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How to Give a Horse as a Gift – Tips on Finding, Buying, and Gifting a Horse

  Receiving a horse as a gift can be an incredibly memorable and moving experience for both a horse-loving girl (or boy) and the gift-giver. In this article, we’ll talk about a few ways that you can make sure that this moment is the gateway to years of enjoyment, growth, and all the positive possibilities …

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How to Tell When a Horse is “Collected” vs “Heavy on the Forehand” or “Strung Out”

Sometimes the technical terms and jargon used by horse owners and horseback riders can be confusing to beginners and those outside of the “horse world”. Recently, we’ve been exploring some of these concepts through a blog, and today we are going to talk about what it means to say a horse is “heavy on the …

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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 …

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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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What is a Gelding? Simple Explanation of the Definition of Gelding Horse

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

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