November 2015 Blog Posts (34)

A Prayer for One Old Cow Girl

One Old Cow Girl

Linda Peterson was a former guest on my podcast - Straight From the Horse's Mouth Radio Show - …

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Added by Paula Slater on November 29, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

On Women, Bravery, and Being Old Gray Mares

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Do you have a mentor? Someone you respect who’s just a few strides ahead of you, and when they go through the door, they give it a shove so there’s a gap left…

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Added by Anna Blake on November 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Your Trainer Wants to See In Your Barn's Design

Woman and horse

As you start planning out your dream barn, you’ll want to include all of the features that you have dreamed about having in your own barn. But there’s another person who will likely use your barn on a regular basis: Your trainer. While your barn needs to work for your needs, it also needs to work for your trainer. Have you thought about what you trainer…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Protecting Your Barn From the Elements

Red Barn Endures Mountain Winter Wallowa Whitman National Forest

When you build a horse barn, you expect that the barn will protect your horse from the elements. But have you thought about what you should be doing to protect your barn from those same elements? Rain,…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 24, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Cold Weather Riding

Cold Weather Riding

 

It seems like just yesterday.  Ellen and I would saddle up Ranger and Cruiser on a brisk fall day and head out for the trails.  They could be very difficult when the weather cooled off.  They wanted to fly down the trail, and we were young and wanted to fly with them.  It would be a blast—and then we would turn around to go home. …

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Added by Judi Daly on November 24, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I Am Too Tired to Think of a Good Title

I Am Too Tired to Think of a Good Title     

Tiredness, always a problem with Multiple Sclerosis, has me in its unrelenting grasp.  Last weekend my husband and I went to Raleigh, just two and a half hours away, to see my youngest son and grandson.  We stayed overnight so I got to rest before the drive home, but when I got home I was too tired to write my blog, and today, a full week later, I am having trouble finding enough energy to do anything.  I am managing to ride and I am VERY…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on November 21, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Properly Store Horse Feed

scoop of grain horse feed

We all know how sensitive equine digestive systems are. It’s important that we only put quality feed into our horses, and that all begins with how we store the feed once it enters our barns. Take a look at these tips for storing horse feed to make sure that you’re doing things right when it comes to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 20, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tips to Keep Your Barn Warm This Winter

Cold, airy barns can make chores unpleasant during the winter. Your barn doesn’t have to be an icebox this winter – with the following tips, you can help to keep your barn warm, even on the coldest winter days!

Start with Proper Construction and Insulation

The key to keeping your barn warm…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 20, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Anthropomorphism. It’s a Not Bad Thing.

This week I saw a comment on a great story about a mustang that credited the horse and rider’s success, but called the writing sentimental. I had to laugh; if she thought that story was sentimental, she’d hate my…

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Added by Anna Blake on November 20, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Differences Between Sliding and Hinge Door Stall Fronts

Differences Between Sliding and Hinge Door Stall Fronts

One of the major decisions that you will face when building or expanding your barn is selecting what style of horse stall is right for your barn. While there is plenty of variety between stall styles, stall doors come in…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 18, 2015 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Sneak Peak into Down Under Horsemanship

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We spent this past Halloween weekend at Clinton Anderson's ranch in Stephenville, Tx for the first annual Ranch Rally.  For two days, Clinton took the crowd through various training exercises using different horses that ranged in both…
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Added by Texas Haynet on November 18, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

Winter Horse Bucket List

Winter Horse Bucket List

Do you have plans for your horse this winter? Are there special activities that you’re looking forward to participating in? While the amount of riding we do may slow off during the winter, there are still plenty of things to do in the company of our horses! Here’s a wintertime bucket list that you and your horse can…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 17, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Busy

It is always safe to say there is nothing boring going on at the stable I work at. This past Saturday I  arrived early in the morning to feed the horses, as I do every Saturday and Thursday morning. When I arrived Oulav, the Fjord we have there, had his head draped over the gate, as if to say "Well, it's about time you got here, I'm hungry!". I entered his paddock and Money and Sully came over to say…

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Added by Paula Stevens on November 16, 2015 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Horse and Hunk Calendar Contest: Winners!

It was a tough choice but we've picked two winners for our Horse and Hunk North America calendar contest!



We had many great entries, all were very creative, making it too…

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Added by Barnmice Media on November 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Wildlife Out of Your Barn

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Now is the time of year when wildlife starts to find its way into your barn. And while squirrels, mice, and birds might be enjoyable while they’re outside, when they come into your barn they become nuisances and even health hazards. Need to keep wildlife out of your barn this fall and winter? These tips can help you do…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Grandfather Horse: When Animals Have Pets…

I have a bone to pick with my Grandfather Horse. He stole my goat.

It’s hard to complain. Spirit’s been my soulmate for the last 29 years and I’m prone to writing sticky, sentimental…

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Added by Anna Blake on November 13, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

Barn Designs for Easier Stall Cleaning

Barn Designs for Easier Stall Cleaning

When you own a horse barn with multiple horses, there’s a good chance that you spend most of your chore time cleaning stalls. Stall cleaning is a necessary chore, but did you know that you can actually design your horse barn to make stall cleaning easier? Here are some tips that you’ll want to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Adding Privacy to Your Farm

Adding Privacy to Your Farm

Your farm and barn are your sanctuary. They are places where you and your family can enjoy your horses in peace. Or they should be, at least – encroaching development of neighboring properties or busy nearby roads can leave your private property feeling anything but. Don’t worry, though - we’ve come up with…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Canadians at the Retired Racehorse Project/TCA 2015 Makeover Challenge

October 23-25, 2015 saw nearly 200 former Racehorses with a maximum of 9 months of re-training compete at the Makeover Challenge.  The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY hosted this amazing event which formerly had been at Pimlico Race Track in Maryland.  This year, the entries were encouraged from all over the US and Canada, resulting in over 300 original nominees.  …
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Added by Lois Keays on November 10, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Designing Your Hayloft for Easy Feeding

Designing Your Hayloft for Easy Feeding

When you're designing your barn, much of your focus is probably on the barn’s first floor. Positioning the horse stalls, tack room, feed room, and other barn components is important, and will factor into your day-to-day use of the barn.

However, some barn owners overlook the importance of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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