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…

how to help a mane grow and stay thick using pasture braids

Braiding a Horse Mane to Make it Grow Longer

Braiding Manes for Hair Growth Outside of the slight blood flow stimulation during grooming, braiding manes probably doesn’t make a significant difference in how fast hair grows, but what braiding can do is prevent hair loss from snags and tangles. There are several reasons to leave a mane braided in a special braid that’s perfect…

October 2007

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April 30 White Mare Photo Gallery

White curly mare trots through a paddock in Oklahoma. This photograph shows the typical double mane of a bashkir curly. While most horse breeds have a mane that falls to one side or the other, all bashkir curlies that grow manes with length will split down the middle and fall half on each side. Another…

hosting a horse breed demo

Hosting a Horse Breed Demo Day

One of the best parts about owning a rare horse breed is that you always get to be an ambassador! Not too unlike driving a flashy vintage car, writing a horse that has a distinctive coat often turns heads. Whether we are doing an official demo – like we’ve done for pony clubs or at…

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