Ultimate guide to using, cleaning, storing, and caring for winter horse blankets

Easy Horse Blanket Care: The Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets

  At the end of a long winter, horse blankets can be so dirty they look unsalvagable. In fact, you may be tempted to toss your blankets our rather than trying cleaning them, but in this Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets, I’ll show you how to clean and restore soiled and …

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Build a Self-Serve Milk Feeder for hands-off Bottle Calf or Orphan Livestock feeding

  My Orphan Long before I moved to Seattle I was living on a medium-sized farm in a tiny town in Missouri and enjoying a childhood dream of raising horses. In the late 2000s, my favorite mare had her first foal- and promptly rejected it. Despite initial blood tests looking good, my foal, unfortunately, didn’t …

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5 Tips for control your horse's speed and pace at any gait

How to control the pace of your Horse’s Walk, Trot, or Canter with these 5 tips

How to control the pace of your horse’s gaits- speed up or slow down the walk, trot, or canter with these five tips Most horses have four main gaits: the walk, the trot, the canter (called a lope in Western riding), and the gallop. Within these gaits, horses have a huge variance- horses can be …

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increase horse, rider, and farm safety by training your horses to stop immediately on cue

The Perfect Whoa: How to Train a Horse to Stop on Verbal Command

    When it comes to horse training, nothing is more fundamental than teaching a horse to reliably stop on command – and yet, it’s something that many horse trainers skip right over without a thought. Instead, most horses are trained to stop through body cues and rain cues – like sitting deep in the saddle, stopping the …

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Find out which human shampoos are horse safe and which should be left on the shelf

1 Easy Way to Reduce Horsekeeping Costs: Using Human Shampoo for Horses

  With a few exceptions, it’s ok to use human shampoo for horses. For the decade that I owned a tack store in Missouri, I received countless odd questions on a regular basis. One of the most common, that my interest in selling horse products meant couldn’t answer with complete honesty while I was a …

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english and western riding defined, plus global riding styles

English vs Western Horseback Riding: Similarities, Differences, and Alternatives

One of the most common questions new riders ask about horseback riding is about the difference between English and Western riding. Most of the images of horses we have been shown in the Western Hemisphere in the past few centuries has reduced the many styles of riding down to these two: English riding (represented today …

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using false horse tails

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

Fake Tails- are they Really “a thing”? It is! 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 …

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how to tell if your horse might be a curly horse

7 Ways to Tell if Your Horse Might be a Hypoallergenic Curly Horse

  Whether you are new to the world of Curly Horses or an old pro, it’s not always as simple as it sounds to identify a curly horse. The gene responsible for a curly horse’s coat is a gene that is carried receptively in many bloodlines of many breeds (almost all breeds that have Mustang …

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