How To Choose A Horse Riding Instructor?

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How To Choose A Horse Riding Instructor?

Choosing a riding instructor is perhaps the most impactful decision you will make when taking up horseback riding. Whether you are new or returning to the sport, finding the right fit can be the difference between fulfillment and growth and losing interest altogether. Having ridden under some stellar and some not-so-stellar instructors, I’m here to … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Choose An Equestrian Discipline?

Choosing an equestrian discipline when you are brand new to horseback riding can be tough. You may absolutely adore horses, but don’t know exactly what to do with horses. You scroll Google’s first three pages of horse lesson listings for your area, and you turn up some horse barns that look interesting. But you really … Read more

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When Can I Start Training My Young Horse?

Training a young horse is such a rewarding experience, especially the first time around. But the question of when to start training a young horse typically centers around the moment that the rider first hops on the horse’s newly saddled back. Inspirational horse movies and the long-standing tradition of “breaking” horses seem to indicate that … Read more

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

What Vaccines Does My Horse Need?

When it comes to horse care, there are so many routine practices to keep our horses healthy for long periods of time. Amongst the periodic vet checkups, farrier appointments, worming schedules, and teeth floating, vaccinations rank high on the list of things that can keep your horse healthy for years to come. Making a vaccination … Read more

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West Nile Virus: Is My Horse At Risk? + Warning Signs

At the turn of the millenium emerged a scary infection, known as the West Nile Virus. This new and relatively unknown disease among the world’s population started causing horrendous flus in humans. However, humans were not the only ones impacted, as the virus was also affecting thousands of horses in grave ways. Many horses who … Read more

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