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Benefits of Slow Feeders

Slow feeders are all the hay-feeding rage these days . . . and for good reason. Because of their design (and as the name indicates), they slow down a horse’s hay consumption rate and mimic natural foraging behavior, better supporting digestive health.

 

In the wild, horses spend 16-20 hours grazing…

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Horse Adoption

Adopting a horse is not only a great way to give an unwanted or neglected horse a good home (and find your new best friend!) but it will also create space so rescues can take in more horses in need.

With that said, here are a few do’s and don’t’s…

7 Ways to Prepare Your Horse for Colder Weather

Many parts of the country have already started to experience frigid temperatures. Blankets have been pulled out and hay stacked tall in lofts. Riders have dug for their fleece breeches, bought new gloves, and wrapped themselves tight in waterproof jackets. If you’re like many, then the preparations for winter…

Mares vs. Geldings: Is One Better than the Other?

Most horse owners have a preference between either mares or geldings. It’s common to hear ‘mares are loyal’ or ‘geldings are level-headed’.  Some people are looking to breed, while others need a reliable lesson horse. In any case, many horse buyers struggle with this very important decision- mare or…

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…

How to Hire a Horse Sitter

Many people travel during the holidays. It can be nerve-wracking to leave your horse behind. They depend on you for so much. If you board your horse, it may be no problem to travel for an extended period of time. For those that keep their horses in their backyard,…

Supporting Senior Horses in Winter

Most horses are well-equipped for winter. Let them grow a warm, fuzzy coat, give them plenty of hay, make sure they have access to shelter and unfrozen water, and they usually do just fine. However, during the coldest months of the year, older horses may lose body condition and…

Strange Sleeping Habits of Horses

 For one, they don’t sleep all night like most of us do. And of course, many people know that, unlike us, horses can sleep while standing—all thanks to the ‘stay apparatus’ in their forelegs as well as a locking mechanism in their stifles. But here are a few more…

Frozen? RAMM Fencing Can Help!

Hello November! I just got Chloe’s medium and heavyweight blankets down from my attic. Of course, this probably means that the South Eastern US will be hit with a heatwave, right?! Unfortunately for my early AM rides, the colder weather does appear to be here to stay. Here are…