Choosing, Using and Caring for Horse Equipment
- Bits and Bridles Explained (47)
- Choose and Use Leg Wraps, Boots and Blankets (4)
- Gift Giving Ideas (10)
- Horse Equipment Repair & Care (15)
- Horse Equipment Reviews (5)
- Horse Trailer Safety (5)
- Learn About Halters (4)
- Product and Book Reviews (50)
- Riding Clothes and Helmets (15)
- Saddles and Saddle Fit (17)
Learn About Stirrups
Learn all about stirrups, their history and use and discover the different types of stirrups used for horseback riding. Learn about English, western, trail and other types of stirrups, as well as stirrup safety.
Measure for a Horse Blanket
How to find the right size of horse blanket that will fit your horse. Horse blanket fitting. Learn how to measure for the right size horse blanket that will fit your horse.
How to Tie a Western Cinch
Step-by-step instructions show you how to tie a cinch on a Western saddle. Learn how to do up, tie, and tighten the cinch on a Western saddle.
Basic Grooming Tools
Learn about the basic equipment you'll need to groom your horse.
Choosing a Safety or Crash Vest for Horseback Riding
Here's how to choose a crash vest, also called a body protector, and what I've learned about comfort and fit. Learn about horseback riding crash or safety vests.
Top Ten Essential Items for a Horse First Aid Kit
Here are ten basic items you should have on hand in a first aid kit for horses. What to put in a first aid kit for your horses or ponies.
Fold a Western Saddle Blanket
Learn how to fold a western saddle blanket. Properly fold a saddle blanket for use under a western saddle with this how-to article.
Learn to Run Up Your Stirrup Leathers
Here's how to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle so they don't get caught or swing and hit you or your horse. Learn to run up your stirrup leathers on your English saddle.
Readers' Round Pen Building Advice - Build a Round Pen - How to Build…
Readers offer tips on how you can build a safe sturdy round pen even if you are on a budget. Learn about round pen materials, construction and design. Build your own round pen with advice from About.com Horse readers.
Making Safe Horse Costumes – Readers Tips for Safe Horse Costumes
Are you planning a costume for a horse for a parade or horse show. Here are tips from readers for making your costume safe for you and your horse. Find advice and resources to make the safest and most creative costume for a horse from About.com readers.
How to Put on Leg Wraps
Learn to apply leg wraps wraps to your horse's legs safely. Learn how to put on horse's leg wraps or bandages. Learn about standing, shipping, stable and polo wraps and how to wrap a horse's leg without causing damage to tendons and ligaments.
Readers Tips to Decorate A Horse - Decorate A Horse for a Parade or Costume...
Here are some fun and safe ideas from About.com horses readers for decorating a horse for parades and costume classes. Readers offer their tips and advice for decorating a horse safely.
Readers' Tips-- Things to Do with Baler Twine
A fun list for horse owners of the top ten things they can do with binder or baler twine contributed by About Horses and Ponies readers.
How to Make Ribbon Brow Bands
Here are step-by-step instructions for making colorful ribbon brow bands. You'll just need 2 yards of inexpensive ribbon and an old browband. You'll also find a link to instructions to make matching bridle rosettes. Great idea for teams or gift giving.
Dragon Driving - Parts of a Harness
Harness seems to cover the whole horse! Learn the names of the various parts with these three labeled photos.
Choosing a Cinch
There are a lot of choices when it comes to western cinches. Here's how to choose the one that's right for you and your horse.
Wearing Spurs While Horseback Riding
Do you need spurs when you ride your horse? Here's why spurs are used, when use them and how to pick out the right spurs.
Using a Whip or Crop While Horseback Riding
Learn how to use a whip or crop properly when riding and how whips and crops can be misused.