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Becoming Your Horse’s Hoof Care Provider

Once upon a time, my answer to this question would have been a definitive no. After all, how could a petite woman with limited hoof knowledge possibly trim a horse’s feet?

However, I’ve since learned that I’m capable of far more than I once believed—hoof care included. I’m proud to…

3-Steps to Spring Pest Control

love to make their quarters in and around horse barns. The conditions are perfect; a never ending food supply, abundant water, and a cozy shelter.  

Even an innocent looking field mouse poses a threat to your horses. That little whiskered dude has the potential to contaminate your horse’s feed,  carry …

Natural Insect Control for the Farm

After all, what’s not to love about spring? 

Oh yeah. Bugs. 

Those pesky little creatures try to ruin everything, right?

While I’d like to think that they serve a purpose of some kind, that doesn’t mean I want them buzzing around the barn or biting my horses. However, I’m not one to…

Keeping Goats with Horses

For my daughter’s quarantine birthday, we bought two Nubian babies, Willow and Whisper!

Before bringing our new friends home, we, of course, prepared a pen for them, installing panels over pipe corral fencing so we could keep them contained and keep predators out, but my end goal is to eventually…

The Best Barn Dog Breeds

Over the years, dogs have played the role of companion, guardian, herder, and much more! It’s rare to find a farm without a dog. In modern days, most people see them as companions, but they can also have important roles. Many keep predators away, handle pest control, herd cattle…

Dry Lot Paddock Footing

Or for some of us with mild winters, mud season has already been going on for months. A dry lot paddock with solid footing is an absolute must have on every horse property. This area allows your horses to still get turnout time while saving your pastures from damage…

Horse-Related Boredom Busters 

Many of us have found ourselves with plenty of free time lately, with Netlfix and mundane house chores our only reprieve. But if you’re a horse lover (which I have a feeling many a blog reader here are), then the good news is that there’s an almost endless supply…

Managing Thrush

The majority of the population is strongly suggested to exercise social distancing in order to flatten the curve to this virus. 

With that being said, all us horse people are homebound and we (I) have this lovely idea that we (I) will finally have the TIME for our (my) horses…

The Best Way to Quarantine: With Horses

Most of us are currently experiencing mandated quarantine or at the very least, “social distancing”, in a concerted effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our lives have been disrupted, with many now working from home or maybe not even working at all. Since schools and colleges have canceled…

Grooming Hacks for Spring and Summer

 many of us are ready for some quality time in the saddle, whether it be a trail ride, horse show, or simply riding around the pasture. As most of us know, grooming is an essential part of horse care, and if you show, having a clean, shiny horse is…