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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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Horse Exercises, Jumping Courses to Improve Your Hunter Jumper

Use these simple horse exercises to improve your hunter jumper rounds. Horse Exercises – Parts of a Hunter Jumper Course When you break down the elements of a hunter jumper course you will see that the jumping course is made … Continue reading

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