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A surprising clue to saddle fit

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Sweat patterns can indicate poor saddle fit long before rubs or soreness occurs. READ MORE


Q&A: How to handle a bit puller

Q: I have a Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse with a sweet, can-do disposition. But he likes to chew and pull on the bit. When I bought him, he came with the bridle and bit, and he was... READ MORE


Why I Ride

by Susan Sellers Buying a young horse at the age of 66 may not sound like a good idea. But it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. READ MORE


When is a stumble something serious?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A misstep every now and again isn't much to worry about, but some types of stumbles warrant immediate attention. READ MORE


What to do when your horse ties up

by Laurie Bonner If your horse develops severe muscle cramping, call your veterinarian, then keep him still and comfortable until help arrives. READ MORE


5 Simple rules for keeping the peace on the trails

by Dee McVicker With trails these days more crowded than ever with runners, bicyclists and more, try to make your encounters with other users as pleasant as possible. READ MORE


USEF to require microchips for some events

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc By the fall of 2018, horses competing in the hunter/jumper, jumper and equitation divisions must be ID microchips. READ MORE


Paying it forward

by Eliza McGraw One of the best things about the horse world is the people willing to share what they know. READ MORE


USEF to require microchips for some events

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc By the fall of 2018, horses competing in the hunter/jumper, jumper and equitation divisions of United States Equestrian Federation-recognized events must be microchipped for identification purposes. READ MORE


Make the most of your riding lessons

by Hope Ellis-Ashburn Here are 10 ways to ensure that your sessions with a riding instructor are as enriching and enjoyable as possible. READ MORE


How Amrieh showed the way

by Laura Maylene Walter Only with age and wisdom did I come to appreciate how much my mother’s horse meant to me. READ MORE


Bending and balance

by Jonathan Field If a horse doesn’t have good self-carriage at slow speeds,he will only have more trouble at faster gaits. READ MORE


Back in time

by Eliza McGraw Horses can’t make us forget that things change, but they do help us accept the fact and move on. READ MORE


Get fit to ride light

by Melinda Folse In this excerpt from her new book, Riding Through Thick & Thin, author and equestrian Melinda Folse describes how taking care of your body can help you become a better and happier rider. READ MORE


How horses see the world

by Janet L. Jones, PhD Many common problems between horses and their handlers are rooted in how differently they see the world. Here’s what you need to know about equine depth perception, night vision and other sight-related systems. READ MORE


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