The Backyard Horse-Keeper’s Spring To-Do List

Guest post by Mary Lynne Carpenter of The Backyard Horse Blog. As a backyard horse-owner, I am responsible for all my horse’s care and related upkeep. After a long Mid-Western Winter, I look forward to…

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Horse Supplies on a Budget: The Bare Essentials You Need for Your New Horse

You make your way to the tack shop. Your new horse is coming home this week. Excitement is bubbling through your body as you think of the moment your horse comes off the trailer. Before…

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8 Ways to Gain More Confidence as a Horse Rider

Confidence is king with horses.  Horses can forgive many things, but almost every horse dislikes a rider or handler who is nervous.  It doesn’t matter how technically good of a rider you are, a lack…

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Why Do You Ride? – Returning to What You Love After Trauma

I think something all equestrians can agree on is that trying to explain anything horse related to non-horse people can be a difficult task. When it comes down to it, the easiest way to explain…

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Do You Want to Be a Backyard Horse-Keeper? Five Questions To Ask Yourself

It is the dream of many a boarder to bring their horse into their very own backyard. After 17 years of backyard horse-keeping, I can definitely say that I am still enamored with the lifestyle.…

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