false horse tails

Fake Horse Tails: Facts, Myths, Rules, and How To’s

Fake Tails- are they Really “a thing”? It is! Horse shows have always been something of a beauty pageant for both horses and riders, but in the late 20th century it became increasingly common to improve the length and fullness of a horse’s tail by using what’s referred to as a “false tail” or “tail…

How to DIY Your Own Creative Show-Jumping Style Horse Jumps

Quality horse jumps, poles, and standards can cost many thousands of dollars. For a casual rider or a beginning riding stable, the cost of purchasing a set of jumps can be prohibitive. In this post we will be talking about several ways to build attractive, unique, horse jumps without spending a small fortune! What This…

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Tips on riding an Equitation Pattern

  The diagram below provides an important tip for equitation classes that many beginners learn the hard way – by performing the pattern incorrectly in the show ring. As this diagram shows, to correctly execute a figure 8 in an equitation class at a horse show, it is important to not ride the pattern in…

Spring Shedding In Horses – Troubleshooting a Late Shedding Horse

  Generally, horses shed their winter coats around the same time that temperatures start to warm and early spring plants begin growing. But horses might not always shed on time. In this article, we’ll talk about a few reasons that a horses coat might not be shedding on time or as quickly as other horses.…

DIY Horse Costume Tutorial: How to Make Easy Renaissance Themed Tack

    Although you can easily spend thousands of dollars on authentic renaissance costume tack for you and your horse, it’s easy to make your own horse costume by upcycling tack you already have and making a few extra costume pieces using easy to find materials and basic sewing supplies. In this article, I’ll be walking…

Tips to Prevent Horse Tack & Horse Trailer Theft

  Our article on What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen is the best resource for responding after your property is missing, but this article addresses some ways to prevent theft from ever happening. Specific ways of using, storing, and protecting your horse tack and trailer can have a huge effect on…

6 Tips for Trailering Horses Over Long Distances

Trailering a horse a long distance can be a stressful event for both horse and driver, but with proper preparation and equipment, you can reduce both your own and your horse’s stress level during the trip. Below are a few of my best tips and hints garnered from several years of hauling horses 4-6 hours…