Browsing Tag

winter

Seasonal Body Weight Changes

Horses naturally fluctuate in body weight throughout the year based on the different energy input and output needs of each season. Let’s take a look at how each season affects our horses.

Winter
If you live in a cold climate, winter usually will demand the most energy output from your horse…

Help for Winter Barn Hands

Working with horses in winter time can wreak havoc on our hands!  The temperatures are cold and the air is dry.  If you’re like me I wash my hands multiple times a day after cleaning the barn, riding my horses, and after general farm work.  This, along with a…

FREE EQUESTRIAN CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

Happy Holidays from me to you!  I love this time of year.  I love the smell of fresh pine in our home and I love the smell of spices simmering on the stovetop.  I love sitting in front of the fire, sipping my latte, wrapped up in a blanket. …

How to Safely Deck the Stalls 

Pine wreaths, garlands, and big red bows are a classic style. Twinkly lights add so much coziness on the long dark days of winter. Here are a few ideas for decorating your barn this holiday season. 

Placement 

Horses are curious and anything that is even remotely within a nose’s reach is…

Winter Barn Hacks

 Cold weather, muddy paddocks, and frozen water tanks aren’t exactly pleasant to deal with, but we suck it up because we love our horses. Right? 

Since we really have no choice but to contend with winter, here are a few barn hacks which can make horsey chores and cold weather…

Supporting Senior Horses in Winter

Most horses are well-equipped for winter. Let them grow a warm, fuzzy coat, give them plenty of hay, make sure they have access to shelter and unfrozen water, and they usually do just fine. However, during the coldest months of the year, older horses may lose body condition and…

Stocking Stuffers for Equestrians

My ‘stocking stuffers for equestrians’ list is back for a second year.  The holidays will be here before we know it so here are some fun gift ideas.

1.  A Stitch in Stride – Equestrian mixed media art by Karina Harris.  Beautiful creations using paint and embroidery stitch.  Custom orders are…

Winter Look For Under $150

The cold, wind, sleet and snow may win us a snow day from school or work, but it does not stop us from seeing and caring for our horses. Most horses still need exercised or ridden. My first thought when dressing for the barn during the chilly months of…

Winter Water Woes

 

Just like the majority of horse owners, I fancy myself a do-it-yourself type, a tough it out type, and a scrimp on the necessities to splurge on the extras type.  Nowhere was this more apparent and more misguided than my tales of winter water woes. Consider this more of…

WINTER HORSE CARE

 Today, my husband and I live in Utah at 7000’ feet.  We are lucky enough to have our horses living on our property.  Keeping horses in a winter climate is a lot more work than my California days.  Winter months bring many challenges – frozen water, icy walkways, feed,…