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Choosing the Right Horse Trainer

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The right horse trainer can make a world of difference in helping you to achieve your equestrian dreams. The best way to start your search for a trainer is to ask around. Ask your friends what their experiences are with trainers you are interested in; contact local horse associations for a listing of trainers; or even pose the question at your local tack shop. Getting recommendations from others is even more important if you are looking at switching disciplines.

Good Etiquette for Horse Shows

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As a parent or supporter of a rider, you only want what's best for your child. After a great deal of practice and preparation, your rider is ready to show his or her skills in the competition arena. And there are things you can do to help. By following a few etiquette suggestions, you can make sure

Teach Your Horse To Load Into A Trailer

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Some horses load into their trailer easily by one of several common methods. If yours is the exception, you may learn a thing or two about loading in this article.

Horse Fitness During The Winter

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When the weather outside is frightful what is the horseback rider to do? That fire may be delightful, but we can’t just sit inside and sing let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. It’s our responsibility to maintain a fitness program for both horse and rider during the winter months. Inclement weather can definitely put a damper in your riding plans, but there are still ways to keep both you and your horse fit during the winter.

Trail Riding - The Code Of The Trail

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Riding the trails on your horse is like taking a trip back into Americana. Though the phrase trail riding may evoke past memories of galloping through the woods, jumping over logs and wading through rushing rivers, these days it's a bit more tame. Any true horse owner knows that enjoying trails on horseback means being an ambassador for the equine community.

Tips For Hauling Your Horse

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Whether it be taking our horses on trail rides or to competitive shows, you will want to make sure that the ride is just as safe and enjoyable as the destination. Towing can put extra stress not only on your conditioned vehicle, but also on your horse’s body and mind. In order to be a responsible d

Introducing the Saddle: Horse Training Tips

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Saddling a young horse for the first time can be intimidating and dangerous. Follow these Ten Tips to make the process easier and safer for both you and your horse.

7 Tips to Prepare For Your Next Horse Show

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Horse shows are a chance to showcase all the hard work you and your horse have put in at home. So after hours of training and practice, what else can you do to make sure the show will be as enjoyable an experience as possible? Here are some suggestions that may help you before you ever step foot in the show ring.

Caring for Your Performance Horse

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Training a horse to perform at high levels takes a lot of time, effort, patience and resources. Regardless of the discipline, from racing to reining, endurance to eventing and hunters/jumpers to polo ponies, all horses actively in a training regiment for competition are considered to be performance horses.

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