If you’ve never built a horse barn before, then when you set out to build your first barn you will be in unfamiliar territory. While building a barn will require some research and question asking on your part, we thought we’d give you a little help now with these common barn-building mistakes that you will want to avoid.
Entrusting the Project to a…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 30, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments
The New Year is a perfect time for self-reflection and making changes for improvement. If you board your horse, would your barn owner consider you a good boarder? Have you ever thought about it before? Following these tips can help you to stay on good terms with your barn’s manager.
Read Your Boarding Contract
Before you sign any contract, you…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 29, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments
Many horse owners have one – the horse who, either due to injury or old age, can no longer be ridden. If your horse is unrideable, you will face some decisions about his future. There are a few different options for unrideable horses that may work for your situation.
Keep as a Companion
The most obvious, and often most desirable option…Continue
Owning and managing your own barn is a dream of many horse owners. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have horses in your backyard? When Karen Rudolph of Frost Hill Farm Miniatures in Hampstead, New Hampshire, partnered with Classic Equine Equipment to build her very own…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 27, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments
On January 23, 1994, jockey Pat Day achieved a major milestone in his impressive racing career: While riding Miss Popsnorkle at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Day won his 6,000th race. In doing so, Day became the 10th Thoroughbred jockey to win 6,000 races during his career. Day went on to win two additional races that same…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 26, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments
If you're thinking of breeding your mare for the first time, you’ll be journeying into new territory. It can mean big changes for you, your finances, and your free time. If you’re thinking of breeding your mare, this advice can help you get started.
Choose a Mare Worth Being Bred
One of the most common mistakes that…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Safety is always a consideration when transporting your horse, but winter weather adds an extra challenge to trailering your horse. When you have to transport your horse during the winter, you will have additional factors to consider with each trip.
Keep a Close Eye on the Weather
When scheduling your trip, closely monitor…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
When sending a horse away for training, that horse may be away for a few weeks or even a few months. And while you may have done your homework before sending your horse away for training, there’s still room for things to go wrong. Monitoring your horse when he’s not at home can be tricky, but it’s also important to ensure that he is safe and training is…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Are you lucky enough to have a Hackney Pony in your barn? This flashy, high-stepping pony has an intriguing history and makes a popular horse show competitor.
The Hackney originated from Norfolk, England. Norfolk Trotters, a popular breed of horse, were used in the region and were bred to emphasize both speed…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 19, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Continuing our theme of new beginnings, you could give a horse a new beginning this year! Fostering a rescue horse is a great way to help out a horse in need. If you think you’d like to give fostering a try, here are the basics that you will need to know.
Read the Fine Print
Every horse rescue has…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Sending a horse away to a trainer requires a good deal of trust, since your horse’s care and wellbeing will be in the trainer’s hands. If you’re planning to send your horse away for training, you will want to make sure that the horse will be safe and that the training will be a positive experience. Here are some factors you’ll want to…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
For most horse owners, having their horses at home in their backyard is the ultimate dream come true. Finding good boarding barns can be a challenge, and nothing can beat the convenience of being able to walk into your backyard to tack up your horse. But for many people, building a barn on their own is a big, often years-long process when it comes to planning,…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
January 12, 1998 marked a significant date in equine history, as Quarter Horse lovers mourned the passing of legendary sire Zippo Pine Bar. Zippo Pine Bar’s breeding career was remarkable, and he had a monumental influence on the Quarter Horse Breed.
The sorrel stallion Zippo Pine Bar was born in 1969 by Zippo Pat Bars out of Dollie Pine. His bloodlines…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Years of use can take a toll on your horse barn, but luckily big improvements don’t have to mean big renovations. If you’re looking to give your barn a new beginning in 2015 but don’t want to do a full renovation, there are still many ways that you can improve it.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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?
The Clydesdale owes its origins to the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. Flemish…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments