Stream Equestrian Events Online

One of the largest online streaming websites for equestrian events is the USEF Network. Not only do they offer live streaming, but they offer on-demand videos as well; just in case you missed an event you wanted to watch. Check out their upcoming schedule and watch some amazing equestrians doing what they do best!

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Landscaping Ideas to Keep the Bugs at Bay

Being around a barn, we are all familiar with the annoying insects that come along with our 4 legged friends. Did you know there are landscaping tips you can follow to help keep those bugs away naturally? Follow these steps to have a lovely looking facility and cut down on pesky insects. Your horse will thank you! (And so will everyone that visits your barn). One: Manure Management. Manure is a haven for flies and insects. If you have unmanaged manure, you will have an excess of bugs. If you can have your manure removed regularly that will help immensely....

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The differences between a snaffle bit and a curb bit

Snaffle Bit and a Curb Bit

One of the most commonly (mis)used pieces of tack is the bit! Almost everyone uses one when riding, and they don't know the effect the bit they are using, has on their horse, nor what it was designed for. There are a WIDE variety of bits with a wide variety of purposes, but today we are just going to cover the snaffle bit vs. curb bit. The snaffle bit works off of direct pressure, whereas the curb bit works off of leverage. The mouthpiece (inside the horse's mouth) has no bearing on this. The only piece that decides if you...

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Abscesses in Horses and How to Treat Them

One of the most common sudden onset lameness causes is an abscess. These occur for a variety of reasons, but they are due to bacteria invading the hoof and causing an infection. These infections typically cause pain, and in turn the horse does not want to weight bear on the affected hoof. Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, says abscesses are caused by bacteria invading the hoof either by way of a puncture wound or separations between the live sole and horny sole. Debris then invades the foot. "As the animal bears weight, foreign matter will migrate through the fissure...

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Equestrian Organizations in the USA

There are a wide variety of equestrian organizations available to us in the US (or for US Citizens that want to compete internationally) if you have an interest in learning or showing. Here are just a few of the Equestrian Organizations in the USA available to you. United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) American Driving Society (ADS) United State Dressage Federation (USDF) American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) United States Eventing Association (USEA) United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Para-Equestrian USA Reining American Vaulting Association (AVA) English Pleasure Parade Horse American Road Horse & Pony Association (ARHPA) Saddle Seat Western Western Dressage...

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Sharing an Arena

Sharing An Arena with Other Riders

Unless you are fortunate enough to have your own arena at home for private use; you most likely have to share arena space with other riders. And a riding arena (like any other sports arena) has rules to follow. But in horseback riding those arena rules are not always evident or clearly stated. This is a guide to help you ride courteously in an arena with other people (no matter the discipline; aka Western, Trail, Dressage, Jumper, etc.). Not only does this help with traffic, it ensures the safety of all riders and horses in the arena. 1.) For starters:...

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About Stable Advice

Stable Advice - An Equestrians Blog

We are a blog all about real life equestrian needs. We cover topics from horse health, tack,training, care, reviews and more! We look forward to growing with you, our readers, and making a central stop for ALL of your online horse needs.

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