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Thursday, April 22, 2021
What to expect when transitioning from steel shoes to barefoot

What to expect when transitioning from steel shoes to barefoot

Thinking of switching your horse to barefoot this season? Here’s what you should expect during the transition. Horse caretakers often have difficulty keeping shoes on...
How learning skills in new disciplines can improve your riding

How learning new disciplines can improve your riding

Trying new disciplines can greatly benefit your riding style and improve your horse’s attitude and understanding at any event. We all put our left foot...
5 steps to prepare your horse for training and competition – mentally and physically

5 steps to prepare your horse for training and competition – mentally and physically

Competition season is upon us, which means it's time to condition your equine companion to perform at his best. Horse caretakers want results from training,...
Driving horses – an introduction

Driving horses – an introduction

A step-by-step guide to training a driving horse. So you want to train your horse to drive! As with all disciplines, the primary goal is...
How to prepare your horse for roping

How to prepare your horse for roping

Roping is a diverse discipline that requires a great deal of training. These tips will help you introduce your horse to the sport --...
Building your horse’s trust

Building your horse’s trust

How staying present and performing a gentle acupressure session on your horse can help deepen his trust in you. If you think your horse knows...
Horseplay for senior equines

Horseplay for senior equines

We consider what “horseplay” is and how it benefits the senior horse, along with some practical ideas on how to incorporate play into your...
Incorporating energy work into your horse’s training sessions

Incorporating energy work into your horse’s training sessions

Learn how the art of equine energy exchange can enhance the development of your horse’s skills and improve his well-being. Many people look for a...

How trail walks can improve your horsemanship

Trail walks are an enjoyable way to develop your horse and test some of the skills you’ve been working on in the corral. Trail walks...
Herbs and sporting horses: what you need to know

Herbs and sporting horses: what you need to know

Medicinal herbs can be beneficial to equine health, but competition rules and regulations might prohibit their use in some cases. Herbs have been used for...