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Tips on riding an Equitation Pattern

  The diagram below provides an important tip for equitation classes that many beginners learn the hard way – by performing the pattern incorrectly in the show ring. As this diagram shows, to correctly execute a figure 8 in an equitation class at a horse show, it is important to not ride the pattern in…

How to detangle a matted horse mane or tail

How to Detangle a Horse Mane and Tail

  Detangling a tangled and matted horse mane and tail can be a frustrating and time-consuming process- too often resulting in excessive loss of hair and thinning of the tail in the process! Below you will find illustrated instructions on how to detangle a mane relatively quickly with the absolute minimum hair loss. This method…

Palomino Bashkir Curly Horses

  Bashkir Curly Horses – Also known as American Curly Horses or just “Curly Horses- are a breed of horse that originated in the Americas but may have its origins in the Spanish horses brought over by conquistadors in the 16th century. Some sources state that curly horses, as exceptionally rare even then, may have…