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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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Corro Courses: Equine Sheath & Udder Cleaning

Equine sheath cleaning and urogenital cleaning is key to preventing pain, discomfort, or even infection for your horse. Here's what you need to know about cleaning sheaths for geldings and stallions, as well as udder cleaning for mares.

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Equine Kissing Spine: What Is It & Why It's No Longer a Career-Ending Condition

While kissing spine was once a career-ending diagnosis for performance horses, veterinary medicine has made great strides in the last 15 years, and more horse owners are seeking surgery to correct the condition. Learn more about kissing spine, the new game-changing procedures that are giving horses their careers back, and what the road to recovery looks like. 

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What You Need to Know About the California Wildfires & How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster with Horses

Fire season has just begun here in California and in many other parts of the United States. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been faced with a harsh reminder that wildfires are unpredictable and pose a real threat to our equestrian communities. Here are some tips to help you and your horse stay safe during fire season.

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How Jordan Allen Stays Focused & Sets Goals For The Future While Social Distancing

There’s no greater gift than being able to spend your time around horses. And no one knows that truth more than Jordan Allen. As a junior rider, she climbed the ranks in the hunters and equitation as a working student for Ashland Farms. Now, having finished her first year of college, you would think so much has changed. That may be, but her love for horses and spending any moment she can with them certainly has not. Find out how Allen has been spending her time during the pandemic, her plans for the future, and her tips and tricks for riding different horses, horse...

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How Do Horses Get Thrush & What Is The Best Treatment: Tips & Myth Busters For Horse Thrush

Thrush is a common, relatively non-threatening bacterial and fungal infection found mainly in the central groove of the hoof and regions adjacent to the frog. However, if left chronically untreated, infection and inflammation can spread to cause more debilitating cases of lameness. Learn how to identify and treat thrush, as well as the truth behind common myths associated with this type of infection. 

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Ask A Vet: What Are Summer Sores & How To Heal Them

Summer sores in horses are pesky and sometimes dangerous. With changing temperatures that extend warmer months, summer sores seem to be on the rise. Here’s what you need to know about these unruly infections, how to treat and prevent them, as well as some tips and tricks that will help in your horse's recovery.

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Overcoming Fear and Getting Back On The Horse After a Bad Fall

Falling off a horse feels like a right of passage that every equestrian will come to head with at least once. Hopefully, you're able to get right back up and back on your horse. However, sometimes a fall can take a toll on you—both physically and mentally. After all, you just survived being flung from a 1,200 pound, half-wild animal. Learn how Bethann Coldiron recently recovered from a bad fall that left her with a concussion, broken collarbone, and a fear that sometimes felt worse than the physical injuries to find her groove again back in the saddle.

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Communicating With Horses: How to Use Longe Lessons to Develop an Independent Seat for Clear Communication

Communication between horse and rider takes place through the aids: the seat, leg, and hand. Developing an independent seat means that the aids can be used clearly, preventing confusion. Work on the longe line is useful for developing a rider's seat because the rider can focus on their own position while the person longeing the horse is in control. USEF ‘S’ dressage judge Jennifer Roth shares her tips for using longeing as a critical tool to further developing your seat and ability to communicate with your horse with exercises you can try with your horse and are applicable for riders of...

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Corro Spotlight: Why Elizabeth Ehrlich Traded In Her Legal Career to Create Horse Supplements

From the courtroom to the stable, Elizabeth Ehrlich found her way back to horses as an adult through developing Equine Elixirs. Find out what drove her to create her line of top quality horse supplements, the inspiration behind each supplement and their fun names (spoiler alert: it's you!), and how her products support horse health.

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5 Tips for Working with Young or Green Horses

Young horse development can be one of the most rewarding and accomplishing ventures and for some riders, it is their specialty. The process of developing young and green horses can be challenging, however, as your approach will need to be flexible to meet the horse’s ever-changing physical and mental abilities. The process has its ups and downs, but just like riding these athletes, it is important to always go forward! Here are five tips to help you stay on track as you navigate the fun, rewarding, and challenging world of working with the young or green horse.

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What's In Your Go-To Horse Care Products: Breaking Down Common Ingredients

As consumers, more than ever, we are becoming increasingly aware of what ingredients are in the foods we eat and the products we buy. Today, consumers have more options and more information to find both products and brands that better align with their needs, but what about the horse market? Are we, as consumers, paying as much attention to the ingredients that are in our go-to horse care products? We interviewed Nicole Papandrea, founder and CEO of Knotty Horse Products, to breakdown what ingredients are essential to quality horse care and what to look for in order to identify marketing gimmicks....

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#CorroCares Spotlight: How Communication with Horses Improves the Lives of Disabled Riders at GallopNYC

There is something about horses that is good for the soul, and communicating with horses develops a unique sort of language all its own, which is evident at GallopNYC. The therapeutic riding program, located in the heart of Queens, in New York City, uses the pleasures and skills of horseback riding and horse knowledge to build developmental, emotional, social, and physical skills for each of their riders. 

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