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A Year of Firsts: The All-Important First Ride

Josh Nichol shares tips to help prepare green horses for mounted work.

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Add a Little Nature!

Improve your farm's health and save money with these clever management practices.

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How to Ride Your Horse Down a Steep Trail Safely

Trainer Jason Irwin offers tips for teaching your horse how to travel carefully down a steep trail, slow and steady to keep you both safe.

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Navicular Syndrome

The name navicular syndrome recognizes that this diagnosis encompasses a collection of problems and often doesn’t involve the navicular bone at all.

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Treat your horse to a Simple Massage

A massage has many benefits. It warms up and relaxes stiff muscles, improves movement and balance, improves circulation, and more.

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Sue Leslie’s 7 Year War on Behalf of the Thoroughbred

Seven years after the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program, HBPA president Sue Leslie is still trying to lead the industry to a better place.

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Self-Carriage: Flexing the Poll is a Key to Good Balance

Part 3 of Josh Nichol’s series on achieving self-carriage looks at how flexion at the horse’s poll is the key to balance and softness.

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Tips and Tricks for Photographing Horses

Improve your camera skills with tips from pro photographer Shawn Hamilton, so you can capture special moments and show off amazing photos of your horse.

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The Gentle Touch

It is in our nature to use touch to soothe, relieve, reassure and communicate. It's perhaps no surprise that massage is one of the oldest therapies.

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When to Clip Away so the Horse Can Play

There are several benefits to clipping and blanketing a horse. Read this article and get an expert’s advice on how to do it correctly.