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5 Short Cuts For Grooming

Top level show barns have grooms and handlers to prepare and primp up horses for their owner, but for the average person taking part in horse shows getting your horse spit and polished is often left to parents and friends … Continue reading

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Stable Management,Top 5 Ways to Prevent Colic

Avoiding a bout of colic is part of the duties of the stable management. Colic, simply said is an upset stomach. A horse’s stomach is relatively small considering their large size. They evolved over time grazing and constantly having a … Continue reading

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Sitting Straight, Improve Your Equitation by Sitting in the Saddle Correctly

Do you have that nagging feeling you are sitting incorrectly? It may be uneven stirrups, horse won’t bendor even sore back or hip. Take a look and find out if you are sitting squarely in the saddle. Are You Straight? … Continue reading

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Eyes Up While Riding, Exercises to Improve Looking Where You Are Going

Keeping your eyes up and looking where you are going is as important when riding a horse as driving a car. Imagine if people looked into their steering wheel when they drove their cars! Some riders seem to seemlessly navigate … Continue reading

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