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How Long It Takes To Learn To Ride A Horse: Kids & Adults

Learning horseback riding takes practice, good advice, and (just like any sport) training. How long it takes you to learn horseback riding will depend on several factors, which you’ll learn about in this article, including: 4 factors that determine how long it takes to learn to ride a horse 1 training tool that can make …

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2 Ways to Ask if You can Ride Someone’s Horse

It can be nerve-wracking to ask to horseback ride someone’s horse. There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. Follow these tips for asking to ride someone’s horse to increase your chances of getting a “yes!” Growing up as a horseless kid desperate to ride (and 100 miles from the …

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Calculating Calories Burned Horseback Riding

Although every person’s body is different, experts estimate that horseback riding burns between 250 and 400 calories per hour we’re riding casually at a walk. The estimate for calories burned horseback riding when actively riding at a trot, canter, or gallop can exceed 550-700 calories! That’s a lot of energy! Each person’s actual number of …

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Navigating Horse Buying as a Parent: So Your Kid Wants a Horse

The natural progression for any horse-crazy kid who loves horses is to want one of their very own. Horse ownership is a lot of responsibility with a large time commitment. This is a huge undertaking for the whole family, yet it is so worthwhile if done right. In this article, you’ll learn our tips, as …

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How to Tell if a Horse is Friendly: 7 Easy to Read Signs

The most common ways to tell if a horse is friendly is to look for ears perked forward, a back hoof resting casually, calm eyes, and curious behavior. The best way to tell if a horse is friendly, though, is to use these body language cues along with verbal instructions from a horse’s owner or …

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Daily Horse Chores: How to Care for a Horse + Free Printable Checklist

Owning a horse means there are some daily horse chores that must be done to ensure they are healthy and comfortable. Horses are amazing creatures that many of us develop deep bonds with as riding partners and friends. However, they do require some work. In today’s post, you’ll learn what horse chores are a part …

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Horse Sale Ads: How to Read Between the Lines

When purchasing a horse, it can be hard to know what the horse’s real history or medical condition is, and sale ads are rarely helpful! This is because unfortunately, not everybody is honest or has the horse’s (or your own) best interests at heart. As someone who has purchased a dozen horses and assisted many …

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Best Horse Shedding Tools for Managing Spring Shedding

Shedding season is arguably the worst season to be in the stable and requires specialized horse shedding tools to manage well. If you haven’t experienced the shedding season before, buckle up: when horses blow their coats in the spring (and, to a lesser degree in the fall) you can expect a fur cyclone circling your …

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