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Do Horses Like to Be Ridden? 5 Keys to a Happy Horse

Recently we were getting ready for a trail ride, and one of the horses stepped away when I approached it carrying a saddle—seeing the horse step back prompted my granddaughter to ask if horses like to be ridden. Some horses like to be ridden and others not so much. A lot depends on the rider, …

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Why Do Horses Trip and Stumble So Much? 7 Reasons

You are out for your regular Saturday morning ride. The day is bright and clear. The horse knows the trail well. It’s wide open, smooth and flat. Then, it happens. The horse suddenly stumbles. What caused it? Horses trip and stumble for various reasons, including problems with their hoofs or tack, boredom, chronic pain, conformation …

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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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