You love riding, right? Thinking you want to make a little money at it? Or even better maybe you can make a career of it? Here are several options for making money with horses: Trainer This seems like an obvious option, but it can be the hardest. You need a lot of riding and training experience to go train horses on your own, but there are options to still make money … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Turn Horse Riding Into A Business
Colic is the number one killer of horses. So what can you do to lessen the chances your horse will be stricken with colic? Here are some care tips that may help. Remember to always consult your vet when making any changes to the care of your horse. Feed Changes Horses have sensitive digestive systems and quick changes in diet can upset that system. Always make hay and … [Read more...] about Are You Worried About Colic?
Trail riding should be fun and relaxing, but every rider should follow some basic etiquette while on the trail: Riding in a single file line is usually safest with a group of riders. It is wise to keep about a horse length in between horses, especially when riding with horses you do not know.Always pass another horse with plenty of room and in a controlled manner. Crashing … [Read more...] about 6 Trail Riding Manners You Need To Know
A horse that jigs on the trail is very frustrating. Most of the time the solution is not a one and done sort of deal. Retraining a jigger takes time, patience and repetition. Here are a few tips that can help you get headed in the right (and smoother!) direction. Check All Tack Make sure there is nothing pinching, pulling, pushing, poking, you get the idea. A horse that … [Read more...] about Stop Jigging NOW With These Simple Tips
Focused Groundwork Everyone talks about groundwork, but is your groundwork productive? Don't just aimlessly walk over poles or longe your horse round and round in circles. Make a GOAL. Is your horse afraid of tarps? Start with the tarp folded up and work your horse near it. Unfold it, bit by bit, until your horse can be near it without spooking. Is your horse … [Read more...] about 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Relationship With Your Horse