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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:…

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…

The Great Debate: To Blanket or Not?

With colder temperatures quickly approaching, horse owners are scrambling to pull blankets out of storage or purchase new ones. The idea of their horse shivering in a field is too much to bear. Let’s step back for a minute and consider the reality of the situation… do horses even…

Horse Transport Tips

 It says a lot about how much our horses trust us—because for them, riding in a trailer is not normal. In fact, studies have shown that transport is a substantial source of stress for horses. But with that said, here are a few ways you can make trailer rides…

Treating Cushing’s Disease with Chaste Tree Berry

Up until this point, my experience with the disease was very minimal. My mare was showing signs familiar to the disease. She was lethargic, her coat was not shedding properly (patches of thick curly hair remained on her coat known as hirsutism), excessive drinking which led to frequent urination,…

Barnyard Companions for Your Lonely Horse

Most horses thrive in a herd environment. They band with others in small groups for companionship and protection. While some horses prefer to stick to themselves, this is quite rare. Without a friend, most horses become lonely and depressed. However, it might not be feasible to have two horses….

Healthy Herbs for Horses

These days, many people are interested in feeding a more natural diet to their horses. A forage-based diet is always best, but when supplementing certain nutrients or when dealing with specific conditions, herbs can be a great addition to your horse’s diet. Here are a few you might be…