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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Training your horse to jump water

If you’ve ever ridden a green horse through a cross country course, you’re probably familiar with the term “early bath.” But don’t worry, nearly every horse has problems with it’s first water jump encounter.

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[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
How to fit a horse blanket

Last week while I was brushing down my mare, I noticed I was barely brushing anything but skin on her chest. With a better look and a little investigation, I realized her blanket was rubbing her hair off. I had never been great at sizing blankets, and I realized now that I really sucked. So, how do you figure out what size your horse needs and how do you confirm that it fits well? Follow these quick steps and you’ll be better than I am in no time (but that’s not saying much).

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[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Is it bad to give your horse treats?

I know a few horses in the barn that could (and will!) run you over for a sugar cube, and I’m sure you do too. But is it healthy for them?

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
What is equestrian cross country?

Cross Country is one of the three stages of Eventing, where the horse and rider’s endurance, speed, and jumping skills are tested on a course of obstacles.