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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Social media and the internet make it so easy to have access to the world of horse products.  There are more options than ever on the market these days but it can be quite overwhelming to know what to choose and what products really work.

Today I wanted to share…

When is Your Horse Considered a Senior?

A number of years ago, our senior Quarter Horse, Folly, was a neighborhood marvel. At 31 years young, Folly cantered circles around his younger pasture mates. He had no trouble keeping a steady weight on, he was neither too fat nor too thin, and his chestnut coat shone like…

Productivity Hacks for Barn Chores

There is one thing every horse owner wants, and that is more time to spend with their horses instead of cleaning up after them. Making just a few small adjustments to your barn chores routine can save you a ton of time that you can spend with your horses…

Choose Your Next Runway With RAMM

When I look at the interior of houses, I always notice the flooring first. I love the wide natural colored hardwood floors that are popular right now. I was recently looking at pictures of a newly renovated private barn and I realized that just like houses, my eyes were…

How Much Do Horses Cost?

The reality is the cheapest part of owning a horse is usually the initial purchase. Horse owners have to account for stabling, feed, health and farrier care, tack, and barn equipment. These things can add up quickly, yet it doesn’t deter most die-hard equestrians. For those that dream of…

Is Your Horse Ready for Spring?

Nicer weather, Daylight Savings Time, show and trail riding season—need I say more?

But this time of year can also bring its own set of problems, the most notable having to do with changes in grass. To help make your horse’s transition to spring a success, here are a few…

Foal Care; the First 48 Hours

 As the big day approaches, it’s understandable that you’re feeling a little on edge.  A newborn foal is nothing short of a miracle, but a successful birth is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s the first 48 hours of your foal’s young life that are most pivotal.

Below,…

Tips for Keeping Your Barefoot Horse Sound

and for good reason—it has benefits for both your horse and your pocketbook! But if you’re planning to make this transition, it’s important to provide the proper framework in order to keep your horse sound and happy.

If they were previously shod, many horses will need an adjustment period to…

Winter Water Woes

 

Just like the majority of horse owners, I fancy myself a do-it-yourself type, a tough it out type, and a scrimp on the necessities to splurge on the extras type.  Nowhere was this more apparent and more misguided than my tales of winter water woes. Consider this more of…