Now is the time of year when wildlife starts to find its way into your barn. And while squirrels, mice, and birds might be enjoyable while they’re outside, when they come into your barn they become less enjoyable and possibly even a health hazard. These tips can help you keep unwanted wildlife out of your barn this winter.
While Veterans Day traditionally remembers the men and women who served in our Armed Forces, there are some four-legged heroes that deserve recognition as well. One of them was a horse named Reckless.
This weekend we turn the clocks back an hour. While it’s great that we get to sleep in an extra hour, it means that days are going to start getting darker sooner. Shadows and poorly lit areas can make stall cleaning cumbersome and inhibit observation and care of your horse. In order to get all the riding, horse care and barn work accomplished, it’s a good idea to look at ways to add extra light to your barn.
It’s Halloween and there are a lot of scary Spirits around. How can you protect yourself from things that go “bump in the night”? With a magic horseshoe, of course!
This year has seen one disaster after another in several parts of the country. From tornadoes and fires to most recently, a disastrous hurricane in southwest FL. It may be too late to prepare for a current emergency, but you can always be prepared for the future.
With fall weather comes hunting season. Whether you’re heading out for a trail ride or turning your horses out in adjoining woods, you need to be aware and take a few precautions. Here are some tips to help keep you and your horses safe!
Fostering a rescue horse is a great way to help a horse in need. If you are new to horses, this is a great way to try home horse care. If you think you’d like to give fostering a try, here are the basics that you will need to know.
Looking back on a summer of riding, were there things that you wish were different? Do you wish your show results were better? Did you not quite get to your goal of jumping 3′? Are you still uncomfortable riding out on the trail? Maybe it’s time for your horse to go “back to school.”
Before you start planning out your horse barn, it’s important to make sure that the property you will be building on has enough acreage to successfully support the barn’s daily operations. When housing horses, how much land is too little, and how much is just enough? Consider these points before building your barn.
Let's be honest, college is hard. Especially if you are moving away from the comfort of your home and family for the first time. With the significant time and financial demands of college owning a horse may be a bigger challenge than you want at this time. Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to own a horse in college to keep riding. Here are some suggestions that allow you to keep riding while you’re in school.