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  • Amazing quotes about horses from famous people and celebrities, including Benjamin Disraeli, J.D. Salinger, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, W. C. Fields, and many more.

    Famous Quotes About Horses

    Famous Quotes About Horses

    by Rickrideshorses6

  • Both purebreds and draft crossbreds such as the Sport horse are susceptible to certain health issues not so common in light horse breeds.

    Four Health Issues Found in Draft Horses

    Four Health Issues Found in Draft Horses

    by Donna Campbell Smith11

  • While the advantages of owning a horse in the eyes of a horse lover can be various, the disadvantages often will be hidden under a veil of idealization. Here's a list of things you should know about before you get a horse.

    The Disadvantages of Owning a Horse

    The Disadvantages of Owning a Horse

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli7

  • There is a lot out there about finding the right horse, but not so much about what to do if you buy the wrong one! Hopefully, this article helps!

    So You Think You Bought the Wrong Horse?

    So You Think You Bought the Wrong Horse?

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • This article gives advice on lunging your horse before riding. When should you do it? When not to? (Another alternative!)

    Lunging Your Horse Before Riding

    Lunging Your Horse Before Riding

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Does your horse throw its head in the air when you try to bridle it? Or turn its back on you when it sees the bit? What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?

    Training the Hard-to-Bridle Horse

    Training the Hard-to-Bridle Horse

    by jenniferrpovey2

  • In my opinion, these are the main differences between a good rider and a great rider. Trust me, these small things make a big difference.

    8 Qualities of a Great Horse Rider

    8 Qualities of a Great Horse Rider

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Being realistic about your confidence as a horseback rider is important. Why? Having a firm understanding of your confidence level and skillset allows you to know what to work on and helps you to stay safe when interacting with horses.

    Quiz: How Confident of a Horseback Rider Are You?

    Quiz: How Confident of a Horseback Rider Are You?

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • The article offers horse training tips for calming a nervous horse, along with tips for preventing a hot horse. Discount calming supplements for sale, too. Videos included.

    How to Calm a Nervous Horse (With Video)

    How to Calm a Nervous Horse (With Video)

    by Holle Abee7

  • These are just a few of the many misconceptions that I have heard floating around out there about horseback riding. I figured I would shed some light on them and help to add some clarification for those who may be wondering!

    Ten Misconceptions About Horseback Riding Clarified

    Ten Misconceptions About Horseback Riding Clarified

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Gentle breaking a horse for riding is an art. If you take the time to train your horse with love and care, you will have a loving companion for life.

    How to Gentle Break a Horse for Riding

    How to Gentle Break a Horse for Riding

    by Dennis Thorgesen32

  • Saddle soap keeps leather saddles and horse tack clean and supple. Here is a traditional recipe using lye and a more modern safer home recipe that does not use lye.

    How to Make Homemade Saddle Soap

    How to Make Homemade Saddle Soap

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • These great names for your horse, foal, or pony were inspired by astronomical, celestial, star, and space terminology. Give your horse a stellar name so that you will soar together as a team.

    15 Astronomy Names for Horses

    15 Astronomy Names for Horses

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff4

  • If you have ever read horse advertisements online or been to a horse auction, you may have heard the term "grade" horse used. What does it mean? Are grade horses better or worse than purebred horses?

    What Is a Grade Horse?

    What Is a Grade Horse?

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Warm spring days make it tempting to bathe our horses. We need to make sure it is warm enough for them before we go ahead and do it, though! Here's some advice to help you decide whether to bathe or just groom our horses.

    Is It Warm Enough to Bathe My Horse?

    Is It Warm Enough to Bathe My Horse?

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • The names for all horses here—from mares to foals to geldings and stallions—are based in Greek mythology. Discover a cool name with meaning for your new horse.

    20 Names for Horses From Greek Mythology

    20 Names for Horses From Greek Mythology

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff0

  • Horses are magnificent animals that deserve a good name no matter what they are used for. Give your beloved pet a name that others won't soon forget, even if they don't compete in the Kentucky Derby.

    Cool Horse Name Ideas

    Cool Horse Name Ideas

    by Don32

  • Some horses are born with white markings on their faces and legs. Do you know the difference between snips, coronets and stockings? Correctly identifying them can be very satisfying for anyone who loves horses.

