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liability insurance horses

Horseback riding can be a risky business. Liability insurance is a very important consideration for any stable owner, horse trainer or riding instructor. Every sport involves some risk, and horseback …

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rider fitness

You carefully manage your horse’s fitness program – but does your own posture and fitness level match up with his? You pay attention to your horse’s fitness program, but as …

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hydration

You understand the importance of proper hydration for your horse, so you always make sure he gets the right amount of water and electrolytes — but it’s just as vital …

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Planning your equestrian vacation

A riding vacation doesn’t have to be a far-off dream – get started on planning your trip with these tips from the pros! Many of us dream of a vacation …

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Abnormal equine posture

Understanding abnormal equine posture and how rehabilitation intervention can help. Why should we care about posture in horses? Because posture affects the complex interactions of the brain, muscles, nerves and …

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Tips for handling a rearing horse

Rearing is a very dangerous unwanted behavior in horses. Let’s take a look at why your horse might display this behavior, and how you can safely overcome it. Like many professionals …

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Centered Riding basics

Reconnect and build trust with Centered Riding basics. Sally Swift, the founder of Centered Riding, would often remind her students that the basics of Centered Riding were not only applicable …

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Snowman

How Snowman, an $80 rescue horse, became a show jumping champion. People often think of horses at the top of the equestrian sport as “machines”. They think of them as …

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Electrolyte supplementation in the exercising horse

Proper hydration is a non-negotiable in the performance horse.  Maintain hydration by replacing electrolytes lost during exercise, competition and transport with Performance XL: Electrolyte from Mad Barn. A discussion about …

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a healthy hoof

Your horse’s hoof care needs change with the seasons. Keep him sound and healthy this summer with these tips. Most of us wait anxiously for winter to end so we …

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