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Horse Blankets: Should you put them on your horses?

My granddaughter is always trying to convince me that I should put blankets on our horses because they look so cool, and she has a friend who puts them on her horse every time it’s turned out. But what’s the point? In general, if it’s below twenty degrees, you should put a blanket on your …

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Horse Terms Related to Riding, Racing, and Betting

The equestrian world is one with its own language. There are plenty of terms to keep track of when it comes to riding, racing, and betting, but if you’re interested in getting involved with horses, then knowing the terminology can make the process much easier. Basic horse riding terms are gait, canter, and trot. In …

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Are Horseshoes Cruel, Painful? Do Horses Like Being Shoed?

When it comes to horseshoes, people are split down the middle. Some believe every horse needs shoes and others think they should never wear them. But how do these metal clogs affect our horses, and how painful are they? Horseshoes aren’t cruel or painful for horses and are often essential in protecting the sensitive soles …

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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 Tack: Saddle Pads – Their Purpose, Types & Costs

A saddle pad is not just a piece of cloth that sits under your saddle; in reality, they are necessary. However, there are so many types it’s often challenging to figure out which one you need and their purpose. A saddle pad or blanket is what goes between the horse and saddle. It helps keep the …

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Horse Tack: Bits-Types and How to Choose the Right One

A horse in our barn went from finishing races in the back of the pack to winning. I asked his trainer what changed, and he told me they switched out bits, going from a standard snaffle bit to a citation bit. Sometimes changing up your bits can make all the difference! There are two primary …

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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 Riding Tack: Hackamores – Types and Uses.

My friend’s horse has been shaking his head during rides recently, so he called me for some advice. To remedy the issue, I switched out his standard bridle and bit with a hackamore. It turned out to be a good decision. A hackamore is a type of bridle that can help horses who resist bit …

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