Who Could Deny a Polka Dotted Pony?

We’ve all had “that” horse. The one who tears at your heart and is the one who will never be matched. For me “that horse” was my first—Jonah. He belonged to a long-time friend of my mother who had

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Show Skills for Every Horse

Whether he competes or not, here are five skills every horse needs to have.

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Horseback Riding Lessons

You should enjoy your horseback riding lessons.Horse Journal editor Cynthia Foley offers suggestions for finding the right horseback riding facility and lesson program.How do you know that the place

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Taking Riding Lessons—Where Do You Start?

A Beginner's Guide to Horses By Jayne D. Wilson So you want to begin horseback riding lessons? Knowing where to start can be tough. You must decide which discipline you’d like to begin with. Do

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If You Hate Breathing Arena Dust, Imagine How Your Horse Feels

The dust in your arena is even more irritating to your horse than to you.A horse's lungs are bigger than ours so when we're choking on the dust kicked up by equine footing so is he only more so. On

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The Benefits of Hippotherapy: Freedom Through a Horse

Therapy horses like the sweet mare pictured here open a new world for their riders. | Photo courtesy of Horse&RiderI saw a child who couldn't walkSit on a horse laugh and talk.Then ride through a field of daisiesand yet he couldn't walk

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Horse Hauling Tip: Make Sure Those Wheels are Ready to Roll

Checking your tires before you travel with horses can keep you from needing roadside assistance. | Photo courtesy of USRiderYou've planned your horse riding vacation and are certain you've thought of

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A Sneak Peek at Some Hot Riding Breeches for Winter

 The Kerrits new Power Stretch Pocket Tight winter breeches in charcoal. | Photo courtesy Kerrits Performance Equestrian ApparelIt's fall and we're ready to talk winter breeches. But I write

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An Alternative To The Cost Of Riding Lessons

Hi! There is another option other than paying for riding lessons or buying a horse: borrowing a horse to ride. But this doesn't mean you should be expected to know how to break a horse from bucking.

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Learn How to Do the Emergency Dismount

Learn how to do the emergency dismount to stay out of harm's way when bareback riding. By Stacy Westfall with Jennifer Forsberg-Meyer for Horse & Rider magazine.

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20-20 Vision: Riding with An Instructor

A good horse instructor will help your horsemanship abilities soar by being your eyes on the ground. Here's how to get the most out of the relationship.

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The Adult Longeing Guide

Exercises to Build an Independent Seat

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How To Tie Your Horse Properly

AQHA Professional Horsewoman Nancy Cahill explains the basics of tying your horse--from the safest places to the best kinds of knots.

Video: How To Lead Your Horse From a Herd

Wading into a bunch of loose horses to collect yours can be daunting. This video from the Bay Area Equestrian Network shows how to do it safely.

Video: How to Read a Lip Tattoo

Learn how to read a lip tattoo, which varies in different breeds. Courtesy Bay Area Equestrian.

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