Nicky Ellis

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How Do I Build My Horse’s Topline?

Ok, so you came here to find an answer to the question: “how do I build my horse’s topline“. A well ridden and well cared for horse should display a symmetrical, rounded shape from head to tail. He should have a well muscled chest as well as a well muscled topline, and he should appear … Read more

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How To Catch A Horse {My Tips & Tricks}

Anytime you’re around your horse, you’re teaching him something. Horses are keen observers of human behavior, so it’s important that we always behave in consistent and trustworthy ways around our horses. You may see some folks chasing their horses around in an attempt to catch them, and this tells you two things about these folks: … Read more

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How To Teach A Horse To Back Up?

Backing up is an important skill for a horse to know, whether you’re on the ground or in the saddle. The ability to back is integral part of many everyday tasks, rodeo events and show disciplines. On the trail, you may find yourself in a tight situation where your horse can’t turnaround or in a … Read more

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How High Can A Horse Jump?

How high a horse can jump will, obviously, depend on the size of the horse – you cannot expect a Shetland to clear a five bar gate! Breed also helps to determine how high a horse can jump, as some breeds have been bred for it over the centuries and are generally better at it. … Read more

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Do Horses Eat Meat {Explained!}

Do horses eat meat? The quick and simple answer is no, they do not. But a one word answer doesn’t make a very interesting read, so let’s have a more in depth look at what horses eat and why. Do Horses Eat Meat In The Wild? Do horses eat meat in the wild? Not voluntarily, … Read more

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What Is Breakaway Roping {Explained!}

Breakaway roping is a gentler style of calf roping that doesn’t include tying the calf. This style of roping (others are, for example, team roping) is open to cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. The skills needed for successful breakaway roping include: This timed event is especially popular with junior high and high school riders. … Read more

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Shetland Pony Vs Miniature Horse

When you think of horses, chances are you think of the really big ones. But spare a thought for the tiny ones too! Little horses are incredibly versatile and have many uses, from being the obvious choice for mount for children, to driving, showing, keeping as pets and all sorts of other things. If you’re … Read more

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