My Favorite Way To Teach A Horse To Tie

Did you ever see a horse that was tied to something set back and fight against the rope? It’s not a pretty sight and can be very dangerous. I knew a gal who tied her horse to the stair rail while she ran inside for something. When she came back, there was no stair rail any more. It was attached to the end of the lead line and “chasing” her horse around the yard, banging his legs at every stride. It was an expensive vet bill, and expensive repair bill, and a lesson learned the hard way. Not only did she learn not to tie a horse solidly to an object that might give way, …

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Photograph Your Pet

Cats and Dogs are smart – really smart!
Your cat or dog will happily pose for photos when its tiny – because everything is a game then.The best time to photograph a new puppy or kitten is when you first introduce them to your garden or home – that way EVERYTHING is exciting and new and its a voyage of exploration for them.
So for the best photos of your pet start early – and ALWAYS have your camera to hand for the best photos.
Make sure you have a spare memory card too – you will take LOTS of photos!
When kittens and puppies are really tiny, its fun to take pictures as they explore the world about …

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Healthy Dog Food Recipes

Feeding your dog requires your attention. For sure, you only want to give your pet the best possible care. Each breed of dog needs to follow a certain diet to keep them strong and healthy. And so you need to provide healthy dog food recipes for them. Here are good suggestions:
1. Sautéed Liver. Dogs love flavorful meals. Liver suits their taste buds well. Cut the liver into small pieces and sauté them in a teaspoon of corn oil. Fry the liver on each side until cooked but not dry. Serve accordingly. Then watch your dog savour the healthy dog food recipes you prepared.
2. Chicken Stew. Dogs may not like the taste of boiled chicken, but …

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Horse Riding Apparel What To Look Out For

Horse Riding Apparel
Any type of horse riding usually begins with the rider buying riding clothes. Even a person simply going for a pleasure ride will benefit from the correct riding apparel. Horse riding apparel protects you and is designed specifically for being on a horse. Comfort and protection come in several styles and designs.
Depending on your style of riding whether western or English, your wardrobe will look slightly different, but consist of the same basics.
Riding Pants – Breeches, Jods and Jeans:
Jodhpurs (English Riding) could be described as kind of riding pants. The legs on these pants extend all the way to the ankles. At the end of the pants there is a cuff. This cuff …

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Hiring a Pet Sitter

Going on vacation without the dog? Need to leave your cat for the weekend? You might want to hire a pet sitter. If you have never done that before, this article can help you avoid mistakes. Knowing you have a competent, reliable person taking care of your pets will make your trip less stressful.
The best way to find a pet sitter is to ask your veterinarian or friends who have pets for recommendations. There may be people who do it occasionally, like I do, just not as a business. Some pet sitters will advertise in the yellow pages or newspapers. Most will leave flyers or business cards with veterinarians.
Many pet sitters belong to professional organizations, …

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Choosing A Pet ID

Pet identification speaks for your pet when it cannot. Wearing an id tag will increase the chances of your dog or cat being returned to you.
The most typical form of pet id is the simple collar tag. This is usually metal, but increasingly can be made of plastic or even paper. Metal tags last the longest and resist scratching.
The id tag is attached to the collar, usually using a figure-eight type hook or a double circle. The figure -eight is usually a sturdier connection.
This type of pet identification tag needs to be engraved. You can choose to put whatever you want on the tag. At a minimum the tag should include the animal’s name and …

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Cat Nutrition – How Protein Rich Food May Harm Senior Cats

We all know that cats are carnivores thus their natural diet should consists of protein rich meat such as beef, chicken, and fish. Cats require a significant amount of protein for optimal growth, repairing muscle tissues and as a source of energy.
Senior cats on the other hand, require less protein than their younger conterpart due to their weak vital organs. Senior cats, in general, are less active therefore vital organs, such as the kidney and liver, will start to deteriorate thus the need to reduce their protein intake.
When a cat consumes protein rich food, its digestive system will proceed to breakdown the proteins in order for the body to absorb the nutrients as efficiently as …

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Buying Guide to Horse Blankets

Horse blankets are pretty handy to have around a stable, but not essential for every horse owner. A standard horse blanket is used to keep a horse warm and or protected from wind and other elements.
A horse blanket fits around the horse’s body from chest to rump, straps cross underneath the belly and fasten the blanket securely. Most blankets have buckles in the front, today there are blankets that can be slipped over the horses head. Some blankets also have small straps that loop around the horse’s hind legs which. This helps the blanket from slipping sideways.
Horse blankets are designed according to there use. You can buy a single horse blanket and be content with …

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German Shepherd Grooming Tips and Guide

Despite its double layered coat, the German Shepherd does not require a lot of grooming. The outer coat of the German Shepherd is coarse with a medium-length. The undercoat, on the other hand, is soft and dense. This inner level is responsible for keeping the dog warm during the winter months and protected from the sunshine during the summer.
The best way to take care of your German Shepherd is to make sure that he is getting the right nutrition he needs. The German Shepherd gets its strength from meat and you should ensure that the meals he gets is high in vitamins and protein. The dog requires a high-protein, high-fat diet. Chicken, lamb or beef …

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Baby And Your Dog – How To Keep Peace At Home

Wondering how your dog will get along with your baby? Worried about the safety of your baby and are probably thinking of getting rid of your dog? These are legitimate questions that are asked by dog owners when they are expecting a new born baby in the family.
The good thing is that, done in a careful manner, its possible to introduce your pet to your new member of the family. With proper planning, its possible to train your dog to interact with your baby and the baby to love your dog
How to Get the Dog Used to the Baby
Expecting a new baby at home brings a time time of change, discovery and joy in the …

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