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Best Friends Animal Society: Take a glimpse inside this special sanctuary

    (Image credit: Best Friends Animal Society)With little fanfare and close to zero resources, the Best Friends Animal Society has grown from h…

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What to Wear at an English Horse Show

    Tim Graham / Getty Images If you are planning on showing yourhorsein an English horse show, you will need to make sure you are properly dre…

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How to Choose a Bit for Your Horse

    Thomas Northcut/Getty ImagesThere are many different choices when it comes to bits, and the selection at your local tack shop can be overwhe…

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What Is the Best Kind of Fence for a Horse Pasture?

    lillisphotography/Getty Images No type of fencing for horses is totally safe or foolproof, but some fences are better than others. Wood Fen…

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Design Your Ideal Horse Stable

    Sasha Bell / Getty ImagesAre you building a new stable for your horse? Or, perhaps you are renovating another building to serve as a stable.…

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How to Clean Your Leather Saddle

    Marc Dozier / Getty ImagesOverviewTotal Time: 1 hrMany older horse books state that you should clean our saddles every time you use them. Ho…

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10 Commonly Asked Questions About Horseback Riding

    David Sacks / Getty ImagesIs horseback riding fun, expensive, difficult, dangerous or hard to do? Here are answers to the top 10 most common…

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How to Measure for a Horse Bit

    Kit Houghton / Dorling Kindersley / Getty ImagesWhichever type of bit you choose for your horse, it should fit just right. Bits come in stan…

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6 Common Types of English Riding Bits

    Tabitha Roth / Getty ImagesThere are hundreds of different English riding bits with many subtle variations and strange names. Most are deriv…

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All About Mechanical Hackamores

    Carina Maiwald / Getty ImagesA hackamore is a bridle with no bit. A mechanical hackamore is a bitless bridle with shanks. A bitless bridle w…

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How Large Should Your Stable or Barn Be

    Stalls, storage and aisle need to be planned so they are large enough to be safe and convenient.Ascent Xmedia / Getty ImagesHow large should…

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Curb Chains and Straps for Your Horse

    Somogyvari / Getty ImagesWhether you use a western curb bit like the grazing bit, Tom Thumb or the various correction bits, or an English cu…

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How to Safely Tie a Hay Net

    David Handley/Getty ImagesHay nets are frequently used for temporarily feeding horses hay while at an event. You can’t rely on suitable gra…

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Curb Bits for Horses

    Somogyvari / Getty ImagesCurb bits are a standard piece of gear for any Western rider, but the bits have a place in the English and driving …

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English Eggbutt Snaffle

    Marta_Kent / Getty ImagesOne of the most commonly used bitsin English riding is the eggbutt snaffle. Because there is no curb or leverage ac…

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How to Clean a Bit

    zoranm / Getty ImagesIf you’ve bought a used bit from the consignment corner at your tack shop or you’ve taken your bridle apart to clean …

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How to Saddle a Horse

    Rolfo Brenner / EyeEm / Getty ImagesWhether you ride an English or Western saddle, the basics of saddling up are the same. The goal is safet…

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How to Measure Your Horse for a Horse Blanket

    K. BlocksdorfIf your horse must wear a blanket, it will be most comfortable and safe in one that fits correctly. Whether you want a cooler f…

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Sitting the Trot

    Olivia Bell Photography / Getty ImagesAs challenging as posting the trot may be, many riders find sitting the trot even more difficult. Here…

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How to Choose Blankets, Sheets and Rugs for Your Horse

    Johner Images / Getty ImagesWhen choosing a blanket for your horse, you're faced with many different choices. There are blankets for co…

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