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Haltering Your Horse for Respect & Trust

Haltering Your Horse for Respect & Trust

Let me guess… you read the title of this blog post and either rolled your eyes or laughed a little. Either way, you clicked because you were curious-- why in the world would there have to be a training tip on something as simple as haltering a horse? Has Andrea gone crazy?To answer your questions: 1. Yes, I’ve been crazy my entire life. And 2. Every interaction you have with your horse is a training session whether intentional or not. So you’re actually training (or un-training) your horse while you’re haltering him. By popular request on my Instagram (@RealAndreaCao), I’m...

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2018 Black Friday Deals

2018 Black Friday Deals

  At Andrea Equine, our brand mission is to create the best horse tack possible and to offer it at fair pricing that supports ethical manufacturing and living wages while keeping your budget happy. The pricing you see on our website reflects that very goal, and we're constantly working to improve it. That being said, we use Black Friday as an opportunity to give back to our awesome customers. Without you, we wouldn't be making tack for horses around the world and making great horsemanship accessible to all. All of us at Andrea Equine would like to thank you for your continued support and help...

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Loop vs Mecate Reins - Clinician Tack 101

Loop vs Mecate Reins - Clinician Tack 101

The right pair of clinician rope reins can be essential to training a soft horse- but how do you choose the right ones? With all of the lengths, styles, and materials offered on the market, it can be quite intimidating. We're here to simplify the process so you can find the perfect pair of reins! 

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Style Your Horse For Fall- Equine Style Guide 2018

Style Your Horse For Fall- Equine Style Guide 2018

Forget the runway at New York Fashion Week, we're bringing you the latest in equine fashion that will slay in the barn aisle.

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How to Back Up Your Horse on the Ground

How to Back Up Your Horse on the Ground

Philosophy There's no better sign of respect than a horse softly and quickly backing up for you on the ground. He's hustling his feet outside of your personal space, and respectfully facing you while doing it. In addition, backing on the ground lays the foundation for great backing under saddle. Without a soft backup on the ground, it's very challenging to get a soft one while riding.  As always, thanks again for digging deeper into the philosophy behind this exercise, you're already a step ahead of those who just watch the video. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure...

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