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The Hat Nanny

Keep your cowboy hat and English riding helmet safe by storing them on The Hat Nanny. The Hat Nanny can sit on a shelf, hang on the wall, or even attach to a window or...

How to Properly Fit and Adjust a Halter

Charles Wilhelm shows how to properly fit and adjust a halter, and the difference between a rope halter and a web halter.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Is Riding a Pain in the Back?

We know many riders who suffer with back issues – backaches, stiffness, even slipped discs! The first thing to look at is their saddle, because many of these symptoms –...

How to Safely Adjust Stirrups and Girth While Mounted in English Tack

Stay steady! Know how to safely adjust stirrups and girth while mounted in english tack

Webinar: Fly Control on the Horse Farm/Ranch with Dr. Doug Ross

Entomologist Dr. Doug Ross will talk about flies as pests and give an overview of the different types of flies that annoy and bite horses.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 2 - Wither Clearance

Clearance at the withers should be 2-3 fingers for normal withers, mutton withers will have more clearance, and high withers will have less clearance. Clearance should be...

Video: Introduction to Laminitis from the Animal Health Foundation

In this video, Dr. Donald Walsh, DVM, founder of the Foundation and a practicing veterinarian who specializes in laminitis and founder, introduces you to this educational...

How to Fit a Helmet with the President of Charles Owen by SmartPak

Don't play head-games with your protection! Learn how to properly fit a Charles Owen helmet with SmartPak

Catching a Horse in a Herd

This video will show how to safely and effectively catch a horse in a herd. It will talk about horse herd dynamics, pecking order, how to halter and lead correctly and...

How to begin round penning a young horse

Charles Wilhelm shows how to start a young horse in the round pen, the equipment to use and some basic exercises.

Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n Braid

Don't let braiding take all day: Watch how to use Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n Braid from Straight Arrow for tighter braids, neater banding and easier mane training.

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