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Finding Nemo, Part IV: Getting Answers & Moving Forward

“If nothing else, I at least feel like, in the end, I’ve done right by him. I don’t know if he’ll ever be what I imagined when I bought him, but I know that what he has taught me already is invaluable, and I am excited to see where the future takes us.”

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The Low-Down on Leverage Bits

An excerpt from ‘Dressage the Cowboy Way’ by Eitan Beth-Halachmy.

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Finding Nemo, Part III: Asking Questions

“As we waited for the blood tests to come back, I couldn’t help but wonder what I wanted the results to say. If he was a cryptorchid or proud cut it could mean an expensive surgery and a long recovery process. But if he wasn’t, was this just the way he was?”

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Finding Nemo, Part II: The First Days Home

“I had been riding horses for 19 years, and I’d been a working student under multiple trainers. I had at least thought myself fairly competent. With a day of owning my new horse, however, I had been reduced to feeling terrified and completely useless.”

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Show Sponsorship for Dummies: How to Create ROI For Your Small Business

If you operate a small equestrian business, chances are you’ve been hit up for horse show sponsorship. Claire Trafton of Entrigue Consulting explains how best to leverage show sponsorship opportunities for the best return on your investment.

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Horses & Insects: The Magical, Mystical World of Cicadas

By entomology contributor Marty Matisoff.

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Finding Nemo, Part I: Ignoring the Red Flags

“Sometimes, despite the red flags, we decide to take a chance.” Victoria Shields shares the story she never saw coming of a too-good-to-be-true Haflinger named Nemo: in Part I, with the benefit of hindsight, she looks at all the red flags she chose to ignore.

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So You Want to Get an OTTB, Part III: Creating a Lasting Relationship

You’ve done your research, bought your first OTTB and put a solid foundation of exposure and ground work

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So You Want to Get an OTTB, Part II: The First Few Dates

Retraining your OTTB for a second career after racing can be a rewarding process (plus a lot of

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‘If the Barn Is On Fire’

In this excerpt from her new book Horses in Translation, equine behavior specialist Sharon Wilsie follows up the

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So You Want to Get An OTTB, Part I: Swipe Right or Left

Off-track Thoroughbreds are becoming increasingly popular as versatile sporthorse projects that are often fairly inexpensive — but finding

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It’s 2 AM: Do You Know What Your Horse Is Doing?

At 2 AM, May Ann Johnstone’s horses were sleeping — or so she believed. Then her night security

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Honeybees & Horses in Perfect Harmony

A better combination than logic might suggest…

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Info Graphic: Horse Grooming

A great visual guide to hang in the tack room for your 4H club or newer riders!

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Protecting You & Your Horse From Summer Insects

Entomologist and horse lover Marty Matisoff has a few tips.

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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

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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

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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

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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 Malevolent ‘No-See-Um’ & How to Cope

No-see-ums, or biting midges, are a potentially hazardous threat to equine populations worldwide. Horse Nation’s tamed entomologist Marty

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