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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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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Playing Polo.

What was once an exclusive sport for the rich, horse polo, is now accessible to the average person. But why should anyone want to get involved in the sport in the first place? This article highlights several essential health benefits of playing polo. Playing polo has many benefits; aside from obviously burning calories, polo is …

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Why Do Horses Let Humans Ride Them? 3 Primary Reasons

Our riding horses are gentle and walk to us as we approach them. When we tack them, they stand still and wait patiently. Knowing they could easily escape from me made me wonder why do they let humans ride them? Horses let humans ride them because of a relationship of trust developed through hard work, …

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The 7 Ways Horse Riding Is Amazing Exercise

My wife and I are determined to get in shape; we plan to eat a healthy diet and exercise. I suggested riding our horses more often for our exercise; it’s enjoyable, productive, and provides a workout. My wife thinks it’s a cop-out, so I decided to prove her wrong. Horse riding is great exercise that …

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Top 5 Dangers of Dressage: A Guide for Maximum Safety

My friends were talking about the most dangerous types of horse-riding activity when someone suggested dressage, and everyone burst into laughter. This moment made me think: Is dressage dangerous? The dangers of dressage are that you or your horse will get injured because of improper training techniques, lack of safety equipment, or working horses on …

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Can You Ride a Horse in the City? 5 Essential Tips

McDonald’s is building its first restaurant in our small community, and we decided to ride our horses to its opening day. Our route brings us through the city limits, so I decided to research if we can ride our horses in the city. Generally, most communities forbid horseback riding in the city limits because of …

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The 5 Very Best Western Saddle Pads for Your Horse

My friends and I often discuss horse tack, and each of us has our favorite styles and brands. However, when it comes to western saddle pads, we all agree these five are the best. These saddle pads provide the necessary support and comfort and prevent the saddle from slipping when your horses’ backs are sweaty. …

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3 Best Horse Riding Body Protectors for Children

Riding safety for children should always be at the forefront of every parents’ mind. Body protectors are designed to absorb the impact of a fall or a kick from a horse and reduce the risks of broken bones and other severe injuries. I found these three children’s horse riding body protectors to be the best …

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