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Ultimate Guide to What to Wear Horseback Riding

In this guide to choosing what to wear horseback riding, you’ll find tips from a riding coach, horse show competitor, and former tack store owner about how to dress for (almost) any outing involving horseback riding.  Whether it’s your first time in the saddle or if you’re a seasoned pro trying a new type of …

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How to Ride a Horse that Rubs Your Leg on the Rail

  Although most horses are friendly and generally easy to ride, most horses are pretty lazy! Millions of years of evolution helped horses learn to expend the least amount of effort to survive. While this helps horses thrive in many environments, sometimes it means that horses will be a little bit disobedient just to save …

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How to Tell the Difference Between Paint & Pinto Horses

Many people who are new to horses are confused by the difference between Paint and Pinto horses- and, if we’re honest- so are many veteran riders and horse owners. So how can we understand the difference between these two seemingly identical terms? Simply put, when someone talks about a Paint horse, they are talking about …

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Understanding Horse Height & Hand Measurements

  For folks who haven’t spent a lot of time around horses, the ways that horse height is described can be very confusing. Descriptions of horse sizes within horse industry resources (like sales websites, equipment vendors catalogs, etc.) reference horse’s sizes by “hands,” but for many new horse owners, riders, or horse-curious people, this measurement …

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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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How to Give a Horse as a Gift | Tips on Buying & Gifting Horses

  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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Easy Tips to Tell When a Horse is Collected

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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Tacking Up A Horse: What it Means & 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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