Classic Equine Connection

Aromatherapy for horses

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Apr 6, 2022 2:00:00 PM

There are many “alternative” treatments for your horse – chiropractor, acupuncture, and equine massage are just a few. However, most of these require special training to do them correctly. But with some basic education, aromatherapy can be used by anyone for a variety of ailments.

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Spring cleaning

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 30, 2022 3:49:21 PM

Spring has sprung, and that means- Spring cleaning! Don't try to do it all in one weekend though. Prioritize what is most important and start there. Remember some things can be done in inclement weather (like cleaning the tack room) while others might be better when you can turn your horse out (like updating/cleaning his stall).

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5 Classic Equine Products to Make Your Barn More Eco-Friendly

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 23, 2022 3:32:11 PM

If you would like to make your barn more eco-friendly, here are some ideas about Classic Equine Equipment products that can help you can accomplish this:

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The Origin of “Horse Whisperers” and other Irish Horse Legends

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 16, 2022 2:00:00 PM

With the Irish celebration of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, here is one of the many Celtic legends that include the horse. Thank you to “Symbolic Horse Education Resources” for the information.

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Help your horse breathe better

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 9, 2022 2:26:01 PM

Early locomotives were called the "iron horse,” and using the analogy of steam engines to describe the horse’s respiratory (and circulatory) system is pretty apt. Think of the horse’s food (hay and grain) as the fuel that propels the horse’s “engine”. Like the steam engine, the fuel is converted into nutritional energy (like the locomotive’s steam) that powers the horse’s muscles.

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Barn Privacy

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Mar 3, 2022 2:00:00 PM

For many horse owners, the farm and barn are your sanctuary. They are places where you and your family can enjoy your horses in peace. Or at least they should be. – encroaching development of neighboring properties or busy nearby roads can leave your private property feeling not so private. Don’t worry, though – we’ve come up with some great ways to maintain your privacy!

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Get Ahead of The Muddy Mess

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 16, 2022 2:00:00 PM

One way to keep your horse happy is with regular turnout time.  But where can he go during those cold rainy/snowy months? If you turn him out in the pasture when the ground is soggy, his hooves can easily ruin your tender young grass. 

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Keeping your barn warm

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 9, 2022 3:51:44 PM

There’s still plenty of cold weather left to get through. But with the following tips, you can help keep your barn warm even on the coldest days!

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Sliding VS. Hinged Stall Doors

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Feb 2, 2022 2:31:58 PM

One of the major decisions that you will face when building or expanding your barn is selecting what style of horse stall you want. While there is plenty of variety between stall designs, stall doors come in just two styles – sliding and hinged. Unsure of which type of door is right for you? Here’s some information that might help in your decision!

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Reducing Wasted Hay

Posted by Classic Equine Equipment Blog on Jan 26, 2022 3:55:47 PM

Chances are that your hay bill is one of your highest bills in caring for your horse. The last thing anyone wants to do is to waste hay, especially when the cost of hay is so high. Luckily for you, we’ve got some great tips to minimize hay wastage in your barn.

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