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Your First Horse

You’ve been horse shopping for a while, looking for that perfect partner. Well, you’ve finally found him—and he sailed through his pre-purchase exam with flying colors! While that might seem like the hard part, now is when you really have...
Ask a dozen horsepeople what breed is the best horse for riding and you’re bound to get a dozen different answers. The breed and type that suits you best will depend on the style of riding you want to...
By Andrea Monsarrat Waldo We’re all deeply attached to our horses; that emotional connection is a major reason why we own them. No one wants to hear the question, “Is this the right horse for you?” I’ve had to accept that...

Equine Economics

Once you have a few years of riding experience under your belt and feel pretty confident in your horse-handling abilities, purchasing or adopting a horse of your own may seem like the next logical step. But before you commit...
There’s something magical about naming a horse. We start off as children with little plastic equines that we stable on our bookcases. We give those horses names like Star or Jet. Then we move up to digital models that...
  Once you get your new horse settled in, he’ll need to be on the right feeding program to keep him healthy and in top shape. Unlike cats or dogs, horses aren’t just fed some kibble twice a day. They’re...
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Gear up for Horse Ownership

Congratulations on becoming a horse owner! Now that you’ve completed your search for the perfect equine partner, you’ll need to get outfitted for horse ownership. If you enjoy shopping, you’ll be in your element because there’s plenty of tack,...
Just like selecting a house or apartment can impact your quality of life, so does the place you choose to call home for your new horse. Finding the right boarding barn makes all the difference in your equine partner’s...
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