed on the computer game Howrse, the answer would be "all of these."

In real life, though, a bored horse in a stall is a recipe for stall vices. Pacing, stomping, weaving, pawing, cribbing, wind sucking, teeth grinding, box walking, wall-kicking, self-mutilation, head-bobbing, are all nasty little habits that once started can be very difficult to stop. They can effect the health of the horse and can cause damage to the stall. A horse can also become aggressive, charging at a stall wall just to see if it can go through it, or biting out at other horses and its handlers.

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What is the mythica horse with one horn called?

A Unicorn

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How long can a race horse live?

Given the correct care, a race horse could live to the normal age of 25-30. However, most race horses are ridden long before they are fully developed, and this definitly takes a toll on the horse as well as several other things that race horses go through that most horses don't.

Home Equity and Refinancing
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Human and Animal Interaction
Rodeo Events

How much is the average roping arena cost?

If you already own the land much cheaper. But for a good sized arena with chutes for horses and cattle will probably run between $10,000 and $15,000. Maybe a little less if you can do some of the construction yourself.

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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

How do you start your own horse stable?

There are many things to consider when thinking of setting up an equine facility. First and formost you need land. Your land has to be in an area that will allow a horse business. Check with your county code agency. You will need a barn or a mare motel at least. Good fencing that is safe for horses (no barbwire) with a perimeter fence and cross fencing. You will need a place to ride like an arena and/or round pen. You need a place or building for hay and bedding storage. Remember that you will need some kind of liability insurance in case of injury to a boarder or a boarder's horse. Another important factor is liability release forms. Every boarder or student (if you plan to give lessons) must sign a release form before they put a foot in the stirrup. It is probably a good idea to consult an attorney for the legal aspects of the business. This should give you an idea of what is required to build and run your own stable.


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