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Learn how to prevent a spook with Mark Bolender, A three-time National Champion and founder of the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association
Trail riding is the most popular activity among horse owners, and it’s easy to see why. It’s fun, relaxing, and a great way to bond with your horse.
You’re finally going to do it: take your first riding lesson. It’s a dream you’ve had for a long time, and now it’s coming to fruition.
Ever dreamed of a career in horses? There’s a job out there for you!
Owning and loving horses is a life-changing endeavor, and in this blog, we share our top ten favorite answers to that timeless question, “Why do we own horses?”
Invest in your horse’s long-term health by learning all about how to manage your horse’s weight and assess his body condition score.
The snaffle bit is universally recognized as an excellent training tool for young and finished horses alike, but how you use the bit is just as important as the type of bit you choose.
Flies are the bane of every horse owner’s existence. They bite our horses and are just plain disgusting to have around.
Finding a good farrier is as important as selecting a good veterinarian. Check out these tips from experienced farrier Chris Martelli about how to work side by side with your farrier for the good of your horse.
Elegant as ballet, dressage is an exciting competitive sport for elite dressage horses and riders – but it’s also a useful method of schooling that can be employed in all disciplines.
Based near Wellington, Florida, Laura Ashley Killian lives a busy life as a Grand Prix dressage rider and USDF-certified trainer. Learn what it’s like to spend a day in her boots!
Equine sales professional and marketer Mark Harrell shares his best tips for selecting the right professional to sell your horse as well as a few tips for how to market your sale horse yourself.
Horses can’t talk, but they’re always communicating with their riders and handlers. Here are some of the most common red flags of pain in horses under saddle.
Whether you’re camera-shy or love striking a pose, here’s how to make the most of a professional equine portrait session with you and your horse.
Many people dismiss the idea of adopting a horse out of hand, but horse rescues across the United States are filled with healthy, rideable horses who just need to find their new, forever homes.
Being a working student for a busy trainer can be a great way to learn.
Yoga offers many benefits for people, but did you know it’s also a great form of exercise for equestrians? Learn about how practicing yoga on the mat and on horseback can help you become a stronger, more balanced rider.
It’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get your barn in shape for riding and showing season! Check out our top ten tips for Spring Cleaning: Equestrian Edition
A well-groomed show horse is a beautiful sight to behold. One of the most important aspects of that grooming is the mane and tail.
Eventer Lauren Nicholson has turned a love for horses and eventing into a lifelong career that has carried her all the way to the Olympics.
Three-day eventing consists of three phases of competition, so naturally, every day requires a little something different in the way of gear, tack and clothing.
Next time you’re tempted to skip that warm-up or cool-down, don’t! Warming your horse up before every ride helps ensure his muscles are long, loose and ready to work, while cool down is the perfect time to praise your horse for a ride well-done.
Quarter Horses are everywhere. You see them at boarding stables, in backyards, in the show ring, on dude ranches. They are living fixtures in the American equine landscape, and are the most populous breed in this country, and the world.
Want to learn more about cutting horses? Cutting horse trainer Zeke Entz shares his insights into what makes a good cutting horse.
Equine nutritionist Dr. Rhonda Hoffman shares her best tips for how horse owners can learn the Henneke equine body condition score system.
Learn the signs and symptoms of strangles so you can protect your horse and act quickly in the case of an outbreak.
Cutting is an equestrian sport that dates back to the early 1800’s when American ranchers used their horses to herd and sort cattle. Overtime, this daily practice became one of the most popular sports in the equestrian world.
Make the most of your practice time between lessons with these tips and tricks for maximizing learning.
Only got five minutes to spare at the barn? Use this handy checklist for horse and barn to pinpoint problems before they start.
Try these five fun activities to spend quality time with your horse.
Whether it’s your horse who got away from you, or someone else’s beast who’s made a break for it, seeing a thousand pounds of unfettered equine can be unnerving. Here’s the best way to handle that.
Learn the signs of EHV-1 so you know how to protect your horse in the case of an outbreak.
The holidays are a fun time to spoil the horsy friends in your life. Here are 10 unique gifts that every equestrian will enjoy.
Use smart strategies and financial planning to help make your horse-owning dreams come true.
Imagine a horse that is inherently sound, has incredible endurance, and bonds closely with humans. These characteristics belong to a rare and special breed of horse called the Spanish Mustang.
Winter is coming! Is your horse warm enough?