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Riding Attire for Summer

The arrival of summer means hot, humid weather is upon us! If you want to keep riding, then you’ll need to dress the part. There’s an art to it! From sunburns to overheating, there are a few obstacles you’ll have to get around. Luckily, the equestrian industry is full…

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,…

Create a Winning Mindset

If you want your horse to perform at their peak, then you need to be a good trainer and rider. That starts with having the right mindset. Positive thoughts will build you up, while negative ones will ruin you and your horse. Now’s your chance to bust down those…

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…

How to Find Your Unicorn

The horse of your dreams is out there. Sometimes, it takes a few bad apples to find the right one. Each person likely has their own definition of the perfect horse. Ask a barrel racer, show jumper, adult amateur… they will probably come up with different responses. Ultimately, that…

Calm Your Horse with Lavender

An anxious and nervous horse isn’t fun to be around. They can actually make YOU uncomfortable and on edge! No one wants to get stepped on or throw from a reactive horse. You definitely want to address the issue from the start. Essential oils may be the solution to…

Get Ready for Horse Show Season

The time is here to show off all of your hard work. You and your horse have been practicing and getting ready for competitions. From A-rated, national shows to your local schooling ones, they offer a unique and fun experience. Some compete to achieve their personal best, while others…

The True Cost of Riding

Riding is considered an expensive sport. There are a lot of factors to consider before you sign up! You’ll experience both initial expenses for things like tack and riding equipment and ongoing costs related to lessons and horse care. There are ways to reduce certain fees, but you should…

All About Alfalfa

It’s true that the higher protein and caloric content of alfalfa can be beneficial for certain horses, such as those that are growing, pregnant or lactating mares, or horses needing to put on weight, but if your horse doesn’t need the extra protein or calories, alfalfa may not be…