Equestrian riding disciplines are the different methods and styles of riding you can do with horses. There are many riding disciplines, but the two most popular types of horseback riding are western and English. Western Style The term “Western” means the type of saddle and tack used to ride the horse. Western saddles have a horn on them, and the bridle has a curved bit that goes into the horse’s mouth to guide it with. The leg part of a Western saddle is also longer than some of the other disciplines, and exactly where it is placed depends on where the stirrups fall. Usually when you ride western style you only use one hand to hold the reins to the horse and mostly guide the […]
Basic Horse Essentials Along with a lead and halter, the saddle pad is one of the basic horse essentials for your horse. The saddle blanket supplies your horse with extra comfort while the halter and lead rope will help you while ground training your horse. Choosing the right saddle blanket or pad is just essential as purchasing a properly fitted saddle. What Is A Saddle Pad or Blanket? A saddle blanket is the first basic supply you need before you saddle up for both Western riders and the English riders. It is necessary tack to supply which is put under the saddle. The blanket is there to provide the cushioning and avoid bruises on the back of your horse. It will provide your horse with […]
Horse Illnesses and Their Treatment Like any other living beings, horses are also prone to illness and diseases. There are various reasons why horses may suffer from different kinds of diseases. Even with all the proper care being provided for the horse, there are several other factors of protection that are sometimes ignored. The horse riders and the caretakers need to take care of the horse and protect them from all different kinds of diseases. This does not only include the protection given by the caretaker, but it also includes equine vet treatment, vaccinations, and proper routine check-ups for the horse. If you merely provide the horse protection and neglect the vaccinations or vet visits, the horse might get contract some sort of diseases. There […]
Equine massage therapy, otherwise known as massage therapy for a horse, is a new concept in the equine industry. This kind of massage therapy is used to relax the horse and by applying pressure on the proper pressure points to help the horse function better. Also, when there is a shock or injury situation it will help the horse to regain consciousness and keep it calm. Equine massage therapy is a therapeutic application some people are learning how to do, as well as for opting to make it their career. These equine massage therapies help make the horse’s functionality get better and prevents them from getting injured. But one thing you need to understand is if there is a need for a veterinarian if your […]
Caring for a pet is one thing but for a horse that is a big thing. A horse requires utmost care and attention. You need to focus and give him/her a portion of your time.
Any horse enthusiast, especially the one who plans to take care of a horse must realize how important proper horse care is. It serves as a vital element in creating a bond between the owner and the horse.