Preparations To Take Before Transporting Your Horse

Once the horses have arrived at the place of transport they must be properly fed with hay along with abundant water. Give them enough rest before they look revitalized and normal like before. The travel should be well planned so that it allows the horses to take breaks to rest at regular intervals and also gives them a breather when they have reached the destination. Thus proper care and handling of horses during long distance Horse Transport helps in avoiding a number of mistakes.

 

Stay Safe With The Best Form Of Safety – An Equestrian Helmet

If you intend learning to horse ride it would be foolish to begin without an equestrian helmet.  Even experienced riders can be thrown from a horse or simply fall off for any number of reasons.  A novice rider has even more chance of falling off.  In fact, the horsy crowd regards falling off as a rite of passage for a novice rider.  If you fall off you will have to get back on and continue.  You will be able to carry on as usual if you are not injured.  The risk of injury is greater if you do not wear a helmet while riding.

A riding helmet is worn to keep you from incurring a head injury.  It is of the utmost importance you buy a helmet that is guaranteed to be a safety helmet.  It is advisable to buy a helmet new from a reputable equestrian apparel stockist.  If you do buy a used riding helmet you must be sure it has never been damaged.  If it is damaged by eve a hairline crack it will not keep your skull safe.

An important consideration when you buy your helmet is the fit.  You must try on the helmet before you buy it.  Helmets do come in a variety of sizes.  When you place the helmet on your head it must be snug and not shift about.  Make sure the chin strap can be adjusted to keep the helmet firm.  If you have long hair ask for a helmet that comes with a ponytail port.

An equestrian helmet is not meant to be worn tilted in any way.  A helmet that is tilted front or backward leaves parts of your skull vulnerable to injury.  There is also the danger of the helmet completely slipping off.

Riding helmets are constantly being researched and updated.  This means they are constantly being improved.  The primary purpose of a helmet is to provide protection against injury but the latest helmets are very light and also allow the scalp to breathe.  This makes the wearing of a helmet a lot more comfortable because riders do work up a sweat during a ride.

If you are an enthusiastic and dedicated rider who spends a lot of time on a horse then you should upgrade your helmet on a regular basis.  If you do, your head will always be protected by the most up to date technology available in equestrian apparel.

If you are a novice rider you must understand the importance of wearing a riding helmet.  You must get into the habit of readjusting your helmet each time you wear it.  A helmet is not only meant to protect your head if you fall.  A helmet is also meant to protect your head from being kicked by a hoof.  This means you should always wear your helmet properly even when grooming a horse.

An equestrian helmet is not a fashion item.  Even though helmets come in a wide range of colours and shades this is safety wear that is compulsory to all those who come into close contact with a horse.

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Can you show at your county fair if your horse is unregistered?

I will be showing for my first time next year at the county fair (I live in Minnesota and I am 15) and I am wanting to know if I can show my horse if she is unregistered? Thanks!
if your county is like ours then yes. They HAVE classes for registered horses but they have open classes, unregistered pure classes as well. And if you do barrel racing etc at the show then it doesn’t matter on breed just your age. But you need health papers, coggins etc turned in advanced. When it gets closer to  the show see if your extension office has a fair book or some sort with everything you need to know! Good Luck

 

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  1. katydid Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 7:28 pm If this is an open show, you should be able to participate.  Call the county extension office to ask for rules/regulations….if they’re not able to tell you, they should be able to advise you as to whom to call. References : Horse owner
  2. Stephaniieee =] Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 8:14 pm if it is an open show (not a breed/specific show) then yes, it is totally okay for your horse to be unregistered. the only thing your horse will need is her coggins test. References :
  3. 3dayeventerintraining Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 8:41 pm if ur county is like ours then yes. They HAVE classes for registered horses but they have open classes, unregistered pure classes as well. And if you do barrel racing etc at the show then it doesn’t matter on breed just your age. But you need health papers, coggins etc turned in advanced. When it gets closer to  the show see if your extention office has a fair book or some sort with everything you need to know! Good Luck References : in 4-H showing pigs cows and horses for 5 yrs! Live in the great state of Kansas :D
  4. LBentforLeather!! Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 9:13 pm County fairs have  both open and registered classes.  Your horse is welcome in the open classes.  Good Luck. References :

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Do you need to braid your horse for jumper shows?

 I was just wondering if you need to braid your horse for show jumping? Not hunters but jumpers.

You don’t have to, but most people do… I only braid the top part of the tail, and let the rest flow natural and I pull the mane so it is neater in appearance… but that’s just my preference. You can braid all or nothing… which ever you prefer…. there’s not a braid rule.

