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Winter Hoof Care

  • Erin Gouveia
  • Jan 20, 2021
Hoof prints in snow.

I have a love-hate relationship with winter.  There is something so peaceful about riding my horse in the snow.  It’s also so nice to sit by a cozy fire while snow is falling outside.  It can be so beautiful but the extra work that comes with keeping horses in a snowy climate is not my…

Skijoring: Ski Boots, Spurs & Horses

Those that enjoy extreme winter sports will love skijoring.  Basically, it’s skiing behind a horse. The sport has been known to draw quite the crowd in North America. With speeds upward of 35 mph and various jumps, it’s no wonder spectators pour in to watch competitions.

Not only is this…

Riding in the Snow

A fresh blanket of snow may look nice to some, but to riders it can mean hazardous conditions. Riding in the snow can be beautiful and even fun. However, it must be done with caution. It can be hard to tell what’s lurking underneath or how slippery the ground…

FREE EQUESTRIAN CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

This may be my favorite time of year.  I love decorating our home, barn, and chicken coop with wreaths and pretty white lights.  I love riding my horses in the snow with jingle bells hanging from the saddle.  And I love taking the time to wrap gifts with festive…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Horse Blanketing

The horse blankets are coming out! Many horse owners are pulling blankets out of storage and getting them ready for the cold days ahead. While some prefer to leave their horses natural, others choose to blanket for a variety of reasons. Depending on your climate and if you clip,…

The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist for Your Barn

Children aren’t the only ones scribbling a wishlist to Santa Klaus. Many horse owners have a few things they’d like to request, as well! This list might include some new tack or riding apparel. And for those that have their own barn, you might find a few dreamy items…

Keep Your Horse Fit Through Winter

Winter is nearly here! The temperatures will soon be plummeting and a blanket of snow laid on the ground. Some riders are lucky enough to have access to an indoor riding arena, while others need to get a bit more creative. You and your horse don’t have to go…

Stocking Stuffers for Equestrians

The holidays will be here before we know it so here are some fun gift ideas for the horse lover in your life!

1.  Kit Sante Fe – This olive 100% silk bandana with a beautiful horse design is a classic wardrobe staple.

2.  The Hunt Collection – The Hand Gallop…

Winter Prep on My Farm

It’s mid-October which means it’s time for me to prep my farm for winter.  I live in Park City, Utah at 7000’ elevation and the snow begins to fly around Halloween.

Here are the things I do to prep my farm for winter…

I have a Sunstar Tube Heater in my…

I Miss My Seasonal Depression 

I initially started this blog post weeks ago, where the focus was my struggle with seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  While I have never clinically been diagnosed, I am pretty sure I have it. SAD is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons….