How to handle a horse that spooks
By: Matthew Brendal
Humans are always wanting that perfect horse. But the problem is that in the wild the perfect horse is keenly aware of his surroundings and responds without hesitation. He must act quickly or "spook" to any real or imagined threats. It's a natural survival...
By: Matthew Brendal
I have spent many years refining the best and easiest techniques to teach a horse to stand for the horseshoer. I’m a horseshoer and I have taught many many horses to stand quietly for me. My own horse is trimmed and shod while standing...
Tips for solving jumping problems
By: Rebecca K.
Ah jumping, it can be one of the most flawless, picture-perfect and fun experiences on horseback or it can be a train-wreck. Sure we've all been there, we point our horse down a line of jumps, we're counting down the strides... 3...2....1 kersmack...
How to tighten a horse's girth before mounting
By: Rena Sherwood
Horses and ponies aren't stupid. They know that a girth or cinch can be uncomfortable if their bone-head riders make it too tight. In order to protect themselves, saddle-savvy mounts will take a deep breath and hold it while they are being saddled. This expands...
By: Brett Miller - 203758
Posting is the term used for rhythmically rising and falling with the gait of the horse at a trot. It lessens the pounding one receives at the very uncomfortable trot. Admittedly, some horses do have smoother trots than others, but it is all relative, the...
By: Tracie Anne
Horse-riding has a sudden appeal yo you, you've never done it before and want to learn. Where do you start? Find a good riding school, ask friends whether they can recommend anywhere. In the UK reputable riding schools will be registered with The British Horse...
By: Jane Coln
Once you have saddled your horse a few times it will become easier. There are just a few basic points to properly saddling a horse.Groom the horse first, taking care to remove any loose dirt from the horse's back.First place the saddle pad...
By: Carole Haynes
Horses are such lovely creatures and having one can be a great experience, however taking care of them can be a problem if one doesn't know how. It's very important to learn all you can in order to keep your horse in the best of...
By: Jane Coln
Exercising your horse in an arena full of horses can be intimidating, especially if you are riding a nervous animal. Some riders will be more considerate than others but education is the key to arena etiquette. The larger breed shows will not have some of...
By: Tracie Anne
When you saddle a horse it is important to ensure that your horse is clean. If there is any dirt or dried sweat around the saddle or girth area it will rub your horse and cause a sore. Your horse should always be saddled from...

 

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