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Tips to Prepare for Your Horse's Move to a New Boarding Barn

When planning to move your horse to a new boarding barn, it’s helpful to make a to-do list to ensure that you get everything necessary done before the day of the move. Knowing that you have accomplished what you need to do before the move will make the actual moving day less stressful on both you and your horse. Need to put…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips for Choosing Stall Accessories

If a barn renovation or upgrade is in your plans for 2015, then choosing stall accessories will be on your to-do list. When choosing stall accessories, there are particular factors that you will want to look for. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the most out of the stall accessories that you…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 18, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Caring for Your Barn in the Winter

Winter brings with it unique challenges when it comes to horse and barn ownership. When caring for your barn during the winter, it’s important to stay ahead of the game to avoid larger issues. Do you have a handle on winter barn care?

Insulate and Drain Pipes

Before temperatures dip below freezing, take the time to…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 5, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Great Barn Christmas Party Ideas

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a barn Christmas party. Whether you hold the party in a house or in your barn itself, you might want to put one of these great barn Christmas party ideas to use.

Stall Decorating Contest

Announce a stall decorating contest a few weeks before the date of your barn…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Use Horse Stall Partitions to Create Atmosphere In Your Barn

There are many ways to create atmosphere in your barn, such as the use of high ceilings, wide aisles, and plenty of natural light with barn windows and skylights. But one factor will have a significant influence on the atmosphere of your barn:…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Can We Talk About Barn Bathrooms?

It was my first day at a new barn with a perfect indoor arena! Before lessons began, I asked the owner where the bathroom was. She pointed to a roll of tissue on the tack room wall and told me to use any stall. I picked the one with the sleepiest looking gelding. I think he had visitors like me before.

Disclaimer: I grew up on a farm. We got…


Added by Anna Blake on March 30, 2012 at 7:43am — 5 Comments

Looking for a Sign…

When the autumn time change happens, I always feel like my house gets smaller- by a few acres. The outside is my favorite room and I resent winter for taking it from me.

And is it just me- or is every winter somehow a bit more twisted and confused than the one before?

In the dark months, everything on the prairie seems the very definition of the dead of winter. It’s a monotone landscape, flat-cold, with not many trees to distract my sullen gaze.

And just when…


Added by Anna Blake on March 9, 2012 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

The Marlboro Man Isn’t My Type.

The Marlboro Man isn’t for me.  He’s the strong and silent type- it might be a romantic image on film, but it doesn’t look like much fun in real life. He probably eats an unhealthy amount of meat, that’s a given. A legendary smoker- no way would I let him in my barn. I doubt we would share the same taste in horses, (or anything else.) A hug from the Marlboro Man would feel like carrying an arm load of sticks and cans- way too boney for my taste.

And wouldn’t the Marlboro Man be…


Added by Anna Blake on February 10, 2012 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

I notice that no one is asking me for beauty tips.

I have been blogging along for a couple of years now and I notice that no one is asking me for beauty tips. I wonder why that is?

It couldn’t be that I offended with last week’s rant about non-helmet wearing riders who have more concern about their hair than their brains.

It can’t be a grudge about the blog where I referred to my truck as The Perfect Purse, that was…


Added by Anna Blake on January 13, 2012 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

All I Want for Christmas…(is Thanksgiving.)

I got an advertisement in the mail from a local tack store this week. It was printed to look like a Christmas wish list, personalized with my name at the top. Surprisingly, there was nothing on that alleged list that I actually wanted. Disbelief still hangs heavy in the air.

What would be on my Christmas wish list? Let me think…

The way lessons are canceling for weather this winter, I suppose I could ask Santa for an indoor arena. But really, does this countryside need…


Added by Anna Blake on December 16, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Beauty -Redefined from the Saddle.

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate and wine in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!”

The first time I saw this quote it was on a…


Added by Anna Blake on April 8, 2011 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

Indoor versus Outdoor Board – What do the Facts Say?

Indoor versus Outdoor Board – What do the Facts Say?

By Lindsey Forkun,…


Added by Lindsey Forkun on January 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Holiday Half-Halt.

“The threat of Christmas hung in the air…”

This is a stressful time of the year. Some of the stress is good stress; children’s programs at church, parties, presents, all kinds of cookies, and family dinners. Some of the stress is not so good; unreal expectations, emotional strain, expense, time…


Added by Anna Blake on December 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

October 24th 2010 Recovery, Recovery, Recovery

Recovery...thats the word of the day. My hand that I cut open 10 days ago is healing very well. It still hurts to hold a hair brush, use a squirt bottle or use a body brush using downward strokes. Up until 10 minutes ago I couldnt take the cap off of my water bottle.

Part of my healing has been just getting back out to the barn to interact with my horses. Im a little nervous around them, since I am so protective of my hand right now, but thats fading away each time I go down…


Added by Amanda Hoss on October 24, 2010 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

Stable relationships

For me, this one is the longest training program that I have ever been involved in.

How to keep your stable neat and tidy.

I have a wonderful friend that I met back in the spring of 1969. Well, that sure dates me. But from the moment I meet her, I could see that her horses were her number one priority in her life. I have seen that woman, even at the age of 60 plus, rise early every morning, muck out the stalls, wash out the water buckets, measure the feed for every horse, clean… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 8, 2010 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Team Poulsen exciting news!


I have VERY exciting news for you! I have purchased a farm in

Wellington, Florida to be able to continue to give my clients and

horses the best possible training facility and "home away from home"…

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on August 23, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

You Have to Be Present to Win: Opportunities for Everyday Mindfulness

Our animals hand us the winning ticket dozens of times a day.

But you have to be present to win.…

Added by Kimberly Cox Carneal on August 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hold Your Horses!


Added by Kimberly Cox Carneal on August 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Im on Van Island and LOVING IT!!!

So, after enduring -15 tempatures in Manitoba, fog so thick in Edmonton that you can cut a hole in it, and the 2 hr farry ride to the island, we are doing pretty good. We got here I sware by a divine blessing. But now that I'm here, I really love it. Today Im going to call (hopefully) my new employer, and set up a time to meet with her early this coming week to see her barn, and hopefully try out a horse that she has for sale. Im really excited. I have, by the way, been off riding for 2 months… Continue

Added by Rachel G on October 24, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

Moving in 3 Days!

Yes all is well. We are going to be at the house on time. No delays (as my other post mentioned). We will be moving in this coming Friday. Hopefuly Saturday I can go and check out the local barn that I will be working at. I really want to try one of the horses she has for sale there as soon as possible. I'm planning on doing a lease to buy, since I really want to get to know the horse before we buy it. We really want to make this time a good buy. Last time we bought horses, we kinda jumped into… Continue

Added by Rachel G on October 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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