western boots

Some Interesting Facts on Western Boots

The western boots evolved out to of a very practical necessity, namely the need to protect the feet for people who stayed outdoors for long hours, some times even days on end, in harsh, bitter cold weather. The cowboy boot, staring out as the rudimentary kind of footwear, had one, and only one use- its…

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Swimming the Horse For Training

Swimming is unsuitable for training Thoroughbred racehorses but is suitable for endurance horses. The reason swimming is an excellent exercise for endurance rather than racehorses is that swimming addresses the slow twitch muscle fibres. A horse cannot be trained for both endurance and outright speed because each type of training has an opposite effect on…

Slow Down

Horse Training – How to Get Your Horse to Slow Down

Horse Training – How to Get Your Horse to Slow Down Here’s a simple exercise to get your horse to slow down, whether at the walk, trot, or canter. Speed control, or ‘rate’, is within the grasp of any horse owner willing to work consistently toward a more rewarding and enjoyable relationship with their horse.…

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Cowboy Boot – The Best Of 2016

Cowboy Boot – The Best Of 2016 When looking for the perfect pair you need to consider which side of the spectrum you want to be on. Meaning do you prefer quality to price or vice versa. Hypothetically you’d like to land somewhere in the middle, but a lot of boots these days lack comfort…

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Top 3 Tips for Buying Kids Cowboy Boots

Top 3 Tips for Buying Kids Cowboy Boots Parents often have difficulties choosing cowboy boots for their kids. The biggest obstacle is that traditional design does not match the ever changing landscape of youth fashion, particularly as children get into their teenage years. The days of kids proudly strolling next to their fathers in traditional…

Horse Training Tips – The Thrill of Excellence

I stated in another article that at some point the training of a horse is finished and from then on we are talking about managing the performance and behavior. Well, there is one exemption to this rule. This exemption is to strive for excellence. Quite some years ago the AMHA had the annual convention in…