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Grooming Tips for Fuzzy Horses

In many areas, the horses are already starting to get fuzzy! With winter quickly approaching, their thick coat is gearing up for the cold temperatures. Each season presents its own grooming challenges. Specifically, your horse’s winter coat is likely to trap dirt, sweat and stains more easily. Fear not!…

6 Tips to Keep Your Horse Happy and Healthy this Fall

Though most horses are naturally well-equipped for cooler weather, they can all benefit from a little help on our part.

Here are six tips for keeping your horse happy and healthy this fall:

Invest in insulated bucket holders or heated water buckets. Horses tend to drink less in colder weather, and…

Top Three Dog Breeds That Make the Best Ranch Hand

Since the beginning of time, the dog has been not only man’s best friend but also a dedicated worker. From sun up to sun down they are a loyal companion for anyone out there looking for the best possible barn hand. They are confident in their work, obedient, and…

Natural Wound Care for Horses

After all, even in the cleanest of pastures, some horses just seem to attract accidents. Of course, with any serious wound, you’ll want to consult your veterinarian, but depending on the location and nature of the wound, sometimes, there’s not much a vet can do.

So how should horse owners…

8 Things to Know about Fall Pasture

However, when it comes to your pasture, there are a few things to be aware of during this time of year, especially if your horse has metabolic challenges or is at risk for developing laminitis. 

Here are eight facts you may or may not know about fall pasture:

#1 As grasses…

The History of Horseshoes

Horses and horseshoes—the two have a long history together, but believe it or not, horseshoes came about long after the domestication of horses around 4,000 BC. In fact, widespread need for hoof protection didn’t fully arise until hard-surfaced roads came along, and even then, horseshoes were mainly used in…

The Paddock Paradise Track System

Based on the behavior of wild horses, the Paddock Paradise Track System encourages your horse to exercise, search for their food and travel over different terrain. The creator, Jaime Jackson is a former farrier that prefers natural horse care. He began studying feral horses and their behavior in the…

What Hay Feeder is Best for My Horses? 

While the barn is a place to come together with your horses to feed, clean, and socialize, the pasture is truly the horses ‘center’. This is where they live and more importantly, graze. Horses are grazing animals. From their wild instincts, foraging throughout the day is best for a…

Five of the World’s Rarest Horse Breeds

The American Cream Draft
Known for its beautiful champagne or cream color and amber eyes, the American Cream Draft horse originated in the early 1900’s and is the only draft breed native to the U.S. still in existence. The breed began with a cream-colored draft mare called “Old Granny” who…