Raising Race Horses

Raising Race Horses Horse racing has roots in the early 12th century. It was during this time that English mares and Arab stallions were bred, and the breed known as a the thoroughbred was born. … [Read more...]

How To Tell When A Horse Is Having Joint Problems

If you've ever stopped to really watch a horse run and jump, you soon realize that their actions are a beautiful symphony of movement. Every muscle and joint in a horse’s body work together to create … [Read more...]

Massage Techniques Designed to Improve a Horse’s Mobility and Endurance

Equine massage therapy is a procedure that is relatively new in the equestrian world. It is based on a lot of the therapeutic and massage techniques that have been developed to help human athletes … [Read more...]

Horse Training Tip: Inside Secret To Understanding A Flowing, Slow Lope

www.TheHorseTrainingChannel.com We've all watched a pleasure class and have seen a horse loping and could hardly tell which lead they were on in the front. World Champion Western Pleasure Horse … [Read more...]

Horse Training Tips – Haltering

This video will show you the steps to take in haltering a horse for the very first time. In this video is a 3 year old mustang that has been handled for only 4 days. And now on the fourth day will be … [Read more...]

Halloween Activities with Horses

Don't let dogs have all the fun this Halloween! It's easy to organize a Halloween activity with horses at your boarding stable or even a public equestrian area. Kids who ride can enjoy safe Halloween … [Read more...]

When to Clip Your Horse for the Winter

It's getting cold already in many areas, and horse owners are wondering when it's time to start clipping for the winter. Horses that remain in moderate to heavy work during the winter months should  … [Read more...]

Group Riding Lessons Versus Private Instruction

When enrolling in horseback riding lessons, one must choose between group lessons and private instruction.  Each instructional method has advantages and disadvantages. Ideally, most riders should … [Read more...]

How to Stop Horses from Anticipating Cues

Anticipation is a common problem in horses in all disciplines, particularly those that are advancing rapidly in their training and learning new things. All horses may anticipate cues, but hot-blooded … [Read more...]

Do Horses Enjoy Being Ridden?

Some years ago, I received the gift of a book by the owner and administrator of a large animal sanctuary. Overall, the book was a touching tribute to the many animals rescued by the author. But one … [Read more...]

Solving Head-Shyness in Horses

My horse, Ember, was very head-shy when he first came to me as a rescued racehorse who'd been on his way to slaughter. A severe ear mite infestation made the problem even worse. After the mites were … [Read more...]

Should You Ask Your Farrier About Letting Your Horse Go Barefoot?

Some people feel so strongly about allowing horses to go without horseshoes that they consider shoeing a form of abuse; others won't let their horses take three steps without iron armor on their … [Read more...]

Extreme Cold and Your Pets

Ice storms are battering the Northeast, while the West and Midwest are now experiencing record cold due to an Arctic front. In my city, a record-breaking low was recorded yesterday, with temperatures … [Read more...]

Listen to Your Horse

Yes, I know, it sounds counterintuitive to allow your horse to have a say in his or her training, but communication should go both ways between a horse and rider. For example, my horse recently was … [Read more...]

What Might an Obama Presidency Mean for Pet Owners?

Barack Obama and his family will be moving into the White House soon, with a puppy in tow. But what could an Obama presidency change about dog ownership in America? Shortly before the election I … [Read more...]

Treating Equine Ulcers: My Experience with An Alternative to Gastro-Guard

Last spring, my Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) gelding, Ember, began colicking repeatedly. He would begin lying down and nipping at his sides just before feeding time, as often as two or three times … [Read more...]

Training Your Dog Around Horses

You've undoubtedly noticed that your dog is much smaller than a horse. (Well, most are anyway.) Nevertheless, most horses are much more frightened of dogs than the reverse. That creates unique … [Read more...]

Might an OTTB be Right for You?

By OTTB, I mean, of course, an Off the Track Thoroughbred. In other words, a retired racehorse, like my Ember, aka Embrace Reality, pictured below. OTTBs can excel in most disciplines, are generally … [Read more...]

Start Clicking With Your Horse

Would you like to teach your horse to lie down on command? How about improving your mare's flying lead changes, or testing a young horse's jumping potential without needing to place a rider on his … [Read more...]

Top Five Myths About Pet Adoption

Many people seeking a new pet bypass the adoption option for one reason or another. While there are certainly some situations in which purchasing from a reputable, responsible breeder is ideal, … [Read more...]

79th German Jumping & Dressage Grand Prix Last Weekend

The results of the 79th German Jumping and Dressage Grand Prix Derby can be found .. HERE Image details: 79th German Jumping & Dressage Grand Prix served by picapp.com What Is It? Classic Meets … [Read more...]

If You Ride, You Are a Trainer

By Bonnie Martin Frequently I talk to, hear of, or read about someone who bought a trained horse and after riding it for a period of time decide that the horse needs to go to a trainer because it has … [Read more...]

Taking Care of Your Horses In The Heat

By Samantha J Jane We go to great lengths to make ourselves comfortable in the hot weather, air conditioning, fans, cold drinks. What should we do to ensure our horses are also comfortable through … [Read more...]

Horse Racing Enthusiast – Interviewed

... no, not by me .. but I'd like to shout this out to other Horse Enthusiasts ... and Horse Racing Enthusiasts! Listen to Kevin Stafford (aka kdawg68) from The Aspiring Horseplayer talk about the … [Read more...]

Ten Steps to Buying The Right Horse

By Fiona Stone In shopping for a horse there are a few basic rules to meet success. Do yourself a favor and read this guideline if you want a smooth transition into your next purchase of an equine. … [Read more...]

Dismounting and Untacking Your Horse

You've had your very first experience with riding a horse and it was absolutely wonderful. However, even if you're having the best time of your life, you can't stay up there forever. Eventually, you … [Read more...]

Get Your Horse Moving

You've managed to make it up on top of your horse and boy, is it a long way down! Now, how do you get him to move? After all, you don't want to make an animal this big mad when you are on his back. … [Read more...]

Tacking Up and Mounting Up Your Horse

So, it's time for your very first horseback ride and you just can't wait to jump on that horse's back so you can gallop off into the sunset. However, before you ride off on your horse, you will need … [Read more...]

Competing in Events With Your Horse

While there is certainly nothing wrong with riding your horse just for fun and relaxation, competing in events can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Competing brings you and your horse closer … [Read more...]

Buying Guide to Tack for Training a Horse

If you want to successfully train a horse, you should consider adding some special equipment to your tack room. While you may be able to make do with the tack you already have, training will be much … [Read more...]

Horse Tack

If you are figuring up the cost of buying a horse and haven't added in the cost of tack, you will need to reevaluate your budget. Horse tack is an essential part of owning a horse, whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Guide To Buying A Saddle For Your Horse

While most people realize they will need a saddle to ride their horses, they may not be aware of all the reasons why they should use a saddle instead of riding bareback. Saddles are often more … [Read more...]

Where To Ride Your Horse

You've saddled up your horse for a relaxing day in the saddle when you suddenly realize that you have no idea where to ride him outside of that same little paddock. Are there any more exciting … [Read more...]

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