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Best Horse Trainers in the World

By bloghlvrz | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

When we think about the best horse trainers in the world, a few names come to mind. Whether they train horses for Western riding, dressage, or racing, each rider discussed here has brought something of value to their field. Whatever style of training they practice, they do it because they love horses, and they love…

Horse Facial Markings and What They Mean

By bloghlvrz | April 2, 2015

Sometimes you see a horse, and there’s just something about his face that really jumps out at you. Maybe it’s the splash of white in the middle of his forehead that kind of looks like heart, or the colored fur at the top of his head that makes him look like just his ears were…

Recommended Exercises to Get Into Shape for Horseback Riding

By bloghlvrz | April 2, 2015

Many people think that riding a horse is all the exercise a person needs. While it’s true that horseback riding is an exercise all on its own, there are ways a range of workouts and stretches you can do when you’re not sitting in your saddle in order to improve your ride. Do you find…

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Horseback Riding Health Benefits

By bloghlvrz | April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Horseback riders aren’t crazy– there’s obviously a reason why we willingly seat ourselves upon a 1,000 pound pile of muscle with the ability to throw us over a wall with an unexpected turn, an occasional attitude, and an obsession with mints. You get to spend time with a magnificent animal and essentially become one with…

Caring for Your Horse in the Winter

By bloghlvrz | April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now that we’re getting into the depths of winter and the temperatures are getting more extreme, you need to make sure that you know proper cold-weathered horse care, especially if this is your first season owning your own equine or barn. We’ve outlined some general winter horse care tips and things you should avoid doing…

Most Popular Horse Breeds

By bloghlvrz | April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

To the untrained eye, a horse is just a horse. However, to those out there who spend their days and nights thinking about, working with, and riding horses, we know that there most certainly is a difference between each type of equine. Read on for some of the more common horse breeds, as we’ve put…

How Horseback Riding Can be Therapeutic

By bloghlvrz | April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When many people think of the word “therapy” they immediately think of sessions with psychologists or post-injury appointments that may happen with a trainer. While these conclusions would not be wrong, they fail to encompass the wide range of enriching activities that provide physical and emotional support. You may or may not be surprised to…

Styles of Horse Braids

By bloghlvrz | March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When participating in a competition, it’s time for both you and your equine companion to look sharp! You can give your horse as many baths and shampoos/conditionings as you’d like but, if the mane and tail looks unkempt, you can expect to receive some looks of judgment being directed your way. The best way to…

Spotlight On: Famous Show Jumping Riders

By bloghlvrz | March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you’re struggling to perfect a particular skill and suffer from flagging spirits, it helps to look to those who have inspired generations with their awe-inspiring triumphs. Famous equestrians didn’t get to be where they are now based solely off of pure luck; it takes a lot of hard work, training, passion and dedication to…

Common Horse Illnesses

By bloghlvrz | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Horses are like every other living thing, in that sometimes they get sick. Unfortunately, as horses can’t tell us what’s wrong with them, it’s up to us to make sure we’re paying attention to them and to know how to identify some of the more common horse illnesses. Below we’ve compiled a little list of…

Hosting a Horse Themed Party

By bloghlvrz | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

For most of us, our love of horses started at a young age. If your child is already obsessed with ponies, you should definitely consider having a horse themed party the next time a birthday rolls around. Little ones will love spending time with their friends and being surrounded by fun equestrian-inspired party decorations, as…

Top Trails for Horseback Riding in the USA

By bloghlvrz | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes you don’t want to have to worry about training, competitions and schooling, and would rather simply spend some time in nature with your favorite animal. Seeing the country on the back of a horse is one of the most magical experiences an equine-lover can have. There’s just something about taking it all of Mother…

Our Favorite Famous Horse Movies

By bloghlvrz | December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now that the weather is getting colder and it’s time to pull out the winter outerwear, there’s nothing better than climbing out of your saddle, posting up on the couch with a loved one or some friends, popping some popcorn, and settling in front of the TV to watch a movie. It’s warm, it’s cozy…