    Your Visual Guide to Face and Leg Markings on Horses

    Your Visual Guide to Face and Leg Markings on Horses

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Being in the business of teaching riding lessons and giving pony rides, I need the safest horses I can find—horses that have seen the world and experienced a lot, and horses that are calm and kind. Usually, these are older horses who may need special care.

    Horses and Aging: How to Care for Old Horses

    Horses and Aging: How to Care for Old Horses

    by Ellison Hartley7

  • What makes a great student? How can you be one yourself? Having taught for almost 20 years now, I think I can give you some advice on how to be a superstar riding student.

    How to Be a Good Horseback Riding Student

    How to Be a Good Horseback Riding Student

    by Ellison Hartley1

  • As a person running a riding program, this is the time that we begin to plan for the summer camp season. The dates are being set and we are advertising for new and returning campers to sign up. Here are 20 questions to help you find the perfect program for your child!

    20 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Summer Horseback Riding Camp

    20 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Summer Horseback Riding Camp

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Sores in your horses mouth may be caused by a weed in the hay being fed to him. Pictures and video explain and identify those weeds that may be the culprit.

    Oral Ulcers in Horses

    Oral Ulcers in Horses

    by Joanna0

  • Are you looking for a name for your beloved horse? Perhaps you have a Thoroughbred, an Arabian, an American Paint, or a beautiful grade horse—here are 350+ perfect names for your beautiful companion.

    350+ Perfect Pony and Horse Names for Riders

    350+ Perfect Pony and Horse Names for Riders

    by Layne Holmes2

  • The following names from mythology and literature all feature strong, powerful horses for you to name your foal, mare, stallion, or gelding. Some names are great for a chestnut, black, bay, or grey horse, while others work for any large horse.

    15 Big, Powerful Horse Names

    15 Big, Powerful Horse Names

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff0

  • When it comes to horses and other equines, few people understand the true definitions of sensitive topics such as neglect, abuse, or cruelty. Much less often do individuals know how to identify the warning signs of mistreatment or which steps to take next.

    Rehabbing a Starved, Neglected, or Abused Horse

    Rehabbing a Starved, Neglected, or Abused Horse

    by Liz Hardin0

  • Miniature horses! You can't ride them unless you are a miniature person, so for most driving is the way to go. In this article, we will look at the most common vehicle for minis: the Easy Entry cart.

    Hitching My Miniature Horse: The Easy Entry Cart

    Hitching My Miniature Horse: The Easy Entry Cart

    by Cheryl Nunez16

  • With the beautiful fall weather setting in around the country, I bet a lot of riders are thinking about getting out of the ring and onto the trail. There is no better place to view fall foliage than from the back of a horse. If you are a new rider and considering trail riding, here is some advice!

    A Guide for First-Time Trail Riders

    A Guide for First-Time Trail Riders

    by Ellison Hartley3

  • A martingale is a training aid designed to prevent a horse from throwing its head up so high it becomes dangerous. What different kinds of martingale are there, and when should they be used? Read on to find out.

    Horse Training Tools: Martingales

    Horse Training Tools: Martingales

    by jenniferrpovey2

  • Having a goal, writing it down, and taking notes is a great way to accomplish your goals with your horse. Journaling also helps you to see how much progress you have made over time. If you keep journals on all the horses you work with, you will be surprised how great a reference it can be!

    Having a Training Plan and Keeping a Training Journal for Your Horse

    Having a Training Plan and Keeping a Training Journal for Your Horse

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • We should all ditch the discipline snobbery! To each their own. And besides, before you can teach the skill set your horse needs for a certain discipline, we all need them to have certain basics. These basics don't change depending on the saddle.

    A Horse Is a Horse: Horseback Riding Basics for All Disciplines

    A Horse Is a Horse: Horseback Riding Basics for All Disciplines

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • What is the right way to take care of a rescue horse? What health and behavioral problems should you expect? How should they be fed, should they be quarantined, and why?

    The Right Way to Take Care of a Rescue Horse

    The Right Way to Take Care of a Rescue Horse

    by MagicStarER9

  • Tips for preparing your property before bringing a horse home. Do you have good fencing? What kind of barn should you build? Be ready and don't get caught without the proper structures for a happy horse.

