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36 Easy Ways to Save Money on Horse Expenses

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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Why Horses Let People Ride Them: 5 Reasons

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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Your First Farrier Visit: What to Expect

Good hoof care is a very important part of horse ownership. Farriers are professionals who help keep hooves healthy. They trim hooves and apply horseshoes when necessary. In this article, you’ll learn : What farriers do and what to expect from a farrier visit How to get your horse ready for a farrier visit Plus …

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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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What is a Hot Horse? Pros, Cons, and Strategies to Manage

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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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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How to Convince your Parents to Buy a Horse

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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