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10 Easy Tips to Prevent Trailer Theft

Trailer theft – whether it’s a horse trailer, cargo trailer, stock trailer, or live-in camper- is one of the most common types of theft. These high-value items are usually easier to steal and easier to hide than theft of alarmed vehicles or well guarded personal property. Luckily, preventing trailer theft generally only takes a few …

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My Favorite Horse Books: A Reader’s Guide to 56 Great Books about Horses

Growing up, I simply could not get my hands on enough books about horses. Bookstores, libraries, and interlibrary loans all became channels to get my hands on more books about horses. All that reading as a kid helped me become a lifelong reader, and even as an adult, books about horses are my favorite genre …

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Trick Training Horses: How to Teach a Horse to Fetch

Trick training horses isn’t impossible. Teaching a horse to fetch a ball, a hat, or any object on command is possible- it just takes practice and patience! In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps I use to trick train horses to retrieve objects on command. Teaching a horse to pick up an object …

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Horse Water Troughs: Cleaning, Choosing, & Using

This article is split into 3 parts. Jump to the topic you’re interested in: • How to Clean a Water Trough • Natural Ways to Keep Water Troughs Clean • Creative Solutions for Livestock Water The best way to deep clean a horse trough is a combination of water, bleach, sunshine, and elbow grease (aka …

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How to Wash Horse Saddle Pads – Cleaning English & Western Pads

  While washing English saddle pads is usually straightforward, cleaning western saddle pads is trickier. These thick, dense pads can be up to 1½ inches thick, often featuring difficult to clean materials like wool, leather, foam layers. In this article, we’ll discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for cleaning both English and western saddle pads …

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How to Clean Riding Breeches & Remove Stains

By your third or fourth time on a horse, you’ve probably learned a few rules about what to wear. Aside from the basic rules of safety and style, most horseback riders avoid wearing light-colored clothing or anything new when they go to the barn. Frustratingly, this approach to preventing stains on riding clothing is maddeningly …

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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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