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.
Trail riding is a great summertime activity, but if you’re hesitant to head out on the trail because you feel that your horse might miss out on schooling for the day, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of horse training and schooling exercises that you can put to work on the trail so that your horse gets his training and you get to enjoy the change of scenery. Here are a few exercises to get you started.
Whether you’ve been around horses a long time or you are brand new to horses, building your own barn can be a challenge. Will your barn be larger or smaller? Will your barn be for personal use or will you board other horses? These are all things you must take into consideration.
Summer is the best time to own a horse, but we have been getting some real scorchers these last few weeks. Here are some tips on keeping your horse cool this summer.
This is Part 2 of our two-part blog series on barn fires. Last week offered suggestions on lowering your risk for a barn fire. But sometimes no matter how careful you are, a fire may be unstoppable.
Every year, thousands of acres of land are burned and hundreds of homes are destroyed due to either wild fires or residential fires. However, every once in awhile a miracle happens – a lone house remains standing, untouched, while the area around it is completely destroyed. Here are some tips on how you can help better the odds that your barn becomes one of the survivors.