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How to Visit the Romanian National Lipizzaner Horse Farm in Transylvania

This post was developed in partnership with WanderBig.com and was originally published at https://www.wanderbig.com/romania-europe-equine-tourism/ In this new series on equine tourism, I’m exploring some of the most exciting equestrian destinations I’ve visited. In recent years I’ve traveled extensively – working from a portable office while traveling the world. As a rider and coach perennially interested …

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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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Is Dressage Unnatural? Dressage Movements at Liberty

    After competing in dressage for years, one statement I’ve heard occasionally- especially in the midwest- is that dressage is unnatural for horses. Proponents of this view feel that the way in which horses are “forced” to move during a dressage competition are not natural, and that such movements would never be performed by …

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Winter Horse Turnout and Riding Horses in Snow or Icy Pastures

Horses are, for the most part, incredibly well-suited to snowy conditions. Convex hooves and thick winter coats make most horses more comfortable in snowy conditions than in high humidity heat. That said, there are still some wintry conditions that are unsafe for a horse to be turned out in. Read on to learn more about …

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Horse Double Mane – Tips for Split Mane Horse Hair Care

A double mane refers to a style of horse mane. Typically, horse’s manes – the hair growing from the crest of the neck – sweep to one side or the other of the horse’s neck. The mane may naturally go to the right or to the left, but mane hair nearly always falls on only one …

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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! Before you take the nuclear option and completely roach your horse’s mane, try this method for detangling. Below you will find illustrated instructions …

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