A Beginner's Guide to Horse Ownership

Once you've decided to buy a horse, you'll need to know the basics. We'll be your guide to horse care, breeds, what to look for when buying your first horse and any other questions you may have.
Man working in a horse stable
Learn the Common Causes of Sudden Death in Horses
three horses sleeping in sun. close up of head.
These Are 15 Fascinating Facts About Horses
Vet checking horses teeth
How to Tell a Horse's Age by Its Teeth
Two horses sniffing noses
Bringing a New Horse Home to Live With Other Horses
Horse sniffing hand
Understanding Your Horse's Sense of Smell
Horse running into water
Learn the Parts of a Horse with This Pictorial Guide
A woman and a girl measuring height of pony using measuring stick against withers
Measuring Your Horse's Height Accurately
Man cleaning horse's hoof with brush
Horse's Hooves and How They Function
Riding tack, Chantilly, France
Wondered What Horse Tack Is? Here's a Definition
Two brown horses running through a pasture
The Definition of a Sound Horse
Brown Arabian horses feeding in field with bale of hay behind them
What Does it Cost to Care for a Horse, Anyway?
A Beautiful Gold And White Spotted Palomino Quarter Horse
The 8 Essential Manners Every Horse Should Have
Teenage girl cleaning hoof of a horse
Horse and Pony Care By the Day, Week, Month and Year
A man leads a horse out of stables.
7 Things to Know Before You Buy a Horse
Close-up of horse grooming brush
If You're a Horse Owner, You Need These Supplies
Teenage boy cleaning stable
Choose the Best Bedding for Your Horse' Stall?
Two horses in a shady pasture.
Learn Which Trees are Safe and Which are Toxic to Horses
14 Winter Care Tips for Horses and Ponies
Skinny white pony
7 Reasons Your Horse Might Be Losing Weight
Full Length Of Young Woman Applying Bandage To Injured Pony On Field
How to Treat the 5 Most Common Minor Horse Injuries
Woman in stable with horse
What to Expect When You Bring Your New Horse Home
Horse outside, tied to stable
How to Tie Your Horse or Pony Safely
Horse getting injection
Making the Decision to End the Life of an Equine Friend
A Chiropractor examines a horse.
How an Equine Chiropractor Can Help Your Horse
Woman training horse
7 Things You Should Never Do to Your Horse
learn about horse teeth illustration
Here's What You Need to Know About Horse Teeth
Gaunt Wild Horse on the Range
Determine Your Horse's Ideal Body Weight
Water running from hose onto horse's leg.
How to Cold Hose Your Horse's Legs To Help Heal Injuries
Horses lying in a field
Get Your Cast Horse Back on Its Feet
horse wearing blanket in winter field
How to Cool Your Hot Horse Out in Cold Weather
Horse heads
How to Remove Burrs From Horses and Get Rid of Burr Plants
A light gray appendix horse standing behind a white fence in the snow.
All About The American Appendix Horse
Bay Andalusian stallion cantering
10 Best Spanish Horse Breeds
Galloping herd of mustangs
Mustang Horse: Breed Profile
Ardennes horse grazing in a field
Ardennes Horse: Breed Profile
Bay Trakehner stallion in a field
Trakehner Horse: Breed Profile
Parade for the Queen featuring Drum Horses in the UK
Drum Horse: Breed Profile
Racing on the beach 2
Meet the Strong and Athletic Irish Sport Horse
illustration of unicorn facts
Are Unicorns Real? Separating the Truth From Myth
Two American Quarter Horses standing in a pasture.
American Quarter Is North America's Most Popular Horse Breed
White Shetland Pony Grazing
The Best Horse and Pony Breeds for Kids
Chestnut Horse with Blaze
Why the Dutch Warmblood Horse Is Popular for Riding and Competing
Chestnut Morgan mare with hay in her mouth and looking to the left with sudden interest, Commerce Township, Michigan
Meet the Friendly and Versatile Morgan Horse Breed
Chuck wagon race horses
Meet the Athletic Thoroughbred Horse
Draft Horse Team Working the Field
The Best Driving Horse Breeds for Pulling a Carriage
Stabled Thoroughbred
How Many Horse Breeds Are There?
Appaloosa stallion running through the pasture
Meet the Colorful Appaloosa Horse
Brown and white American paint horse walking in field
10 Best Horse Breeds for First-Time Owners & Riders
wild horses with mountains in background
The Best Gaited Horse Breeds for a Smooth Ride
A horse wearing a saddle
Meet the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse
Red horse runs trot on the nature background
How to Find Your Horse's Pedigree
Apaloosa horse with brown spots on a cream colored coat
10 Most Popular Horse Breeds and Types of Horses
Paint horse mare and foal in a field
Meet the Flashy Paint Horse Breed
Meet the American Standardbred Horse
Clydesdale Horses Grazing
Meet the Mighty Clydesdale Horse Breed
Pair of Dartmoor ponies (Equus ferus caballus) at Roos Tor.
Dartmoor Pony: Breed Profile
A black Friesian horse jumping.
All About the Friesian Sporthorse
Grey Irish Draught Horse at Horse Show
Irish Draught Horse: Breed Profile
Tiger horse
Tiger Horse: Breed Profile
A brown Kathiawari horse standing tall.
Kathiawari Horse: Full Breed Profile