Best Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide

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Any horseperson knows that when you train horses, you never stop learning. The more you talk to and watch and listen to other trainers, the better your own training becomes. There are lots of times, though, when you won’t have the opportunity to chat with another trainer or to watch how someone else solves a … Read moreBest Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide

Best Horse Training Equipment – Review & Buying Guide

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Horses need a lot of stuff. No matter how minimalist you might be in your own non-equine life, you can’t handle or train your horse properly without a range of good, basic equipment. Specifically, you need equipment that will hold up to the job and not cost the moon and stars because as all horse … Read moreBest Horse Training Equipment – Review & Buying Guide

Baby’s First Trim

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Spring is about to spring! Time to start seriously thinking about babies. And by that I mean horse babies. Before you know it, they will have to stand still and you will have to trim them. And cute as they are, they are often terrible at standing still and letting people do stuff to them, … Read moreBaby’s First Trim

Pick it Up! How to Train Your Horse to Lift its Feet for the Farrier

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Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 In a perfect world, a horse will have been schooled from day one to lift its feet up and set them down as requested, but we don’t live in that world. We live in a world where horses happy to rhythmically lift and place their feet on their ways to their … Read morePick it Up! How to Train Your Horse to Lift its Feet for the Farrier

Stand Up! How to Train Your Horse to Stand for the Farrier

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I am not a farrier, but my experiences with them suggests that nothing is more irritating to their existence than animals who won’t stand still and let them do their ever-loving jobs. There’s no better gift than teaching your young horse, or your older, flight-ready animal, to keep still long enough that the farrier can … Read moreStand Up! How to Train Your Horse to Stand for the Farrier