How Horseback Riding Can Boost Girls’ Body Image

  A “horse-crazy” phase is normal for many kids- especially girls. For lucky kids with access to horses and horseback riding facilities,  horseback riding offers an incredibly enriching experience for kids, tween’s, and teens. For kids growing up in the digital age, horseback riding offers an analog sport, free from screens and stats, and free …

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Halter Repair: How to Fix a Broken Horse Halter Crown – An Easy No-Sew DIY

Because Hawk Hill has frontage on a busy road in a suburban area, I have my horses wear leather halters 24/7. I once watched the comical-had-it-not-been-so-scary struggle of a highway patrol officer trying to secure an unhaltered horse running loose on a highway and that experience convinced me that having a fast, secure way to catch …

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3 ways never to use a stud chain

3 Ways you Should Never Use a Horse Stud Chain (And Why)

A stud chain can be a useful tool or an unnecessarily harsh correction, depending on the handler’s use of the chain and a particular horse’s sensitivity to correction. While a horse’s sensitivity can sometimes work in your benefit (like the horse who only needs a rider to carry a crop in order to become more …

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What to Wear to a Horse Show – and what to do when you don’t have the right clothes

Many horse owners enjoy exhibiting in horse shows for fun and the thrill of competition. When you think about a horse show, a certain image probably comes to mind. You may be surprised to learn that that image can vary dramatically around the world and even within the United States. Demystifying horse show clothing You …

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Simple tips to deep clean a trough and permanently reduce algae and mosquitoes

4 Simple Steps to Clean a Horse Trough – Tips and Tricks from a Pro

Believe it or not, the best tool to clean a horse trough is a toilet bowl brush!  – no, not  the used kind (gross!), a brand new, one! A basic toilet brush has bristles on all sides that make cleaning trough bottoms, rims, and sides way easier than most bucket or trough cleaning brushes! Plus, …

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Bashkir Curly Foundation Studs + Historical Artifacts

In today’s post, I will be sharing some historical photographs of curly horses, which may be of interest to breeders, historians, and enthusiasts of this unique breed. For most of the breed’s modern history, curly horses were not appreciated or enjoyed. Before their unique traits were intentionally bred for, and their hypoallergenic traits were discovered, many of these horses …

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Ultimate guide to using, cleaning, storing, and caring for winter horse blankets

Easy Horse Blanket Care: The Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets

  At the end of a long winter, horse blankets can be so dirty they look unsalvagable. In fact, you may be tempted to toss your blankets our rather than trying cleaning them, but in this Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets, I’ll show you how to clean and restore soiled and …

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