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(Re)Starting Horseback Riding Again as an Adult: How to Begin

Getting in the saddle again after a long gap can be overwhelming. Many of us find that riding again as adults, after abandoning this hobby for education, family, or work, is a satisfying way to reconnect with our younger selves. Starting to ride again after a long gap is great for the body, mind, and …

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7 Terms to Know Before You Ride a Horse for the First Time

If you are just starting to take riding lessons, you will soon realize that there is a lot to learn, and a lot of new words! The horse world is filled with its own special lingo, and learning it can almost feel like learning a second language. Knowing the terms on this list will help …

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Why Do Western Horses Keep Their Heads Down?

Many people unfamiliar with Western riding disciplines wonder why the horses carry their heads so low all of the time. Western horses do often carry their heads much lower compared to horses in English disciplines. There are several factors involved in this.  6 Reasons Western Pleasure Horses Have their Heads so Low Conformation A major …

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How to Watch a Horse Show: Tips for Understanding and Enjoying

If you have a horse-crazy loved one in your life, then chances are you have been invited to watch them ride in a horse show. This means finding a way to make the rest of the horse show interesting and fun to watch as well. Growing up I competed in horse shows often, and I …

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Trail Riding Horses on Vacation | What to Expect

Riding Horses can be the most exciting part of a mountain vacation, tropical island retreat, or even African safari! To make the most of your experience riding horses on vacation, though, you’ll need to be armed with information about what to expect, how to prepare, what to pack, and how to avoid soreness the next …

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Why Horses Bolt: 4 Ways to End Bolting for Good

Horses may be large animals, but they are also prey animals. This means they have a strong fight or flight response to fear. A horse’s natural instinct in a scary situation is to run. Some horses are more prone to following this instinct than others while being ridden.  Why a Horse Might Bolt There are …

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