March 2015 Blog Posts (70)

Perhaps spring Is Coming and a game of tag!!!

I live in the always changing,never predictable,always-keeps-us-on-our-toes state of Michigan. Where all four seasons can and will be experienced in one hour, fifteen minutes per season. If you're from Michigan than you're one tough person who can withstand it all. If you're from Michigan and you ride a horse in the winter, than you're…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 7, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Horse During College

If you love horses and will be entering college soon, the thought of owning a horse in college may have crossed your mind. The truth is, many young horse owners opt to sell their horses before going away to college. But many college students also manage to continue on with their horse ownership while also pursuing…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 6, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Riding with Intention.

Does anyone think they can hide their feelings from their horse? Even for a minute?

A horse’s physical awareness is so acute that they seem intuitive. Most of us think our horses are psychic because it’s easier to believe than how…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 6, 2015 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

Grooming for Wellness - more than cleaning!

Grooming your horse - chore or something to look forward to?

I have always loved to groom horses. There is just something wonderful about feeling that you are doing something good, right here and now, for the horse in question - whether your own or any horse for that matter.

Horses are so beautifully able…

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Added by Stefanie Reinhold on March 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Art of Jumping

In order to be a jumper(as far as I care anyway) the rider and horse must both be confident, strong, experienced,aggressive and agile. Here some basic Jumping 411 FYI's: *most horses, unless injured,can jump

. . . . . . . . . *some horse enjoy jumping…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 4, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Winter Weather Really Interferes With My Training Plans!





The last time I rode was three weeks ago.  The last time I rode Tercel was four weeks ago, though Debbie did ride him three weeks ago.  Today was the first day I could ride in weeks, Debbie’s ring was not too wet, it was above freezing, and it was only misting this morning.  A good day to ride!

When we got out to the barn Debbie had not yet turned out Mia, just in case I felt like I needed to ride her since I had been out of the saddle so long.  I guess she…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Are You Ready to Rescue a Horse?

Rescuing a horse is a noble cause, and it seems that there is always a horse in desperate need of a good home. But before you agree to rescue a horse, it is important to consider whether you are really ready to take on a rescue. Below are just a few of the resources that you will want to have before you consider taking on a rescue horse.

Adequate Barn…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 4, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Exactly what gives a horse the right to be labeled 'easy'????????????????

What defines an easy horse? What qualifications must a horse meet to be labeled as 'easy'? 

I consider the horse I used to ride as an easy horse. He is very laid back and easy going. He follows me like a puppy and does pretty much all I ask(usually). He never Spooks and bolts with me, bucked once and never again and I don't have to worry about him breaking away from me... ever. Lunging him…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 2, 2015 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Ten Reasons Every Girl Needs a Horse

Let's see.... I'll be seventeen this September 8. That'll mean I'll have been trying to work owning a horse as a good idea into my parents minds for about... Mm.. eleven years? Yes, eleven. In all reality, being one of eight kids, seven of us homeschooled and still under the same roof. Living in the city of Lansing, with no land and no means of supporting a horse, two dogs,…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Keep Your Horse From Escaping

Your horse’s safety depends on him being contained, whether it’s in a pasture or his stall. As a horse owner or barn manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that your horses are safely contained, and that they cannot easily escape. As spring cleaning arrives, make it a point to evaluate your property and consider the following tips for…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on March 2, 2015 at 11:46am — No Comments

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