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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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Warning: Horses Poop

As a horse owner and stable manager, I try to balance the amount of time cleaning stalls with the amount of time spent in the saddle. As an engineer, I like to explain things via equations and numbers so those … 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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