TIME FOR A HALFHALT...? Balance yourself - and your horse!

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Can my poor horse be outside in really cold weather?

  Can my poor horse be outside in really cold weather? And wait – why is there a picture of a moose on this blog page? Aren’t we talking about horses here?   Our home, Raaken Farm, is in the south of Norway. Recently temperatures have been dropping to -25....

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50 Easy last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for riders

  50 Easy last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for riders – something we all need in these hectic weeks! Here you can find gift ideas for every person on your list. From your horse-mad child to your ‘stable sister’, and from little stocking stuffers to big-ticket items. Even if...

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Hurry or wait – What is the best working gait?

  Want to keep your horse healthy? Then it’s not just about how long you should walk, trot and canter. The question is if you ride the RIGHT walk, trot and canter. How fast or how slow you ride can make a huge difference. Hurry or wait – what is...

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Does YOUR horse have this ‘forgotten’ hoof problem?

Contraction (1): What an experiment from 200 years ago can teach us today… More than 200 years ago, a young English veterinarian realized that many horses in use were suffering from a certain hoof problem. A problem that caused (amongst other things) sore feet, stumbling, short steps and lameness. He...

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Is your farrier psychic…?

  How would you like a job that is often dangerous? And very hard on your body? On top of that unpredictable, and needing a lot of knowledge, technical skills and physical strength? Horse hooves need maintenance. Doing hoof maintenance for a living – as a farrier or a barefoot...

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