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Can You Ride a Horse With Fly Mask On? Plus 5 Horsefly Tips

During the long days of summer, we put fly masks on our horses to give them added protection against horseflies and other insects. Upon seeing the masked horses, my grandson asked if we could ride them with their mask on. Horses can be ridden wearing fly masks if it doesn’t obscure your animals vision. Before …

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Can You Ride a Barefoot Horse on the Road? 10 Tips

Today my son asks if I thought it was okay to ride his horse barefoot on the road. We typically don’t ride our horses barefoot on pavement, but I decided to research the topic to find out if it’s safe. Horses can walk on roads barefoot, and most tolerate short trips over the pavement with …

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Are Shire Horses Good For Riding? Draft Breed Facts and Uses

When you think of riding horses, the most likely image in your head is of a sleek Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse. But what about the Shire horse breed, are these old-fashioned workhorses good for riding? Shires can make excellent riding horses. Thanks to their calm dispositions, Shires are often used in therapeutic riding programs. They …

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How Far Can a Horse Travel in a Day? Plus Fastest 100 Miles.

We rode horses all day in Bogue Chitto State Park but didn’t travel too far from our starting point. The trails were rough and winding, but our ride made me wonder how far can a horse travel in a day. A horse can travel 100 miles in a day if it’s a fit endurance competitor. …

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Hiking and Horseback Riding: The Best Multi-Purpose Boots

When I go on extended trail rides or camping trips with my horse, it’s really important to pack light. So I have multipurpose footwear suitable for both riding and hiking. A friend accompanying us on our recent trail ride was curious about the effectiveness of my footwear, so I gave him my insight on boots …

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What Is the Best Horse for Beginners? The Key Isn’t Breed

When choosing a horse for a beginner it’s crucial to know what traits to look for and which ones to avoid. So I decided to research what type of horse would be best for first-time horse owners and riders. The best horse breed for beginners is quarter horses. But the breed isn’t the most crucial …

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Is Horseback Riding on Roads Legal in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, it’s common to see carriages and horseback riders traveling on the roads. Their presence often prompts someone to ask me if it’s legal for horses to be on the road, so I decided to address this issue. It is legal to ride a horse on roads in Louisiana. Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:22 states: …

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What’s the Best Horse Breed For Me? Top 3 Breeds By Activity

When I first started looking for a trail horse I had a specific breed in mind. However, because so many of my friends rode different breeds I began to wonder which breed is best for me, so I did some research to find out. The best horse breed depends on the equine activity, such as …

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