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Horse Temperament: What Is The Best For a Beginner Rider?

In order to make the best decision when choosing a horse for a beginner rider, you must consider its temperament. This is because a well-tempered horse is easier for beginners to control and train. But what temperament is best for a novice rider? The best temperament for a beginner horse has the perfect mix of …

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Horse Sports: The Most Common and Most Dangerous

Horses and humans have a long history of working together, so it should come as no surprise that the world has enjoyed equestrian sports for centuries. Anyone who’s seen horse racing or polo knows just how thrilling these games can be! The most common horse sport is jumping, which requires a horse and rider to …

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Horse Tack: Halters-Choosing The Best Type for Your Needs

The right horse halter can make a world of difference. When your horse is fitted with the perfect one, it will be functional and comfortable, and safe when out on walks or at home in their stall. But how do you choose the right type? The three primary types of horse halters are leather, nylon, …

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The Differences Between a Foal, Filly, and a Colt.

Misusing horse terms is a pet peeve for many, and I am one of them. For example, people often incorrectly refer to any young horse as a colt. The same occurs with filly and foals, but different words distinguish between males, females, full-grown/immature, or newborn horses. Young horses are classified by their sex and age …

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Horse Training: Riding a Young Horse For The First Time

The anticipation is palpable as you walk up to your horse, leading it with a gentle tug on the reins. You spent many hours training your horse for what will surely be an unforgettable first ride. You’re almost there, so take one more deep breath and get in the saddle. To ride a horse for …

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Saddle Training a Young Horse: Step by Step

If your horse is ready for saddle training, that means you’ve established your leadership role, bonded with the horse, and taught it a few things through regular groundwork. You’ve accomplished a lot, and now it is time to start saddle training. To saddle train a horse, you should be patient and progress in steps. First, …

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Horse Training: Establishing Your Role as Herd Leader

Horses have survived for many years because they follow strict hierarchy systems that herd members respect, trust, and cooperate with leaders. If you want to be effective at teaching horses, the key is establishing your role as a leader. The best way to establish a leadership role over your horse is through calm, assertive, and …

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Horse Training: Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Recently, an elderly man gave me a horse. He said he couldn’t take care of it anymore and was looking for someone to give the animal some attention. My mind immediately jumped to my grandson, and I put together a step-by-step guide to outline our training plan. The basic horse training steps include: Establishing your …

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