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DIY Fly Sprays

  • Casie Bazay
  • Jul 28, 2021
DIY Citrus Spray for Insects

 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 is definitely a doable option.  The…

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 barn hacks, you’ll be able to do just…

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…