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How to Make Blanketing Your Horse Easier

As January hits, winter may be taking a toll on your blanketing morale. Are you tired of changing blankets and dealing with tears and rips? We’ve come up with some great tips to make blanketing easier for you.

Invest in Separate Sets of Blankets

If your horse is turned out during the winter but also spends time in his…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Keeping Your Arthritic Horse Comfortable in the Winter

Winter can be rough on horses, especially those with arthritis. The cold, coupled with the reduced workload and frozen ground can leave your arthritic horse stiff and sore. Luckily there are a number of ways that you can keep your arthritic horse comfortable during the winter.

Provide Plenty of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ground Work Lesson Day 4:

Ground Work Lesson Day 4:

 

I rode Cole in the indoor arena for a half hour.  The thermometer said it was only 20 degrees—which isn’t bad for me, but it turned Cole into a frisky colt.  He was like riding a stick of TNT—very volatile.  We…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 6, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments

Ground Work Lessons 1, 2 & 3

Ground Work Lessons 1, 2   & 3

 

For those who have not been following my adventures with Cole Train from the beginning, let me bring you up to date.  When I got Cole, he was an untrained 4-year-old.  He was halter broken,…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 5, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Clydesdale

Few draft horses are as iconic as the Clydesdale. Whether pulling a classic rig or the famous Budweiser wagon, the Clydesdale is a breed that is recognizable in most American homes. Want to learn more about this beautiful breed?

History

The Clydesdale owes its origins to the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. Flemish…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Beginnings: Choosing a New Discipline

Happy New Year! We’re fresh into 2015, and now is the perfect time for change. This month we’ll be showcasing a series of “New Beginnings” blogs, each of which will give you a look at a potential area of change in your life with horses. Today’s blog focuses on a change that can be both exciting and intimidating: choosing a new…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Trying to work in the Arena

Trying to work in the Arena

 

Since Ellen and I took so much vacation time in November and December, combined with conquering the loop in the back of the property, I have never ridden so little in an indoor arena since the years when we didn’t have one.  This is a good thing—and a bad thing.  It’s good that I have been able to ride…

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Added by Judi Daly on January 2, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need (and some big news!)

It’s been a great year at Infinity Farm. I’m thrilled to say no one died. It’s kind of a miracle–all ages and infirmities considered. I wandered through the memories of the year, looking for a stellar moment to share with you, one that was inspirational and would reflect the best of us. There were a pile to pick from, but in the end, it was a no-brainer.

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Remember our barn-rat, Hannah?…

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Added by Anna Blake on January 2, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Happy New Year!

2014 has come and gone like the leaves on a ttree in the fall. Now we embrace 2015 with open arms and new goals. Last year was the year of the horse. For me and some of you, it really was. Four months ago, I started riding again. Something I had given up on doing due to fear. Now, four months later, I am doing great. I usually don't make resolutions,I've never been one to do that. But this year, I did make one. My goal is to accomplish my fear head-on…

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Added by Paula Stevens on January 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Willie Nelson: The Love of Horses

Willie Nelson is known the world over for his music but what you might not know is Willie Nelson has a love and passion for horses. Willie grew up watching the old cowboys like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and that what he wanted to be "They rode horses and sang songs" as Willie said. Today not only does he ride horses and sing songs but he has also rescued and rehabilitated over 70 horses headed to slaughter.http://www.hrtv.com/willie

Added by Molly McGill on December 31, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Top New Year's Resolutions for Horseback Riders

Are you still searching for that perfect New Year’s resolution? We’re here to help. These New Year’s resolutions can work for many riders – hopefully you’ll find an idea in this list that inspires you as we kick off 2015!

Become Physically Fitter

While losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution, resolve…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 31, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Chimerism and Brindle: What Are They?

Chimerism: what is it?  Chimerism is when fraternal twins fuse together while still in utero,…

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Added by Paula Stevens on December 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

December 28, 2011: Steven Spielberg’s War Horse Was Released

On December 28, 2011 the world was given a glimpse into the life of military horses with the release of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. This dramatic DreamWorks film brought to life the 1982 children’s novel War Horse written by Michael Morpurgo.

Morpurgo wrote War Horse after speaking with World War I veterans about their…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Old Horses

2015, we'll have known each other for ten years. My project horse will be 21 and me 31. But let's not count numbers. Let us focus on quality: My project horse doesn't get older, he gets better.

I don't need fiery temperament in a horse. But I appreciate calmness and understanding. When you've been…

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Added by Nadja Mueller on December 27, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Just Out for a Walk

Just Out for a Walk



 



If we have time, Ellen and I often go on a hike after we ride.  The easiest thing to do is to just walk on the hill that leads to the river—that way, we don’t have to drive anywhere.  We typically do 3 trips up and down.  It is a…

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Added by Judi Daly on December 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Do Good With Your Old Horse Equipment

If you’re lucky, you received some great new horse equipment for Christmas. Whether you got that new pair of boots that you needed, or your horse got a new blanket and halter, chances are that you now have some old equipment that you don’t really need. During this season of giving, that old…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Rescue Training Journal, Told from Two Viewpoints.

If there is an annual pony day, it should be Christmas. The reason is obvious, but if you didn’t get your wish, read this:

I’m a Dressage Queen with an unlikely soft spot for vertically-challenged horses. Too often they get small patience from humans who treat them with low regard. Or at the very least, these condensed equines are under-estimated–they are smart, tough, and very athletic. In the last few years that I’ve…

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Added by Anna Blake on December 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dante’s Dark Side

Dante’s Dark Side

 

Ellen was working Sunday, and I thought I would take advantage of the great weather and ride Dante on the trail. I knew I couldn’t cross the river because I already rode down there with Cole Train.  We would have to do the hill multiple times.

 

The hill can be a tricky place to work a…

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Added by Judi Daly on December 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Andalusions and Lusitanos: Is There a Difference?

I have read many articles on Lusitano and Andalusion horses;some say there are differences between the two and other articles say there is no difference,…

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Added by Paula Stevens on December 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ranger’s Issues

Ranger’s Issues

 

Ranger, my sister’s horse of nearly 20 years, has developed breathing issues.  It was something that occurred gradually over the last year or so, but this fall, it got pretty bad.  He wasn’t coughing uncontrollably like Cruiser was, but…

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Added by Judi Daly on December 24, 2014 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

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