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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Getting Started: Basic Equipment for Beginning Kids

Today I taught two sisters, ages 5 and 7, their second riding lesson. At the end of the lesson their mother asked, “What equipment do my kids need to continue riding?” They had come to their first two lessons wearing jeans and sneakers, and I provided each child with a well fitting, approved helmet from…

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How Do I Choose a Riding Helmet?

Riding helmets and safety gear are important parts of the equestrian’s wardrobe. Riding hats come in a wide variety of styles from lightweight, schooling helmets to traditional show helmets. When you are purchasing a riding hat, there are several things you need to consider. Fit is an important factor in choosing your ideal hat. You…

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