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  1. ANIMAL EXPERT Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 7:07 pm You don’t have to, but most people do… I only braid the top part of the tail, and let the rest flow natural and I pull the mane so it is neater in appearance… but thats just my preference. You can braid all or nothing… which ever you prefer…. there’s not a braid rule. References :
  2. theshadow01 Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 7:34 pm Most show jumpers do not braid.  Only at the international level will you find riders that braid their jumpers.  At the big shows it costs upwards of $100 to have your horse braided, and it is not a requirement. References : “A” show hunter/jumper groom for 14 years.
  3. allaroundrider Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 7:53 pm yes most of the time it would depend on the show and the judge though  it would probably be better to just braid the horse that way you know that won’t look down on you for braiding and even if it wasn’t necessary your horse looks neat and tidy References :
  4. Megan Says:     October 4th, 2010 at 4:44 pm It is against the rules for a judge to penalize you for being unbraided, even at a USEF rated show. That said, if you choose not to braid, make sure your horse’s mane is clean, short (3-5 in) and tidy and lays on only one side of his neck. If your choose to have your horse braided by a professional, make sure you arrange for it a day or two in advance, and that your braider knows what classes you will be showing in. I believe the going rate is $40 to $50 for the mane and $30 plus for the tail. Most people only braid the tail for classics or large horse shows.
  5. Julia Says:     November 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm I don’t braid my horse’s mane, so  can have something to grab when jumping. I also braid the top part of the horse’s tail.

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Is neatsfood oil bad for the stitching on your horse bridle?

I have always used neatsfoot oil in the past, but at this past horse show a lady told me that neatsfoot oil can damage the stitching on your bridle. Is this true or not true? I bought leather therapy brand conditioner. She told me it would darken my bridle. I have an edgewood. It did darken the bridle, but not as much as I would like. Even with multiple applications I just can’t get it to the way it looks when I use neatsfoot oil. The coloring also looks uneven. I have never had a bridle fall apart from using neatsfoot oil but maybe they mean long term? Have you tried any products like neatsfoot oil that make the leather soft, won’t damage stitching and also darkens?

When it is used in large amounts for long periods of time, yes, neatsfoot oil DOES rot stitching on a bridle- or on any other leather product, in fact. I normally only use neatsfoot very sparingly on my tack, and I make sure to wipe any excess off after I’m done. Neatsfoot oil is a conditioning agent for leather, but it is NOT a cleaner. To both clean and darken leather, you will need to use consistent applications of something like Lexol leather cleaner, followed by the conditioner made by the same company. Lexol DOES darken leather- that is how I get my new bridles and saddles darkened and broken in for use. You can also use Hydrophane, and follow that with Lexol if you want- that method will also work. Hope this helps.


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  1. Debi Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 7:33 pm I used to swear by neatsfoot oil but I read somewhere that it rots the stitching so I stopped using it. I now use hydrophane leather dressing or effax leather balm. Don’t know if either of them has the same darkening effect as neatsfoot though as all my tack is black now. References :
  2. Starlight 1 Says:     May 20th, 2010 at 7:59 pm When it is used in large amounts for long periods of time, yes, neatsfoot oil DOES rot stitching on a bridle- or on any other leather product, in fact. I normally only use neatsfoot very sparingly on my tack, and I make sure to wipe any excess off after I’m done. Neatsfoot oil is a conditioning agent for leather, but it is NOT a cleaner. To both clean and darken leather, you will need to use consistent applications of something like Lexol leather cleaner, followed by the conditioner made by the same company. Lexol DOES darken leather- that is how I get my new bridles and saddles darkened and broken in for use. You can also use Hydrophane, and follow that with Lexol if you want- that method will also work. Hope this helps. References : Horse owner and horse professional who has 20+ years experience, and who worked for a brief period with a Master Saddler.

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WHAT DIVISIONS ARE THERE IN HUNTER/JUMPER HORSE SHOWS?

I know there is special begginner, begginner, and limits but i dont know how high they jump and any other divisions, so if you could please answer like this Ex: Special Begginner-crossrails Begginner-??” Limits-??’ ??-??’ Thanks for helping a novice rider!

There are usually very general classes at each schooling show. (I will cover the hunter ones for you) Going in this order:

Division 1: Beginner (Riders up to 16 years of age)

Class 1: Equitation (w/t)

Class 2: Equitation (w/t/individual canter)

Class 3: Cavaletti (w/t)

Class 4: Cavaletti (w/t/c)

Division 2: Novice Hunters (Beginner Riders, any age)

Class 5: Hunter O/F 2’3

Class 6: Hunter O/F 2’3/2’6

Class 7: Hunter O/F 2’6 *Stake*

Class 8: Hunter Under Saddle

Division 3: Open (open to anyone)

Class 9: Hunter O/F 3′

Class 10: Hunter O/F 3′

Class 11: Hunter O/F 3′ *Stake*

Class 12: Hunter Under Saddle

Hack Division:

Class 13: Road Hack

Class 14: Show Hack

Class 15: Pleasure Hack

WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD HUNTER/JUMPER SHOW HORSE BREED?

I’m looking to lease a horse and I want to get a breed that is good at jumping. But I don’t want the horse to be like 17 hh or a pony.

