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Horse Rugs - An Introduction Posted By : Fred CJ Thomas

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Horse rugs are probably the most well-known part of the horse clothing line. These are similar to the jackets that people wear - protective material that surrounds a horse's body to keep them protected from things like extremes of weather. Horse rugs are particularly useful in the colder seasons because they can provide thermal insulation even when the temperatures drop drastically.



Horse Grooming and Accessories Posted By : Fred CJ Thomas

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

There are a wide variety of horse grooming accessories out there, and what you choose really depends on what your needs are. Horse brushes tend to be one item which all horse owners and keepers need. These are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and are suitable for every horse, no matter how big or small, or how long their hair is.



Mark Todd Equestrian Clothing Collection Posted By : Fred CJ Thomas

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

There are a great number of equestrian clothing brands out there, but perhaps none so well known as the Mark Todd Equestrian range. Famous for producing top quality equestrian clothing for riders and enthusiasts alike, the Mark Todd range continues to grow and gain in popularity. But what started it all? Who is Mark Todd and what makes him qualified to offer his very own range of horse riding gear?



Chaps and Gaiters: What's the Difference? Posted By : Fred CJ Thomas

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400

It's no surprise that horse riders can often get a little confused about the huge number of products available. With so much on the market, it can be a difficult task to know exactly what is vital and what is simply 'nice to have'. When it comes to horse riding itself, safety should always be your main concern.



Equestrian Supplies at Your Door at Online Tack Shops Posted By : Martyn Addison

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

The lover of horses now has reason to rejoice. Online shopping conveniences have been extended to equestrian supplies in the form of online tack shops. These online tack shops serve as the storehouse of equestrian supplies, so horse lovers, and horseback riders can buy the necessary supplies online, with much greater convenience than be made to go out to buy the equestrian supplies.



Are You Searching for the Perfect Riding Horse? Posted By : Sonia Dixon

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Before you go to great expense of buying a horse, you need to consider how much commitment and time you will be investing in your riding career. You can even evaluate how good a rider you are, and how much you really know about horses and horse care.



Good Equestrians Want To Know More Posted By : Sonia Dixon

Sat, 03 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

If you are someone who is passionate about riding a horse, and you want to use your time to learn more about your horse, then you might be interested in learning about horse riding. However, the choices to learn can be somewhat confusing. In order to help you choose and learn, you might want to look for something that keeps you focused, with a career that will offer you hands-on training and various skills for success in horses. There is no such thing as a "classroom equestrian", as you actually have to work with horses in order to become an equestrian.



Spirited Fun for Kids at Horseback Riding Camp Posted By : Jill Smi

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

There's no reason for a child to spend their summers home, alone and bored. With the number of different specialty camps available in most communities and nearby, the options are almost unlimited. Equine lovers, for example, tend to delight in the type of fun horseback riding camps deliver.



Dressage Riding - Using Correct Rein Contact Posted By : Sonia Dixon

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Horseback riding has grown as a long time favourite sport, and has just recently begun to become popular not just in the USA but all over the world, which is why using the correct rein contact is so important in riding. A rider's hands needs to guide, encourage - with alittle give and take without being hard or too strong. This is something riders should try. You may be delighted to see how quickly your horse will respond, as the reins are a means of communication.



Learn How to Ride with the Correct Riding Posture Posted By : Annette Willson

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Every movement we perform is a posture. Posture requires micro muscle movements continuously. How to maintain the correct upright posture in the saddle needs to be trained. This exercise program needs to start on the floor. It taught by an expert it is easy.



Managing Shoulder Pain in Horse Riders Posted By : Annette Willson

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Shoulder pain is such a difficult pain to manage. The shoulder has such a large Range of movement (ROM) available to it and is therefore unstable prone to injury.Horse Riders need to have good strong posture as riders, this can be trained.



Discover What Good Riders Know Before You Learn To Ride Horses Posted By : Annette Willson

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Riders learning to ride from the beginning have the advantage if they learn what muscles and how to train them from the start. Combining this with a great riding instructor is the best way to learn to ride horses. Some easy to follow tips for horses riders to read before they start their journey to learn to ride horses.



Words of Advice to Horse Lovers Posted By : Sonia Dixon

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Inside the arena is one of the most difficult moments at a competition for both the rider and the horse. The time immediately before entering the arena is the most crucial. You hope that the horse has worked is ready to do its best. But it is very easy for the horse to switch off between the warming-up area and the competition arena. You have to be alert with particularly young or inexperienced horses and ponies.



