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Heat Stress: How to Keep Your Horses Cool

Summers are always a tough time for horses. And there’s no getting around it. Between the heat and humidity, the threat of a heat stroke looms over everyone, even our horses. Heat stress is a cause for major concern for our equine friends and shouldn’t be taken lightly. With their large muscle mass, horses generate…

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Tips For Adopting Your First Mustang

During the last 20 years, mustang adoptions and mustang makeovers have become well-known events across our country. America’s wild horses are a national treasure and symbol of beauty. These horses come in all sizes, body types and colors. They have proven to be champions in many types of horse discipline including dressage, endurance, barrel racing,…

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Riding in a Cross Country Pair Pace

Do you like to laugh with your fellow riders, try new types of riding, and ride your horse in beautiful places? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then a Pair Pace may be for you. In a nutshell, a Pair Pace involves a team of one to four riders traversing a cross-country…

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Safely Riding Horses in the Mountains - buy707.com

Tips for Safely Riding Horses in the Mountains

Riding horses in the mountains is an adventure I have enjoyed for many years. This month I enjoyed taking two girls, ages 10 and 11, on an overnight camping trip near the Lizard Head Wilderness in southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm and energy of youth made for an exceptionally fun and memorable trip and the girls…

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The Vital Importance of Vital Signs: The 5 Point Check

Most horse owners have heard these words: “Hay, water, and salt are the mainstay of horse nutrition.” These three inputs to a horse’s body are directly linked to the overall health of a horse. As a competitive distance rider, I am familiar with the importance of checking your horse’s vital signs at each vet check…

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How to Calm Your Anxious and Nervous Horses

Being able to calm nervous horses down is a vital skill for a rider to develop.  Horses, as prey animals, are prone to nervousness and acute startle responses. Their emotional responses are often a result of external stimuli from their surroundings, but are also affected by the emotions of their rider. Our equine friends are…

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A Basic Guide to Grooming Your Horse

A horse with a slick, glossy coat can turn heads. A slick coat is what makes a horse look happy and healthy. That’s why it’s helpful for you to master some horse grooming tricks even if you never plan to show your horse. This post will provide you with a few basic grooming tips to…

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7 Simple Tips to Keep Your Horse Hydrated

Especially with summer approaching, it’s even more important to ensure that your horse remains hydrated and healthy. You’ll have to closely monitor how much water your horse consumes water so you can make sure that it doesn’t get dehydrated.

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How to Tie Your Horse Safely and Securely

How to Tie Your Horse Safely and Securely

Tying a horse may seem so natural to you that you take it for granted. You’ve done it thousands of times while you groom your horses or saddle them. What some horse owners forget are the safety requirements involved in tying a horse. So this post will help you learn about how to tie your…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Horse Skin Protection

As a horse owner, one of the responsibilities you have to fulfill is to ensure healthy equine skin. In most cases, your horse’s skin doesn’t require any special attention. However, it’s crucial to avoid taking healthy skin for granted. Changing temperatures and health conditions could make your horse prone to skin problems. And these problems…

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