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Learning all about horses will help you if and when you think you are ready to own one. By reading up on horse information it will prepare you for the future and is also just an interesting topic to know about! For a guide on horses information for children, read the following. General Horse Information Horses live all over the world, but most of them are not wild and free. The majority of h...

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As any horse owner appreciates, riding a horse can be a very therapeutic experience, taking all the stresses and strains out of daily life. However, some horses are trained purely for therapeutic purposes, helping disabled and special needs children and adults to enjoy this emotional and rewarding activity. If you are looking for information on therapeutic horses, the information below may be o...

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At times frustrating, at times highly rewarding – teaching a beginner the joys of riding for the first time is a challenging job. Just remember how delightful your first introduction was to riding. There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing a beginner’s eyes light up with joy whilst riding. However, you will need to remember that it is not an easy task, training someone to ride.&nb...

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If you have a passion for riding but hate the idea of riding alone, it might be a good idea to form a horse riding club. Sometimes the local area may be poorly resourced in terms of riding opportunities, so instead of giving up on that dream of sharing your joy of riding with others, consider what value setting up your own riding club could have on the local community. Unsure of where to start? Ou...

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Judging the right time to introduce your young child to the joys of horse riding can be an interesting dilemma. Perhaps you feel introducing your child too early to this wonderful hobby may put them off for life should initial exposure to riding prove a little too daunting. However, some young children can benefit immeasurably from an early association with horses, so as long as you time the in...

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Buying a horse is frequently acknowledged as one of the most difficult and stressful things it is possible to do! There are many pitfalls to be avoided, and things may not always be as they seem. It is always advisable to take at least one experienced person who knows you well with you to look at potential horses, maybe your riding instructor, and always have the horse vetted, by an indepen...

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Keeping a horse or pony is a very expensive venture, irrespective of whether you buy or loan. The initial cost of purchase will vary greatly, but the cost of keeping the horse or pony will require a continual financial commitment. The commitment is not only financial but time consuming. Horses and ponies require a lot of care and attention on a daily basis, on those dark, cold winter mornings and ...

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Owning your first horse is a very exciting prospect. It is ultimately what every rider aspires to.Visualise those lazy summer hacks down country lanes; competing at your local show; that first place rosette!!! In reality finding and maintaining your perfect horse may not be as easy or as cost effective as you first think. Before buying or loaning your first horse you need to consider the f...

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Owning a horse can be more complicated than you might think, and the loaning of a horse is just one issue that has legal barriers to be overcome before it can occur.    For more information on the benefits of loaning a horse, click here.    The sample loan agreement below is a guide to the type of agreement that may be made between the horse owner...

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Knowing where you stand is vital when entering into a livery yard agreement. An agreement can come in all different forms as a result of the different types of livery available (e.g. full, part, DIY etc), the facilities on offer, and the conditions of the yard. A livery agreement should always be in writing before the horse is placed in a livery yard. The proprietor of a livery yard should stat...

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