Online Education

02.18.2015
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by Matt
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It’s cold outside! Winter weather can put a damper on your riding and training schedule. Sometimes, it just makes more sense to curl up on the couch than tack up for a riding lesson on frozen ground in the howling wind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can keep growing as a rider, trainer, and businessperson. Check out these online seminars and courses that are perfect for a little winter-time inspiration.

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Equestrian Professional  offers horse business seminars and webinars […]

Three Ways Equestrians Can Go Green in 2015

02.11.2015
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It’s not too late for a New Year’s Resolution! 2015 is young, and there is always time to start on a new goal or kick some habits to the curb for the year. Here’s a suggestion: this year, look at ways to go green in 2015. From your bedding to your grooming tools to your whole stable, there are plenty of new ways to add an eco-friendly focus to your daily equestrian routine.
Green Level: Easy — All-Natural Fly Spray. We’ll be the first to admit that sometimes, it takes chemicals to knock […]

Composting Horse Manure

02.4.2015
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Composting Horse Manure

One constant dilemma facing horse owners, no matter what your discipline, is manure disposal. Horses create manure continuously, and it has to go somewhere. The ubiquitous manure pile that so many barns have used over the years is, unfortunately, a less attractive and useful option as farm properties grow smaller and closer to their neighbors, and as municipalities and water management boards seek to discourage run-off into streams, rivers, and aquifers. What to do with all that manure just piling up?

Try composting!

Compost can create useful, nutritious soil amendment out of manure — truly […]

English Saddle Fitting

01.28.2015
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by Matt
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English Saddle Fitting 101

Saddle fitting; it’s the most glamorous, exciting, fun part of your entire equestrian career. Well, not really. Saddle fitting is actually something many of us would rather just skate by and hope for the best. Good saddles are expensive, and that moment when you realize that your best buddy saddle doesn’t fit your new best buddy horse — well, let’s just say it’s not pleasant.

So how can you tell if your saddle is doing a good job of fitting to your horse’s back? Here are a few steps for […]

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