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  • 5 Ways To Improve Your Riding in 2016

    1.  Get regular riding lessons, or better yet, learn the biomechanics of riding. Biomechanics study how the body moves and rider biomechanics look specifically at issues like your foot slipping out of the stirrup or your knee coming up.  Check out www.centaurbiomechanics.co.uk or ‘Equine Biomechanics for Riders: The Key to Balanced Riding’ by Karin Blignault….

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  • Travel & Adventure – Costa Rica

    I recently blogged about an idyllic holiday ranch in Spain offering a more natural experience with horses in Andalucia: Barefoot and bitless riding. I have now discovered another place that also sounds out of this world. They were awarded the ‘Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award’ for receiving the 5-star certificate of excellence 5 times!…

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  • Trail Riding? There’s an App for That!

    Wrapping my head around today’s technology can be a bit challenging. It all changes so fast and the actual process behind smart phones, GPS, and Wi-Fi baffles me. My kids are fluent – They don’t know any different. Yet, I almost dread the learning curve required for the gadgets and devices the next generation will…

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  • Treat Your Horse (And Yourself) This Summer!

    Summer is well and truly here (for one half of the globe anyway!) and many of us are enjoying the bright mornings and long evenings. Where else in the world would you be except out on the trail on a lazy, late summer afternoon, taking in the smells and sights with your best equine pal….

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  • 10 Steps to Barefoot Bliss!

    Your First Ten Steps to Going Barefoot So, you want to get your horse barefoot but you are not sure where to start. Here are the top ten steps on getting you going the right way to a better life for you and your horse: 1.  Read, Read, Read: get your hands on as many…

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  • Use It or Lose It! Protecting the National Trails System

    “Protecting and improving access to our national forests is important for the millions of Americans who enjoy these lands,” said Paul Spitler, Director of Wilderness Campaigns at The Wilderness Society. American Horse Publications recently released an article in relation to the National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act, a bipartisan bill to improve public access to…

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  • Happy Birthday to the Fabulous Trek Hoof Boot!

    It is with pleasure that I am announcing the first Birthday of our Cavallo Trek Boot! It’s been a full year since you were first introduced to the new Trek Boot, by Cavallo.   During Trek’s 1st year on the market, you’ve shown your overwhelming delight by providing some incredible feedback. Trek is now Cavallo’s most…

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  • Needful Things

    By Carole Herder What is your favorite piece of horse equipment? What could you not do without? I think we all have that ‘essential’ tool, the ‘must have’ aid. Excluding your bridle and saddle (if you use them!), is it your hoof pick? Your long-lines? Your neck rein/strap? Your rasp? Your plaiting bands?? For many…

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  • Max’s Simple Boots

      I want to share my horse story with you. I am 40 yrs old and got my first horse a year and a half ago (after wanting one since I was 6). I got a 13 year old Appaloosa gelding who is the best horse in the world. His name is Max. The previous…

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