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Confessions of a Pony Kid: Learning to Ride New Horses

Out of the mouths of babes comes great wisdom: Horse Nation’s resident pony kid details her recent experience stepping up to a new mount from her beloved first pony.

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The Ghosts of Summer: Gnats, Lice, Mites & Ticks

Guest columnist, entomologist Marty Matisoff, dives deep into the world of pest insects and the effects they can have on equines. Learn more about gnats, lice, mites and ticks here!

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Horse Problem? Maybe Tape Can Fix It!

From ‘Kinesiology Taping for Horses.’

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Finding the Right Trainer: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Sometimes it feels like finding the right trainer might be just as daunting as finding a life partner — here are ten questions to ask yourself to help find the perfect match for you!

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Your Turn: The Healing Power of Horses

Horses have many gifts to give simply by being in our lives — but horses also have documented

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The Secret Victims: Sexual Assault on Equines

Sexual assault on animals has long been considered a taboo subject to discuss — but it’s more commonplace

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Learning to Sense & Feel in the Saddle

Riding with feel is a skill that develops with time in the saddle — but there are exercises

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The Villainous Bot Fly & What To Do About It

Bots: they’re basically the worst.

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‘Run Your Business With Integrity’: Equine Business Ethics

Working with employees, adhering to contracts, dealing with late or missed payment… ethics in the world of equine

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When Being Right Is Scary

In a horse world in which it seems that everyone feels the need to assert their opinion, the

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Your Turn: This Is Not Science

Tack that promises to improve your horse’s movement, comfort and overall ride? Sounds great. Blinding equestrians with “scientific

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Is Professionalism Dead In the Horse Industry?

Mel Harms-Grossman asks a tough question: is professionalism dead in the horse industry? She uses real-world examples to

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Our Responsibility As Riders

“If you interact with a horse, you have a responsibility toward him.” Christoph Hess, FEI “I” Judge in

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When to Speak Up: Red Flags & Warning Signs for Reporting Abuse

Identifying specific warning signs for an abuse or neglect situation is not always easy. Noelle Maxwell speaks with

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Info Graphic: Identifying & Treating Corns

Courtesy of Vettec, learn more about how you and your farrier can identify and treat corns in your

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Ode to the Average Horse Person

“Not all of us can replace those National Velvet, Trigger, or Seabiscuit assumptions with exciting, real-life stories. That’s

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‘New to Horses’ Meets ‘Been There Done That’

Most lifelong equestrians can probably barely remember a time in which they weren’t well-versed in everything equine. Sara

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Shade Shifters: Why Horses Change Color

There are a ton of factors that can influence the appearance of a horse’s coat color in his

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Grit, Part 1: What Is Grit and Why It Matters

Grit, argues contributor Melanie laCour, is perhaps the most important quality possessed by equestrians: the ability to stay

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Your Turn: A Thoroughbred Catch-Ride

Chloe Bellerive’s love of Thoroughbreds is rewarded!

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How a Smile Can Make You Ride Better

Emotional energy can have a big effect on how you ride. Linda Tellington-Jones elaborates in this excerpt from

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