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How to Include Horses in Your Wedding

February is a month filled with love. It’s no surprise that it’s dubbed the National Wedding Month. Couples all across the world celebrate their unconditional love for one another. Cupid is busy aiming his arrow as brides and grooms get ready for their special day! Planning a wedding is…

Why Horses Are the Best Valentines

Valentine’s Day is here! Every year on February 14th, people celebrate their love for one another. Couples exchange gifts, little ones trade cards, and parents surprise their children with stuffed animals. Unfortunately, some may feel left out on this holiday. You don’t have to feel alone though, especially if…

What’s In Your Grooming Box?

I am a planner and therefore I am already thinking about what I need to make sure is packed in the show trunk and grooming box. You can’t be Hamster’s manager without being prepared at all times, right?! 🙂

My trunk and grooming box are organized into two different parts….

5 Horse Books Even Grown-Ups Will Love

I rarely read horse books growing up. I’m not sure why exactly, but maybe I thought those kinds of books were for horseless kids, not the lucky ones who experienced them daily (though I know this isn’t true for many)!

As an adult, however, I’ve gained a new appreciation for…

Does Your Horse Get Jealous?

Maybe not to the actual riding part, because we all know she has zero work ethic, but to all the rest that comes with horseback riding: grooming, treats, attention, etc. I remember feeling her eyes on me every time I went to retrieve Hamster from his separate paddock. I…

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…