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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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Horse Blanket Rules: 5 Signs Your Horse Needs a Blanket

Horse blankets are sometimes needed to keep your horse cozy and warm in cold weather. Horses naturally grow a warm, thick coat in the months leading up to winter. While this thick winter fur means most horses stay warm without blanketing, there are a few common reasons that horses should be blanketed. In this article, …

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Calculating Calories Burned Horseback Riding

Although every person’s body is different, experts estimate that horseback riding burns between 250 and 400 calories per hour we’re riding casually at a walk. The estimate for calories burned horseback riding when actively riding at a trot, canter, or gallop can exceed 550-700 calories! That’s a lot of energy! Each person’s actual number of …

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Navigating Horse Buying as a Parent: So Your Kid Wants a Horse

The natural progression for any horse-crazy kid who loves horses is to want one of their very own. Horse ownership is a lot of responsibility with a large time commitment. This is a huge undertaking for the whole family, yet it is so worthwhile if done right. In this article, you’ll learn our tips, as …

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How to Sell a Horse: Easy Step by Step Guide

Selling a horse can be overwhelming, but in this article, you’ll learn easy-to-follow steps for how to sell a horse fast. As a bonus, you can even download a free printable checklist that makes the process even easier. Everything from moving to a new area, a change in finances, or outgrowing your mount can contribute …

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How to Tell if a Horse is Friendly: 7 Easy to Read Signs

The most common ways to tell if a horse is friendly is to look for ears perked forward, a back hoof resting casually, calm eyes, and curious behavior. The best way to tell if a horse is friendly, though, is to use these body language cues along with verbal instructions from a horse’s owner or …

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Daily Horse Chores: How to Care for a Horse + Free Printable Checklist

Owning a horse means there are some daily horse chores that must be done to ensure they are healthy and comfortable. Horses are amazing creatures that many of us develop deep bonds with as riding partners and friends. However, they do require some work. In today’s post, you’ll learn what horse chores are a part …

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