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how long does it take to break a horse
Training
Nicky Ellis

How Long Does It Take To Break A Horse And Is It A Good Idea?

“Breaking” a horse is a process of forcing it to learn a series of illogical, unconnected activities as quickly as possible. This process usually involves restraint, punishment and violence. Breaking can be a fairly quick way to force a horse to comply with your will, but when you are done, you have a broken horse.

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types of horse bits
Training
Nicky Ellis

An Overview Of Different Types Of Horse Bits

When choosing tack for your horse, pay close attention to the bit. This is, arguably, the most important aspect of your riding equipment. The bit is the part of the bridle that provides close communication between horse and rider. It is the metal piece that goes into the horse’s mouth. The bit is attached to

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basic horse training for beginners
Training
Suzanne Bennett

Is It Possible To Learn Basic Horse Training For Beginners?

If you are a true beginner when it comes to horses, you have no business training, so don’t be taken in by articles and advice regarding learning “basic horse training for beginners”. Attempting to “train” a horse when you don’t know what you are doing is an activity that is doomed to fail. Handling a

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how to teach a horse to lunge
Training
Nicky Ellis

How To Teach A Horse To Lunge

Lunging is a good tool for teaching horses to respond to your physical and verbal cues. It is also an excellent way to help your horse burn off steam. This is important after a long, inactive winter when riding season is just starting up. When you start your horse off with lunging, you can refresh

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ground exercises for horses with sore backs
Training
Nicky Ellis

Exercises And Stretches Help Strengthen Horses With Sore Backs

If your horse has a sore or weak back or is recovering from an injury, you may be wondering what to do to help him build strength, overcome soreness and develop a well-defined topline. In this article, we share ideas for exercises and stretches to help your horse recover from injury and/or build back muscle.

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horse names
Breeds
Nicky Ellis

138 Perfect Horse Names For Your Equine Friend

If you are still not sure of a name to brand your horse then this article has got you covered. We have put forward a long list of really cool horse names starting with every letter of the alphabet. Whether you’re looking for a boy or girl horse name, palomino, pinto or black horse, there

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