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Crookedness in horses

Working to achieve straightness — and combat crookedness — will support health and longevity in your horse’s riding career. Like people, horses have a preference for using one side of …

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Saddle fit and girth choices

The girth directly affects saddle fit. Here’s how to find one that works for your horse. The girth is the most important saddle accessory because it directly affects saddle fit …

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mini therapy horses

Though small in stature, the mini therapy horses at this organization make a big difference helping children and adults through challenging times. Many of us like-minded souls have found comfort …

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animal communication

How animal communication helped locate a missing Fjord pony stuck on the side of a cliff. Anyone who has had a horse go missing knows what a terrifying experience it …

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centered riding basics – Equine Wellness Magazine

“Your arms and hands, from the shoulder joints to the tips of the fingers and through the reins, belong to the horse.” Sally Swift As riders, our goal is to …

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winter hoof traction

Sleet, snow, rain and freezing mud can cause traction problems for horses and humans alike. Here’s how our horses cope, and what we can do to help. Living in upstate …

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When you adopt a horse from a rescue, you save two lives – the one you adopt and the horse that takes his place. Being informed about the adoptive process, …

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Swayze's Journey

From a kill pen in Colorado to VIP at Sky Dog Sanctuary, Swayze is finding his stride. Clare Staples-Read is originally from England, but it’s American Mustangs she’s dedicated to …

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memorializing your horse

It’s never easy to lose a much-loved horse. But memorializing him through ceremony, art or other keepsake can be a meaningful way to celebrate his life and the relationship you …

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bringing your horse back from retirement

A horse may be “retired” from regular activity for any number of reasons. Perhaps the kids have outgrown or lost interest in him. Maybe she was used as a broodmare …

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