Advice

Barn-Casual Style

Look your best at the barn in comfortable, casual clothes that don’t scrimp on style.



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Nervous? Slow Down and Focus

What you do and think when first beginning a ride can keep you calm and boost your confidence.



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What Causes the Odd Gait of ‘Sidewinding’?

A stable owner wonders what could be causing this Quarter Horse mare to move crookedly in a persistent ‘shoulder-in’ gait.


Apr 23, 2014

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Barn-Cooling Products for Home and Away

Check out these items designed to help your barn or show stall stay safely and comfortably cool.



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How to: Forehand-Turn Basics

Trainer LaRae Powell offers step-by-step instruction to teach a turn on the forehand.



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Parade-Proof Your Horse

These de-spook strategies are essential if you plan to ride in a parade, plus they’re excellent training for any horse.



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5 Rules for Feeding Wisely

Feeding for good health doesn’t have to be complicated. Just follow these simple rules.



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When to Move On

Stacy Westfall explains when it’s time to consider selling your horse, and move on to one that better suits your needs.



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Every Minute Counts

Every single minute you spend with your horse is meaningful; it can be positive or negative. You want to build plenty of positive experiences to help you and your horse work as a team to your fullest...



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'Buddy' Problems on the Trail

Does your horse display "buddy behavior" on the trail? Does he get anxious and misbehave if you ask him to move beyond or away from one or more of his equine friends? This is a common...



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Mare Has Trouble Breathing

Q: I have a 13-year-old blue roan Paint mare. Recently she's begun having problems breathing. Not all the time, but frequently she seems to be having an asthma attack. We've been giving...


Mar 31, 2014

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Gloves for Riding and Barn Work

Tips for choosing gloves for use in the barn.



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9 Tips for a Long, Lovely Tail

Follow these strategies, and you’ll help your horse grow the longest, most beautiful tail his genes will allow.



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Seven Steps to Better, Easier Stall Mucking

It’s no one’s favorite job, but here’s how to save time and maximize results cleaning stalls.



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The Height of the Matter

Springtime is a great time to measure your horse for registration or record purposes. Here is an understandable explanation of how to measure a horse's weight and height with a tape...



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