By: E.Z. May
One of the most disconcerting issues is a "spooky" horse. Oftentimes, the horse jumps to the side, and in some cases, the horse gets very low, turns in the opposite direction, and runs as fast as is possible to escape the enemy. Unfortunately for the...
The best places to go horseback riding in Colorado
By: Diane Jaramillo
There are no bad places to go horseback riding in Colorado. The entire state is a haven for the horse enthusiast. From the Great Plains in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west, there are trails and terrain for any and all riders...
By: Alice Shoaf
Campdrafting is a unique and popular working horse event seen almost exclusively in Australia. It is similar to American events like cutting, working cow horse, and team penning. Originally an informal contest between working cow-horses, it has evolved into a national sport with categories for...
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...

 

1 2 3 4 94