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horses

Enjoy the Ride

It may be cliché, but equestrians really do need to “enjoy the ride”. Far too often riders become absorbed in accomplishing goals and finding success that they forget to take in the little things. Let your stress go and learn to appreciate your horse and their little quirks. 

Is your…

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…

Five Training Mistakes to Avoid

Every ride can be seen as a training session. Even a leisurely trail ride requires maneuvering through obstacles. It’s important you become the best rider you can be for your horse. They need a confident and educated person to bring out their true potential. Time and time again, it…

5 Common Skin Problems for Horses and How to Prevent Them

Your beauty products all have pictures of horses on them.  

That’s a good thing. After all, your horse’s skin is his most important organ, protecting his internal systems from the onslaught of the outside world. The quality of your hose’s skin offers useful information about his health and well-being. A…

Five Ways to Improve Your Horse’s Hoof Health

Not necessarily! While genetics can definitely impact hoof shape and quality, other factors—and many which are in our control—may actually be of more importance. 

Here are five ways you can help in the hoof health department:
1. With Nutrition
Nutrition is important for the whole horse, of course, but a deficiency in…

The Mental Side of Showing as an Adult Amateur

I didn’t grow up showing much. As one of four kids in a single parent household, going to horse shows was extremely low on the priority list and just not financially viable. 

When you’re a kid showing, things are very different then when you enter the world of being an…

How To Use a Grazing Muzzle

Conditions like insulin resistance or equine metabolic syndrome are especially worrisome because these horses simply can’t tolerate the high carbohydrate levels often found in pastures this time of year. Other horses tend to gain weight when turned out full or even part-time. So what’s a horse owner to do?

One…

Arena Footing 101

 Some factors may be different depending on if you are building an indoor arena vs. an outdoor arena.   It is also important to consider what discipline you will be riding and how much daily traffic your arena footing will get.

Horse health and soundness can be greatly affected by…

Calm Your Horse with Lavender

An anxious and nervous horse isn’t fun to be around. They can actually make YOU uncomfortable and on edge! No one wants to get stepped on or throw from a reactive horse. You definitely want to address the issue from the start. Essential oils may be the solution to…

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…