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Can Horses Roll Over? Trick Training & Related Questions

Most people have never seen a horse roll over, so it’s not surprising that one of the questions I hear most often about horses – especially from kids – is whether horses can roll over. In fact, horses can roll over, and in this post, we will explore some norms about how often horses roll …

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Why you Should Never Give Cold Water to an Overheated Horse

For humans,  ice-cold water after working outdoors on a hot day can feel like heaven, so it’s only natural that many new horse owners or horse novices may want to give the coldest water possible to their horse when it is overheated after being exercised. Many of these novices are surprised to learn that giving …

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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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How to Get Horse Manure Smells out of Clothing

One of the most frustrating parts of being (or living with!) someone who rides horses for fun or as part of professional work on a farm, barn, or stable is dealing with the manure odor that sometimes makes clothing stink after horseback riding. In this article, we’ll be talking about a few effective ways to …

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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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