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How to Tell if Your Horse is Overheated

Long hair, too much fat insulation, and hot trailers are a few of the many reasons why a horse could overheat. In hot, humid conditions, the air is damp, and horses’ sweat won’t evaporate. This means the horse stays wet with sweat, but doesn’t get any cooler. It is incredibly important to take preventative measures, […] Read more »

5 Stretches for Equestrians & their Horses

Light stretching is wonderful for our flexibility and elasticity, improved performance, and stress relief. In the same way, equines have stretches to benefit their bodies and performance, as well. Using stiff muscles adds stress to the joints and can result in injury. While equine and equestrian stretches are important, they can also be a fun […] Read more »

Long Story Short, Leg Length Affects Your Riding Position

Appropriate stirrup placement is important for safety, balance, and correct riding skills. Many factors come into saddle fitting, such as riding discipline, pelvic tilt, seat bone width, and weight carriage, but have you considered your upper/lower leg ratio? A larger ratio may call for a readjustment of the stirrup bar to be placed farther back […] Read more »

The Benefits of Music for Horses Are Noteworthy

Studies have found that relaxing music can help ease a horse’s agitation levels, especially during travel or when their amount of stall confinement needs to be increased. Learn how the right type (and volume) of music for horses can be a useful tool in helping with stressors, like vet visits, trailering, or pre-performance jitters. The […] Read more »

Top Consignment Saddlery Stores Around the United States

Consignment saddlery
Thankfully, consignment saddlery stores have become increasingly more popular throughout the country. As a kid that grew up riding, I have gone through a lot of tack and clothing. The opportunity to sell items at the local consignment shop afforded me the luxury of either buying new items or previously owned treasures. I found my […] Read more »

Changing Our Behaviors for Equine Welfare

As caregivers, we often take the lead when it comes to ensuring our horses are happy and healthy, but by holding the reins, are we adjusting them to our wants and needs, or are we adjusting to theirs? To enhance equine welfare, changing our actions and habits is a necessary first step, although not an easy one. Debbie […] Read more »

5 Travel Tips for Your Horse

Trailering your horse
Whether you’re moving south for the winter or bringing another four-legged family member home to your farm for spring, you will have to consider transportation for your horse. The more preparation that goes into trailering your horse, the easier and safer the travel will be. Below is a list of five important tips to consider […] Read more »

Children’s Cognitive Abilities Enhanced by Horseback Riding

Saddle up your child to strengthen their smarts. A study by Mitsuaki Ohta, a professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, proves that memory, learning, and problem-solving are all boosted benefits of horseback riding. The Correlation A horse’s movements create vibrations that activate the equestrian’s sympathetic nervous system while riding. This is where Ohta proved, […] Read more »

5 Ways to Winterize Your Horse

Winterize your horse
The smart automobile owner will be sure to get his or her car ready for winter BEFORE the cold arrives, but what about a horse owner? The horse’s condition is constantly changing, however, unlike humans they are unable to tell us what’s wrong. By ensuring that the horse has adequate forage and water, keeping them […] Read more »

5 Things To Do When Your Kid Doesn’t Win the Blue Ribbon

When your child doesn't win
They say you learn more from losing than you do from winning. Kids also learn a lot about effort and attitude by the way their parents react to a win or loss in sports, and competitive riding is no exception.. Here are five tips for when your son or daughter does not get the blue […] Read more »