Tips for Riding Your Horse Alone

A solo ride can be a great way to bond with your horse, relax and let your cares slip away. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. Accidents happen, so make sure to follow these tips for riding your horse alone: Make sure someone knows where you’re going Leave a note at the barn or call… Read more »

Build a Horse Barn or Board Your Horses?

To build your own horse barn, or to board your horses—that is the question. It’s a tough choice, but we’re here to help you weigh the benefits of building a horse barn vs. boarding your horses. When should you board? Here are two good reasons: You don’t have enough space to build a barn on… Read more »

The Truth Behind How Horses Learn

If you’re a horse owner, you probably think a lot about how to properly train your horses. In order to get your horses to behave the way you want them to, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about how horses learn. Desensitization Any horse owner will tell you that it can take… Read more »

How You Can Safely Light Your Horse Stable

Lighting is an important aspect of housing horses. Your horses’ stable, including stall, aisle and storage areas, should be well-lit, and all electrical systems should be secure. This is for your own sake as well as your horses’—stables and barns should be safe for all who enter them. Here’s how to safely light your horse’s… Read more »

Four Ways to Be Green with Your Horses

Going green isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also healthier for your horse and better for your wallet. Read on for a few easy ways to go green with your horses. Buy thoughtfully When choosing green products for your horse, consider the product’s ingredients, as well as how it’s packaged and how it’s made…. Read more »

How to Fireproof Your Horse Barn

Let’s face it—disasters happen, including fires. You can’t change that, but you can be prepared. Since it only takes five to seven minutes between the time a fire ignites and the time it’s no longer safe to enter the barn and evacuate your horses, prevention is really your best option. Read on to learn more… Read more »

Bedding Choices for Horses

Bedding is an important consideration for every horse owner. Wood shavings and straw are the mainstays, but there may be other options available in some areas. No matter what you choose, the purpose of bedding is to keep your horse dry, comfortable, healthy and safe. Need some guidance choosing the right bedding for your horses?… Read more »

Budgeting for Your Horse Vet Bills

What do you do when your horse breaks a leg or gets colic? Do you panic, wondering how you’re going to afford the expensive vet bills that are bound to pile up? Or do you rest assured knowing that you’ve budgeted for your horse’s vet bills and that everything will work out? If the latter… Read more »

How to Eliminate Flies from the Horse Barn

There’s no doubt about it: flies are an extreme nuisance for horses, not to mention their owners. In addition to being irritating, they can also pose health risks to your horse by spreading bacterial infections, causing diseases like equine infectious anemia and leading to painful sores on your horse’s legs. If you’re ready to say,… Read more »

Dietary Tips for Horses

Horses’ diets tend to vary based on where they live in the country, and what season it is. And, depending on what type of climate you live in, there could be some dangerous things for your horse to be munching on right out in the field. If you pay attention to your horse’s diet and… Read more »