Warmbloods are ideal for hunter/jumpers.

Jumpers need to be brave. They need to be able to approach any type of fences from the mundane to the truly weird and jump it without hesitating or knocking down any rails. The ideal jumper is built uphill, with its primary power in the hindquarters so that it can push itself over the larger jumps. Good conformation in the front end is also important as there is a ton of downward force as the horse lands after a big jump.

In the lower levels many riders just race around the courses trusting their horses to get them out of any jams they might find themselves in. This is ok over small fences, but as the heights go up a lot more thought and riding skill must go into a course. Wide jumps require a longer stride while high jumps require the horse to set back in order to make the height. When these kinds of jumps are combined together they can make for a very challenging ride.

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SHOW NAMES! FOR HUNTER/JUMPER?

I am getting a horse. I need a show name for him. He is a hunter/jumper (no western shownames) I want one that has not been used for a profecinal horse. if its from a regesterd horse thats ok as long as the person doesnt care! HELP

PS: I Love You

Frosted gold

Tinted Whiskey

May I have the last dance?

Mighty Serenade

Pick-Me-Up

Sun Bun

Those are mine, but you can check out:

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FITNESS IDEAS THAT WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR MAIN GOAL

Simply because possibilities for physical exercise can be found virtually almost everywhere, and encompass a wide array of activities, it is actually incredibly easy to find an exercise schedule that works for you which is sustainable for years. Follow these suggestions to help you get on the way.

It is really not rare to get overeager inside your initial endeavours to obtain back to form. Alleviate into the new routine and provide your body a chance to adapt. Your body needs to adapt to the increase in physical activity, so relax at the beginning to protect yourself from trauma.

Steer clear of injuring your lower back by carrying out rest-ups correctly. Employing a Swiss ball is additionally a great way to improve your abs muscle groups. Quit performing your stay-ups along with your feet attached beneath a couch or office chair this can location a lot of tension in your lower back.

After you learn to repair from a personal injury, start off doing exercises right away nevertheless, make sure you begin off of little by little in order that you won’t re-damage your self. Do small, and mild workouts and you should not function as hard. Should you do expands that focus on your injuries, it is going to concentration blood flow there.

Hop rope is a terrific way to get in shape. An affordable hop rope gives you easily transportable health and fitness devices you may use whenever you possess an opportunity. All you will have to do is hop rope for around a few minutes, and you will definitely encounter a fantastic cardiovascular work out which will lump the heart rate, and strengthen your muscles.

The family pet can be a fantastic exercise routine spouse. Household pets could get over weight also which means this will destroy two birds with one particular rock. With reports exhibiting more then 1-next of all domestic pets are obese, adding the family pet into your exercise can have long lasting positive aspects to suit your needs equally. Just walking your furry friend can improve health and fitness for the both of you.

The sooner you give up cigarette smoking, the sooner you can begin to recover your wellbeing and lower your risks of cigarette smoking related illnesses. Don’t ever feel that it’s too late to give up smoking cigarettes. You decrease the risk of cardiac arrest and you also tend to improve your life expectancy, as well. Treat yourself well and drop the smoking behavior.

Urgent your mouth to the roof top of your respective oral cavity once you do ab crunches or situps is really a helpful little physical fitness secret. In this way, it gives your throat muscle tissues in the physical exercise, causing them to be a lot more appropriately in-line for your stomach exercises. This aids you in avoiding any mishaps, which can trigger harm to you.

It is important to consist of health and fitness with your day to day activities. Should you be filling up your day with routines and failing to incorporate people who advertise far better health and fitness, you could see that you are currently shedding on excellent chances to have a higher fitness level. You will find recurrent time periods of downtime throughout the day that might be utilized to conduct fast and helpful exercise routines.

Overcome your dislike of the very least preferred exercises by placing them into the fitness program. The reason being individuals are inclined to step away from exercise routines they can be notably fragile in. For that reason, get over your some weakness over these workout routines by consistently training them with your standard exercise.

Attempt doing true sit-ups as well as your crunches whenever you work out. Sadly, sit down-ups are already decorated in the bad light-weight in recent times. Do not use anchored-ft . stay-ups. The tension put on your back could cause soreness and injuries.

Breathe out forcefully during abdominal ab crunches when you achieve the top from the activity to acquire the most from the work out. This operates your abdominal muscles harder, which means you burn more calories per hour when performing crunches. Stomach crunches will be more successful by doing this.

Experiencing strong core muscle tissues is essential. A stable, effectively-well toned primary can help you with a lot of of the workout routines. A great way to develop a more robust central is to do stay-ups. Additionally, they support by improving how well you may shift. Carrying out these kinds of exercise routines will focus on your stomach muscle tissues.

While you have just go through, you may genuinely obtain a high fitness level to be happy with. Don’t be self-conscious of the body any further. Your targets to get suit will likely be in your own understanding in the event you use the suggestions defined right here.

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