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Grooming Product Review – Andis Clippers

If you own or lease a horse, or manage and groom other people’s horses, then clippers are an important part of the equipment you have to keep the horse(s) happy and healthy.  Even if you don’t body clip your horse in the winter (or summer!) it is useful to have a set on hand.  Aside…

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Equine Fitness- Cross Country

I think it goes without saying that most eventers know that their horse has to be fit to complete a cross country course, at least at Training Level and above.  How many know if their horse is fit enough to do an Amoeba or Starter course, or Beginner Novice?  Many times these levels are overlooked…

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Personal Training Tips- Core Exercises

I don’t know that a sport or hobby exists (unless you consider sleeping a hobby) that does not benefit from an increased level of core strength and control.  A strong core not only provides your body with stability and control during physical activity, but it also will make you more comfortable whether you are standing…

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Product Review- Grooming Gloves

If you spend any time on horse websites, blogs, or social media I’m sure you’ve seen an advertisement for grooming gloves.  The popular brand is the Hands-On glove, and there are about a million different knock off brands on Amazon.com. A few months ago I purchased a knock off brand and shortly afterwards a fellow…

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Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated is Important! Every. Single. Person who has ever set out on the journey to get in shape has struggled with maintaining to motivation to actually accomplish their goals. You are not alone. You are not a failure. You are totally normal. You WILL meet your goals!  How do I know? You’re reading this…

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Fitness Considerations for Training the Young Horse

When starting a young horse under saddle, many people have concerns about the fragility of the horse’s still-developing body. Yet, starting a horse using the classical principles of dressage should never cause harm. There are a few ways to begin instilling fitness in a young horse before the work in an arena is introduced. One…

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Equine Fitness: Why do you need a plan?

Have you ever walked into a gym and had absolutely no idea where to start?  Workouts that start that way usually don’t accomplish much.  You know you want to get in shape, but how do you get from where you are to where you want to be?  Human personal trainers, myself included, would tell you…

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