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Fear, Courage & Redemption

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When people ask me what I do with my horses, I typically start with my riding horses. I say something like, “I have two Arabians, one who is semi-retired following a tendon injury, and one that I actively ride and

Posted in Stories & Adventures

It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for Winter

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As I was riding through the woods the other day, enjoying what seemed like a wonderfully endless summer by New England standards, I felt a loud clunk from above. Aside from finding reason number 396 why I wear a helmet,

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

Beach Riding Dreams

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I think every rider (and let’s be frank, most “horse-fancying” non-riders as well) dreams of riding a horse on the beach. There’s something about the vision of oneself galloping freely in the surf, wind whipping through the horse’s mane with

Posted in Travel

Dealing with Scratches

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My horse Razz has some eye-catching chrome: a stripe, snip and four white socks. It’s one of his more attractive attributes when he’s otherwise doing his wild Arabian impression, but it also seems to be a magnet for scrapes and

Posted in Health & Nutrition

When did my horse get old?

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Given that I bought my first horse, Sam, when he was 15, I guess I shouldn’t have been too shocked to find him into his twenties before I knew it. But as a spry, active, and healthy guy, I figured

Posted in Stories & Adventures

5 Tips for a horse’s first trail ride – Delilah’s big day out

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At my barn, where we teach lessons through the year as well as summer camp, it’s imperative that our horses be as “worldly” as possible. Our newest lesson mount, Delilah, had learned the ropes in the ring and passed her

Posted in Lists

Peek in Our Paks – Elizabeth R.

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SmartPaker: Elizabeth Department: Customer Care Horse: Razz Discipline: Leisure & dressage There are some people who acquire horses the traditional way: by shopping for them. I seem to prefer letting them fall into my lap, which is how I got

Posted in Peek In Our Paks

7 Ways to Love your Horse this Valentine’s Day

Elizabeth

I’m a big fan of ALL the ways you can totally spoil your horse. After all, with three semi-retired ones of my own, I am the first one to feel that my boys have earned every last treat! This Valentine’s

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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