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…

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What is “Tacking Up” A Horse and How to Do It

The equestrian world has a countless amount of its own specific language, one of the most common confusing statements is “tacking up” and “untacking”. This phrase, common jargon of horse people and used across essentially all disciplines of riding, can be especially confusing. People who work around horses often have a bad habit of using…

10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Horse

When you are considering buying your first horse it is very important to ask a lot of questions, especially if it is your first time buying a horse or you are buying a horse for a beginner, a kid, or a mature rider who is returning to riding as an adult. Questions you should ask…

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Let’s Fiesta Resin – Bashkir Curly Model Horse by Kathleen Moody

These images show Kathleen Moody’s curly horse resin model horse “Let’s Fiesta”. These pictures were taken when I purchased the unpainted resin model new in about 2008. I have since sold this model but noticed that there are not very many pictures of this resin model horse online, and even fewer of it in its…

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Definition of a Gelding Horse

One frequent question horse owners are asked by non-riders is “What is a gelding?” A  gelding is a horse that has “been gelded” – the equine equivalent of the “neutering” procedure performed routinely on dog and cats. A gelding horse is much calmer and easier to train than an ungelded stallion- who’s hormones can make them difficult…

How Horses Sleep Standing Up – Myths and Facts

When I became a horse owner, I originally worried a lot about my horse and all aspects of his life! How, I wondered, would I know if he was getting enough to sleep and how would I be able to tell. I’d heard about horses sleeping standing up, but also grew up in the country…