    Preparing Your Property for a Horse at Home

    Preparing Your Property for a Horse at Home

    by jenniferrpovey5

  • Learn about the Persian Onager (Equus hemionus onager), a rare wild horse native to Iran that is endangered. Only 600 to 700 individuals remain in the wild and at zoos around the world.

    All About the Persian Onager

    All About the Persian Onager

    by Carrie Kelley2

  • Look here for a list of the best Native American horse names and their meanings. These beautiful, unique names would work wonderfully for Appaloosas, Morgans, Paints, Mustangs, Standarbreds and other American breeds.

    40 Native American Mythological Names for American Horses

    40 Native American Mythological Names for American Horses

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff1

  • I recently was in search of the perfect horse to join our education program. I decided to detail my experience in order to help others with what to look for and which questions to ask when shopping for a horse.

    A Guide to Shopping for and Trying Horses

    A Guide to Shopping for and Trying Horses

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Look here to find great fire-related names for chestnut horses, mares, geldings, stallions, foals, and colts. These fiery-red names, which come from different languages and mythologies, will give you some great ideas for your new horse.

    20 Fiery-Red Names for Chestnut Horses

    20 Fiery-Red Names for Chestnut Horses

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff9

  • Horses are remarkably intelligent and beautiful creatures that have been bred by humans for a multitude of purposes for hundreds of years. Here are some of the world's most unusual equine breeds.

    Beautiful, Rare and Unusual Horse Breeds

    Beautiful, Rare and Unusual Horse Breeds

    by Anna34

  • These names from Norse mythology give you lots of interesting choices for your horse. From Fenrir to Odin to Loki to Sleipnir (the eight-legged horse), the names below all have meanings that will add to your bond with your horse.

    25 Names for Your Horse From Norse Mythology

    25 Names for Your Horse From Norse Mythology

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff2

  • The Thoroughbred holds one of the oldest recorded pedigrees. There exists ongoing concern that the ever-narrowing gene pool of the Thoroughbred may be restricting genetic progress both athletically and reproductively, and contributing to an eventual increased frequency of heritable diseases.

    Are Thoroughbred Racehorses Being "(In)bred to Death?"

    Are Thoroughbred Racehorses Being "(In)bred to Death?"

    by Liz Hardin2

  • Genetics determine a horse's coat color. There are many different coat colors that are possible, but all colors are produced by the action of only a few genes. This article will review the basics of equine genetics, and the genes that create the beautiful coats of the horses we enjoy today.

    An Intro to Horse Coat Color Genetics

    An Intro to Horse Coat Color Genetics

    by Liz Hardin2

  • Rare horse breeds like the Caspian and the American Cream Draft face extinction if the conservation efforts in place are not successful. Learn more about these beautiful and rare horses with facts, maps, images and videos.

    Rare Horse Breeds: 4 of the World's Rarest Horses Breeds

    Rare Horse Breeds: 4 of the World's Rarest Horses Breeds

    by Donna Cosmato11

  • There are practical ways to afford a horse at any age! Learn where to look for a horse and affordable tack and, most importantly, learn how to save on board and other expenses.

    How to Afford a Horse as a Teen

    How to Afford a Horse as a Teen

    by Stephanie Giguere22

  • Horses are known for their beautiful, flowing tails. Why do they have a tail so unlike other equids? And what do they do with it?

    What's A Horses Tail For?

    What's A Horses Tail For?

    by jenniferrpovey5

  • Posting on the correct diagonal can be a frustrating thing for new riders to learn. It doesn't have to be though! Hopefully, my article will provide some insight to help it go more smoothly for both students and instructors.

    Riding Tips and Tricks: Posting on the Correct Diagonal

    Riding Tips and Tricks: Posting on the Correct Diagonal

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • A common question I get asked a lot by my clients is what does it mean to lease a horse? Also, why would you want to lease a horse rather than buy one? Hopefully, I can help you understand what it means and if it might be a good option for you.

    How to Lease a Horse (Plus Pros and Cons)

    How to Lease a Horse (Plus Pros and Cons)

    by Ellison Hartley2

  • Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injuries are a substantial source of lameness and diminished athleticism within the equine athletic industry. Mesenchymal stem cells have become a topic of interest for use in the therapy of orthopedic injuries in athletic horses.

