Category «Horse Information»

Horse Information Series

I’m starting a new horse information series.  This project will have information on all horse breeds.  This will be an ongoing project and pages will be revised as more information is gathered.  Each page will be dedicated to a single horse breed.  Find out about the colors that breed of horse has, the average height of …

Morgan Horses

Morgan Horse

Let’s learn about Morgan Horses.  The Morgan horse is a breed that was developed in the United States in the late 1700s.  Justin Morgan was given a stallion in 1792 named Figure to pay off a debt.  “Figure” was known for passing on his distinctive looks, conformation, temperament, and athleticism to his offspring.  The breed has since …

Prevent the spread of Strangles

Prevent the spread of Strangles

If you find out that a horse on your farm has strangles then it is very important to keep it quarantined from the other horses to prevent the spread of strangles.  This is part two of “My Horse has Strangles“.  I want to thank an anonymous person for their first-hand experience with strangles and all …

My Horse has Strangles

My horse has strangles, what should I do?  Today I’m going to help you learn what to do to help your horse and to prevent the spread of this disease to other horses. I want to thank an anonymous person for helping me write this article.  This person has just had a strangles outbreak at …

What do I do when my horse dies?

What do I do when my horse dies?

What do I do when my horse dies?  This is a question that most people don’t want to think about.  But in reality, everyone should have a plan in place beforehand because trying to make those decisions when your heart hurts is very difficult.  While most horse owners consider their horses as pets, your state …

Suggested Reading about Horses

From time to time, I may find suggested reading about horses that I have not written but are still great information to share.  I will put a list of links with short descriptions here for you.   How do horses sleep? This article focuses on everything you might want to know about how horses sleep. …

Base Horse Coat Colors

Base Horse Coat Colors

Today I’m going to talk about Base Horse Coat Colors.  I am not a genetics expert, and this article is to try to help everyday horse owners to understand the colors of their horses.  DNA testing is the only 100% way to know what color your horse is.  DNA testing is done by pulling mane or …

Mare Foaling Prediction Signs

Mare Foaling Prediction Signs

Please Note: The Mare Foaling Prediction signs discussed on this page are intended for use only as a foaling date estimation tool for horses. Each horse and each pregnancy will be different. I have been breeding miniature horses for many years.  The main difference between a miniature horse foaling and a full-size pony or horse …

DD Mini Farm

DD Mini Farm

My husband and I own DD Mini Farm.  I started out with boarding horses and later gave riding lessons and summer horse camps.  Miniature horses have always been my passion and when I was able to acquire one they became addictive. DD Mini Farm breeds Miniature horses for hobby, pets, and showing. We do have …