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Help for Winter Barn Hands

Working with horses in winter time can wreak havoc on our hands!  The temperatures are cold and the air is dry.  If you’re like me I wash my hands multiple times a day after cleaning the barn, riding my horses, and after general farm work.  This, along with a…

Start a Horse Keeping Journal 

One of the best habits I formed early in my years of horse keeping was writing daily notes about my horses in a journal. If my horses were ever acting “off”, I could go back through my notes to find clues about what might be the cause. Now with…

Setting Goals for Riding Success

What better way to start a new year then with some riding goals! People make various resolutions to change their eating habits, exercise more, or finish a few books. So, why not bring that energy into your barn life. Set goals for your horse and yourself! These short- and…

Setting Equestrian-Related Goals for the New Year

When I was barrel racing competitively, I know I certainly was. In the beginning, I’d often set smaller goals such as riding five times a week, beating my previous time at a specific arena, placing a jackpot, etc. But as my horse and I improved, my goals expanded to…

Hello, Twenty Twenty!

The first blank page in a new journal or sketchbook begging to have words or pictures etched into its surface. 

A fresh start. A new beginning. A new year. The end of one decade and the beginning of another. 

Except this isn’t your typical ‘new year new me’ type of post….

FREE EQUESTRIAN CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

Happy Holidays from me to you!  I love this time of year.  I love the smell of fresh pine in our home and I love the smell of spices simmering on the stovetop.  I love sitting in front of the fire, sipping my latte, wrapped up in a blanket. …

How to Safely Deck the Stalls 

Pine wreaths, garlands, and big red bows are a classic style. Twinkly lights add so much coziness on the long dark days of winter. Here are a few ideas for decorating your barn this holiday season. 

Placement 

Horses are curious and anything that is even remotely within a nose’s reach is…

My First Podcast

 equestrian lifestyle podcast Late Night Riders operated by RAMM Fence. When I was initially asked if I would join them one evening as a guest, I of course said, “YES!” Like many, I love a good podcast and I was excited about being on the other end of one….

Peppermint: The Universal Perennial

Starbucks has rereleased their infamous peppermint-flavored mocha, chocolate bars with added peppermint extract is all around us, candy canes are found in every supermarket, and those Bob’s Sweet Stripes soft peppermint candies are lingering in every grocery store (and my tack room). 

Peppermint is a hybrid between wintergreen and spearmint…