    Stem Cell Therapy for Equine Flexor Tendon Injuries

    Stem Cell Therapy for Equine Flexor Tendon Injuries

    by Liz Hardin0

  • The energy and "vibes" that we carry with us around our horses affects how successful we will be in our interactions with them.

    How Our Energy Affects Our Horses

    How Our Energy Affects Our Horses

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • This is kind of a trick question. There is not a black and white answer to this question. There are a lot of generalizations people make about different breeds, but shopping by breed for a new rider is not the best way to do it. For a new rider, you should look for a horse based on its behavior.

    What Is the Best Horse Breed?

    What Is the Best Horse Breed?

    by Ellison Hartley6

  • Horses, like most species of ungulates, are social animals with complex social structures and hierarchies. This article will discuss the basics of equine social behaviors within the herd, and how factors such as age, gender, and the environment play a role.

    Social Behaviors of Wild and Domestic Horses

    Social Behaviors of Wild and Domestic Horses

    by Liz Hardin2

  • Some horses definitely prefer to turn to one side. If your horse is like this, then why? And how can you fix it?

    Dealing With the One-Sided Horse

    Dealing With the One-Sided Horse

    by jenniferrpovey5

  • How many different kinds of horse whip are there? The answer is . . . quite a few, all of them designed for different disciplines and purposes.

    Horse Training Tools: Crops and Whips

    Horse Training Tools: Crops and Whips

    by jenniferrpovey2

  • Learning the proper and basic balanced riding position from the very beginning will help riders to be more safe and confident. In this article, I hope I make it easier to understand and visualize for you, and provide some hints that have helped my riding students get it!

    How to Teach a New Rider the Proper Basic Balanced Riding Position

    How to Teach a New Rider the Proper Basic Balanced Riding Position

    by Ellison Hartley2

  • The benefits of planning a show for your students is great. It gives them a safe, low-pressure, first-time show experience, and it gives them a goal to work towards.

    Planning an On-Farm Show for Your Students

    Planning an On-Farm Show for Your Students

    by Ellison Hartley2

  • Helpful advice for riding instructors on teaching fearful students. Even confident riders have scared moments—it happens to the best of us. As instructors, we need to be prepared to handle that. Here are some hopefully helpful hints!

    How to Help New Riding Students Get Over Their Fears

    How to Help New Riding Students Get Over Their Fears

    by Ellison Hartley2

  • The floor in a stock/horse trailer does not last forever. It must be replaced before it rots. When the wood floor rots it can break through at any time when weight is applied to it.

    Horse Trailer Repair: Floor Boards

    Horse Trailer Repair: Floor Boards

    by Joanna0

  • Learn basic training from foal to three year old, including haltering, tying, leading, saddling, biting, and ground work. This is just an overview of the very basics a foal needs to know.

    How to Train Your Beginner Horse

    How to Train Your Beginner Horse

    by Joanna7

  • There are many causes for nosebleeds in horses. Some causes of equine epistaxis can be detrimental to the health of your horse. Learn to recognize the symptoms of these serious health conditions.

    Horse Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatments

    Horse Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatments

    by Kate Daily2

  • To blanket or not to blanket your horse is always a question that is asked a lot this time of year. The weather is getting chillier, and we start to think about if our horses are going to be warm enough.

    To Blanket or Not to Blanket Your Horse in the Winter?

    To Blanket or Not to Blanket Your Horse in the Winter?

    by Ellison Hartley6

  • Many riders deal with the frustration of their horse dropping its inside shoulder around turns and cutting in. Here are some exercises I use with my horses and students to correct this common problem.

    Common Horseback Riding Problems and Solutions

    Common Horseback Riding Problems and Solutions

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • I have mentioned before that part of learning to ride is progressing to riding more difficult horses (or climbing the lesson-horse ladder, as I have been known to call it). It is hard to explain to students who love the old faithfuls that they have been riding that it is time to move on.

    How to Ride a More Challenging Horse: The Basics for Beginners

    How to Ride a More Challenging Horse: The Basics for Beginners

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • Do you have a horse that is prone to buck? This little setup might just do the trick to make him stop, or reduce the buck in him.

    How to Stop a Horse From Bucking

    How to Stop a Horse From Bucking

    by Joanna2

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