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Dress Up Your Horse This Halloween

  • Emily Fought
  • Oct 5, 2021

Who’s ready to get spooky? I’m not talking about a scared horse that bolts with you, rather it’s time to celebrate Halloween. Bring out the fun horse accessories! All October people will be carving pumpkins, attending costume parties, and going on hayrides. We, horse lovers, can embrace the holiday too! There are fun shows, parades,…

Decorating Your Barn for Fall

Fall is here! Some of you may have noticed it gets dark sooner and leaves have become to change colors. If you’ve done any shopping recently, then you have probably seen mums, Halloween candy and costumes, pumpkins, and other fall decor. It can really get you in the mood…

DIY Fly Sprays

 Because let’s face it, who wants to go on a ride with flying insects constantly buzzing around your horse? If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or just like to trim costs around the barn whenever you can, keeping a few supplies on hand in order to make your own fly spray…

Installing a French Drain Near the Barn

My husband and I first moved to our property in the country some twenty years ago, and since we didn’t have a big budget to work with, we decided to build everything ourselves, spread out over a period of years. First came fencing and a small shed for the…

20 DIY Barn Hacks

Most equestrians wish they had more time to ride and enjoy their horse. Between chores and tidying up the barn, your time disappears faster than you can blink. As the famous motto goes, “work smarter, not harder!” And thanks to these DIY barn hacks, you’ll be able to do…

Sprucing Up an Older Barn

Personally, I love an older barn—one which has stood the test of time and has a bit of character, but I also know that some of these structures may be in need of a bit of help. If you have an oldie-but-goodie barn, here are a few ideas for…

Make Your Own Trail Obstacles

There’s no better way to desensitize your horse than with an obstacle course. It gives you a chance to expose your horse to a wide variety of objects. Some you may find in everyday life, while others only at a show or on the trails. Each exposure will make…

5 Equestrian-Themed Crafts and Activities

It’s time to break out the construction paper and glue for some equestrian-themed crafts and activities. Whether it’s an obstacle course or home decor, there’s an option both you and your kid(s) can enjoy.

 
Five Equestrian-Themed Crafts & Activities
 

 

 
1. Obstacle Course
Your kids are now horses! Have them complete a cross-country…

Got Mud?

I am so jealous of equestrians who have access to a mud-free, indoor riding facility. The grounds are so saturated here in North Carolina that our fields and arena are barely drained before the next storm rolls in. To me, nothing looks more dreary than a blanketed horse, standing…

Top 10 Horse and Rider Costumes

10. Pony 4 Sale
We have all seen this costume before but every time it makes you laugh. With the help of a brace (which let’s be honest everyone has an

old brace in their closet) and the cute sign, this costume is a winner in our books!

 

9. The Starbucks Frappuccino
For…