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In this section, find some great tips on how to ride a horse, how to care for your horse and many other horse how to advice guides!
Slip and Slide - Finding the Right Traction for Your Horse this Winter
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 09 December 2013

In the winter, it can be easy to assume that your horse has the right amount of traction, but a trip or a slip can mean ser...

Fix All Your Saddle Fit Problems
How to - Tack and Equipment Tuesday 12 November 2013

Do you find yourself stressing over the perfect saddle for your horse? Have you noticed that your existing saddle isn’t...

Adjust Your Horse's Saddle As He Ages
How to - Tack and Equipment Monday 21 October 2013

Do you expect your body to stay the same throughout your life? Of course not! Your body changes as you age, and so too do the...

Tips on Advertising your Unwanted
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 10 January 2013
Now it’s January and the sales have started, what better time to sell all your unwanted tack and riding gear to start the New Year. Here is a guide to show you the best ways to advertise you...
Guide to Horse Rugs
How to - Tack and Equipment Tuesday 04 December 2012
There are so many different types of horse rugs available that it is easy to become confused about which ones to buy. From Lightweight to heavyweight rugs, they all provide a different b...
Why Use a Stock Trailer?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
It is not uncommon for someone used to horse shows and fancy facilities to wonder why so many horse people still use old-fashioned stock trailers for their animals.  With so many options avai...
Which Martingale Should I Use?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
There are two basic types of martingales, the standing martingale and the running martingale.  Depending on your discipline and your purpose, both have their place in your training repertoire...
When to Upgrade your Bit
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
When to Upgrade your Bit If you have been riding for any length of time, you will have seen it.  A rider is struggling with her headstrong horse, and the coach steps up and suggests tr...
What’s in a Noseband?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
English nosebands come in a wide array of styles and shapes.  While most bridles come equipped with a basic cavasson noseband, sometimes a rider chooses a different style of noseband.  W...
What Types of Trailers are Out There?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
If you are considering buying a horse trailer, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the wide selection available on the market.  From front facing to slant load to stock trailers, everyone claim...
Tractor vs. Skid Steer
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
One of the biggest investments you will have to make when you buy a new farm is your primary piece of equipment.  While most people automatically assume that they will need a tractor, there a...
To Shoe or Not to Shoe
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
There are many different opinions on the importance of shoes on a horse.  Some farriers and trainers insist that without a shoe, your horse will never remain sound.  Others insist that t...
The Snaffle Bit
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
Probably the most common bit out there is the snaffle bit.  Suited for both English and Western riding, snaffles can be found on bridles in most riding stables across America. A snaffl...
The Right Fit
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
When buying a saddle, be it new or used, it is very important that the saddle not only fit you, but that it also fits your horse.  While some saddles can be re-stuffed, only so much can be ch...
The Importance of the Helmet
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
While people are becoming more aware of the need for head safety, somehow the equestrian world has missed the boat.  Cyclists are wearing helmets, worrying about the potential impact should t...
Taking Apart the Bridle: Understanding what all those Straps are for
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
While most horse people are familiar with what parts make up a bridle, it is remarkable how few truly understand what goes into it.  With so many parts, it is no wonder that people don’...
Should I Invest in a Trailer?
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
If you have horses and like to get off the property to ride, you probably have asked yourself this question at least once.  There are many things to consider when thinking of buying a trailer...
Picking the Right Trailer
How to - Tack and Equipment Friday 20 January 2012
If you have decided to invest in purchasing a trailer you will probably be overwhelmed by the immense range of trailer available on the market.  There are many things to consider when selecti...
Let’s Build a Barn: Creating a Floor Plan
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 19 January 2012
If you are going to build a barn, it is important to carefully consider what you will need as you create your floor plan.  There are several essential spaces needed in a barn, and unless you ...
Leather vs. Synthetic - Choosing the Right Material for your Saddle
How to - Tack and Equipment Thursday 19 January 2012
When shopping for a saddle, you will see that there is a wide range of options available to you.  Not only are there many different styles of saddle, there are also a range of materials from ...
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