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

How 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,…

Simple tips to address the cause and end head tossing

Simple Tips to End Horse Head Tossing and Throwing

    as your horse or pony recently started tossing their head up in the air when you are riding? When horses start head tossing behavior, it often indicates one of a few things, which we will discuss in this article. Because head tossing can have a few causes, it may take some detective work…

4 Things Horses Like: How to Bond with a Horse

    Not so many years ago, horses and horsemanship were part of everyday life. Because they were so ordinary – a bit like cats or dogs are today- most people understood quite a bit about horses, their likes, and their habits. Today, the vast majority of people don’t get to have hands-on experience with…

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…

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

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…

How to hold double reins when riding with a pelham bit

Caring for Curly Horse Manes

Like curly horse body coats, curly horse manes come in many different variations. In this article, I wanted to take a few minutes to discuss the types of curly horse manes and best practices for caring for them. Much of the look of a mane comes down to genetics, however good grooming practices and a…

Common canter cues

4 Tips for How to Make a Horse Canter

  The transition from trot to canter is a bumpy one for most riders to learn, and for both horse and rider, it requires more muscle and balance than other gait transitions. Because of this, and the relationship between the two (inexperienced writers tend to be a little bouncy in this transition and may inadvertently…