Dee McVicker

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8 rules for horse buyers

Even though I am an experienced horse owner I was taken in by a savvy seller. Here’s how I’ll protect myself when buying a horse in the future—and you can, too.

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5 Simple rules for keeping the peace on the trails

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.

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My Favorite Barn Tools

These 9 implements help me make short work of chores so I’ll have more time to ride. Do you have them in your shed?

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If your horse gets loose

Catching a runaway can be difficult but the right approach makes all the difference. Here’s how to avoid escalating the situation and regain control quickly.

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Career changes for older horses

Once put out to pasture at a certain age, horses today are far more active in their senior years and can go on to second, third or even fourth careers.

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Favorite Barn Tools

These 9 implements help me make short work of chores so you'll have more time to ride. Do you have them in your shed?

The best defense against barn fire

Take these steps now to reduce the risk of a potential tragedy.