Choosing Healthy Treats for Your Horse

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What’s your favorite treat for your horses? Is it healthy? Finding healthy treats for horses can be challenging. Commercial treats might look pretty and fun to share, but they might also be loaded with sugar, or even allergens that upset your horse’s stomach. As a follow up to our posts Refreshing and Entertaining Horse Treats, and Healthy Treats for Horses, we have some additional tips on finding the best healthy treats for your horse.

Stay Natural
If you have good storage options for fresh fruits and vegetables, why not stick with natural treats? Horses are prone […]

Six Easy Hacks for an Organized Tack Room

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Get organized! Your barn and tack room are tough to keep ahead of. With boarders, students, and clients in and out all the time, to say nothing of barn staff never putting things back in quite the same place twice, we know even the best-designed tack room is going to slip into chaos without constant intervention. Prevention is the best way to tackle a lack of organization! With this in mind, we have six easy hacks to a more organized tack room, feed room, and barn

1. Go #MatchyMatchy to organize tack belonging to multiple horses. Tired of seeing […]

Beat the Winter Blues with Cross-Training for Your Horse

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Feeling the winter blues around your barn already? It might not be the weather — your horse is probably enjoying the chill in the air! Winter is a prime time for boredom, though, and it can affect both horse and rider. If you’ve been riding twenty-meter circles until you’re dizzy, it might be time for a little shake-up to your riding routine. You can fight the winter training doldrums with some fun cross-training for you and your horse.

Why is cross-training is important for your horse? It’s more than just boredom, although […]

Controlling Birds in Your Horse Barn

Does your horse share space with birds? Barn swallows and other species of birds frequently set up shop in stables, especially those with high, lofty rafters and doors. While birds can keep down on insect populations around your farm, once they decide to move in, they’re not particularly good neighbors. Birds can spread salmonella, damage equipment, and even spark fires while they’re busily building nests and starting families in your barn. We have some tips on how to decide on the best way to get birds out of your barn.

Determine what kind of birds are living […]

How to Safely Decorate Your Barn For Christmas

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It’s the holiday season, and everyone wants to decorate their homes- even the horses! Well, maybe your horses really just want to eat the Christmas decorations. But we bet your clients, family, and friends would love to see your barn lit up for the holidays. You can safely decorate your barn for the holidays with just a few simple precautions. Soon, everyone will be in the holiday spirit!

If you are adding Christmas lights to your barn, you’re probably digging out your extension cords. We tend to think extension cords can be used for anything, and in all […]

Ice-Free Strategies for Keeping Your Horse’s Water from Freezing

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Frozen water buckets: they can affect your life almost anywhere in the United States. Even in the warmest winter refuges of Florida, a freeze can sweep over your farm and harden your horse’s water buckets or trough to a solid mass overnight, leaving your horse without water, and you with the unpleasant task of breaking all that ice. In extreme climates, when the air temperature drops well below zero for extended periods of time, it can be hard to get by without purpose made bucket warmers. For those times when it isn’t an arctic blast, however, you might […]

4 Bandages Every Horse Owner Needs

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We all keep horses for different reasons, but whether your horse lives out on pasture and goes for occasional trail rides, or spends most of his time working in an indoor and eating hay in a stall, there are certain necessities every horse owner must keep around the barn. These are the four bandages every horse owner needs on hand… just in case!

1: Self-adhesive wrap. With brand names like Vetrap, self-adhesive wrap might be the one of the most important things in your emergency kit. It’s useful in a pinch when you need to […]

The Real Cost of Owning a Horse

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Our friends at Diamond Trailers have put together the real cost of owning a horse, as it’s every little girl or boys dream to own one. Think back to your childhood and you probably though about it at least once. Probably asked your parents for one at Christmas or a birthday? Well, it sounds great. Until you look at the cost of owning a horse in the long run, it’s a huge financial commitment and not one that should be taken lightly. Here’s a infographic showing the initial cost of owning a horse and the yearly cost […]

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