Jumping in Horseback Riding
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Jumping in Horseback Riding

Many beginner riders are attracted to the sports of stadium jumping, cross country jumping, and field hunting and hunter shows are very popular. Even western riders face the…

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How to Become An Olympic Equestrian
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How to Become An Olympic Equestrian

Every four years, the world’s top athletes gather to contest their skills and discover who is the best of the best. The Olympic games include three equestrian competitions: dressage, stadium…

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An Introduction to Dressage Riding
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An Introduction to Dressage Riding

Many people have seen Olympic or Grand Prix level dressage on television. The horses seem to do intricate maneuvers as the rider sits almost motionless. Dressage isn’t just…

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Am I Too Old to Ride a Horse?
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Am I Too Old to Ride a Horse?

Perhaps you’ve always wanted a horse and now, finally you are lucky enough to have both the time and money to make your dream come true. Or perhaps,…

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Learn How To Dismount from a Horse
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Learn How To Dismount from a Horse

After your ride you’ll want to dismount safely with a minimum of discomfort to your horse and yourself. Practice these steps and you will be able to get…

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Training a Foal
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Training a Foal

Just because a new foal is a baby doesn’t mean it can’t learn to be obedient and respectful. Its mother and any other horses it is pastured with will teach it how…

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Choosing Boots for Horseback Riding
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Choosing Boots for Horseback Riding

Most athletes and workers wear proper footwear for their job. It’s just as important to wear proper footwear when working around and riding horses. Good boots or shoes…

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How to Post the Trot
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How to Post the Trot

If you have ever tried sitting on a trotting horse, you may have found the experience very uncomfortable. The trot can be very bouncy, but there is a…

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Barrel Racing Basics for Beginners
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Barrel Racing Basics for Beginners

Barrel racing is a common gymkhana game as well as being a highly competitive rodeo event. At first, the clover leaf pattern that you have to ride around…

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