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Tips For Early Spring Conditioning

Changing weather conditions in any climate can make riding horses in early spring a challenge. Trailering can be dangerous, parking can be scarce, and it can be hard to get motivated in thirty-degree weather.

The Elements of Saddle Fitting: 5 Fit Factors For Horse and Human

In recent years, the term “saddle fitting” has become a common topic of discussion. For many years I used the same two saddles and had the same four horses. Everything worked well – every horse fit with one of those saddles. I used twenty- five dollar…

Winter Horse Travel: Purposeful Preparation

Yesterday it was sunny and 50 degrees, today it is snowing and 30 degrees. Weather conditions change quickly in the west. It is easy to manage horse care at home during weather changes, but when traveling with horses at any time of year, it is necessary…

5 Things to Watch For in Your Horse's Hooves This Winter

This month, winter officially arrives! That may be a scary thought for some, and a happy one for others. Most equestrians, however, don’t enjoy the temperature drops, shorter days, and the thought of snow. Winter brings the possibility of issues like…

How To Safely Ride In a Parade

Parades can be a fun and exciting outing for horseback riders. Those entering parades on horseback usually decorate their horse and wear special clothing or costumes that represent the theme of the parade. Fourth of July is the most popular time of year…

Riding in a Cross Country Pair Pace

Do you like to laugh with your fellow riders, try new types of riding, and ride your horse in beautiful places? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then a Pair Pace may be for you. In a nutshell, a Pair Pace involves a team of one to four…

Tips for Safely Riding Horses in the Mountains

Riding horses in the mountains is an adventure I have enjoyed for many years. This month I enjoyed taking two girls, ages 10 and 11, on an overnight camping trip near the Lizard Head Wilderness in southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm and energy of youth…

The Vital Importance of Vital Signs: The 5 Point Check

Most horse owners have heard these words: "Hay, water, and salt are the mainstay of horse nutrition." These three inputs to a horse's body are directly linked to the overall health of a horse. As a competitive distance rider, I am familiar with the…

How to Calm Your Anxious and Nervous Horses

Being able to calm nervous horses down is a vital skill for a rider to develop.  Horses, as prey animals, are prone to nervousness and acute startle responses. Their emotional responses are often a result of external stimuli from their surroundings, but…

A Basic Guide to Grooming Your Horse

A horse with a slick, glossy coat can turn heads. A slick coat is what makes a horse look happy and healthy. That’s why it’s helpful for you to master some horse grooming tricks even if you never plan to show your horse. This post will provide you with a…

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