Buying A Horse At Auction

Horse auctions have had a very bad press for many years which has put a lot of people off of buying horses there. In the past few decades though they’ve undergone a transformation and are no longer the shady places there used to be where horses were bought and sold with no questions asked. We’ve all heard plenty of horror …

How To Ride Safely In The Snow

We all love riding in the summer when the air is warm and the sun is shining but just because it’s snowing outside and the air is bitterly cold it doesn’t mean to say that you can’t or shouldn’t be riding. Unlike riding in the summer you will need to take extra precautions such as wearing more and thicker layers …

Barrel Racing vs Show Jumping

Equestrians the world over will argue until the cows come home which is the best sport and which is the most dangerous. Chances are which one you think is the best will depend on which side of the metaphorical fence you fall (pardon the pun), Western or English. But when you take a discipline from the Western camp and one …

Preparing Your Horse For Winter

When the weather starts to get colder we all have our own ways of dealing with it and keeping warm but what’s the best way of helping our horses deal with the cold and stay warm? Every horse will cope with the cold differently and some breeds, depending on their native habit, will be able to deal with it better. …

Can I Ride Horses While Pregnant?

Horse riding has got so many benefits and advantages that it can be hard to think why anybody would stop riding yet whether you should or shouldn’t ride while you’re pregnant is an issue that has divided people with strong arguments on either side of the fence. But with strong opinions for and against it can be very difficult to …

Strengthening Exercises For Horses With A Weak Back

Just as we do horses can suffer from back problems which can not only make riding difficult but can also cause the horse a lot of pain. The vertebrae of a horse’s spine are close together and, just like our spines are, they’re supported by muscles, this works perfectly for horses with the back and abdominal muscles (known as their …

Can I Go Horse Riding If I Have Diabetes?

If you’re recently been diagnosed with diabetes you might be worried about whether or not you’re able to continue riding or if you’re okay to take it up as a hobby but the good news is that yes in theory you can still ride or begin learning to ride. The reason I say in theory though is because if you’re …

30 Household Items That Are Yard Essentials

There always seems to be an endless list of equipment that you need at the barn, not to mention ‘essential’ things that don’t do the job as well as you’d expected or hoped. Then there’s the items that were never meant to be used at the yard but seem to fit the job perfectly, which is where this article comes …