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How to (Gently) Break a Horse

How to (Gently) Break a Horse

There’s a scene in the 2009 Star Trek movie, where Leonard “Bones” McCoy is questioning Spock about his decision to send Kirk away. To paraphrase Bones: You don’t leave your prize stallion in the stable if you’re going to ride in the Kentucky Derby. Of course, Spock being Spock found […]

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Horse Training Tips: Teaching Your Horse to Jump

Horse Training Tips: Teaching Your Horse to Jump

Looking to take the next leap in your horse training? If that’s the case, you might want to consider teaching your horse to jump. It’s the next step for many horse trainers who have already mastered simple tricks. But where do you start? Teaching your horse to jump isn’t much […]

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5 Simple Horse Tricks You Can Teach

5 Simple Horse Tricks You Can Teach

All horse tricks start with basic commands. Many of the most complicated tricks are a combination of several easier ones. If you’re looking to teach your horse something new, It’s best to start simple. Once your horse masters easy tasks, you can work on more complicated ones. Looking for simple tricks […]

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Training From the Saddle: Treat Training a Horse

Training From the Saddle: Treat Training a Horse

Horses are amazing animals that humans have had relationships with for hundreds of years. With proper horse training, your horse can be a great friend and companion. That said, training a horse can be easier said than done. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “You can lead a horse to water, […]

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Get Inspired to Learn Horse Jumping

Get Inspired to Learn Horse Jumping

When most of us think about horseback riding, we see a familiar image of running through a course with many jumps. But how do you get to that point as an entry-level rider? If you’re thinking about trying horse jumping for the first time, there are a few things to […]

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How to Lunge a Horse Like a Pro

How to Lunge a Horse Like a Pro

Knowing how to lunge a horse is a necessary equestrian skill. Not only does this set the foundation for horseriding but teaches the horse obedience. Not to mention, it’s great exercise for your horse. However, not knowing how to lunge a horse or where to start can be overwhelming. You […]

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Benefits Of Equine Therapy

Benefits Of Equine Therapy

What is Equine Therapy? Equine therapy is a form of therapy that uses horses to heal people who have a range of mental health issues and genetic syndromes. For example, it ameliorates dementia, autism, anxiety, ADD, delay in mental development, Down syndrome and many other genetic ailments. Also, the practice […]

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Introduction To Natural Horsemanship

Introduction To Natural Horsemanship

The term natural horsemanship is used for a philosophy that requires trainers to work with horses according to their natural instincts and communication methods. The philosophy teaches us to understand that it’s impossible to train horses through pain or fear; horses should instead be trained by applying pressure and then […]

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Horse Training – Horse Body Language

Horse Training – Horse Body Language

In any face-to-face relationship with fellow humans, understanding each others body language is an unconscious skill. If someone is upset, we often know this immediately even if no words are exchanged. A key to a harmonious relationship with your horse is a basic understanding of his facial expressions and horse […]

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Guide To Buying A Horse Blanket

Guide To Buying A Horse Blanket

Snow, sleet, rain, and the harsh sun rays pose as much harm to horses as they do to humans. A horse blanket can come in handy in such conditions as you can fasten it around your horse to keep it protected from various natural elements. Additionally, a horse blanket will also protect your […]

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