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Bosal Basics

It reminded me of the true connection that lies between a horse and rider. One that cannot be found between a bit and the hands, but instead between the hearts of both the horse to rider. I still own my first bosal and ride in it frequently. It is…

Round Pen Exercises for Seasoned Horses

After all, many a horse was started in a round pen. However, round pens can also be useful for even the most seasoned of horses. It works especially well for improving ground manners or strengthening the bond between the horse and the rider. 

Here are a few exercises you can…

Does Your Horse Need Grain?

Many people don’t think twice about feeding grain to their horse. After all, it’s what everyone does, right? But have you ever stopped to think about whether your horse actually needs grain? Or worse yet, could feeding grain—even a small amount—be doing more harm than good? As with most…

Top Horse Magazines for Kids and Adults

Most equestrians love to read and learn more about their beloved animals. Horse magazines offer a fun way to expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest equine news. There is a variety available that focuses on English and western riding, different age groups, and general horse care….

Tips for Moving Your Horse to a New Place

The boxes are packed, the movers are scheduled, and you’re ready to set off on a new adventure in a new place. Whether you’re moving across the country or just across town, it can be an exciting and also nerve-wracking time—especially when you add horses into the mix. 

However, moving…

Get Your Dusty Arena Under Control

We’ve all experienced it one time or another- a dusty riding arena! As your horse travels around, they kick up what appears to be a sand cloud. It leaves you itchy, your horse sneezing, and tack covered in dirt. It’s not the best experience and hardly good for you…

How to Be the Leader Your Horse Deserves

Some riders really struggle with the idea of being their horse’s leader. They want to love and spoil their equine friend. Unfortunately, horses work in herd dynamics. Horses will either follow a leader or become the boss in the absence of one. This can be really dangerous when they…

Does Your Bridle Fit?

Tongue lolling, head tossing, balking when asked to go forward can be signs your horse’s bridle is uncomfortable. Horses can get as cranky about bridle fit as they do about a saddle that pinches. If your horse’s bridle isn’t adjusted correctly, it can lead to painful rubs behind the…

How to Beat Flies this Summer

Since summer is almost here, your battle with flies has likely already begun. As soon as the weather warms up, those flying pests come out with vengeance. You and your horse will be miserable unless you create a plan of attack. Through various measures, you can reduce and nearly…

Facts About Frogs (of the Equine Variety)

It’s always fun explaining equine anatomy to newbie horse people—especially when it comes to the frog. Though many of us are accustomed to the odd name of this particular part of the hoof, we may not have given much thought to the purpose of it. What does the horse’s…