Improve Your Riding Without Weekly Lessons

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Affordable Ways to Become a Better Rider For many people, weekly or even monthly riding lessons are impossible. Whether for financial reasons, lack of time or a myriad of other reasons, many riders must work on their riding outside of a formal training program. If this is the situation that you are in, take heart. By taking some time to sit down and develop goals and a plan you can improve your riding with […]

Tips to Keep Your Horse Safe from Equine Herpesvirus-1

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The recent outbreak of the deadly neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus-1 has many horsemen concerned. While concern is understandable, by taking some sensible precautions you can minimize the risk to your horse. There is no fail safe way to prevent any horse from developing EHV-1. In  some recent cases, it was noted that the horses that became ill had not been exposed to any sick horses. Like in humans, who can develop […]

Blanketing Your Horse

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Safety First! The decision whether or not to blanket your horse is a personal one. Some people feel that no horse needs a blanket (after all, they don’t wear them in the wild!), and others want to provide a little extra protection during very cold winters, or a means to keep their horse cleaner. If your horse works a lot during the winter, you may choose to body clip her and she’ll need blankets […]

What Are You Feeding Your Horse This Winter?

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Summer Weather Leads to Hay Shortage A shortage of hay is a real concern for horse owners this winter. Make plans now to provide for your horses over the coming months. There are a variety of feeds that can replace hay nutritionally, but nutrition is one part of the equation. The long stemmed fiber in hay satisfies your horses desire to chew and the digestion of hay helps keep him […]

Sun Sensitivity in Horses

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Sunshine is beneficial to the average horse. It helps relax strained muscles, makes dozing conditions extremely comfortable, and can alleviate common conditions such as muscle soreness in an overworked animal. At the same time, sunlight can be detrimental to horses who have pink skinned areas. In equines this is often found on the nose, and is especially common in paints and lighter colored horses. Overexposure can lead to sun burn, which […]

How to Get Horse Accustomed to Street Traffic

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Road Safety and Horse Riding Most of horse-riding safety depends on the co-operation and teamwork of both the horse and the rider during their trips. A steady, experienced horse can be spooked easily if they have an inexperienced and nervous rider as the riders’ nervous feeling will transmit to the horse. After all, how would you like to be led through traffic by someone who is unsure of their own […]

Your First Horse Riding Lesson: What to Expect

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If you are about to embark on your first horse riding lesson, there are a few things you will need to be aware of before you get going. Horse riding involves more than just mounting a horse and leading him. In order to benefit fully from your first horse riding lesson, you will need to equip yourself with knowledge about horse riding. Mount the horse on the left hand side Horses have traditionally been mounted from the […]

3 Great Gift Ideas for Horse Riding Instructors

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Fun, Practical and Unique Gift Ideas for Riding Instructors You may be a just a casual horse rider that takes one lesson a week or someone who spends everyday horse riding. In most cases you will have a riding instructor who has helped you progress, provided support and helped make your horse riding experience more enjoyable. So why not thank your riding instructor with a gift. Here you will discover the top ten […]

Five Tips for Buying Horse Riding Bras

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If you are a female rider, then you will need to wear an appropriate bra so that you can be comfortable. There are a few things you need to consider when buying horse riding bras. Some of these things include sizing, comfort, and moisture. This article will give you a few tips for buying horse riding bras. Comfort One of the most important things to consider when buying riding bras is comfort. You should look […]

How to Immediately Improve Your Horse Riding Position

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The pelvis is the crux of a good seat because of its facility to tilt back and forth, based on the flexing of the lumbo-sacral joint in your spine. Pelvis Tipped Forward Or Back Riding with the top of the pelvis tipped forward (and, unavoidably, the seatbones tipped back) is quite common. The reason most people do this is because they have never been taught the benefits of a properly […]