Equestrian Lifestyle

Bald Face Horse and other Horse Markings Explained

Bald Face Horse and other Horse Markings Explained

One of the most beautiful features of the horse is their unique markings. Horse markings typically refer to the presence of a light marking on an otherwise dark base color coat.  Every marking is different, and it is a reminder of each horses unique personality. […]

Horse Water Needs – Tips for managing a Horses Hydration

Horse Water Needs – Tips for managing a Horses Hydration

Water is essential for your horse’s health. It has a role to play in every part of the horse’s body. Learning to manage your horse’s water quality and intake is one of the most important skills to learn. Why is water so important? Water keeps […]

Can Horses Swim? The Facts about horses and swimming

Can Horses Swim? The Facts about horses and swimming

Horses, like many mammals, can swim naturally without being taught. When a horse swims, it paddles, similar to how a dog swims. If you looked through a clear window that allows you to see underwater, it would look like the horse doing a type of […]

The 9 Most Popular Horse Supplements

The 9 Most Popular Horse Supplements

Horse owners want to do the best for the health of their horses. To help owners fill this need, the use of horse supplements has become hugely popular. But knowing what one is the best or choosing between brands is overwhelming. To help you narrow […]

The Highland Pony – History, Uses, and Interesting Facts

The Highland Pony – History, Uses, and Interesting Facts

The Highland pony is one of the most well known native British horse breeds. The breed is specifically a Scottish pony that has developed over several centuries. Scotland has a harsh environment and climate that can often be quite severe in winter. The Highland pony […]

The Friesian Horse – History, Info, & Interesting Facts

The Friesian Horse – History, Info, & Interesting Facts

The Friesian horse breed has an undeniable presence. They stand tall and proud, making it very unlikely they would go unnoticed in a group of horses. Despite their bulky physique, the Friesian is graceful and light-footed in its movements. The Friesian is a popular and […]

The Most Common Types of Horse Bits

The Most Common Types of Horse Bits

Looking at horse bits is overwhelming. There are hundreds of different types. In recent years, many new designs have hit the market. However, choosing the right bit for your horse does not have to be complicated. Most horses will only need a common type. Let’s […]

Why do horses roll? Different reasons explained

Why do horses roll? Different reasons explained

If you spend enough time around horses, you will have noticed one of their favorite activities is having a good roll. A nice dusty part of the paddock or a muddy puddle is particularly appealing. Often to the horror of their owners who have just […]

9 Horse Equipment Essentials for first time owners

9 Horse Equipment Essentials for first time owners

Owning a horse is an expensive undertaking, especially for a first time owner that hasn’t built up a supply of equipment. However, after your initial outlay, your horse tack can last you years if you look after it well. 1. Grooming Kit A grooming kit […]

13 Tips for Improving Your Lower Leg Position

13 Tips for Improving Your Lower Leg Position

Whatever the equestrian discipline you participate in, the lower leg position is fundamental to the effectiveness and stability of the rider.  Flatwork and jumping require the rider to use the lower leg in tow completely different ways which reflect the demands of each discipline and […]