Thursday, October 17 2013 by Editor
Building a barn is an exciting time. Your dream barn is probably filled with all kinds of great options, like heaters and wash stalls. But when you sketch out the barn’s layout, there are many important aspects that often go overlooked, and this can lead to trouble and necessitate problem-solving down the line
Were you lucky enough to grow up with horses? We all know that horses are incredible animals to work with, and we’ve probably all learned many lessons from our time spent with them
Do you find yourself dreading the tasks of grooming, tacking up, and even performing regular barn chores in the cold that will come with this winter?
Horses are so accident-prone that most any horse owner is all too familiar with the process of cleaning and caring for wounds. You’ve probably seen your horse heal himself a number of times, but do you know how to tell if something goes wrong? Proud flesh can occur as wounds heal, and knowing when to intervene is important to your horse’s health
There’s something special about riding your horse alone. The quiet time allows you to truly bond and communicate with your horse
Clipping can be a big job, but if you’re planning to ride your horse through the winter, you’ll probably need to clip him as his winter coat grows in.
Are you thinking about building a barn sometime in the near future? Planning your barn can be exciting and overwhelming.
Do you find yourself pacing the horse stalls of the barn, yearning for the thrill of eventing, but are not quite sure you want to tackle the solid fences of the cross-country course? Combined driving is very similar to eventing, but allows you to tackle the obstacles from the driver’s seat instead of the saddle. Combined driving is a FEI recognized discipline and, like eventing, consists of three phases: the dressage phase, the cross-country phase, and the obstacle phase.
Colic is a major fear of every horse owner, but did you know that colic can also result from a horse having ingested too much sand?
Bay horses with black points are often thought of as being “plain.” But don’t let that outward appearance fool you – Cleveland Bays are versatile horses with much to offer.