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EQUESTRIAN FITNESS GUIDE

How To Improve Your Fitness To Improve Your Riding We, equestrians, are athletes just like in any other sport and whichever discipline we ride, our fitness is as important as the fitness and performance of our horses. When both the horse and the rider are equally fit, this enables them to achieve their goals easier as the rider will have more stamina, endurance, strength, and flexibility in the saddle to be the perfect partner for the horse. It is known that many professional riders have professional fitness programs besides riding programs to improve their riding by improving their general performance. Furthermore, having a regular fitness program helps riders to stay always in show shape even when they cannot practice enough...

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HORSE SHOW ETIQUETTE

Basic Principals of Horse Show Etiquette  Competing at horse shows as a rider and winning prizes is whether professional or beginner almost every rider’s aspiration. Horse shows are also a perfect fun time activity for horse lovers to watch amazing riders and horses. However, when all the nervous riders, trainers, families, and enthusiastic spectators come together, things can get a bit stressful and you may see people becoming more and more aggressive. One pinch of anxiety can sometimes ruin everything but by following simple rules of horse show etiquette, everything can go smoothly for all the riders, horses, trainers, and spectators.   Here are the basic principals that we all should follow at horse shows: Riders The show day is...

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CORRECT BLANKETING FOR HORSES

Blanketing Tips For Horse Owners  Winter is here! Mud, ice, snow, winter coat, grooming, and caring problems… When the weather conditions get extremely harsh, there are many things that we start worrying about for our horses and blanketing is one of them. Especially, as the myths about blanketing are spreading around at your barn, you might get confused easily and can’t decide if you should blanket or not. Another problem is, of course, choosing the correct type of blanket. Worry no more! We get you and we will help you figure out how to correctly blanket or not blanket your horse!   To Blanket or Not To Blanket The first thing you need to decide is if your horse needs...

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OVERCOME YOUR RIDING FEAR

Tips To Overcome Horse-Riding Fear Horse riding is regarded as one of the most dangerous sports in the world, that is true. It can sometimes be quite risky and even deadly. Does this mean that we should be afraid of horses and horseback riding? Clearly, there is no place for fear in our sport to be successful and achieve our dreams. As a common equestrian quote says “Your horse can only be as brave as you are.” This quote is even supported by a study of the University of Guelph which showed that horses pick up their rider's fear and become more fearful themselves. You may have fears because of an incident, a bad experience, or maybe you may just...

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EQUESTRIAN X-MAS

Equestrian Style Christmas Christmas is maybe the favorite holiday of many equestrians out there to spend more time with their horses and family. Nobody can say no to some quality time with family and horses to refreshen yourself. Riding on the snow-white fields and creating joyful memories with your horse and then having an amazing feast with all the family members… Yes, we know how good it fells! And we decided to share our ideas with you to prepare your own Equestrian Style X-mas!  Decoration Ideas  A good decoration is a must when you are celebrating Christmas. If you want to show your equestrian spirit in your Christmas decoration as well, there are many ways to do it. Here are...

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