Choosing A Saddle Pad
November 18, 2020 | Horse
Choosing A Saddle Pad

Saddle pads can be a crucial element of equestrian gear. There is an abundance of colors, shape styles and sizes available. It can be daunting trying to choose the right saddle pad and riders might use one for months before deciding to buy another.…

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Equine First Aid – Being Prepared
October 21, 2020 | Horse
Equine First Aid – Being Prepared

It’s a rare horse that never suffers an injury of some kind. Horses are active, curious, and social, which means they can run into hazards or bang into each other.   The following should be at the top of the…

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Horse Boots & Bandages 101
October 6, 2020 | Horse
Horse Boots & Bandages 101

Covering your horse’s legs with some kind of applied protection is common practice and—we would argue—a prudent one. Applying boots or bandages is a personal choice depending on the horse and the discipline. That same conversation can also quickly turn…

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Like A Horse To Water – Horse Hydration Tips
September 14, 2020 | Horse
Like A Horse To Water – Horse Hydration Tips

Like any domesticated animal, providing good food and water for your horse is a baseline of care. Some horses can be surprisingly finicky about their water. What’s more, the level of exercise required of show and event horses places unique…

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Horse Travel Health Tips – Good Rules For The Road
August 27, 2020 | Horse
Horse Travel Health Tips - Good Rules For The Road

Your horse will inevitably have to travel for any number of reasons. Even if all the travel arrangements are made by your stable, you’ll want to know the proper protocols for yourself. There are a couple of reasons for this:…

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Treating Your Horse Like The Athlete It Is
August 20, 2020 | Horse
Treating Your Horse Like The Athlete It Is

Comparisons are regularly drawn between competing equines and professional athletes. But there are actually no human athletes who perform the feats that hunter/jumpers or cross-country eventers do. The physics of a horse’s considerably greater mass change all the calculations for…

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It’s Called A Show For A Reason
August 11, 2020 | Style
It’s Called A Show For A Reason

When it comes to wardrobe for a show, what is considered essential falls into two categories: What is essential to compete, and what is essential to win. The guidelines for competition wear can be fairly specific, and can be downloaded…

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Winning Riders’ Mindsets For Every Discipline
July 22, 2020 | Horse
Winning Riders’ Mindsets For Every Discipline

Show season is back! Between now and the official end of summer, there will be an average of 40 nationally-sanctioned shows every weekend across the country. You may have already competed at one. How did you do? Even if you…

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How to Manage Summer Heat For Your Horse
July 8, 2020 | Horse
How to Manage Summer Heat For Your Horse

Long days of riding, practicing, or competing in the sun can take a toll on your horse. So it’s important to adjust their care to counter the harmful effects of sun exposure. Provide Shade If your horse lives or spends…

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Warming Up and Cooling Down Your Horse
June 29, 2020 | Horse
Warming Up and Cooling Down Your Horse

Any athlete will tell you, the key to making the most of your workout is to warm up before and cool down after. The same goes for your horse. Whether practicing, competing, or just going for a long ride, properly…

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