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How to Put Polo Wraps and Standing Wraps on Horses

Wrap it up! Be sure you know how to put polo wraps and standing wraps on horses, thanks to the Certified Horsemanship Association

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Time for Devon!

In the late 90’s I was boarding at a small breeding farm in New Jersey. Several years in a row, the farm’s owner took a few youngsters to the breed show at Dressage at Devon (DAD) in Devon, Pennsylvania. I was lucky enough to tag along as an extra pair of hands. I remember the excitement we all felt as we readied the horses and trailers for the three-hour trek to the historic show grounds with the



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The Oft-Forgotten Bot

She may be doing a good imitation, but that hairy black-and-yellow insect buzzing around your horse’s front legs is not a bee. It’s a female horse bot fly, intent on “gluing” her eggs to the most advantageous spots.



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#WalkInOurBoots with Kelly McDowall

Trainer Kelly McDowall of Franktown, Colorado, shares how he would advise a rider to prepare to compete at the world show level. Hint: It starts with planning. #WalkInOurBoots in this behind-the-scenes interview.



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Can Wiggling My Fingers Help Get My Horse on the Bit?

Wiggling your fingers is neither a quick fix nor a correct technique to get your horse on the bit. The only part of the horse that wiggling your fingers affects is his jaw. While you might feel that you gain control by wiggling the bit, the only thing you control is the horse’s head, neck and flexion, leaving the rest of the body uninfluenced. This can be described as front-to-back riding.



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