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Get On The Trail

Trail riding can be a great and rewarding experience for both horse and rider. Getting out of the ring helps horse and rider gain confidence as well as build trust in one another. If you are looking to hit the trails but aren’t sure where to go, there are several ways to find some great…

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Ask The Equine Vet: Saddle Fitting

It has been said that a correctly fitting saddle is as important to an equine athlete as correctly fitting shoes are to a human athlete.  In fact, proper saddle fitting is important for both horse and rider.   The saddle on our horse’s back is our connection to him when we are riding.  Anatomically, that…

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No Dog and Pony Show: Tips for Horse Show Dogs

Many horse people are also devoted dog people, and dogs and horses have been companions throughout history. Travelling with your dog to horse shows can be a fun and exciting experience all around. In order to ensure that the show is fun for everyone involved, you’ll want to make sure you and your dog are…

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Upperville Colt and Horse Show Wrap Up

The Upperville Colt and Horse show, located in the quaint town of Upperville, Virginia, has a rich history that dates back to 1853, making it the oldest horse show in the United States of America. Upperville is also considered to be one of the most prestigious shows in the country. The show originally started by Colonel…

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Outfitting Your New Horse

Finding the right horse for you can be a long, time-consuming process, sometimes taking months or even years depending on your needs. Now that you’ve found your perfect horse, you’ll need to gear up for horse ownership. There are a number of new things that your horse and you will need. The Trip Home One…

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Ask the Equine Vet: Equine Leg Protection

The distal limb of the horse is a delicate structure comprised of not much more than bone, tendon/ligaments, and skin. There is little natural protection for this area, unlike more proximal portions of the leg where thick muscles cover the area and protect the underlying structures from injury. The main structures of the distal limb…

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Ask the Equine Vet: When is it Too Hot to Safely Ride My Horse?

When is it too hot to safely ride my horse?  Knowing how your horse thermo-regulates will help you better understand how to keep him cool. Horses’ bodies produce heat when they work. They have several mechanisms that get rid of this heat. The most important mechanism is evaporation. Most heat is generated from a horse’s…

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Affordable European Fashion From Horze Equestrian

Horze Equestrian, a branch of the well-known harness racing equipment manufacturer Finn-Tack, has been around since 2003. The company launched after the horse enthusiast owners of Finn-Tack decided to broaden their company to meet the demands for English riders and horse owners alike. The clothing designers, made up a team of equestrians who also rode…

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Summer Horse Camp Survival Guide

Is your child going to an equestrian summer camp? Keep your child safe and happy while at summer camp, without spending a fortune with our handy guide. Two of the most important items your child will need are an ASTM certified helmet and a pair of boots with a low heel. These items will help…

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Four Steps to a Choosing a Perfect Show Coat

Choosing a show coat can be a lengthy process, with a variety of styles, colors and fabrics available. There are four basic steps to choosing a show coat for riding. Style of Coat: Disciplines Rule All The first step that you’ll want to consider is your riding discipline, most disciplines have a specific style or…

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