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How to Get a Free Horse (and reasons to think twice before you do) 

When you desperately want to own a horse, an offer of a “free horse” may sound like a winning lottery ticket! However, horses that are free are usually free for a reason. Sometimes that reason is as innocent as the owner no longer has time for the horse or has an unexpected life change. (I …

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Is Horseback Riding a Sport? 4 Things to Consider

Horse riding is definitely a sport, and in this post you’ll learn 4 reasons why. If you are looking for a way to prove to your friends, co-workers, or even family that riding is a sport, keep reading! This article will give you the insider scoop on the four criteria an activity must meet before …

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How to Visit the Romanian National Lipizzaner Horse Farm in Transylvania

This post was developed in partnership with WanderBig.com and was originally published at https://www.wanderbig.com/romania-europe-equine-tourism/ In this new series on equine tourism, I’m exploring some of the most exciting equestrian destinations I’ve visited. In recent years I’ve traveled extensively – working from a portable office while traveling the world. As a rider and coach perennially interested …

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How to Wash Horse Blankets the Easy Way

At the end of a long winter, horse blankets can be so dirty that they look unsalvagable. In this Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Horse Blankets, I’ll show you how to wash horse blankets thoroughly- so you can totally clean and restore even the most soiled and weathered horse blankets- with less work and better results! …

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Easy Tips to Tell When a Horse is Collected

Sometimes the technical terms and jargon used by horse owners and horseback riders can be confusing to beginners and those outside of the “horse world”. Recently, we’ve been exploring some of these concepts through a blog, and today we are going to talk about what it means to say a horse is “heavy on the …

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Is Dressage Unnatural? Dressage Movements at Liberty

After competing in dressage for years, one statement I’ve heard occasionally- especially in the midwest- is that dressage is unnatural for horses. Proponents of this view feel that the way in which horses are “forced” to move during a dressage competition are not natural, and that such movements would never be performed by a horse …

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Riding Horses in Snow: What You Need to Know

For many horse owners, winter is a tough time of year. With less daylight in freezing temperatures, It may be difficult to ride as much as we’d like. Although many riders avoid riding in snow, with the appropriate care taken to preparations the experience can be an exciting and memorable experience – that’s helpful for …

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