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How to Have Horses in the Suburbs: 7 Strategies

Keeping horses in the suburbs can be a challenge. From the rising cost of land and property taxes to neighbor concerns about smell, appearance, and safety, owning a horse while living in the suburbs takes a combination of luck, good neighbors and location. In this article, I share 7 tips for suburban horse keeping based …

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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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Horseback Riding Lessons: How to Start & What to Expect

Everything you ever wanted to know about horseback riding lessons – from your first lesson to becoming an instructor. Horseback riding lessons are many people’s first experience of horses. Unlike generations past, few of us have lifestyles that allow us regular contact with horses. Instead, horseback riding has become a rather unusual hobby, often accessible …

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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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Horseback Riding Saddle Sores: Healing & Preventing

When people use the word saddle sores they might mean two different things: either sores that develop on riders due to sensitive skin being irritated during riding or sores that develop on a horse’s body underneath the saddle.   What are saddle sores and how do riders get them? Minor saddle sores are part of …

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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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