Arena Footing 101

  • Erin Gouveia
  • May 12, 2021
horse in arena

 Some factors may be different depending on if you are building an indoor arena vs. an outdoor arena.   It is also important to consider what discipline you will be riding and how much daily traffic your arena footing will get. Horse health and soundness can be greatly affected by the surface that the horse…

Calm Your Horse with Lavender

  • Emily Fought
  • Apr 29, 2021
Lavender

An anxious and nervous horse isn’t fun to be around. They can actually make YOU uncomfortable and on edge! No one wants to get stepped on or throw from a reactive horse. You definitely want to address the issue from the start. Essential oils may be the solution to your problem. In particular, lavender has…

Get Ready for Horse Show Season

  • Emily Fought
  • Apr 28, 2021
Horse Show

The time is here to show off all of your hard work. You and your horse have been practicing and getting ready for competitions. From A-rated, national shows to your local schooling ones, they offer a unique and fun experience. Some compete to achieve their personal best, while others enjoy the friends and community of…

5 Insect Eaters to Have Around the Barn

  • Casie Bazay
  • Apr 27, 2021
Bat

In the horse world, spring is synonymous with three things: shedding, sunshine, and the onset of super annoying insects. At least one of those things is pleasant, right!? However, to deal insects and make barn life altogether easier, you can encourage several different insect-eating species to live nearby. Each of the following critters will naturally…

5 Ways to Improve Your Pasture

  • Casie Bazay
  • Apr 22, 2021

Is your pasture looking a little lackluster? Could it use some help? Spring is the perfect time to get started with improvements and here are five specific things you can do to create a healthier and more eye-pleasing pasture: 1.) Soil Testing and Fertilizer Application If you’ve never had your soil tested to see what…

A Spring Checklist for Your Horse

  • Emily Fought
  • Apr 20, 2021
Horse in Pasture

You may have started to notice warmer weather and longer days. Spring is making its arrival known! Most riders are anxious and excited for this beautiful season to come. It usually means more riding time, lush green pastures, and no blankets for the horses. It does come with some added responsibility though. You need to…

Spring Pasture Precautions

  • Casie Bazay
  • Mar 18, 2021
Grass

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of every horse person rejoicing due to daylight savings time and the arrival of warmer weather. Spring is underway, and with it greener grass, flowers, and so many lovely things. However, spring also harbors danger for some of our horses in the form of quick-growing green grass. If…