Skip to Content

How much do average horses cost? (Quarter, Race, & Arabians)

I recently met a horse trainer trying to sell her really nice barrel horse for $100,000. This surprised me because I know you can get registered quarter horses with good bloodlines for under 10K. The huge price gap made me wonder what average horses cost. The average horse, one used for pleasure riding and local …

Read More about How much do average horses cost? (Quarter, Race, & Arabians)

Work Horses – Breeds, Types, and Characteristics

One of my favorite things about going to the annual Old Farmers Day festival near our home is watching the work horse competitions. It’s interesting to see the different breeds participate in traditional farming contests, like pulling logs and plows. One thing that captured my grandson’s curiosity was what characteristics make up a ‘workhorse.’ In …

Read More about Work Horses – Breeds, Types, and Characteristics

10 Most Comfortable Western Cowboy Boots for Flat Feet

My son has the unfortunate luck of having flat feet, but he still loves wearing western cowboy boots. His work requires him to be on the go all day, and because of this, he pays special attention to the comfort of his footwear. And when it comes to cowboy boots, he quickly learned that many …

Read More about 10 Most Comfortable Western Cowboy Boots for Flat Feet

Cowboy Hats: Cheap, Expensive, Straw or Felt, How to Choose?

I’ve worn the same cowboy hat style and brand for years, so replacing one is easy for me, but if you’re shopping for your first cowboy hat or looking to switch styles, choosing the perfect one is challenging. Do I need felt? Or will straw work better, can I go with a cheap option, these …

Read More about Cowboy Hats: Cheap, Expensive, Straw or Felt, How to Choose?

What Are Real Cowboy Boots? A complete guide

Equestrian boots have been essential equipment for horse riders since the 12th century. From Genghis Khan to modern cowboys, riders relied on sturdy well-heeled footwear to help them stay in the saddle and control their mounts. But what type of boots are considered real cowboy boots? Real cowboy boots are designed to protect a rider’s …

Read More about What Are Real Cowboy Boots? A complete guide

Lunge a Horse: Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do It Correctly

Horse lunging (lungeing) is a fantastic way to connect with your horse and have some fun in the process. It’s also one of those activities that help us establish our role while exercising our horses too. Horse lunging is a training method that involves having the horse move in a large circle. The handler guides …

Read More about Lunge a Horse: Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do It Correctly

Pommel and Cantle Bags for Western and English Saddles

Trail riding is a great way to get out and explore the outdoors, but it’s not without its challenges. One of those difficulties is carrying basic supplies like sunscreen, a cell phone, or water on long-distance horse rides. That’s when saddlebags- either pommel or cantle bags come in handy. Saddlebags, pommel bags, and cantle bags …

Read More about Pommel and Cantle Bags for Western and English Saddles

Basic Horse Riding Commands – Hand, Voice, and Body Cues

Teaching your horse basic commands is an easy and fun way to spend time with them. It’ll make riding sessions easier; you can better direct their movement, plus teaching these simple orders will help give both riders and mount a sense of accomplishment. Basic riding commands are essential to the art of horseback riding. You …

Read More about Basic Horse Riding Commands – Hand, Voice, and Body Cues

Want to Canter Your Horse? A Guide for Beginner Riders

I recently help my niece through the horse canter for the first time. It was tricky, but after some trials and errors, she caught on and advanced smoothly. This experience made me realize the importance of establishing a good riding foundation before your first canter. Canter is a horse gait (a pattern of movement) that …

Read More about Want to Canter Your Horse? A Guide for Beginner Riders

Cooling Sheets and Blankets for Horses: Types and purposes.

It’s been a fun summer getting our horses in shape for the upcoming horse shows. We turn them out into the pasture every day, but before I do, I cover them with cooling sheets until they are ready to go back inside at night. Of course, I get asked, why choose a cooling sheet over …

Read More about Cooling Sheets and Blankets for Horses: Types and purposes.