Let all that you do be done in love ❤️ Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love ❤️ Corinthians 16:14
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Rope Halters vs Flat Halters. What's with all of the rope halter hype?

Rope Halters vs Flat Halters. What's with all of the rope halter hype?

Our world is filled with trends, fads, and memes that influence our everyday decisions and ideas. Now while I try to steer clear of the general bustle and hype, I do pay close attention to the horse world’s trends… because well… horses. Duh. If you haven’t yet noticed, a large number of equestrians have started to ditch their traditional nylon web halters (also known as flat halters) for the hardware-less rope halter. Constructed from a single cord of rope, rope halters usually come in either 2-knot or 4-knot configurations. They feature no buckles or hardware, and are fastened by tying...

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Why I Ride With *Very* Loose Reins (And Why It's Key)

Why I Ride With *Very* Loose Reins (And Why It's Key)

I often post pictures of me riding on Instagram (@RealAndreaCao), and a pattern you’ll notice in all of my photos is that I always ride with very loose reins. I usually get one of two responses when people notice this-- either they applaud and commend me or they question why in the world I would ride like that. Nevertheless, both responses inspired me to write a detailed explanation of why I choose to ride with loose reins.No matter how you ride, it’s important to know that you should ride however you and your horse feel comfortable. While I encourage you...

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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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