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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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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 to Keep Horses Cool in the Summer

How do you keep your horses from overheating during sweltering summers? In this article will talk about how to prevent overheating in horses, and how to bring a little bit of relief to your herd when summer highs hit the triple digits and summer nights bring little reprieve from the heat. First, a few basic tips…

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