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The Akhal - Teke Breed

The Akhal-Teke horse is one of the most interesting and fascinating breeds; and their story is just as mesmerizing.  With less than 100 horses in the United States, this is quit-possibly the rarest breed in the world, as fewer than 2000 exist world-wide. There are only 200 of these horses in West Germany and 1400 in Russia.
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Barrel Racing - Part Two

Barrel Racing - Part Two: Training your horse

You must have a large enough area to set up your barrels, though it does not need to be regulation size for training.  Dirt is a much better surface because grass can get slippery, which is a danger for horse and rider.  Putting large tractor tires around the barrels is a good idea.

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Barrel Racing - Part One

Barrel Racing - Part One

Originally, barrel racing was invented for women so they could compete with each other in a fair, yet challenging event.  The 55 gallon Texas oil drums were used in a cloverleaf pattern with two left-turns and one right. With roping horses the ladies would see who could get through the course with the fastest time.

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The Facts About Horse Breeds

The facts about horse breeds #1
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The Quarter Horse The number one horse breed from around the world is the Quarter Horse. There are over 3 million of these horses that are registered, according to The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). It is thought this breed became popular when the colonists brought their racehorses into the west. One of the most-loved sports during the early years of the United States were the one-quarter mile races, usually run through the streets of the local town or along the country lanes and paths. The race was called "Quarter Pathers."

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Top Five lessons learned from the rodeo arena

Top Five lessons learned from the rodeo arena.

Life typically has many ups and downs, challenges and successes, all requiring quick action and responses, and sometimes just holding firm and hanging on. If you've ever ridden a spirited horse in a rodeo arena, you will recognize the parallels between what life hits you with, and that short time period where you must think fast, stay calm and act confidently.
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Barrel Racing Basics

In barrel racing, seconds matter. A one-second difference can mean the difference between taking home a ribbon and going home empty handed. Before entering the show ring, it is important that your horse have the opportunity to learn the skills he will need. It is also important that the rider be properly prepared and begin training slowly. This helps to prevent training problems and builds the foundation for a great barrel run.
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Rodeo Hard Commercial

Rodeo Hard a small mom & pop Western Tack & Rodeo Gear store with a growing online business. We are making a NEW national commercial and need your help and involvement.
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Team Roping Basics

Team roping evolved into a sport when a couple of cowboys somewhere, many years ago, turned a common ranching procedure into competition. The procedure, used to secure a steer so that he could be branded or doctored, is for two cowboys to rope the front and hind ends of a steer and stretch him between their horses.

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Saddle Blanket

                         


When the horse was first domesticated, the saddle blanket was the first and only piece of equipment placed on a horse's back, attached with a strap or rope, used primarily to protect the rider. Over time, the blanket developed into a pad, and later the pad or blanket became a buffer and support for a saddle.

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Heel-O-Matic Trainer

Heel-O-Matic: Ask the Pro's with Chad Mathes.  Roping Machine: Heel-O-Matic Trainer Best For: Heelers and Headers Key Feature: Belt-driven pulley system for variable hopping speed adjustments The Ground Driven TRAINER is our most popular roping practice machine. 
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