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Does Your Horse Need Grain?

Many people don’t think twice about feeding grain to their horse. After all, it’s what everyone does, right? But have you ever stopped to think about whether your horse actually needs grain? Or worse yet, could feeding grain—even a small amount—be doing more harm than good? As with most…

Tips for Moving Your Horse to a New Place

The boxes are packed, the movers are scheduled, and you’re ready to set off on a new adventure in a new place. Whether you’re moving across the country or just across town, it can be an exciting and also nerve-wracking time—especially when you add horses into the mix. 

However, moving…

Get Your Dusty Arena Under Control

We’ve all experienced it one time or another- a dusty riding arena! As your horse travels around, they kick up what appears to be a sand cloud. It leaves you itchy, your horse sneezing, and tack covered in dirt. It’s not the best experience and hardly good for you…

Facts About Frogs (of the Equine Variety)

It’s always fun explaining equine anatomy to newbie horse people—especially when it comes to the frog. Though many of us are accustomed to the odd name of this particular part of the hoof, we may not have given much thought to the purpose of it. What does the horse’s…

My Daily Barn Routine

There are no days off when you have animals in your life.  Despite the time spent I wouldn’t trade my lifestyle for anything.

My mornings begin at 7:00am when I head straight out to feed the horses breakfast.  My horses eat a local grass hay which is a mix of Timothy, orchard,…

Is a Ration Balancer Right For Your Horse?

If you aren’t familiar with them, ration balancers are a feed product formulated to provide the main nutrients a horse needs (protein, vitamins, and minerals), but without all the added calories or carbohydrates that many horses don’t need. Ration balancers are an ideal way to supplement a forage-based diet…

DIY Fly Sprays

 Because let’s face it, who wants to go on a ride with flying insects constantly buzzing around your horse? If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or just like to trim costs around the barn whenever you can, keeping a few supplies on hand in order to make your own fly spray…

5 Common Skin Problems for Horses and How to Prevent Them

Your beauty products all have pictures of horses on them.  

That’s a good thing. After all, your horse’s skin is his most important organ, protecting his internal systems from the onslaught of the outside world. The quality of your hose’s skin offers useful information about his health and well-being. A…

Five Ways to Improve Your Horse’s Hoof Health

Not necessarily! While genetics can definitely impact hoof shape and quality, other factors—and many which are in our control—may actually be of more importance. 

Here are five ways you can help in the hoof health department:
1. With Nutrition
Nutrition is important for the whole horse, of course, but a deficiency in…