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[3 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

The different types of horse bits available can be somewhat overwhelming.  To the casual observer why the huge variety?   This variety has arisen over time in response to the needs of different riders and their specific activity.  Also what might be surprising to the non horse person is the great variety of different horse activities.  This variety has been an important driver in the origin of differently performing horse bits and especially in the competitive sphere where winning is important.
Probably the most commonly known horse activities are horse …

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[1 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Horses are readily obtainable to purchase in a number of different breeds, riding disciplines in addition to price levels. Buying a horse is a large outlay and its thus important that the purchaser consider all the conditions of the sale and not be forced into buying if he is not 100% sure. The buyer must always insist upon a receipt or bill of sale, that way he is protected should the ownership of the horse ever end up being problematic.
When it comes to selecting your own horse, you have to …

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[31 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Originating from the province of the Netherlands, the Friesian horse is a beauty to behold.  Graceful and nimble in size these horses where once in great demand for warfare driving them to near extinction.  If you are looking to purchase a Friesian you should take a few things into consideration.
Cross-breeding throughout the years has led to many variations of this graceful beauty but if you are looking for a pure-bred then you should keep a few things in …

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[29 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Making your decision to purchase horse jumps is not a simple one. The most important consideration is quality, this safeguards your horse from potential harm and also saves you money in the long run as your equipment will last longer. The most expensive jumps are not always the very best jumps.  Look at the prices presented and render your choice based on the caliber of the jump, and never the price. Quality is the most important factor when buying gear pertaining to this particular outdoor activity. Wood jumps and PVC …

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[28 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

There are many items that are considered as equestrian horse tack, including the breastplates, bridle, girth, halter, harnesses, lead ropes, martingale, saddle pad, and stirrup.  Nevertheless, the saddle probably represents the biggest and most expensive tack investment you will make. 
 Buying a used dressage saddle will greatly lessen the sum you will need to invest and should regularly permit you to have a better quality item than you could undoubtedly manage if you were limited to getting only new items. There are on the other hand, things you should bear in …

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[27 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

If you are interested in getting a Miniature Horse,there are a few points that you could learn first about them. If you are intrigued to buy horses  that are little equine type such as a donkey, you’ll find they can be very sturdy animals and are well-considered to be unmoved by other wild animals like foxes or coyotes. You will normally find a donkey out grazing with a flock of sheep or perhaps a herd of cattle.
You may even desire a pony. They can be very desirable animals and are versatile in …

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[16 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Learning to ride horses correctly and effectively is arguably more difficult than learning to drive a car. Follow the basic instructions that are common to all cars and you’ll eventually be able to drive any car within a short time. Horses have some rules but you have the added ‘feature’ of individualism. Learn to ride one horse and get on another and the techniques you used on the first horse might be ignored, or worse still interpreted differently by the second horse. Imagine driving off in a new car, hitting …

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[14 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

When you buy a horse from auctions, these horses are traded as they are, you are not offered with money-back warranties and you barely have any legal protection. In this case, it would be a big loss if you end up with a horse that is a problem. You need to be knowledgeable in determining which horses are worth your hard earned money, and which ones usually are not. It would benefit that you arrive early on the auction day so you’ll have ample time for you to examine the …

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[13 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

Getting to the bottom of any problem typically requires a degree of communication between the parties involved. Speak the wrong language and you might be able to resort to sign language to at least make some progress.  However when it comes to addressing problems between man and beast just ask any Veternarian, communication takes on a different challenge.
Man has been riding horses for hundreds of years and getting the most from the horse has been a continual challenge. When we consider professionals in industries such as horse racing there are …

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[12 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Friesian horses were thought to have evolved in the Netherlands as a breed from European war horses many centuries ago.  In their early days as a breed, they were strong and hardy enough to carry a fighting knight dressed in full armor.
A hallmark of a purebred Friesian horse was its black color.  While small numbers of them are known to occur in additional colors such as chestnut.  Although the typical purebred Friesian horse does not bear any markings, some have a small star shape located on their foreheads.
Others have more …