Taking Care of Horses : Cleaning Horse’s Ears

Aw man, heater stopped working again. I think it’s faulty, gotta take it back. Ya, it’s solid, the horses aren’t drinking that water. Thick ice. Well, always try to remove as much ice as you can. So, part of daily grooming or weekly depending on how often you get to Continue Reading

Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Compete in Working Hunter

To compete in a working hunter class, you first want to make sure that your horse is extremely well groomed, they should be clipped, their feet should be clean and you don’t want to have any boots on your horse or any bell boots on. In most cases, your horse Continue Reading

Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Choose a Thoroughbred Horse

When choosing a thoroughbred horse, you want to keep in mind what your goals are. Thoroughbreds are often a little bit hot and quick, and so if you want to do something that having a quick, hot horse is good for, then you can choose just about any. If you Continue Reading

Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Compete in Equitation

To compete in equitation class, the first thing you want to make sure of is that your horse is well groomed, clipped and their mane is pulled. For all equitation classes, you don’t have to braid, although for the higher level equitation classes, you should. As far as your tack Continue Reading

What’s in my grooming tote? – SmartPaker Sara

Hi, I’m Sara, I’m from customer care, and today we’re going to talk about what’s in my grooming tote. First of all, I want to tell you a little bit about me and my horse. My horse Charlie is a 13-year-old off the track Thoroughbred. He’s the love of my Continue Reading

Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Buy a Horse

When you buy a horse it’s important that you have clear ideas as to what your goals and hopes are for the horse. It’s also important that you have a trainer to consult with and to help you of going through the process of buying a horse. Once you have Continue Reading

Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Canter on Horseback

Cantering on horseback should only be done once the rider’s comfortable with posting and sitting the trot and is easily in control of the horse. To pick up the canter, you’re going to use your outside leg. You’re going to shift it back behind the girth. You’re going to make Continue Reading

Basic Horsemanship : Jogging a Horse

We take our horse to the jog by putting both heels in light pressure against, right at the girth line against the horses side. Once they’re jogging, we’re looking for a nice, two beat rhythm, that the rider sits in a comfortable and relaxed fashion, but maintaining our good posture Continue Reading

Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Ride a Horse

When learning how to ride, it’s really important that you have someone knowledgeable to help you. Learning on your own can be dangerous and you can also learn the wrong way and have to change those habits later on. So to begin with, we’ll just start with how to get Continue Reading