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30+ hours in a transport to Florida. Is my horse prepared?

30+ hours on a transport to Florida. Is my horse prepared?…

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Added by Leueen Willoughby on December 16, 2015 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

How to Make Horsehair Bracelets

How to Make Horsehair Bracelets

If you’re looking for a great memento of a beloved horse, or if you still need a creative Christmas gift for a horse-loving friend, then today’s blog is just for you! Have you ever wondered how to make a horsehair bracelet? We’ve got step-by-step directions so you can do this fun craft in your home this month.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Horse Stress

Yep, there’s an official tool to identify if that horse is really stressed. Last year, researchers developed The Horse Grimace Scale,  grading 6 facial action units (FAU) to determine horse pain, including ear position, muscle tension around the eyes and nostril shape. Good horse-people read horses well, don’t…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on December 14, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Neck Reining as a 2nd Language

Steering a horse with one hand is like adding another language to your horse’s education. Initially trained to speak “direct rein”, as the horse advances in his education you’ll begin to communicate with a curb bit and introduce pressure from the neck.



As an english rider, entering the western world,…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on December 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cider Responded, Mia Did Not

Cider Responded, Mia Did Not

Last Sunday I told Shannon to pick me up at my mailbox because my driveway now has major difficulties where it was dug up, now there is no place to turn a vehicle around on my land unless the driver wants to risk getting stuck.  Since I was not able to carry my dressage saddle down I told Shannon I would ride in the EZ-Fit saddle I gave her, and I was so glad that I did not have to worry about bringing a saddle!  But Shannon turns out to be much better at…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 12, 2015 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Big Eared Broods

We all know or have that one mare with the massive ears. We all love them to death but those ears bring us great joy and amusement. But why do they have these huge ears? Is it just a hereditary "ugly duckling trait from daddy" gene or are there actual reasons behind their size?  Here's what I dug up with a little research. 

A mare in the wild is the protector of the herd. Mare's ears are generally larger than a stallions as she protects the herd, so big ears are a necessity.…

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Added by Paula Stevens on December 11, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Design Your Horse Barn to Withstand Heavy Snow Loads

How to Design Your Horse Barn to Withstand Heavy Snow Loads

If you live in an area which receives significant snowfall each winter, then it’s important to factor in the weight that your barn must be able to support when you’re planning the structure. Barn collapses can be devastating, but they’re also usually avoidable. These tips can help you to design your barn to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 11, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Looking for a Better Ride?

Let’s say you’re a middle sort of rider. You aren’t a rank beginner; you’re comfortable in the saddle but it isn’t always pretty. Either you’ve been in lessons a couple of years or you’ve ridden all your life, more or less like you do now.…

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Added by Anna Blake on December 11, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Get Your Kids Riding Horses and Into the Equestrian Lifestyle

Extracurricular activities are important for kids to take part in. A lot of time, we try our best to pick the right one that will fit their interests and abilities. Sometimes, it’s hard to narrow down the options to just a few that will give our children the right amount of responsibility and fun without weighing them down. Luckily, a lot of kids are game for anything having to do with animals, and a steady extracurricular relationship with a sturdy yet gentle creature like the horse is a…

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Added by Jennifer Monahan on December 10, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Product Focus: iFeed Feeder

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At Classic Equine Equipment, we’re proud to now offer the iFeed feeder. This feeder, designed for horses, has the potential to improve your horses’ health while freeing up your schedule and saving you money. How? Let’s take a look at iFeed and its many benefits for you as a horse owner.

The Basics of the iFeed Feeder

The iFeed…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 10, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Feed Sacks

Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Feed Sacks

Do you feel bad tossing out tons of old feed sacks each week? Those feed sacks don’t have to go straight into the trash. Here are some creative ways to repurpose old feed sacks around your barn.

Use Sacks As Trash Can Liners

One of the easiest ways to repurpose old feed sacks is to use them as trash…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fed-up of dirty dry hands and chipped nail

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Added by Amanda Granlund on December 7, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

"Pushing Forward with the Stomach and Inwards with the Loins"

“Pushing Forward with the Stomach and Inwards with the Loins”

In the two weeks since my last post I rode only once.  Our glorious rain, that has filled the lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks, has really interfered with my riding.  Then last weekend I went with my husband on one of his frequent business trips up to the Northern area of Virginia near D.C..  As usual we went by various used book stores and I found a copy of “Dressage--The Art of Classical Riding” by Sylvia Loch.  I…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on December 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why You Should Visit Lexington, Kentucky

Why You Should Visit Lexington

Have you ever thought about taking a trip to Lexington, Kentucky? The Horse Capital of the World, there are tons of things for horse lovers to do in Lexington. Here are some reasons why you might want to take a trip to Lexington.

Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington is home…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Be Visible. Save Your Tail!

I was thrilled to interview another inventor on my podcast Straight From the Horse's Mouth Radio Show…

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Added by Paula Slater on December 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Are You Saving for Good?

My parents grew up in the Great Depression and were frugal; we kept things “for good.” It was the first Easter after we lost our farm and we’d moved across four states and settled in a tract house, trying to pass for suburbanites.  I was…

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Added by Anna Blake on December 4, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Building Ventilation Into Your Barn

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Ventilation is so important when your barn houses horses. Without proper ventilation, your horses may be at risk for respiratory issues. Did you know that the way that you build your barn can increase – or minimize – the ventilation that will be available to your horses? Here’s how you can build ventilation into your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Best Gifts For Horse Lovers

Best Gifts For Horse Lovers

The holiday season is upon us, which means that you are probably looking for gifts for a number of horse lovers. From your best friend to your trainer to your barn owner, coming up with great ideas for gifts can be a challenge. Here are some ideas with various price points to help get you started on your…

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

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