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IN THE SADDLE

This page provides resources on facilities for horses, trail riding, exercise, and performance information. These blogs will help you get in the saddle and start riding.

Training and Behavior

Just like humans, horses’ behaviors can change depending on the situation and environment. Learn more about training, training techniques, and horse behavior in the blogs.

Trail Riding

Trail riding has more benefits than just getting in the great outdoors. Learn more about the different aspects of horse trail riding like etiquette, first aid, tips and tricks for different environments, and more.

Horse Learning Lessons

eXtension’s team of horse experts has developed specialized lessons to provide the most complete information about horse care and management.

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RECENT RESOURCE BLOGS

Developing Horsemanship Hands and Seat

In this video, Kathy Anderson explains certain drills that riders can do to develop the desired horsemanship hands and seat for both english and western disciplines.   Introduction   Western Drills at a Walk   Western Drills at the Jog   Western...

Ground Handling Horses Safely

By understanding life from the horse's point of view, you can learn to anticipate and safely react to your horse's natural instincts. This video demonstrates safe and proper methods for: Approaching Haltering Leading Tying and General handling of horses. This video...

Hippology Academy 2023

Topics covered will be: Color and Markings Digestive Anatomy Respiratory and Cardiac Anatomy Evaluating Pastures Hoof Anatomy and Function Pasture Related Diseases This course is targeted for older youth and adults. Bronze Level = $50. Access to content until August...

Extinguishing Heat Stress for the Horse & Rider

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Gaits of the Horse

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Be Smart: Setting Goals with Your Horse

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Quirky Horses: The Stories of Jagger, Alex and Cactus

Dr. Carissa Wickens, extension horse specialist at the University of Florida, and Wendy Hein, Oregon State University share some strange behaviors their horses possess. From weird behaviors at feeding time, getting into everything and more, horses may seem a bit...

You Want Me to Do What: Stories of Stallion Behavior in the Breeding Shed

Dr. Joann Kouba, from Kansas State University shares stories on how managers teach stallions to perform doing what most people think comes naturally. It takes a good handler to keep the boys happy and acknowledge all of their unique quirks.