Horse Care Articles

Helping a Head-Shy Horse

July 20, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Meet Leroy. Leroy is head-shy, and in particular, ear-shy. He is the type of horse that isn’t crazy about human contact, but isn’t aggressive. This has more to do with his personality than anything in his past, to my knowledge and based on watching him. Leroy, as you can imagine, is also hard to catch […]

Roping Horses’ Feet

July 14, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Roping horses’ feet, primarily colts, can be a fantastic tool benefitting many aspects of your horse’s mind and manners. Some horses react minimally to having feet roped, others can be quite dramatic, but both types can benefit from having their feet and legs worked with. First, roping horses’ feet encourages them to yield on a […]

Summer Horse Gear

June 16, 2017
Jolyn Young

With summer on the horizon, it’s hot. The DJ on the radio station says it’s hot. The thermometer in the front yard says it’s hot. The meteorologist on the evening news says it’s hot. But even though it’s hot, a horse person has got to ride, right? Don’t let the heat beat your summer riding […]

Getting a Horse Ready to Bridle

June 14, 2017
Jenn Zeller

Here is a quick tip for getting your horse ready for a bridle. We like to make it their idea to take the bit. This horse now, practically grabs the bit out of your hands and puts it in his mouth. I like having a willing partner. Do you? Happy Trails!

Choosing a Saddle Pad that Works – 5 Star Saddle Pads

June 8, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I spoke with Jodie Mesko of 5 Star Saddle Pads about how to choose the appropriate saddle pad to fit the horse, saddle, and job being accomplished. We personally use 5 Star Pads and have found them to be long-lasting and of great quality. We have used other brands and ended up with thin areas, […]

Foals; Care and Supplies

May 17, 2017
Jessie Salter

When it comes to foals there can be many ups and downs. As horse owners, we can’t help but worry when it comes to foaling. However, most of the time Mother Nature does a great job, and mares and foals are happy and healthy with no assistance from us. These are the kinds of mares and […]

Horse Care Calendar Part 3

May 11, 2017
Heather Smith Thomas

Your horse care calendar for the fall and winter months should look something like this: SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – If you ride in the fall or plan to go hunting horseback, you will have your horse re-shod again. “As a farrier, I sit down with clients to figure out their year’s shoeing schedule,” says Nelson. […]

Organizing a Living Quarters Trailer

May 8, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been on the road a lot this Spring, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! We thought it would be fun to share with you how to organize your Living Quarters Trailer. Or at least I can share with you how I organize mine. I haven’t yet, sadly, figured out the easiest way to […]

Foxtail Invasion

May 6, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Hordeum murinum, more commonly known as Foxtail, can invade hay and, likewise, your horses mouths. More and more horses are being kicked out on green grass this time of year, but hay is still being fed, and what is being sold is the stuff being pulled out from the back of the barn. This isn’t a […]

Horse Care Calendar Part 2

April 28, 2017
Heather Smith Thomas

Continuing with our horse care calendar, spring and summer are when many people are enjoying their horses the most. MAY – JUNE – “Horse owners know that horses need annual vaccinations, and might assume they can do it early and chalk it off their list of things to do, but that is not the best […]

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