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Best Bell Boots

Are you searching for the best bell boots for your horse? I have tried a number of models and styles over the years and I have reviewed the top bell boots on the market. After reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews and prices …

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Best Jodhpur Boots

Searching for the best jodhpur boots for men or women? We have reviewed the most popular brands of jodhpur boots for quality, comfort, and style and after reading this guide you will know our recommendations. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews and prices for my picks for the best jodhpur boots, …

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Best Horse Bits

If you are searching for the best horse bits and have questions about which horse bit best suits you and your horse this guide is for you. I have been riding and training horses for decades in both western and English disciplines and have used countless different bits over the years. After reading this article …

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Best Horse Spurs

Are you searching for the best horse spurs? There are tons of spurs out there and a number of types to consider. This guide will cut through the excess and narrow down the options so you can get the best boot spur for your needs. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews …

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Best Cowboy Boots

Are you searching for a great pair of cowboy boots? Whether you are looking for a pair of boots for horseback riding, working around the farm, or wearing out with your family I have reviewed the most popular brands and styles on the market and after reading this article you will know my recommendations for …

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Here are the best Myler Bits for horseback riding

Best Myler Bits

Best for Overall Comfort – Myler SS French Link Snaffle This stainless steel ring comes in a number of sizes so you can make sure that you have the perfect fit for your horse. This bit, manufactured from stainless steel, has a copper inlay and is best suited for inexperienced horses or ones that are …

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Best Boot Socks

Are you searching for the best boot socks? High quality boot socks wick moisture and provide comfort and protection for your feet. We have reviewed the most popular boots socks for men and women and after reading this article you will no the top picks. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews …

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Best Horse Halter

Are you searching for the best horse halter? Over the decades I’ve used hundreds of halters. From leather halters to nylon halter to rope halters, I’ve tried all styles and types. I’ve reviewed the most popular halters on the market and after reading this article you will know my leather and nylon horse halter recommendations. …

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Calf Roping

Calf  roping is an exciting event held at every rodeo. This event is a long lasting part of American culture; and these events showcase and symbolize the wild and free American spirit (1). However the origins of the rodeos we know and love today  trace all the way back to Spain. Spanish cowboys, called vaqueros, were …

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Western Pleasure

What is Western Pleasure Riding ? If you have ever watched a western pleasure class, with horses moving in perfect harmony with their rider, it would be easy to assume that this horseback riding discipline is easy. But the subtleties of this pairing of horse and rider make for a wonderful equestrian exhibition of skill. …

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Bull Riding

Bull Riding

What are The Basics of Bull Riding? Some call bull riding the wildest eight seconds in sports. Others call it the most eight dangerous seconds in sports. Whatever you wish to call it, there’s no denying that the sport of bull riding is an adrenaline-pumping activity requiring nerves of steel. Of course, there’s a whole …

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English Pleasure Riding Guide

English Pleasure

What are the Basics of English Pleasure? The basic principles behind English pleasure riding aren’t that different than that of Western pleasure. As both names suggest, the endgame to the practice is to demonstrate that you have a horse that’s a pleasure to ride. A horse’s gait is also judged the same way. However, there …

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Reining

Like many other adrenaline pumping adventures, reining is known to be one of the most addictive experiences you could enjoy. Known as a highly enjoyable sport today, reining dates back to the nineteenth century and is considered to be a part of the, American heritage. The settlers of Spanish origin in the Southwestern part of …

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Dressage

Dressage is the ultimate expression of partnership, training and poise. Defined as teaching a horse to be supple, balanced and responsive. Horses and riders are trained in dressage to develop a horse’s flexibility, responsiveness to subtle aids and overall balance – making the horse stronger, obedient and more enjoyable to ride. Dressage Beginnings Two thousand …

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Team Roping

Fashioned after cowboys who had to rope and brand steers on ranches, team roping takes a high level of skill and athleticism. Riders compete in teams of two, comprised of a header and a healer. Team roping is unique in that women and men can go head to head in the same competition. Team Roping …

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