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Horse Show Tips

Showing your horse in competitions and horse shows can be one of the most fun ways to enjoy being a horse owner. In this section, I collect tips for showing: how to safely trailer to show, perform at your very best, and win.

What to Wear to a Horse Show – Easy Tips

Many horse owners enjoy exhibiting in horse shows for fun and the thrill of competition. When you think about a horse show, a certain image probably comes to mind. You may be surprised to learn that that image can vary dramatically around the world and even within the United States. In this article, we’ll talk …

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

Fake Tails- are they Really “a thing”? 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 extension.”   …

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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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DIY Horse Costume: How to Make Basic Renaissance 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 you through …

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8 Easy Tips to Prevent Trailer and Horse Tack 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 …

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6 Trailering Tips for Hauling Horses Long Distance

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 …

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