Horse Care Articles

Lizzy Whipple: Young Horse Breeder Finds Business Success

March 11, 2018
Jolyn Young

After college, 24-year-old Lizzy Whipple returned home to rural Scott Valley in northern California to start a horse breeding program, Whipple Equine. Through hard work, help from mentors, and the Lord’s blessings, her program is flourishing. She owns a proven stallion, Reygans Smart Lena, helps find optimal stallions for client mares, assists in the process […]

Heroes and Horses: The 500 Miles Project

March 5, 2018
Jenn Zeller

We all know horses hold more healing properties than many medicines. They’re a direct reflection of who we are. They can show us our strengths, our weaknesses, and we can learn to be better people because of them. For former Navy Seal, Micah Fink, the solution to helping combat veterans was simple — let the horses […]

Trimming The Feet On Your Baby Colts

March 3, 2018
Mykal Kirkpatrick

There’s nothing cuter than a baby horse…until it’s time to trim the feet on said baby horse.  Sometimes we wonder if the benefits of trimming outweigh the effort of the battle of man versus tiny beast. I sat down with my husband, Dennis Kirkpatrick, and Joe Plymale, both farriers, to get their take on the […]

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 […]