Have you ever owned a buddy sour horse? A buddy sour horse can make doing anything without his buddy difficult. Luckily, buddy sour behavior can be cured, and you can enjoy peaceful rides with your horse again.
Start Separation at Home
The first thing to do when dealing with a buddy sour horse is to start by breaking… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 27, 2015 at 12:47pm —
Riding through a bend is something you will have to do every time you get in the saddle, whether it be the 4 corners of your arena or just the route you take to get from point A to point B. It therefore makes good sense to work on your ability to navigate those bends successfully, without losing balance, rhythm, energy and focus each time you encounter a bend.
The Daily Strides Podcast episode for this topic is … Continue
Added by Lorna Leeson on August 26, 2015 at 9:30pm —
If you own a grey horse, then you know how grey horses seem to be mud and dirt magnets. Unfortunately it’s impossible to hide dirt in a grey coat, so you will need to be talented in your grooming to have your grey horse looking great. These tips can help you in the challenge to keep your grey horse clean.…
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 26, 2015 at 6:29pm —
You've just popped the fence and in your mind it was a success, mostly because you managed to stay on board for it! However, as soon as your horse lands, you are beginning to think that your 'upright seat' is becoming more and more of a fantasy; in fact every stride your horse takes is literally bumping you further and further onto his withers... You lower leg is coming up and back, your sure that you have just lost your stirrups! Who knew that jumping meant such an up close and personal… Continue
Added by Lorna Leeson on August 25, 2015 at 9:30pm —
Buying a used horse trailer is a great way to save money over what you would pay if you bought a brand new horse trailer. There are many deals on used horse trailers – you just have to know how to find them. These tips can help you to get a good deal on a used trailer.
Buy During Off-Peak Season
The prices of trailers drop when… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 25, 2015 at 3:20pm —
The Shims Help
Tercel was SO GOOD this week, though I did not think so at first!
When I got to the stable I told Debbie I wanted to figure out if Tercel could use shims in the Corrector pad. She brought him in, I put the Stubben on his back without the pad and it looked pretty level. Then I put the Corrector pad on first,… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on August 22, 2015 at 1:31pm —
How to increase charitable donations Continue
Engage your potential sponsors and educate the public about your cause.
I hope I got your attention
And you have a few minutes to read through this simple action plan that will increase cash flow into your charity.
Added by Linda Finstad on August 21, 2015 at 7:55pm —
Sheath cleaning: It’s not a chore than anyone enjoys, but sheath cleaning is an important part of maintaining your male horse’s health. Here’s the information you need to know about sheath cleaning and how it relates to your horse.
Why Sheath Cleaning Is Important
When you clean your horse’s sheath, you remove… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 21, 2015 at 1:43pm —
Is there a natural way to ride a horse? Is it possible to ride in such a way that the horse goes willingly forward, without constriction, as if he were moving at liberty? Is there a path to a different sort of ride, where kindness and understanding are the primary…
Added by Anna Blake on August 21, 2015 at 10:09am —
Horses are herd animals, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, we have to keep a single horse alone. If you are housing a solo horse in your barn, you can do a variety of things to make his life alone more comfortable.
Get a Companion Animal
Just because you can’t house… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 20, 2015 at 6:07pm —
Many people may think that they have a pretty good grasp on the history of cowboys and a lot of the things associated with them. The fact is that the cowboy boot has quite a storied past. Despite what many people think, cowboy boots did not start in the United States. The first recorded instance of wearing cowboy boots or the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Monahan on August 20, 2015 at 10:30am —
Have you ever thought about what you would do if you had to evacuate your horse in an emergency? We hope that you never have to face an evacuation, but good planning is key to evacuating your horse successfully. Here are some tips to help you get… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 19, 2015 at 3:30pm —
Equestrians are notoriously busy, and sometimes our horse lives and our lives outside the barn conflict. How do you manage your outside life when you have a big show coming up, or when a horse gets sick? These tips can help you find the right balance between your busy horse life and your life outside the barn.
Assess What Your… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 18, 2015 at 1:30pm —
The Best Reward
At least something good happened this week; I got my lesson from Debbie on Tercel! Her daughter that runs the stable when Debbie is gone, Sam, developed a gall stone and could not give me my lesson on Tilly, so I rode on Thursday since Debbie had come home early to take care of the stable.
Tercel had already gone on a trail ride on Tuesday, and he was not too sure about being ridden two days in a row, the poor horse. He showed his anxiety/displeasure by… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on August 15, 2015 at 3:09pm —
Barn hacks – they’re everywhere, and they make life with horses so much easier. From cheaper alternatives to super smart moves to save time and improve the function of your barn, we’ve gathered the best barn hacks together in a single list.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 14, 2015 at 11:00am —
Added by Anna Blake on August 14, 2015 at 9:00am —
When it comes to your plans for your horse's retirement, is donating him to a therapeutic riding program an option? Donating your horse to a therapeutic riding program may seem like an ideal option, but therapeutic riding… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 13, 2015 at 5:00pm —
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 13, 2015 at 10:30am —
If you’ve ever gone riding alone, you understand that riding solo is very different from riding when a friend is present. Riding alone brings with it a unique mental aspect. Let’s take a look at the mental demands of riding alone, and how you can improve those rides you take solo.… Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 11, 2015 at 5:30pm —
Oakley rushed a fence.
He's never done that before.
Eeeeeeeeeeeee! <= squealing sound much like an excited 6-year-old.… Continue
Added by B. G. Hearns on August 9, 2015 at 12:00pm —