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10 Fitness Tips For Horseback Riders

10 Fitness Tips For Horseback Riders

Most riders would agree that this sport requires a high level of fitness. This is especially true for those that take care of their horses on a daily basis- stalling cleaning, emptying and refilling water buckets, moving hay bales, etc... Riding in itself is also very...

How To Fit A Winter Horse Blanket

How To Fit A Winter Horse Blanket

Cold temperatures are here to stay. Some horse owners have many months left of winter! If you've noticed your horse not doing so good in the cold weather, then it may be time to consider a blanket. There are all sorts of blankets on the market. The most important...

5 Red Flags Of A Bad Farrier

5 Red Flags Of A Bad Farrier

Healthy hooves are the base of a solid horse. Most have heard the saying, "no hoof, no horse." Routine hoof care is essential to keeping your horse's feet in great condition. Having a skilled farrier is so important! Poor trimming and shoeing can effect the soundness...

Colorful Cinches For Your Western Horse

Colorful Cinches For Your Western Horse

Cowgirls love bold and eye-catching tack! From aztec and snake skin to serape and tie dye patterns, there are so many colorful and fun ways to stand out. You and your horse can be the talk of the barn. These cinches are not only stunning, but also designed to provide...

Get Crafty With Horse Embroidery

Get Crafty With Horse Embroidery

Embroidery is a great craft to take on! It can be so relaxing to sip some coffee or tea and work with the thread. You can create beautiful pieces of art. Horse lovers can let their creative side show with all sorts of projects. You can embroider a shirt, pillow case,...

3 Keys To Raising Healthy Foals

3 Keys To Raising Healthy Foals

The first few months and years of a horse's life are so important. It can set them up for a successful future! There are many different ways to raise a foal. Everyone seems to have their own opinion about it. There are three factors that most would agree on though!...

5 Facts About Adequan For Horses

5 Facts About Adequan For Horses

Many horses suffer from arthritis and other joint disorders. Their owners usually must decide between feed-throughs like Cosequin or injectables like Adequan and Legend. Many will say that injections are superior when it comes to treating various joint conditions....

The Extraordinary World Of Gentle Giants

The Extraordinary World Of Gentle Giants

There are very few things that are as impressive as a 19-hand horse. Known as gentle giants, draft horses are loved by many. They have a long history, which includes a close partnership with farmers. They have worked in many fields across the world. Some are driven,...

10 Qualities Of A Cutting Horse

10 Qualities Of A Cutting Horse

In the western discipline cutting, a horse and rider will work cattle in front of a judge or panel of judges. The rider usually has to make "cuts" from a group of young steers or heifers. The horse must demonstrate their innate ability to read a cow's movement. These...

5 Nutrition-Based Horse Myths

5 Nutrition-Based Horse Myths

Don't believe everything you hear, especially when it comes to feeding your horse. Proper nutrition is so important! Old wives' tales should be taken lightly. Your veterinarian and equine nutritionist should be who you go to when creating a diet for your horse. Myths...

Do You Remember Your First Fall?

Do You Remember Your First Fall?

Take a trip down memory lane for a moment... Do you remember your first fall off of a horse? Most can retell this story easily. It's almost a right of passage as a rider. Maybe you've heard the saying, "you’re not a real rider until you’ve fallen off 7 times." While...

PRCA Announces 2023 Nutrena Horse of the Year Awards

Top-of-the-line horses complete the true partnership of professional rodeo athletes and their equine partners. Exemplary equine partners are key to success in any event, and each year, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association names the best in each event. The...

8 Tips For Clipping Your Horse

8 Tips For Clipping Your Horse

Clipping season is here! Those that compete during the fall and winter or ride performance horses will be getting their clippers ready. It's a lot easier to cool down a horse that doesn't have a thick winter coat. Clipping for the first time is a big task for any...

5 Fascinating Facts About Gaited Mules

5 Fascinating Facts About Gaited Mules

Mules are quite interesting animals, especially the gaited ones! A mule is the offspring of a horse and donkey. This cross has proven to be wonderful riding mounts and work animals. The gaited ones are a favorite of pleasure and trail riders. Their movement is smooth...

Camille’s Journey To Becoming A Mustang Trainer

Camille’s Journey To Becoming A Mustang Trainer

Training mustangs is no easy feat! Camille is an inspiration to all cowgirls. She operates Camille's Mustangs out of Bryan, Texas. In addition to her training operation, Camille is a wife and mom. She didn't grow up on a horse farm, but was still able to reach her...

Colorful Rain Sheets For Those Wet Days

Colorful Rain Sheets For Those Wet Days

Fall is a wonderful time of year, but it isn't without rainy days. Most horses would enjoy a sheet to protect them from getting soaked. There are so many different designs to pick from. Some keep it simple with solid prints, while others like to have fun with...

Stylish Yet Practical Barn Totes

Stylish Yet Practical Barn Totes

Totes can have so many different purposes at the barn. You can store your lunch and water in there, horse brushes and leg wraps, or even your helmet, gloves, and spurs. Most have a variety of compartments to keep you organized. They make your life so much easier when...

Tricks To Keep Your Hat On

Tricks To Keep Your Hat On

There's a rule of thumb in the arena-- if your hat's on the ground, your head better be in it-- meaning it's pretty frowned upon to lose your cap in the pen. Some horse shows, rodeos or jackpots go as far as penalizing you for your loss of hat. The art of keeping your...

101 Careers In The Horse Industry

101 Careers In The Horse Industry

There are so many different types of careers in the horse industry. Some of them include working directing with horses, while others are more behind the scenes. For certain positions, you'll need experience and proper education. This list can be handy for high school...

Get Excited For Liberty Festival

Get Excited For Liberty Festival

Is your excitement growing? The 2023 Liberty Festival is almost here! This one-of-a-kind event will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 13th through 15th. Get ready for world-class education, incredible performances, exciting competition, and fun shopping...

Post Horse Show Checklist

Post Horse Show Checklist

We love a weekend of horse showing. Those 5am wake up calls, the hurry up and wait, and the comradery of it all! Unfortunately reality hits on Sunday. We make the trek home, only to have those chores we put off and that horse trailer clean out waiting for us. At this...

What Are Carrot Stretches?

What Are Carrot Stretches?

In carrot stretching, the handler uses a treat to lure the horse into different positions. The stretches consists of flexion, extension, and lateral bending. These exercises are great for your horse's body! They improve flexibility and build core strength. The treat...

Why Do We Measure Horses In Hands?

Why Do We Measure Horses In Hands?

Over the last several thousand years, units of measurements have changed, except when it comes to measuring horses. The term "hand" is traditionally used to measure the height of horses because it was originally the standard unit of measurement during the Middle Ages....