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Caring for Horses in March & April: Easy To Do List

For most of us horseback riders and horse owners, March and April are the busiest months! It’s shedding season, time to wash horse blankets and store them for the season, and a good time for general cleaning and maintenance- and that’s before we even start to consider preparing for the start of the horse show …

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11 Easy Games on Horseback for Beginners: Games for Riding Lessons

Horseback Riding isn’t just about working on your position, polishing cues, jumping bigger and bigger jumps, or getting the perfect flying change in dressage. It is also about having fun! What better way to have some fun with your horse than to play some games with both your horse, and your friends? In this article, …

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as An Adult Amateur Horseback Rider

For adult beginners and especially adult amateur horseback riders who have started- or returned to- equestrian sports as adults, Imposter syndrome is a common struggle. Imposter syndrome (not an actual diagnosis, according to the DSM-V) is a persistent fear of being found by others to be inadequate, unskilled, or not good enough. As a riding …

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Oxer, Ditch, & Standard: Horse Jumping Words & What they Mean

Jumping is an exciting part of riding that almost every new rider looks forwards to trying. Many times a rider will then realize their passion is in another discipline like dressage or barrel racing, but that doesn’t stop the initial excitement people feel when they see a jump for the first time. There are many …

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Why You Should Never Walk Behind a Horse: And How to do it Safetly

Safety is extremely important when interacting with horses, and one of the most common piece of safety advice around horses is to never walk behind a horse. In this article, you’ll learn why it’s (usually) not a good idea to walk behind a horse, and other basic safety dos and don’t. Why we have to …

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Soreness After Horseback Riding: 10 Easy Ways to Prevent

It’s normal to feel sore after horseback riding- but a quick trail ride doesn’t mean you are doomed to days of stiffness and muscle soreness! Use the methods in this guide on how not to be sore after horseback riding to prevent muscle soreness from ruining your riding experience. Why We Get Sore After Horseback …

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Fear of Horseback Riding after Falling off a Horse: 5 Tips to Regain Confidence

Every rider knows that one day, they will fall off of their horse. Some riders will have their first fall minutes after mounting a horse (a too-often occurrence on ill-fated vacation trail rides), while other horseback riders may not have a fall until they’ve been riding for years. In any case, though, anyone who saddles …

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Two Point Riding: What it is & How to Learn

Two-point riding is a specific position that a rider sits in for some types of horseback riding. The two-point position is used because it permits a greater range of movement in a horse’s back when it is most needed- such as when jumping. Two point riding position is named two-point because your body connects with …

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