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Heat Stress & Heat Stroke in Horses

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jun 15, 2022 4:52:42 PM

With high temperatures and dangerous heat waves looming through the midwest and south this week it is important to remember the dangers of heat stress/exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are extremely dangerous conditions for not only you but also your horse and other animals. It is often seen during the summer months and in areas where the humidity is high. Strenuous activities or sports such as eventing, jumping, combined driving, or even a simple ride during high temperatures can cause heat stroke/stress.

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Your Horse & Therapeutic Riding Programs.

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jun 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Is your horse close to retirement?  Is a therapeutic riding program a good option for him? Therapeutic riding programs may seem like an ideal option, but therapeutic horses need to possess a very special set of skills. Consider the following must-have characteristics.

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Foundation, Footing, and Flooring.

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jun 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Before you start building your new barn from the ground up, start with the ground and below. There are three parts to the underside – the foundation, the footings, and the flooring.

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Quick Info About CEE

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on May 25, 2022 3:42:08 PM

Learn a little about us! Classic Equine Equipment (CEE) was founded in 1991. Although many things have changed since then, our mission remains the same: To provide quality stall systems, barn components, and accessories to meet the needs of all horse owners.

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Eco-Friendly Horse Care

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on May 18, 2022 3:25:42 PM

In addition to practices in your barn, there are also ways to "go green" in caring for your horse.  Here are some ideas:

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Properly Store Your Blankets

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on May 11, 2022 3:43:24 PM

Quality horse blankets can be expensive, so it’s important to make them last as long as possible. Before you put them away for the season, here are some great tips to help prolong the life of your horse blankets.

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You & Your Barn Builder

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on May 4, 2022 4:51:31 PM

A barn is built by just two people – you and your barn builder. There may be several other people involved during the process, but the success of your barn is going to highly depend on your relationship with your barn builder.

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Make Solo Riding Safer

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Apr 27, 2022 4:32:13 PM

With the weather turning better, it seems the perfect time for a trail ride. But sometimes it’s hard to get everyone to the barn at the same time for the ride. At some point, almost any rider will have to ride alone. Riding alone can be a wonderful way to connect with your horse and enjoy some solitude, but there’s also an element of danger to mounting up when you’re the only one on the property. Before you ride solo, think about putting some or all of these safety tips to use.

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Dream BIG- Start Small.

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Apr 20, 2022 4:35:18 PM

While a big, luxurious 12-stall barn with exquisite stall fronts and beautiful barn doors is what we all dream of, if you have limited finances keep that vision, but start with the basics.

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Stable-ity Grids by CEE.

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Apr 13, 2022 2:00:00 PM

With lots of rain comes muddy pastures and muddy horses. There are several months throughout the year when mud can become a stressful problem. In the spring months, rain can fall for long periods of time causing a monsoon of mud puddles. In the winter months when snow falls and then finally melts the ground becomes a muddy mayhem.

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