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16 Tips for Keeping a Horse Alone

16 Tips for Keeping a Horse Alone

Horses are herd animals who naturally crave the companionship of other horses. If left alone for long periods they can suffer real separation anxiety. However horses can be taught to be alone and this lesson should come a young age while they are in the stable, […]

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

It takes on average 4-6 weeks to break in a horse in but that time span is based on several assumptions.  If all the handling and preparatory work has been done properly then it should be plain sailing.  The horse’s temperament and character can also […]

Best Horse Riding Helmets for Western Riders 2020

Best Horse Riding Helmets for Western Riders 2020

The debate about whether Barrel Racers and Western Style riders should wear helmets seems to be never ending. On one side people believe that helmets are not part of the culture of Western riding and that they do not need one. On the other side […]

How Horses Sleep – Equine Sleep Behavior interesting Facts

How Horses Sleep – Equine Sleep Behavior interesting Facts

How many times have you paused by a field and wondered if the flat out and prone horse in the sunshine is still breathing?  Horses can really sleep in the field and the stable. To the uninitiated can look like they have died. Here are […]

7 Ways to Stop your Horse Biting

7 Ways to Stop your Horse Biting

Anyone who has been on the receiving end of an equine nip or bite will know only too well how painful it is.  Probably less deadly than a kick, biting is nevertheless an unwelcome and dangerous habit. There are many ways to stop a horse […]

How to Choose the Right Sized Horse

How to Choose the Right Sized Horse

Whether you’re buying a horse for yourself, for your child, or for someone else, it’s important to know what size of horse that you should get. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as just walking to a farm and picking out one that looks like […]

How to help horses that are difficult to bridle

How to help horses that are difficult to bridle

What makes horses difficult to bridle? This most commonly occurs due to a past incident which has frightened the horse or caused pain.  Horses remember bad experiences and one incident can be enough to create a new behavior pattern.  Very occasionally, some horses seem to […]

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

Horse napping is when a horse refuses to move in the direction that you want to go. It is a behavioral pattern that can often be very tricky to correct. It can occur for a number of reasons such as a lack of trust, rider […]

6 Facts about Horse Vision that you didn’t Know

6 Facts about Horse Vision that you didn’t Know

A horses vision determines the way in which they perceive and interact with the world around them. They have large that are located laterally on their face which gives them  an excellent range of vision. As a prey animal this range of vision is particularly […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is not without its challenges but is an important part of rider development and education plus a prerequisite in dressage once you reach a certain competitive level.  More advanced movements like shoulder in and half pass can only really be executed in sitting […]