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6 Ways to Prevent Helmet Hair πŸ‘ŽπŸ’‡πŸš¨

Helmet hair is a nickname for hair that emerges from a helmet messy, misshapen, or lacking volume. For athletes like equestrians, cyclists, and skateboarders, helmet hair can be a source of frustration. A perfect hairstyle can turn into a flat lifeless flop of hair after a few minutes of wearing a helmet. Anyone who has …

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2 Ways to Ask if You can Ride Someone’s Horse

It can be nerve-wracking to ask to horseback ride someone’s horse. There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. Follow these tips for asking to ride someone’s horse to increase your chances of getting a “yes!” Growing up as a horseless kid desperate to ride (and 100 miles from the …

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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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Horse Riding Lesson Costs: What to Expect & How to Pay

Horse riding lessons usually cost about $20 to $120 per hour. Prices are set based on the instructor, the location, and the type of riding lesson. Private lessons are typically more expensive than group lessons. Many beginner riders start by taking a few private lessons to learn the basics, and then take group lessons. Some …

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Best Horse Shedding Tools for Managing Spring Shedding

Shedding season is arguably the worst season to be in the stable and requires specialized horse shedding tools to manage well. If you haven’t experienced the shedding season before, buckle up: when horses blow their coats in the spring (and, to a lesser degree in the fall) you can expect a fur cyclone circling your …

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Caring for Horses in March & April: Easy To Do List

For most of us horseback riders and horse owners, March and April are the busiest months! It’s shedding season, time to wash horse blankets and store them for the season, and a good time for general cleaning and maintenance- and that’s before we even start to consider preparing for the start of the horse show …

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11 Easy Games on Horseback for Beginners: Games for Riding Lessons

Horseback Riding isn’t just about working on your position, polishing cues, jumping bigger and bigger jumps, or getting the perfect flying change in dressage. It is also about having fun! What better way to have some fun with your horse than to play some games with both your horse, and your friends? In this article, …

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as An Adult Amateur Horseback Rider

For adult beginners and especially adult amateur horseback riders who have started- or returned to- equestrian sports as adults, Imposter syndrome is a common struggle. Imposter syndrome (not an actual diagnosis, according to the DSM-V) is a persistent fear of being found by others to be inadequate, unskilled, or not good enough. As a riding …

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