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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 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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Horse Sale Ads: How to Read Between the Lines

When purchasing a horse, it can be hard to know what the horse’s real history or medical condition is, and sale ads are rarely helpful! This is because unfortunately, not everybody is honest or has the horse’s (or your own) best interests at heart. As someone who has purchased a dozen horses and assisted many …

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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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How to Have Horses in the Suburbs: 7 Strategies

Keeping horses in the suburbs can be a challenge. From the rising cost of land and property taxes to neighbor concerns about smell, appearance, and safety, owning a horse while living in the suburbs takes a combination of luck, good neighbors and location. In this article, I share 7 tips for suburban horse keeping based …

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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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