Hot Horses How-Tos

How To: Trot a horse

In this video series, watch as Kelli LaBar teaches you how to trot and jog with a horse. Learn how to transition between trots and jogs and how to move forward and backward on a horse.

How To: Bathe a horse

Expert Kelli LaBar will show you all you need to bathe and condition your horse. Kelli gives you a list of supplies, safety tips, and advice throughout. You will learn how to curry and stiff brush the horse, how to shampoo the body, tail, and face, and how to add conditioner.

How To: Care for horses

In this video series, our expert will show you how to groom and care for a horse. Learn great tips for buying a healthy horse, grooming the horse's head, body and tail, and care for horse hooves. You will also learn about horse care equipment, what and how to feed a horse, how to ride a horse, and how to exercise horses.

How To: Mount and dismount your horse

In this video series, watch as Kelli LaBar teaches how to mount and dismount a horse. Get horse safety tips, learn how tighten the girth, how to pull up on a horse, how to mount from the ground and from a mounting block, and how to adjust the stirrups.

How To: Plait a horse's mane

Learn how to expertly plait your horse's mane, using both methods of plaiting: plaiting with bands and plaiting with cotton. You will need a horse with a pulled mane. Begin by brushing and dividing the mane. For showing purposes, there should be an odd number of plaits in the mane and an even number for the forelock. Also, learn how to remove the plaits without breaking the hairs. Always know where your needle and plaiting bands are at all times. And never leave the plaits in for a long time....

How To: Care for your horse's hooves

A well cared for hoof is essential. Follow this simple guide for healthy, well maintained hooves. A well cared for hoof is vital for the prevention of lameness, joint, back and leg problems and enables your horse to move freely and comfortably. You will need a hoof pick, an experienced farrier, hoof growth treatment, a bucket of water, a water brush, and a brush and some hoof grease. Then, check the hooves, take care of the hoof wall, trim the hooves, and shoe him regularly. Care for your hor...

How To: Plait a horse's tail

Do you want your horse to be the best turned out at the next show? Then follow this simple guide, showing both methods of plaiting to make your horse look like the star he or she is! All you need is a body brush, water brush, bucket of water, mane comb, needle, and plaiting thread, the same color as your horse would be best, two elastic bands, a bowl of one egg white, a bucket of water, and a pair if scissors. Plait a horse's tail.

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