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      Top Ten Tips for Safe Horse Hauling

       
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      Information for this article supplied by Jake Bowman, business manager for The University of Findlay’s equestrian program. . . and a frequent horse hauler!

      Although you may not be going “over the river and through the woods” this holiday season, you may be making the trip home with horse trailer in tow.  Many of our students at UF take their horses home over break and, for some, it’s not a short trip.



      Five Ways to "Winterize" Your Horse!

       
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      (Information for this article provided by Jake Bowman. Jake is the business manager for the UF Equestrian Program and a western riding instructor.)

      "Congress. . . We Wouldn't Miss It!"

       
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      (Information for this article provided by Clark Bradley.  Clark is an instructor for the UF western program, a former AQHA Horseman of the Year, and a 30-year veteran of the horse training industry.)

      What Not to Wear . . . At the Barn!

       
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      (Information provided by Steve Brown and Jake Bowman, western equestrian instructors.)

      Cowboy Up (and Down!) Mounting and Dismounting

       
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       (Information for this article provided by Steve Brown, director, western equestrian program, The University of Findlay.)

      To a lot of folks, mounting and dismounting may not seem like a crucial part of the ride.  You just get on and get off, right? 

      Actually, proper mounting and dismounting can assure your safety as well as set a positive tone for working with your horse. In our riding program at UF, we have procedures that make the start and end of your ride more enjoyable.


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      Saddle-Up. . . But Do It Right!

       
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      Information for this lesson provided by Jake Bowman, business manager for UF Equestrian Programs and western riding instructor.

      You'll need a computer, pillows, Crockpot. . . and a saddle!

       
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      This information provided by Jake Bowman, UF equestrian program business manager and instructor.

      Who's Leading?

       
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      This lesson provided by Jake Bowman, business manager and instructor, The University of Findlay equestrian programs. 

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