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a woman in an indoor arena practices negative reinforcement horse training while exercising a horse on a longe line.
How To Train Your Horse Using Negative Reinforcement  
Learn why negative reinforcement horse training—also known as pressure and release—works and how to use...
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a woman carries two buckets of feed to a group of horses on the other side of a pasture fence
Feeding Horses: How To Get the Most Value for Your Money 
Here are 9 strategic steps to get the most value from your horse's feed while ensuring he stays healthy...
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A young woman carry english riding tack greets her gray horse at the stall door as part of positive reinforcement horse training
How To Train Your Horse Using Positive Reinforcement 
Positive reinforcement is a low-stress training technique that can help us teach horses how to happily...
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A woman rides a palomino horse in western tack across a stream on a mountain trail while learning how to cross water with a horse
Safe Passage: How To Cross Water With a Horse
If you come across a creek, stream, or river while trail riding, don’t wade blindly into unfamiliar waters—follow...
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two young women gallop bay horses across a beach with mountains in the background during a horseback riding vacation
How To Plan a Horseback Riding Vacation
From dude ranches to personalized lesson programs, here’s how to ensure your next vacation revolves around...
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Closeup photo of a horse owner choosing a type of fly spray for horses before applying it to her horse.
How To Choose (and Use) the Right Fly Spray for Horses 
Discover the secrets to selecting and applying the right fly spray for any horse or situation.
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a farrier trims the left hind hoof of a chestnut horse that's tied to a fence.
How To Communicate With Your Horse’s Farrier 
Here are 9 tips for forging a productive information exchange with your farrier. 
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A rider choosing a bit for her paint horse and checking its fit before riding
How To Choose a Bit for Your Horse
The right bit can lead to a smooth and enjoyable ride for both horse and rider. Learn how to determine...
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a girl wearing a red checkered shirt picks out her gray's horse front left foot
How to Teach Your Horse to Pick Up His Foot
Is your horse refusing to lift his feet so you can pick them out? Here are tips to address this behavioral...
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A woman uses a shedding blade to remove loose, long hair from her bay horse's coat and hindquarters.
Horse Spring Shedding Simplified: Tips, Tools, and Techniques
Is your horse a hairy beast coming out of winter? Help him shed his coat with these practical strategies...
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A bay horse silhouetted against a white background with two lines indicating his heart girth and body length
How To Weigh a Horse Using a Tape Measure
Knowing your horse’s weight is important for accurate feeding and medication dosing. Here's how to weigh...
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A shiny bay horse in a green field eats out of a round tire-shaped bucket on a sunny day.
How To Choose Horse Feed: It’s All About Balance
Here’s how to select the perfect feed for your horse based on his body condition, nutrient needs, workload,...
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