Horse Care Articles

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 […]


Horse Care Calendar Part 1

April 24, 2017
Heather Smith Thomas

Caring for horses is a year-round task, and some of the things we need to do are seasonal. General guidelines can be charted by using a horse care calendar, yet you always need flexibility in a yearly management schedule. The management of a show horse (traveling away from home) will be different from the needs […]


Traditional Bridle Horse Wither Marks

April 19, 2017
Jan Swan Wood

The old California tradition of the development of a horse from snaffle or hackamore to the classic bridle horse has spread over the west until one is liable to see the horse being ridden with a spade, half breed, or similar bit, rawhide reins and romal, and under-bosal and mecate lead most anywhere, from Oregon […]


10 Things Every Horse-Crazy Girl Knows

April 18, 2017
Jolyn Young

Q: What does a horse-crazy girl grow up to be? A: A horse-crazy woman. Duh. Unlike some afflictions, an extreme interest in horses isn’t curable. In fact, it’s actually contagious, and girls that care more about horses than boys usually hang out together during recess and discuss their favorite mane and tail colors. When those […]


Equine Dentistry For Your Horse’s Health

April 8, 2017
Jessie Salter

A horse’s teeth need consistent care. Equine Dentistry can be performed by a professional equine dentist or your veterinarian. In a previous post I talked about a parrot mouthed horse and the different perceptions and concerns pertaining to his dentistry needs.  The equine mouth is very complicated, and therefore needs attention. How do you know […]


Protect your horse from rocks, cactus and other poky things with cheap and easy denim bell boots

April 6, 2017
Jolyn Young

Since moving from northern Nevada to northern Arizona last fall, we have picked up on some handy tricks used by the local cowboys to cope with the rugged terrain. One of the major differences between the sagebrush desert of the Great Basin and the rough mountainous desert of the Southwest is the enormous amount of […]