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DR. SKELLY'S HORSE OWNERSHIP BLOG

Dr. Christine Skelly, My Horse University founder

Dr. Christine Skelly is Associate Professor at Michigan State University and the founder of My Horse University. She blogs for DiscoverHorses on things you need to know in order to become a safe, happy and responsible horse person, whether you lease, buy or adopt the horse of your dreams.  

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PARTICIPATE

If you’re ready to put foot to stirrup, here’s a treasure trove of valuable tips on learning to ride, owning a horse, the costs involved, and getting the whole family on board.

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Volunteer

If you want to learn about horses while helping a worthwhile cause, get involved with volunteer activities like therapeutic riding, trail clearing, Pony Club, 4-H and more.

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Donate

Courtesy Horse & RiderSooner or later, everyone who loves horses gets the urge to donate money on their behalf. Put your dollars to work through non-profits that raise funds for equines in need and other worthy horse-related activities.

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Spectate

MountiesDo you like to watch competitions and performances from the sidelines? Enhance your enjoyment of equestrian activities with easy-to-understand primers and guides to sports such as dressage, reining and more.

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Educate

Courtesy Horse & RiderIt’s a whole big equestrian world out there! Learn more about horses, stable management and riding through books, DVDs, schools, clinics, colleges with equine programs and even online learning opportunities.

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ADVOCATE

Courtesy Horse&RiderWant more trails for equestrian use? How about a horse park or equine-related services? Learn how to lobby, work with zoning boards and get help from state horse councils to achieve your goals.

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