Looking for that Perfect Dressage Saddle for Your Horse? Posted By : Sonia Dixon

Sat, 06 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Saddles are usually made of wood, with the majority of saddles based around a structure called the tree, and the tree must fit the horse. Forget about cheap saddles. Why? Because quite literally, you DO get what you pay for if you buy a cheap saddle. And it's not just that you will be uncomfortable, but it will not make your horse all that happy either, and may actually do him harm. Ok you've tried cheap and figured out that isn't the way to go. You've tried expensive and, well, that worked, but holy smokes are the prices ever high. So here are some tips on how to shop for your next saddle.



Understanding Dressage and Horses Posted By : Sonia Dixon

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Dressage is the fastest growing equestrian activity today. It covers training the rider, training the horse and preparing for dressage competitions. Classical riding and training methods have survived for hundreds of years, largely passed down by word of mouth. These techniques have been proven to do the greatest good for the greatest number of horses. It is all about the gradual, systematic and gymnastic development of the horse.



A Horse Drawn Carriage for Any Season in Houston Posted By : Mike Huff

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400

The temperature makes it possible to have a Houston horse drawn carriage ride anytime of the year. In fact, riding along in an old-fashioned carriage drawn by a beautiful horse can be one of the simple pleasures in life no matter what season it may be.



Advantages of Horse Back Riding Posted By : Mari Milian

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400

For many centuries horseback riding has been much popular for many reasons. Soon, horse riding became a chief mode of travel. First, horses were mainly used for fighting and hunting purposes as the speed of the horse gave people good advantage. With the arrival of carriages, people are able to move themselves and their belongings to long distances with very little difficulty.



Why Do You Want To Change Your Horse's Bit? Posted By : Simon Viney

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400

The range of horse bits on sale is bewildering to all but the most seasoned ... I was going to say rider, but in this instance perhaps a better word is technician! - there are literally hundreds of different designs for different purposes. However , before you start thinking about changing the bits, a reality check is often helpful.



Your Groom - A Key Partnership in Horse Showing Success Posted By : Kathy Keeley

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Good grooms are worth their weight in gold at a horse show. The groom is a key behind-the-scenes partner in a successful show career and has his own role to play in making sure horses are well cared for and kept ready to show.



Jumping Finesse: Don't Get Shaken Loose! Posted By : Ron Petracek

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Do you have a horse who loves to jump? That's great news! Many riders would love to be in your shoes - or stirrups as the case may be. It's no fun when you lose your balance going over a jump. Learn how to keep your position even on horses who go really big!



Riding Down Hills Posted By : Ron Petracek

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Why zigzagging isn't a good idea! - And other riding tips that you will find quite useful. When you are out riding on trails, there is a right way-and a wrong way-to go down hills. As with many skills in riding, the key to successfully and safely navigating hills is good balance.



Researching and Purchasing Horse Racing Handicapping Systems Posted By : Carl Wagner

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400

At one time or another, the sales pitch of a handicapping system has sucked all of us in. We just couldn't resist the promise of big returns for a small investment and bought some product. The system usually had us doing hours of mathematical calculations or looking for some implausible angle that arose maybe once a month. Cash some tickets; rip some up, either way we might be little or no better off. My goal in this writing is to steer the reader away from future awful purchases and shed some light on what to really expect from systems.



How We Moved from Local Shows to Circuit Shows Posted By : Kathy Keeley

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Our family became involved in horse showing when we started out in local farm shows and then moved to local association shows and onto regional and national AAA circuit shows. We gained valuable insight along the way, had to upgrade our horses and our tack, and had to develop a single-minded focus for all involved.



How to Get Organized for a New Year of Horse Shows Posted By : Kathy Keeley

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

In late January, we start organizing lists and beginning to plan what has to be done for the upcoming season. We start sorting, cleaning, and reorganizing our show items and develop joint lists and distribute the work. Here's how we divide our tasks...



How Showing Horses Has Made Me A Better Parent Posted By : Kathy Keeley

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Horse showing creates many opportunities to parent and raise a healthy teenager. Teachable moments are prevalent throughout a horse show, as well as opportunities to practice communication skills and instill your family values in your teen Below are some real-life examples of how you can transform sports situations found in horse shows into real life lessons.