Horse Care Articles

The Best Horses in Heaven, They Have No Tail

March 1, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’d like to share a poem with you by Miska Carlberg-Paget, who is working on a book of poems similar and some even more special than this poem, she said. They have a cowgirl and vet theme, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with soon. The poem I’m sharing today resonates […]

EHV-1 Confirmed In WY

February 12, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Unfortunately, last week there were reports coming from Campbell County in Wyoming that there was a confirmed case of EHV-1. So what is EHV-1? Accordng to Wikipedia-Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) is a virus of the family Herpesviridae that causes abortion, respiratory disease and occasionally neonatal mortality in horses. Initial spread of EHV-1 by a newly introduced horse through direct and indirect […]

Halo Smart Round Corrals

January 23, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Have you have ever had to drag around panels for a round corral to work the ground, or just get them out of the way? Or have you ever had a wreck with a horse trying to jump over the panel, or get a leg caught in panel? Then you will appreciate this product! Halo […]

Cold Weather Riding Hacks

January 13, 2018
Jolyn Young

Even though it’s winter and the ground is covered in snow and ice, there is still riding to be done, right? If you’re braving the snow and saddling up for work or pleasure, here are a few hacks for a safer ride. 1) Shoe for the ice. Nike doesn’t make cleats for horses, but there […]

Trailer Bedding Alternative

January 11, 2018
Lynn Kohr

I have never liked bedding my trailer with wood shavings. They blow all around in whatever trailer I have used them in. It doesn’t seem to matter how big the size of the actual flakes are. I worried about the shavings blowing around in their eyes and nose and being breathed in by my horses. Having […]

Loading for the Weekend Race

January 5, 2018
Lynn Kohr

Loading up for a weekend at the barrel race is something the Kohr Family has become very good at!  Here is a list of how I pack my trailer for a weekend away with the horses. Feed Hay: 1 bale has roughly 4 feedings, meaning one average sized bale can feed 4 horses or one horse […]

Anti-New Year’s Resolutions For Horse Owners

December 30, 2017
Jolyn Young

January 1st is upon us, and many well-intended folks are forming New Year’s Resolutions. They declare their intentions to lose more weight, spend less money, and otherwise improve themselves. But as horse people, we are already a pretty fantastic bunch of people. So I say “Why try to improve ourselves? Let’s keep on doing like […]

Properly Fitting a Cinch

December 27, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I took some time over the past couple of weeks to interview Dana Eklund from Big Sky Mohair Cinches about properly fitting a cinch. There have been countless articles written on this subject, but I think many of them miss the boat. Hopefully this one will help those muddy waters get clear, right quick! What […]

Hollywoods Bandit Continued

December 17, 2017
Tiffany Schwenke

The spring of 2016, Hollywoods Bandit was finally two years old. Now he was old enough to start putting an few rides on. After about 3 rides we had another hitch thrown in… Bandit impaled himself with an upright brace of a gate. He reared over a metal gate and the horizontal bar bent down […]

Short, Stocky And Furry: Cold-Weather Horse Breeds

December 15, 2017
Jolyn Young

Unlike my fair-weather self, several horse breeds have evolved over the centuries to survive and thrive in extremely cold winter weather conditions. Here are three hardy breeds who have it made in the snow. Icelandic Horse Weight: Around 800 pounds Height: 13 to 14 hands Color: A wide range of coat colors, including chestnut, bay, […]