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Western vs. English Horse Riding: Differences & Similarities

Horse riding has evolved into two distinct styles that have captured the hearts of equestrians worldwide: Western and English riding. These styles, while sharing some common traits, also possess unique characteristics that set them apart. This blog post aims to dissect the similarities and differences between these two fascinating styles of horse riding. In the …

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Bridle Horses: The Ultimate Equestrian Partner

I’ve always been fascinated by the bond between a rider and their horse. One day, while watching my granddaughter compete in Western Pleasure, someone asked her if she had a bridle horse. I was surprised by the question and realized that many people may not be familiar with the unique qualities of these remarkable horses. …

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Types of Riding Horses: A Comprehensive Guide

Not long ago, I was at a dressage show when my son, who’s more familiar with Western riding, turned to me and said, “I had no idea there were so many different types of riding horses.” That moment sparked my desire to share my knowledge about these animals with others. Types of riding horses include …

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What’s the Best Horse for Riding? Expert Tips From Riders

As anyone who has spent time in the saddle knows, finding the right horse for riding is crucial to having an enjoyable and successful experience on horseback. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how to choose a good riding horse, and I’m excited to share some of my tips with you. A horse …

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Horseback Riding for Beginners: What You Need to Know

Over the years, I watched many people learn to ride horses, and one thing I’ve learned is that it is essential for new riders to establish a solid foundation, to set them up for a safe and enjoyable experience. Learning about horses and the right way to ride them is important for beginner riders; it …

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10 Best Horse Breeds for Trail Riding: Expert Recommendations

As an avid trail rider, I know firsthand the importance of having a reliable horse, and choosing the right breed can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying long rides through the great outdoors. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 horse breeds for trail riding based on expert recommendations …

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Preparing for Your First Horse Riding Lesson: What to Expect

As the date of your first horse riding lesson approaches, you might feel excited and a little bit nervous. That’s normal. You’ve always been fascinated by horses and dreamed of learning to ride. And soon, that dream will become a reality. So are you prepared, and what can you expect to occur? To prepare for …

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Is Horse Riding Hard To Learn? Tips To Get You Started

You find yourself watching young riders at an equestrian facility. A sense of excitement and nervousness wash over you as you contemplate – learning to ride a horse. You’ve always dreamed of participating in equestrian events. But you can’t help but wonder – is horse riding really as hard to learn? Horse riding can be …

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Horse Riding: Position Tips And Exercises For Beginners

After completing a horseback ride, my niece mentioned experiencing muscle soreness in areas she was previously unaware of. Despite this, she thoroughly enjoyed the experience and now wishes to ride horses regularly. She has asked me for suggestions on exercises to help improve her riding form and ways to learn the proper seat position while …

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Cross Country Horse Riding Competition: All you need to know

My granddaughter is fascinated by eventing competitions and wanted to know more about the cross-country portion, which is the third and final phase of these events. So we attended a few competitions and visited with some of the competitors to learn about this amazing sport. Cross country is one of the most popular and exciting …

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