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May 24, 2022
Take the Fear Out of Trailer Loading

As an introduction to this article I would like to mention that it of utmost importance to stay safe while loading horses. Teaching them the proper way to load and understanding how to do this safely and effectively is what this article is all about. Clinton Anderson's lifelong experience as a horseman and clinician will […]

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May 20, 2022
How to Choose a Riding School? Part 3

Stable Management and Lesson Schedule In this article series, I would like to offer guidance to parents who have not decided where to take their children for riding lessons or who are not satisfied with their current stable.In part 1 and 2 of the series we examined the question of the facilities of a riding […]

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May 13, 2022
How to Choose a Riding School? Part 2

Personality and Attitude of the Riding Instructor In this article series, I would like to offer guidance to parents who have not decided where to take their children for riding lessons or who are not satisfied with their current stable. What are some aspects that we should not ignore if we want high-quality riding lessons […]

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April 29, 2022
How to Choose a Riding School?

In this article series, I would like to offer guidance to parents who have not decided where to take their children for riding lessons or who are not satisfied with their current stable. What are some aspects that we should not ignore if we want high-quality riding lessons and ...

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April 1, 2022
Trail Riding Safety Tip

When deciding to go for a trail ride there is one important safety practice that is often overlooked. When riding in a group you should always keep at least one horse length between horses on the trail. Here's a story to illustrate my point. Learning from our mistakes A group of us were planning a […]

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April 1, 2022
Keeping America's Horses Safe - One Horse At A Time! What You Can Do Right Now

Note from HST Editor: While there are a variety of ways to protect America's Horses please keep in mind there is more than one way. This is one avenue. The issue of old, neglected horses is very sad. Do your part to help keep our Horses safe. ~ Karen Pickering America's horses need our protection. […]

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November 5, 2021
How to Increase Safety for You and Your Horse with the Right Equipment

I recently came across this article and had to share it. Proper equipment is such an important part of horse safety. Anytime I come across information that will help you stay safe around horses I will share. I've been around long enough to know that limiting the chance for accidents to happen is so important. […]

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November 2, 2021
Thoughts on a Horse Safety Course for Youth

Horse Safety is of utmost importance. When we're around horses for a lifetime you learn to read the signs your horse is trying to communicate. If we can channel our youth to learning safety before they start handling and being around horses on their own, it's a win for them and the horse. We should […]

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October 22, 2021
Thoughts on Transporting Horses Safely

I recently came across this article on a study about transporting horses safely. There are so many things to consider from my perspective. It's amazing to me that horses will climb into a dark box without ever knowing where the trip will end and how long they will be required to stand in this small […]

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October 8, 2021
Horse Safety in the Barn

Horse Safety in the barn is an often overlooked item. I recently moved to Colorado from Washington. While I was transitioning between the move from Washington and Colorado, our friends in Colorado agreed to take my horses until we found a place of our own. It was an incredibly generous offer and my friend made […]

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