What’s involved in setting up a good western horse fitness program? Proper steps help strengthen your horses muscles while developing balance and self-carriage.
Fitness tips for optimum show jumper rider performance
What conditioning program is required for show jumping horse fitness?
Try these exercises to improve rider symmetry
What horse fitness program should you follow to get your horse fit for dressage competition?
Here are 10 Safety Tips using a Horse Exerciser
A Horse Exerciser quickly becomes an indispensable part of daily horse management
Here are 6 tips to help in a successful horse adoption of a rescue horse.
There are many benefits to adopting a rescue horse, but how can you be sure it’s the right choice for you?
When other horses frightens yours, communal riding areas become cause for panic and competition day becomes a nightmare. Here is a method to coach your horse to overcome the fear.
Being with your horse should be fun. But if you’re frightened of him, you dread going to the barn and look for excuses not to ride. How can you overcome this fear when the horse you love scares you?
What’s involved in starting a young horse?
Even without an indoor arena, extra care of both your equine partner and yourself will enable you to exercise and improve your winter riding.
When to clip your horse? Not every horse needs clipping in winter, but under certain circumstances you may want to consider removing part, or all, of his coat.
Like mares and geldings, stallions thrive on interaction with other equines, and social deprivation is a sad existence for them. It also creates more work for their owners. How does an owner manage this?
A common cause of abnormal horse behavioral disorders is poor living conditions. But interesting results were yielded by a study to determine whether specific behaviors relate directly to the horse’s type of work.
Some owners blanket their equines at the first drop in temperature, while others believe they don’t need any extra help to stay warm because they have winter coats. There are good arguments for and against using a horse blanket. So how will you know whether or not your horse needs additional protection this winter?
What is Endurance Riding and what is involved in the sport? The sport doesn’t require an expensive horse to participate, does demand time working with your horse, and forms part of the appeal for many riders. What is involved to participate?
Training for a 50 mile endurance horse ride can require twelve months or longer. Getting ready to compete in a 100 plus mile endurance ride can take several years. What training program should you implement to start competing in Endurance Horse Racing?
Event horses are all-round athletes. They must be skilled in the three separate disciplines of dressage, stadium jumping and jumping cross-country, and have the stamina to perform in all three phases. Getting your Event Horse Fit takes time and a training plan.
Dressage is beautiful to watch when the horse appears to move effortlessly with imperceptible aids from his rider. Cultivating this harmonious partnership takes years of patient training and time to develop the dressage horse strength required.
OTTB stands for “Off Track Thoroughbred,” and thousands are retired racehorses looking for new owners. Thoroughbred horses are smart, athletic and extremely adaptable – Could a Thoroughbred Be Your Next Horse?
According to the Kentucky Equine Research Staff, “17% of the horses in the U.S. are estimated to be over 20 years of age.” What care is required to keep your equine senior citizens healthy into their golden years?
The Horse Exerciser Footing is the final construction step in completing your machine, to provide your equine athletes with proper traction and impact absorption as they exerciser in the machine. There are many excellent footing options available – which are the best?
Taking care of horse riding equipment isn’t fun, but ignoring this task can result in the early and costly replacement of items, not to mention riding accidents. Regular tack care, inspection and frequent cleaning is important to extend the life of your equipment.
Transitioning from hay to spring grass can bring complications with it. Not all horses cope well with the sudden switch, and appropriate management may be necessary if negative symptoms appear.
If you enjoy both English and Western riding, you may think you need a separate horse for each discipline. But fortunately some breeds can be ridden in both English and Western
You’ve created an impressive short-list of horse candidates, and you’re hopeful one of them will become your new equine soul mate. Before you arrange to ride every single horse, these tips trying out new horse will help you find your new horse safely and avoid wasting time.
Exploring the countryside on horseback is enormous fun when you’ve mastered the proper horse riding techniques. Before embarking on your next adventure, you can further increase your safety on the trails with these 7 tips for safe trail riding.
Keeping your equine partner at a horse boarding barn is not cheap. If the facility is poorly maintained or has an unfriendly atmosphere, you’ll be paying good money to be unhappy. But with smart investigating you can find the perfect boarding barn.
The Horse Exerciser Track beneath the machine is an important feature, with many construction options to consider prior to installing the machine. How should you construct the track base?
Purchasing a Eurociser is an investment to improve the performance and health of your horses. It opens training opportunities to build endurance base, interval strength, and rehabilitation work at prescribed speeds, durations and reverse directions. What should you consider during the purchase process?
After taking dressage instruction, when is it time to take your horse to a show to participate and compete. Here are some check points and references to help guide you as you start to compete in dressage.
When beginning dressage, the aim is to let your horse find his natural rhythm and release any tension, while learning to relax as a rider. Here are seven easy dressage exercises to help you and your horse unwind and develop mutual trust.
What type of horse do you need for riding dressage? There are many considerations including your training goals.
Dressage is the art of creating harmony between horse and rider; the aim of every horseman and horsewoman.
Equine rehabilitation takes time and patience and the journey can be successful and rewarding
Patience and gradual increases in work load has paid off. In part 3 of this 4 part series we review helpful tips and insights as you work through a tendon injury with your horse and vet’s help.
Rehabilitating a Horse Tendon Injury takes time and patience. In part 2 of this 4 part series we review helpful horsemanship insights as you work with your vet and horse through the recovery process.
Winter horse training requires extra care to comfortably and adequately warm up your horse to reduce the risk of injury. We review warm up tips in this blog.
Rehabilitating a Horse Tendon Injury takes time and patience. In this 4 part series we review helpful horsemanship insights as you work with your vet and horse through the recovery process.
It is important to maintain proper care for our equine friends during the winter season. In this blog, we provide winter horse care tips
With winter upon us, scheduled training with our horses can be difficult. Here are some training tips for the winter months.
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