Best Horse Trainers in the World

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…

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Horse Facial Markings and What They Mean

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…

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Horseback Riding Health Benefits

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…

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Caring for Your Horse in the Winter

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…

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Most Popular Horse Breeds

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…

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How Horseback Riding Can be Therapeutic

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…

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Styles of Horse Braids

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…

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Spotlight On: Famous Show Jumping Riders

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…

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Common Horse Illnesses

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…

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