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Horses, Family…and Fishing


As stated earlier this year, Horse Family is expanding our presence to better serve you not only in the equine world, but in other ways that may impact and benefit your family.   It’s all about making memories, at least in our book.

If you love, ride and work with horses there is a better than average chance that you also have other outside interests as a family.  Camping, golf, club activities like 4H, FFA and more.  Our research has shown that many of you like to or would like to learn more about something specific:   taking your kids fishing.

The folks at Outdoor Empire have written a great article on what is needed to take your kids fishing for the first time.  We asked them if we could share their article (which they kindly consented to) and we also asked them to introduce the article which is listed below.

In the future, we will be introducing other family friendly activities, events, arts & crafts and more.   If there is something you’d like us to dig into and provide more information on, please email us!

Until Next Time,

From Outdoor Empire:  “Taking your kids on their first fishing trip is a great way to spend some quality time together and forge memories that will last a lifetime. But if you want your first fishing trip to end with smiles and photos of caught fish, you must do everything possible to ensure you actually catch fish. Kids are unlikely to enjoy spending the day staring at a bobber, unless they get to reel in a big fish or two.  Fortunately, by embracing a few key tips and tricks, you can greatly increase your odds of success.

For example, you’ll want to make sure you use simple fishing gear when teaching your kids the basics. Don’t hand them a bait-casting combo designed for adults; give them a small, lightweight spinning or spin-casting combo to eliminate unnecessary technical issues. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure to target species that are easy for kids to catch. This means ignoring the largemouth bass, pike and lake trout, and instead concentrating on bluegill and catfish.

To learn more strategies and tips for making your kids’ first fishing trip a success, check out Outdoor Empire’s exhaustive examination of the issue. You’ll learn more about the best equipment, techniques and strategies that will help you catch more fish with your kids.”

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