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Make Your Own Trail Obstacles

There’s no better way to desensitize your horse than with an obstacle course. It gives you a chance to expose your horse to a wide variety of objects. Some you may find in everyday life, while others only at a show or on the trails. Each exposure will make…

10 Fun Horseback Games to Play

Horse shows and other equestrian events might be on hold for the time being, but that doesn’t mean fun with your horse is cancelled this summer. Gather the whole family and maybe a few friends and plan a day of horseback games instead! Here are 10 ideas to try:
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English Vs Western Riding

There are a ton of different riding disciplines across the United States. Most of them fall in the category of English or western. If you’re newer to horses, then you might be wondering which to try. It can be helpful to learn about the differences. And if still confused,…

Setting Goals for Riding Success

What better way to start a new year then with some riding goals! People make various resolutions to change their eating habits, exercise more, or finish a few books. So, why not bring that energy into your barn life. Set goals for your horse and yourself! These short- and…

Enjoying Fall Foliage from Horseback 

Fall is one of my favorite seasons with my horses and can be the best time to go trail riding. The weather is cooler, there are less bugs out, and the colorful scenery is beautiful. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you hit the trails…

The Proper Riding Position

As a rider, your goal should be to maintain an effective seat that follows your horse’s movement. A quiet seat stays out of the way and doesn’t disrupt the horse. Eventually, you’ll learn how to encourage movement through your aids. Your body needs to carry itself properly for you…

Top 10 Horse Places in the United States

Travelers can visit some amazing horse getaways in the United States. Each destination offers something unique! From live horse racing and A-rated shows to scenic trail rides and beach adventures this top list of equestrian places will wow you. Some of these cities are hidden gems, while others are…

Soul Riding: Delicacy and Brilliance

I would have not been able to explain myself. I knew the feeling but wouldn’t have been able to put that feeling into words. Growing up I did compete in Western disciplines, but I am in no way a competitive person. I was successful but also completely content with…

The Best Age to Start a Horse under Saddle

Every trainer seems to have an opinion on the perfect age to start a young horse under saddle. This heated debate has come up over and over again! Each horse needs to be evaluated individually, preferably with the help of your veterinarian. Their physical and mental development needs to…

Saddle Bag Necessities

If you work your horses in an outdoor or indoor arena, getting ready to ride is a matter of saddling up and then schooling your horse.  But if you are a bit more adventurous or would like to change up the pace, trail riding is the way to go….