Stable Advice

How to measure your horse for a blanket/sheet

To measure your horse, use a tape measure and measure from the center of their chest, to their tail.  The number of inches is your blanket size.  Ex. Your horse measures 78" from the center of his/her chest to his/her tail.  Your blanket size should be 78.

Sports/Compression Bras. An important part of your wardrobe

Don’t forget an important part of your riding wardrobe. Going without the correct support can cause breast pain and upper back and shoulder problems. Breasts are mostly composed of fatty tissue. Mainly skin and fragile ligaments called Coopers’ ligaments support...

Some tips on Saddle Fit

Here is an example of a saddle fit problem. The pony, a Welsh/TB/Appy cross, is deceivingly round. He doesn’t take up much leg because his ribcage doesn’t spring out, and because of that, the owners didn’t realize that he was quite wide up top until the trainer...

To Braid or not to Braid

Q. Does the judge care if your horse is braided? A. Yes, if you present your horse braided, it shows you are taking the show seriously , and have pride in your horses turnout. Even in schooling shows it is important to have your horse looking his/her best . Well...

Horse Show Check List

Print out the list below to make sure you have everything for your show or event.   Horse show checklist (click for larger image)  ...

Exercises for suppleness and bending

Q. What are some good exercises to improve my horses suppleness, and bending ? A. I like the spiral in and out 's on a 20 meter circle , they really help with bending , and teaching you horse to into your outside rein. I also am a fan of leg yields , and shoulder...

Super Slow-Mo Horse Jumping

Created from one original photo of Ellen Whitaker from Horsemart. 5 seperate depths painted in Photoshop for a parallax effect. Animated in After Effects using IK and the puppet pin tool. Music: Ennio Morricone - L'Estasi Dell'oro (Bandini...