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How to Find Your Unicorn

The horse of your dreams is out there. Sometimes, it takes a few bad apples to find the right one. Each person likely has their own definition of the perfect horse. Ask a barrel racer, show jumper, adult amateur… they will probably come up with different responses. Ultimately, that…

How To Use a Grazing Muzzle

Conditions like insulin resistance or equine metabolic syndrome are especially worrisome because these horses simply can’t tolerate the high carbohydrate levels often found in pastures this time of year. Other horses tend to gain weight when turned out full or even part-time. So what’s a horse owner to do?

One…

Arena Footing 101

 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…

Calm Your Horse with 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…

5 Insect Eaters to Have Around the Barn

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…

5 Ways to Improve Your Pasture

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…

6 Spring Herbs for Your Horse

Spring is a great time to add a few herbs into your horse’s diet. It’s the time of year when many herbs would be popping up in the wild, and our horses would likely choose to eat them if they could. Since that’s not always an option, here are…

A Spring Checklist for Your Horse

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…

Tips & Tricks for Spring Shedding

With spring and warmer weather here, your horse will start shedding out their winter fur. Get ready for lots of hair everywhere! Their thick winter coat will come out in chunks, but leave them looking sleek and slick in their summer body. You can make the process a whole…