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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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…

Using Human Shampoo for Horses

For the decade that I owned a tack store in Missouri, I received countless odd questions on a regular basis. One of the most common, that I of course couldn’t answer with complete honesty while I was a seller of horse grooming products is this question: “is it okay to use human shampoo on horses?”…

How to Perform a Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is the most difficult gait for most horseback riders. Sitting trot takes time,  practice, a forgiving horse, and, perhaps most importantly, an ability to relax.   Here are a few tips to help you perform the sitting trot: Don’t force your heels down in sitting trot, but make your ankles as loose and…