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How to Find and Select Your Fence Installer

And finding the right fence installer to build it for you, (if you choose to not install it yourself), can be the most important part of completing a long-lasting fence system.  With a few pointers, you will be able to choose the best person to install your RAMM Flex…

Why You Should Consider An OTTB

As the horse racing season comes to an end at many tracks, you may notice some ads for off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Abbreviated as OTTB, these horses retire from racing for a number of reasons. They may have been too slow and not interested in running or sustained an injury that…

COMPOSTING HORSE MANURE

This organic material includes grass clippings, leaves, vegetable food scraps, newspaper, cardboard, and vegetarian animal manure.

Manure management on horse farms is an important part of farm operation.  If left in a pile manure will decompose on it’s own but could take years.  One way to speed up the process,…

Before You Trim Your Horse’s Whiskers . . .

Back in my horse showing days, I was pretty handy with a pair of clippers. Whiskers, bridle paths, fetlocks—I kept them all looking nice and neat. Once I got older and swapped horse shows for the barrel pen, I became less consistent with trimming and keeping a bridle path…

Keeping Your Horse’s Legs Healthy

Lameness is one of the top health-related issues horses experience and chances are, your horse has or will experience it at some point in his life. Of course, lameness can have multiple causes, but keeping your horse’s legs healthy can go a long ways in keeping him sound.
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Top 10 Best Beaches to Ride At

As summer comes to an end, now’s your chance to enjoy a final beach trip before cooler weather arrives. Make it a memorable experience by bringing your horse along for the ride of a lifetime. There are many beaches in the USA that are horse-friendly. Imagine the salty wind…

Motherhood and Horses

Motherhood is a wonderful gift. There’s nothing more life-changing than welcoming your first child into the world. As an equestrian, you may be wondering how you’ll manage to ride and care for a newborn. It may not be easy, but it’s possible if you’re determined and have support. Many…

Why Is My Horse Rubbing Their Tail?

A matted tail dock is also a telltale sign that our horse has been up to its tail rubbing behavior. But why do horses do this? Is he just itchy, or could it be something worse? If you continue to witness the behavior, it’s worth investigating further. 

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Equestrian Events at the Tokyo Olympics

This year’s equestrian events in the Olympics were more memorable than ever! With difficulties from COVID-19, the Games are running a year later than normal. They’re in full force now though! The opening ceremony took place on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. A record number of teams and…