Grooming your horse - chore or something to look forward to?
I have always loved to groom horses. There is just something wonderful about feeling that you are doing something good, right here and now, for the horse in question - whether your own or any horse for that matter.…Continue
Added by Stefanie Reinhold on March 5, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments
In order to be a jumper(as far as I care anyway) the rider and horse must both be confident, strong, experienced,aggressive and agile. Here some basic Jumping 411 FYI's: *most horses, unless injured,can jump
. . . . . . . . . *some horse enjoy jumping some don't
. . . . . . . . . *most people can learn to jump a…Continue
Added by Paula Stevens on March 4, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Winter Weather Really Interferes With My Training Plans!
The last time I rode was three weeks ago. The last time I rode Tercel was four weeks ago, though Debbie did ride him three weeks ago. Today was the first day I could ride in weeks, Debbie’s ring was not too wet, it was above freezing, and it was only misting this morning. A good day to ride!
When we got out to the barn Debbie had not yet turned out Mia, just in case I felt like I needed to ride her since I had been out…Continue
Rescuing a horse is a noble cause, and it seems that there is always a horse in desperate need of a good home. But before you agree to rescue a horse, it is important to consider whether you are really ready to take on a rescue. Below are just a few of the resources that you will want to have before you…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 4, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
What defines an easy horse? What qualifications must a horse meet to be labeled as 'easy'?
I consider the horse I used to ride as an easy horse. He is very laid back and easy going. He follows me like a puppy and does pretty much all I ask(usually). He never Spooks and bolts with me, bucked once and never again and I don't have to worry about him breaking away from me... ever. Lunging him…Continue
Let's see.... I'll be seventeen this September 8. That'll mean I'll have been trying to work owning a horse as a good idea into my parents minds for about... Mm.. eleven years? Yes, eleven. In all reality, being one of eight kids, seven of us homeschooled and still under the same roof. Living in the city of Lansing,…Continue
Added by Paula Stevens on March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Your horse’s safety depends on him being contained, whether it’s in a pasture or his stall. As a horse owner or barn manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that your horses are safely contained, and that they cannot easily escape. As spring cleaning arrives, make it a point to evaluate your property and consider the following tips for…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 2, 2015 at 11:46am — No Comments
So, I've had Miss Mo for a year and a half at this point. Just over a month ago, I had a terrible ride, and I though you know, next time I'll put the western saddle on. Not really sure why I though that, just seemed like a good idea. This was the beginning of learning that Mo HATES english. I've been training her in dressage, she's almost a solid level 2 horse... hates it! I kept riding in the western saddle, added a western bridle and she's a different horse. She used to sweat on her…Continue
Added by MagsNMe on February 27, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Through the course of the winter season, horse blankets take a beating. Your horse’s blankets may be showing rips, tears, and even missing hardware. If you’re hoping to get them through just a few more months, then repairing them by hand is probably the way to go. These tips will help you get your blankets to last the…Continue
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You’ve seen them: the stunning photos of a bride with her horse, or of an engaged pair mounted on horseback. The photos themselves are breathtaking, and you can only imagine the memories that went into their creation. When horses are a major part of your life, it’s natural to want to incorporate them into…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 26, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments
Not to get all woo- woo on you but as a trainer I have the ability to sum up some of the key features in your real life, off-the-horse persona by how you ride and handle your horse. And your horse gives away those secrets.
All good times must come to an end so new ones can begin. We don't always want our good times to end because we enjoy them so much. When they do we feel depressed and torn,sometimes angry even. It appears to me my good times turned great are coming to an end but fear not, for new times are about to begin!
Six months ago I began riding lessons with fabulous horse named Cody and a patient, encouraging,…Continue
Added by Paula Stevens on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
From bits and stirrups to the silver on your Western saddle, knowing how to get a good shine out of your metal tack can make a big difference when you step into the show ring. These tips and tricks will help you to get your metal tack to shine like new.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 25, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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I know I’m supposed to credit for whatever equine skills I might have to my trainers (I worked with the best,) and the…
So, a little while ago I decided to attempt rollerskating(against my will) at a cursed rollerskating ring, and I pulled a Shaggy(if you've ever seen Scooby Doo and watched episodes with Shaggy falling oh-so dramatically and amusingly,you know what I meant, stop laughing, it hurt), and I fractured my(tail) bone(I refuse to call it what it is, just Google it!) which resulted in a pained back. My doctor explained to me I would be sore for months and…Continue
Added by Judi Daly on February 19, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments
You provide your horse with plenty of fresh hay and regular grain feedings, but still he feels the desire to gnaw on his stall or pasture fencing like a beaver. Wondering why wood chewing occurs and what you can do to stop it? We’ve got the answers for you.
Why Horses Chew Wood
Many foals chew wood when they are first discovering and using their teeth, but most horses quickly grow out of this behavior. For those that don’t, though,…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on February 19, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments