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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…

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…

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…

Celebrate Galentine’s Day at the Barn

February may be associated with Valentine’s Day and your special someone, but there’s another holiday you don’t want to miss! It’s called Galentine’s Day. This “made up” holiday is celebrated on February 13th. It’s basically a day in which you shower your closest gal pals with love. 

Since most equestrians…

Let’s Talk Zebras… the Other Equus

 Zebras are actually in the same genus family as horses, Equus.

While looking more into zebras I found that there are three main types of them, but all of them are native to Africa. There are the plains zebra, the mountain zebra, and the grevy zebra. 

Plains zebras live in…

Does Your Horse Love You?

It’s February and love is in the air! This intense emotion can be described as feeling deep affection for someone or something. Many would say they love their horse with their whole heart. Afterall, riding becomes a partnership in which you bond and learn all about each other. It…

Fuel Your Body for Riding

Often, riders focus on their horse’s nutrition but neglect their own. Your horse isn’t the only athlete in this partnership. If you want to keep up with the demands of riding, then your body requires proper nutrition and exercise. Even basic barn chores and a leisure trail ride burn…

Hello, Two-Thousand and Twenty-One

I’d rather reflect on how it helped us all grow, learn, and expand our way of thinking. We have all learned to not take days for granted with people whom we cherish deeply. As it may be their last day in this world. We have all learned to slow…

Skijoring: Ski Boots, Spurs & Horses

Those that enjoy extreme winter sports will love skijoring.  Basically, it’s skiing behind a horse. The sport has been known to draw quite the crowd in North America. With speeds upward of 35 mph and various jumps, it’s no wonder spectators pour in to watch competitions.

Not only is this…

10 Cool Facts About a Horse’s Hair Coat

Horses are covered in hair—it’s a fact we probably don’t think much about unless we’re in the midst of shedding season or if they happen to be covered in mud before a ride (ugh!). But the horse’s hair coat is truly a work of wonder.
Here are 10 facts…