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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…

Grooming Tips for Fuzzy Horses

In many areas, the horses are already starting to get fuzzy! With winter quickly approaching, their thick coat is gearing up for the cold temperatures. Each season presents its own grooming challenges. Specifically, your horse’s winter coat is likely to trap dirt, sweat and stains more easily. Fear not!…

Dealing with Sarcoids

You’re grooming your horse before an evening ride when you spot it: an ugly, wart-like growth on your horse’s leg. How did it get there and more importantly, how can you get it to go away?

These wart-like growths are known as sarcoids, and they are a common equine skin…

Back to basics.

Like everyone else around the world, I can say that this last month has been, for lack of a better word, tough. Being isolated from extended family, having to homeschool two little kids, Zach working from home and not having much “me” time have been a few of the…

Grooming Hacks for Spring and Summer

 many of us are ready for some quality time in the saddle, whether it be a trail ride, horse show, or simply riding around the pasture. As most of us know, grooming is an essential part of horse care, and if you show, having a clean, shiny horse is…

IT’S SHEDDING SEASON! WHAT TOOLS ARE YOU USING?

Our winter is far from over but the days are getting longer which has me dreaming of warmer temperatures and morning rides out on the trail.  Longer days also mean my horses are starting to shed.  I don’t clip my horses simply because, in a harsh climate like ours,…

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….

WINTER HORSE CARE

 Today, my husband and I live in Utah at 7000’ feet.  We are lucky enough to have our horses living on our property.  Keeping horses in a winter climate is a lot more work than my California days.  Winter months bring many challenges – frozen water, icy walkways, feed,…