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Poll Recap: Tack Shopping Choices

December 01, 2015

Of the 692 respondents, 263 (38%) said they purchase most of their tack and supplies at their local tack or farm store.... Read More

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10 Saddle Fit Resources on TheHorse.com

November 19, 2015

Are you confused where to begin when properly evaluating and fitting a saddle. Don't worry. We're here to help. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Fitting Solutions

November 17, 2015

Of the 770 respondents, 303 (39%) said they bought new saddles if their previous ones did not fit their horses. ... Read More

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Should Veterinarians Be Concerned About Saddle Fit?

November 15, 2015

Veterinarians can access an illustrated tutorial on saddle fit and its impact horse and rider health and welfare.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Head Control Equipment Use in Horses

November 09, 2015

Such equipment appeared most prevalent in sales advertisements for more expensive, higher-level horses, scientists said.... Read More

Here, the gullet is too narrow, the saddle tips forwards and bounces up and down, and the saddle is slipping to the right.

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Assessing Saddle Fit in Sport Horses

November 02, 2015

Dr. Sue Dyson shares her tips for ensuring your horse's saddle fits well and doesn't interfere with his performance.... Read More

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Help for a Girthy Horse

October 08, 2015

Do you have a cinchy horse? Follow this step-by-step advice to modify his behavior. ... Read More

The study used a mechanical horse to measure the rein pressure applied by riders.

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Rider Handedness Affects Rein Tension

October 07, 2015

Average rein tensions in riders' dominant hands were 34-45% greater than in their nondominant hands, a study found.... Read More

Horses wearing blankets in field.

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Poll Recap: Blanket Planning

October 06, 2015

Of the 1,401 respondents, 1,021 people (73%) said their horses will wear a blanket at some point this fall and winter.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

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When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Yawn During Bridling?

October 01, 2015

What happens before bridling might hold a clue as to why this horse yawns when facing his bridle.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Hauling Options

September 22, 2015

The majority of poll respondents (74%) said they own their own horse trailer. ... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Collections

September 15, 2015

Of the 1,337 respondents, 931 (69%) said they currently own one to four saddles. ... Read More

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All-Natural Options for Weed Control

September 10, 2015

Here's how to help your pasture outcompete weeds so you can avoid using toxic herbicides.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Say 'Yes' to Professional Saddle Fit

September 08, 2015

Of the 843 respondents, 393 (47%) said they've had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

September 01, 2015

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. ... Read More

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Do Western Saddles Distribute Pressure Evenly?

August 10, 2015

While Western saddles had uneven pressure distribution, study horses showed no signs of saddle-related discomfort.... Read More

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Saddle Research Conference Review Published in Journal

August 01, 2015

The review appeared in the British Equine Veterinary Association's Equine Veterinary Education.... Read More

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10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

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Signs That Your Saddle Doesn't Fit Your Horse

July 28, 2015

Watch for these telltale signs of poor saddle fit in your horse's body, behavior, and movement.... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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Poll Recap: A Breath of Fresh Air

July 21, 2015

Most respondents said the use open doors and windows and/or fans to help keep air circulating in their horse barns.... Read More

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What Do the Sweat Marks Under Your Saddle Mean?

July 17, 2015

From excessive dirt accumulation to dry spots, here's what the sweat patterns under your saddle are really telling you.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fencing Options

July 14, 2015

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More