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How to Include Horses in Your Wedding

February is a month filled with love. It’s no surprise that it’s dubbed the National Wedding Month. Couples all across the world celebrate their unconditional love for one another. Cupid is busy aiming his arrow as brides and grooms get ready for their special day! Planning a wedding is…

5 Important Considerations Before You Build Your Barn

 But before you build, it’s important to be thorough in your planning. After all, once the barn is built, changes might be difficult (and not to mention, expensive) to make. 

Though everyone’s idea of a “dream barn” may be different, here are a few considerations to keep in mind during…

5 Fence Options Designed to Keep Your Horses Safe

We cleared the acreage last year with the help of our neighbor who loaned us his small excavator for the job.  We now have an open meadow with a few trees here and there to provide shade for our horses on hot summer days. 

I can’t wait to watch our…

Start a Horse Keeping Journal 

One of the best habits I formed early in my years of horse keeping was writing daily notes about my horses in a journal. If my horses were ever acting “off”, I could go back through my notes to find clues about what might be the cause. Now with…

Setting Goals for Riding Success

What better way to start a new year then with some riding goals! People make various resolutions to change their eating habits, exercise more, or finish a few books. So, why not bring that energy into your barn life. Set goals for your horse and yourself! These short- and…

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Horse Adoption

Adopting a horse is not only a great way to give an unwanted or neglected horse a good home (and find your new best friend!) but it will also create space so rescues can take in more horses in need.

With that said, here are a few do’s and don’t’s…

How to Hire a Horse Sitter

Many people travel during the holidays. It can be nerve-wracking to leave your horse behind. They depend on you for so much. If you board your horse, it may be no problem to travel for an extended period of time. For those that keep their horses in their backyard,…

The Best Age to Start a Horse under Saddle

Every trainer seems to have an opinion on the perfect age to start a young horse under saddle. This heated debate has come up over and over again! Each horse needs to be evaluated individually, preferably with the help of your veterinarian. Their physical and mental development needs to…

A Bucket List for Equestrians

No matter how long you’ve been riding you’ve likely come up with a few horsey dreams. These are things that you hope to accomplish, experience, or even purchase. Why not turn those wishes into an equestrian bucket list. A bucket list is a little more intense than a ‘to…

My Top 5 Fence Combinations and a Coffee to Go!

My love for horses (and coffee) has been with me since I can remember.  And because of that passion, my family and I made it our business (literally) to support and supply safer alternatives for horses.  We have owned, leased, sold, raised, trained, boarded and cared for about a…