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Accessories for Horseback Riders to Use in 2022

Accessories for Horseback Riders to Use in 2022

Having the right accessories is a major part of success for horseback riders. Unless a person is going to participate in horse shows, there is no need to purchase more than the essentials for riding comfortably and safely. These essentials include the following:...

Is Your Horse Struggling in the Cold Weather?

Is Your Horse Struggling in the Cold Weather?

Cold winter weather can be difficult for all types of species, including horses. When the snow is falling, and the trees are bare, horses can find themselves suffering from stiffness in their joints. As with humans, this condition can be very painful and can seriously...

Advice On Getting Kids Started With Horseback Riding

Advice On Getting Kids Started With Horseback Riding

Horseback riding can be a fun and exciting activity for kids. Before you and your child dive into the wonderful sport of horseback riding, there are a couple of things you should be aware of. The following tips will make horseback riding more fun, safe and enjoyable...

The Steps To Buying A Horse

The Steps To Buying A Horse

Buying a horse is a significant investment. Not only is there the cost upfront of buy-in the horse itself, but the ongoing boarding, feeding, and caring for a horse only adds to the overall price tag. To that end, you want to do a significant amount of research before...

What Should Your Horse’s Diet Look Like?

What Should Your Horse’s Diet Look Like?

The natural diet of horses comes from the grass, grass stalks, and sundry plants they find when roaming in a natural habitat. Before humans developed an integral relationship with these magnificent creatures, they did not eat grain. Your horse today requires little or...

Tips for Training Competitive Horses

Tips for Training Competitive Horses

Although categorized as herd animals, horses retain their distinct personalities as they are listed among the ten most intelligent animals. Owners must take a few steps before a professional trainer arrives to instruct the horse as it is an intelligent animal that may...

Tips on Grooming Your Horses

Tips on Grooming Your Horses

Grooming is one of the necessary tasks associated with owning a horse. Along with providing a one-on-one bonding experience, regular grooming is essential for the health and well-being of the animal. During the grooming process, owners have the opportunity to observe...

Ways to Prepare Your Horse for Competition

Ways to Prepare Your Horse for Competition

Ranked among the top 10 most intelligent animals, horses may not be as obedient and affectionate as dogs, but they do show their affection and willingness to comply with the demands of their owners or riders. Although they can be submissive and eager to please their...

Top Horse Trails on the West Coast

Top Horse Trails on the West Coast

People often enjoy vacations that include various activities. For instance, viewing Nature while engaging in another activity is a double pleasure. Horseback riding in various parts of the country and different environments is one of these doubly-pleasurable...

Myths on Taking Care of a Horse

Myths on Taking Care of a Horse

Caring for a horse is extremely rewarding. The task is also an ongoing learning experience. It is not unusual for novice equine owners to hear various horse husbandry myths relayed by old-timers that have been dispelled or debunked for decades. Learning about some of...