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Buttermilk buckskin horses look like creamy-tan colored horses with black manes and tails and amber eyes. Buttermilk buckskins are a paler variation of traditional buckskin coloring. Genetics researchers aren’t exactly sure how buttermilk buckskins get their creamy near-white fur color. In this article, you will learn about the unique characteristics of a buttermilk buckskin and …

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Out of all the horses I’ve owned, few have been as rewarding as my senior horses. While baby horses in a field can stop traffic and our curly horses draw attention at horse shows, caring for an old horse is uniquely rewarding. In this piece, you’ll learn all about old horses- caring for them, knowing …

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Buying a horse is a big commitment, but it doesn’t have to be unaffordable or out of your budget. You can reduce your costs in many ways, and in some cases, you can even eliminate the cost. Of course, your budget should include non-negotiable costs like food, medical expenses, and board. But you can reduce …

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One thing many people wonder about- even experienced riders- is why horses let people ride them. It’s one of the most frequent questions I get asked at breed demonstrations and educational events.  Horses let people ride them because of training that helps them grow used to the experience, breeding that ensures their personality is suitable …

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Although every person’s body is different, horseback riding is an active activity. Experts estimate that horseback riding burns between 250 and 400 calories per hour when we’re riding 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 …

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A “hot horse” is a horse that has lots of energy, high sensitivity, and is very excitable. When people describe a horse as “hot” it’s usually a negative term- but not always! Some riders like hot horses, and many of the top race horses and show horses have hot temperaments. The phrase hot horse is …

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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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Convincing your parents that they should buy you a horse is a hard task, but for some families, a child or teen’s dedication to a dream can make the impossible possible! Many adult horseback riders spent years convincing our parents that they should buy us a horse, some with more luck than others. In this …

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