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Looking to Return to Horseback Riding? Five Steps to Get You Back in the Saddle

Are you a former equestrian yearning to get back into the saddle? Emmie Strommen of Calling All Horse Girls shares five steps that helped her return to riding after focusing on her career took her away from her childhood passion. Regardless of how long it's been or what discipline you want try, these steps are sure get you that much closer to your favorite four-legged animals.

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How to Safely Decorate Your Barn for the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year! But before you deck the halls and deck your barn out with holiday decorations, make sure you're not creating a safety hazard for your horses and your barn. We've put together some do's and don'ts to help keep you, your favorite four-legged friends, and barn safe this holiday season.

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From Groom To Professional Three-Day Event Rider—How Meg Kep is Building Up the Next Generation of Eventers

Meg's career started as a groom for top level three-day eventers before she too started competing as a professional eventer. But her real passion is her Junior Event Team (JET) that she created a couple of years ago, which invites a group of her students to come to her farm for regular sessions, mounted and unmounted, and to help them set and work toward their riding goals. Learn how Meg is focused on improving the quality of riding and horsemanship among these young riders, all while balancing her own professional career. 

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How Top Equitation Trainer Stacia Klein Madden Plans Out The Year For Her Students

Stacia Klein Madden is a household name in the equitation, show jumping, and hunter world. Her experience as a professional trainer, rider, judge, and clinician precedes her. But how is it that she creates customized plans for each of her 20 students and roughly 40 horses to help them achieve their goals for the year? Check out our interview with Stacia to find out what's happening behind-the-scenes and ways you can apply her process and tips to your own program and make this year your best year yet!

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Chuy's Choices: Chuy Escalera's Go-To Products for When the Temperatures Start to Drop

In the first of many expert spotlights from Corro, learn from renowned groom and barn manager Chuy Escalera on how he deals with the changing seasons from fall to winter. With over 14 years of experience, Chuy shares the insights he has learned from experiences around the country and the world, providing valuable product recommendations and best practices to keep your horse feeling comfortable and looking great all winter long!

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Cowboy Mounted Shooting with De Chapman

Have you ever been curious about Cowboy Mounted Shooting? Check out our interview with one of the sport's best Cowboy Mounted Shooters, De Chapman! She shares what made her jump from barrel racing to this small but exciting sport, what it takes to be a professional Cowboy Mounted Shooter, as well as the basics for anyone who may interested in learning more about Mounted Shooting.

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Halloween Is Near! Here Are Our Favorite Costume Ideas For You & Your Horse

Halloween may look a little different this year, but that shouldn’t mean you have to put your creativity and enthusiasms on a shelf! To help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite costumes we’ve found around the web and social media for both you and your horse!

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American Bashkir Curly Horses: What You Need To Know About This Beautiful Breed

The American Bashkir Curly horse is a truly unique and special breed. Getting their name for their curly coats, this breed is one of the only horse breeds that are hypo-allergenic! Learn more about how these calm, inquisitive, and intelligent creatures are so versatile in their jobs and disciplines, as well as their looks!

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Corro's Favorite Products To Help Your Horse Sparkle & Shine

Shiny horses are healthy horses! There's no substitute for great grooming and care. However, there are many products that our customers swear by that help maintain a horse's coat and make it shine. Check out our picks. 

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From Youth Rider to Professional Trainer - How Josh Shino Became One To Watch In the Arabian World

In the world of Arabian horses, Josh Shino has made the impressive jump from youth rider to full-time professional trainer, running his own facility—Shino Training Center—within only a few short years. We sat down with the 19-time National Champion to discuss his journey breaking into the training industry, what things have helped mold his training techniques, and the benefits of learning multiple riding disciplines. 

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Help Your Horse Smoothly Transition into Fall with These Horse Care Tips & Tricks

Some of the largest horse grooming challenges come in the spring and the fall when your horse is shedding their coat. The fall shed is much less dramatic than the spring blow out, but it still happens. Here are some tips when it comes to horse care to help your horse transition into fall with ease!

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It’s Clipping Season: The Ultimate Guide To Clipping Your Horse

It's clipping season! If your horse needs one last good clip job before growing in their winter coat or needs some trimming to help keep their coat manageable for the season, we've created the ultimate guide to help you give your horse the perfect clip job. From prepping your horse to helping choose the right blade size, we've covered everything you need to make clipping season a little less hairy! 

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Update Your Horse Care Routine with These Top Products for Fall

Fall is here! With the cooler temperatures and foliage comes a need to update your horse care routine in order to help them look and feel their best. Check out some of our favorite products to add to your grooming box and horse today!

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What It Takes to Be a Professional Polo Player with Jared Sheldon

From the outside world, watching a polo match, especially a professional polo match, can look so seamless that many people may not realize how difficult or dangerous it can be or the hard work and training that is involved. We spoke with Jared Sheldon, a 4-goal handicap professional polo player who competes in California, Texas, and New York to learn more about what it takes to be successful at the top level – both from a rider and horse perspective.

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Horse Conditioning for Top Performance

Horse training is essential for getting a horse to perform the task at hand, but  conditioning is the key a horse's ability to execute every maneuver with energy and confidence. Learn how to create a comprehensive conditioning program by setting goals, creating benchmarks, and more to help your horse perform at their best, as well as avoid soreness, injury, and fatigue.

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Cutting 101 with Grant Setnicka: The Ins & Outs of This Popular Equine Sport

Cutting is a traditional western event that started out on ranches, and is now a sport with members in all 50 U.S. states and 20 countries. We spoke with $3 million dollar rider Grant Setnicka to learn more about what it takes to excel in cutting and what the dance-like performance between horse and cow is all about.

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