Horse Shower

Tips for Keeping Your Horse Cool this Summer

Ensure your horse keeps its cool during a heatwave – Horses are a lot like humans. Admittedly, it’s rare for us humans to carry a small man clad in garish colours on our back or tuck into a mound of hay – but when it comes to coping during a heatwave, horses and humans often have…

Mare and Foal

Horse Training

If you buy a foal or a horse that is green broke, you will need to be prepared to train your horse. After all, a badly trained horse is not just unenjoyable. A horse is a big animal and can be downright dangerous if he is not properly trained. Of course, it is not easy…

Horse Eating an Apple

How to Behave Around a Horse

Horseback riding is a fun and relaxing activity for both adults and children. However, horses are large, powerful animals and are easily startled. Before you or your children go horseback riding, you should know how to behave around a horse. One of the first things anyone interested in horses should know is that horses can’t…

Angry Horse

Reading a Horse’s Body Language

If you’ve ever been the victim of an animal bite, you may think that the attack came out of nowhere. However, if you knew how to read an animal’s body language, you would probably have seen one or two tell tale signals that may have enabled you to avoid being bitten. Just like other animals,…

Tack Room

Horse Tack

If you are figuring up the cost of buying a horse and haven’t added in the cost of tack, you will need to reevaluate your budget. Horse tack is an essential part of owning a horse, whether you plan to ride your horse for pleasure or compete in equestrian sport events. Tack doesn’t just allow…

Rider in a Horse Jumping Show

Competing in Events With Your Horse

While there is certainly nothing wrong with riding your horse just for fun and relaxation, competing in events can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Competing brings you and your horse closer together and improves your riding skills. Whether you like to complete intricate dressage movements, jump hurdles or rope calves, you can find an…

Horse in Stall

Dismounting and Untacking Your Horse

You’ve had your very first experience with riding a horse and it was absolutely wonderful. However, even if you’re having the best time of your life, you can’t stay up there forever. Eventually, you will need to get off that horse. Luckily, it is not very hard to dismount a horse. In fact, it is…

English Dressage

English Versus Western Riding

So, you want to learn how to ride a horse, but then you found out that there are two different types of horseback riding, English and Western. Now, you need to choose the right one for you, but are they really that different? Is one better than the other? Actually, English and Western riding really…

Saddle and Stirrups

Get Your Horse Moving

You’ve managed to make it up on top of your horse and boy, is it a long way down! Now, how do you get him to move? After all, you don’t want to make an animal this big mad when you are on his back. Surely you aren’t supposed to kick him, right? Actually, yes,…