Winter Barn Hacks

 Cold weather, muddy paddocks, and frozen water tanks aren’t exactly pleasant to deal with, but we suck it up because we love our horses. Right?  Since we really have no choice but to contend with winter, here are a few barn hacks which can make horsey chores and cold weather riding a little more manageable:…

Peppermint: The Universal Perennial

Starbucks has rereleased their infamous peppermint-flavored mocha, chocolate bars with added peppermint extract is all around us, candy canes are found in every supermarket, and those Bob’s Sweet Stripes soft peppermint candies are lingering in every grocery store (and my tack room).  Peppermint is a hybrid between wintergreen and spearmint making its delicious taste irresistible…

Hygge with Horses

 but there are some ways we can lean into and embrace this season. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish concept of coziness and is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Here are some ways we can incorporate hygge with horses….