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Your Horse Matters: Family, Financing, and Fencing

Horses are much more than magnificent animals to us as owners. They even understand how we feel each day we are with them.  It’s also amazing to me too, that we are able to harness the power of a 1,200-pound animal.

 

 

As a horse owner myself, I feel we…

Miss Merts Special 81st Birthday Surprise

As it should go, my daughter, Kristen was having a conversation at the hair salon with Kelly. Kelly is one of those instantly likable people.  She glows with expression and love just surrounds her. Kelly happened to mention that her family wanted to surprise her mother with a ‘bucket…

Being Yourself in the most Traditional Show Attire

It almost looks like there is a fog hovering just above the ground as horse hooves cut through the dewy grass. Even with trainers calling to their students in the warm-up ring, there is still a hush across the show grounds as exhibitors and spectators whisper over their coffee….

All is Well

I walked into my office today, of course coffee in tow, as the snow fell all around. Earlier in the morning I had checked on the horses that all had a white blanket of snow stretching across their backs.

Nice and warm they are, their nice thick coats are keeping…

Equestrian Children – Our (Horses) Future

Back in the day – when I was in 4th grade – I had what I thought was one of the best opportunities of my life!  My favorite teacher, Mrs. Fleck, announced that we were all going to participate in ‘Show and Tell’.  My racing mind had only to…

A True Friend… One Exceptional Horse

You know, that someone who seems to understand how you feel~that after you have been with them for a while, you know you feel so much better by the time you have to leave them.  (Until the next time you see them 🙂 ….

As horse people, we are fortunate if we…

Eliminate Frozen Water Buckets in the Winter

January winds and cold crunchy snow abound in our Ohio region this time of the year! Cold weather climates can be challenging for horse owners when it comes to keeping unfrozen water sources for horses. Do you chip ice twice or three times a day? Are you tired of…

10 Rules for Sweet Treats

Our horses love apples and carrots, of course, but sometimes we like to offer them the tasty store-bought treats as well. These are often coated with molasses or other taste bud tempters. Mmmm…

But as much as our horses love these special snacks, we know that equine digestion is a…

5 Tips to Make Barn Chores Easier

Isn’t it always the small things that make all the difference? When we are working in our barns or with our horses, the simplest of conveyances can make life so much easier. I was thinking about this and wanted to give you a short list of tips and products…