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How To Canter A Horse For The First Time In Pleasure Riding

There are lots of articles online that give step-by-step instructions on how to canter a horse for the first time, and quite frankly they all read like trigonometry texts to me. I believe all of these articles are geared toward working with lesson horses or stable horses in an arena environment, and that is just …

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What To Do If Your Horse Is Afraid Of Water

If you take your horse on trail rides, chances are sooner or later you will have to cross water. Whether it’s a puddle or a swift river, it stands to reason that your horse will need to have had some experience with water before you attempt to cross water on a ride for the first …

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Is It Better To Start A Horse Rescue Or Work With A Horse Rescue?

If you love horses and know about horses and have some pasture space available, you may think that it would be a great idea to start horse rescue. Before you jump in with both feet, though, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Running a horse rescue is just like running a …

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What You Need to Know About Riding Double

Many beginning riders wonder if it’s all right to ride a horse double. The answer to that question varies depending upon many factors. In this article, we discuss the many reasons not to ride double and then provide examples of when and how it may be all right. Read on to learn more. Why Not …

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Adopting A Wild Horse From The Bureau Of Land Management

You may have heard that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has recently changed its guidelines to offer an incentive to people wishing to adopt a wild horse. The BLM is now offering $1000 to help adopters with housing, care and training of adopted horses. There is a limit on the number of horses or …

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Can A Farrier Cause Laminitis?

Bad farrier work can certainly injure your horse’s hooves, and that’s why it’s important to only engage the services of a well-trained, qualified farrier who is certified by an accredited institution. Laminitis is a painful hoof disease that can cripple a horse. It is caused by a number of factors, but none of them are …

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What You Need To Know About Washing A Horse

One of the first things you need to know about washing a horse is that it’s almost never necessary. Even if your horse is covered with mud, it is preferable to wait until it dries and give him a good brushing than to wash him. If you are going to wash your horse, you should …

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How To Farrier Your Own Horse, And Should You?

A horse should have a complete examination and trim by a professional farrier once every two months. This can be costly, and many horse owners are tempted to do their own farrier work. While it is certainly advisable to provide your horse with regular maintenance by picking up, handling and cleaning his feet daily and …

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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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Best Calmer For Nervous Horses

If your horse is fretful, does it mean there’s something wrong with him? Not necessarily. Every horse is an individual, and just like people, some horses are more anxious than others. In this article, we discuss natural, common sense ways to calm a nervous horse. Read on to learn more about the best calmer for …

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