All Blog Posts Tagged 'rider' (60)

The Inside Scoop on Volunteering for a Therapeutic Riding Center

Have you ever been tempted to volunteer for a therapeutic riding center? Do you wonder what exactly is involved? Volunteering in any area of life can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Putting your horse knowledge to good use by…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hit a Wall in Your Riding? How to Get Around It

When you train at something long enough, sooner or later you’re bound to hit a wall. The same is true of riding – despite schooling and lessons, at some point you may find yourself unable to advance past a certain skill or aspect of riding. So, what do you do if this happens?

Don’t Panic

Remember that every rider, no matter how…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Friesian Horse History

With Halloween right around the corner, what better breed of horse to profile today than the stunning black Friesian? The Friesian, a graceful breed with a distinctive appearance, is quickly growing in popularity. You may even have a Friesian living in your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 6, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Tribute to the Riding Instructors

We’ve all had one – that riding instructor or trainer who made a huge difference in our lives and forever altered the way we see our equine friends. October 5th is World Teachers Day, and in honor of that we’ve decided to take a moment to appreciate all that our riding instructors…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 3, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Building the Barn That's the Right Size for Your Needs

Planning the layout of your horse barn is hugely important, and you’ll want to be sure that the barn is the right size for your intended needs and uses. Deciding just how much barn you need can be a challenge, though, especially when you want that barn to last you for decades. If you’re beginning to plan out your barn, these tips will help you decide how much…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips for Designing a Horse Halloween Costume

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Halloween is almost here, and October horse shows bring with them all sorts of fun costume classes for both horses and riders. But designing a costume for a horse is a bit different from designing a costume for a human. Looking to design a great horse Halloween costume? Here’s…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 1, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

The World Percheron Congress Comes to West Springfield, Massachusetts

The ground in West Springfield, Massachusetts will rumble as the World Percheron Congress moves into town from October 6th through the 11th. The World Percheron Congress, one of the largest competitions showcasing the Percheron in existence, will be held at the Eastern States…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Questions You Should Ask When Finding a New Boarding Barn

Looking at potential boarding barns can be overwhelming – how do you know that a new barn will be a good fit for your horse? While you’ll always want to have an idea of just what you’re looking for in a boarding barn, it’s also a good idea to have a list of questions prepared for when you go look at a potential…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hock Sores and How to Handle Them

Have you ever encountered hock sores on your horse? Hock sores show up as irritated areas on your horse's hocks where the hair has been rubbed off, and sometimes where the skin has been rubbed open. Resulting from your horse’s hock pressing into or rubbing against the ground or the bottom of his stall when he lies down, hock sores are sensitive and may even…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Should You Buy a Barn or Build Your Own?

To buy or build: that is the question. Whether or not to buy an existing barn or to build one to meet your specifications is a question that every barn owner has faced. There are advantages and disadvantages to each route, and ultimately the decision needs to be based on your own situation, needs, and wants. Are you trying to decide whether to build or buy a barn? You’ll…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Central Park Horse Show Brings Horses Back to NYC

Olympic-caliber horses and riders will return to New York City this August for the first time since 2001. The first-ever Central Park Horse Show is scheduled to run from September 18th through September 21st. During that time the competition will feature a variety of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Making the Leap to a New Discipline

Do you find yourself wanting to give a new discipline a try? Making the leap to a new discipline is an exciting, and sometimes stressful, time. If you’re toying with the idea of changing to a new discipline, here are some ways to help make the transition go smoothly.

Evaluate Whether Your Horse Can Go With You

Do you dream of trying a new…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

6 Tips for Selling Your Saddle

Do you have an extra saddle sitting around in your tack room? Chances are there’s a rider out there who could put that saddle to good use while putting a little extra cash in your pocket. Thanks to the internet, selling a saddle online isn’t particularly difficult. These tips will get you started.

Clean and Evaluate Your Saddle

Before you list your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Advantages of Riding to Music

Have you ever ridden to music? At first glance, riding to music might seem like an unnecessary distraction for the rider, but it actually has a number of advantages. So whether you have speakers in your arena or would have to rely on your iPod (use external speakers, not ear buds, when riding), here’s why you might want to start up the tunes when you…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 4, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

5 Tips for Breaking In Tall Boots

You've just purchased a new pair of tall boots – congratulations! Now the oh-so-fun process of breaking them in begins. Breaking in tall boots is uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and even a bit frustrating. It takes some time. However, there are a few things you can do to help speed the process along.

Wear Heel Lifts

It’s generally recommended to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Thoroughbred Racehorse Zippy Chippy Loses His 100th Race on September 10th, 2004

Whereas many racehorses are renowned for their incredible winning careers, there’s one racehorse who is known for just the opposite. Zippy Chippy, a 1991 Thoroughbred gelding, lost an incredible 100 races during his racing career, the 100th race being at the Northampton Fair in Northampton, Massachusetts on September 10,…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on September 1, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Is an Equine Community Right for You?

If you’re tired of having non-horsey neighbors, an equestrian community can solve that issue. But before you look into moving in, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of life in an equestrian community. Is an equestrian community right for you?

Safety

One of the major advantages of living in an equestrian community is the safety that it…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Get Involved in Horse Biomechanics Book

Most riders echo the sentiment expressed by this high-level professional dressage trainer, who said, “As a riding teacher, trainer and student of ‘the horse’ I’ve searched high and low to understand how to make the horses job easier for them and applicable for my students. Various training…

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Added by Understanding the Horse on August 14, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

What You Need to Know About Tying Up

Tying up, also known as exertional rhabdomyolysis, or ER, is a syndrome that affects the horse’s major muscle groups and tissues. When a horse is tying up, he can present as being unable to walk or move, since his body cannot control what would be normal muscle contraction and…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Inheriting Fear and Anxiety

What if the some of fear and anxiety you have when riding comes from fear and anxiety suffered by your grandparents?  Many of the riders I work with state that they don’t know why they are fearful, just that they are.  Recent research suggests that some forms of fear and anxiety may result from…

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Added by Understanding the Horse on January 7, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

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