If you operate a boarding barn, managing that barn carefully is important to its success. Are you wondering how you could be better at your barn management job? One of these five tips might help.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
With spring’s arrival and the start of show season upon us, it’s the perfect time to bathe your horse. Regular bathing can actually strip your horse’s coat of its natural oils, so it’s important to make each bath count. These tips will help you get a better, more thorough clean when you bathe your horse.
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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 29, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments
If you’ve ever set foot on a property dedicated to housing and training Thoroughbred racehorses, you quickly realized that the facilities are very different from those of your typical horse barn. Thoroughbred barns need to fulfill a unique set of demands in order to develop top racehorses. Let’s take a look at what makes Thoroughbred facilities, like the Kentucky-based …Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 28, 2015 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Our horse hobby is an expensive one, but did you know that you can actually use your love of horses to earn a little extra money on the side? If picking up a part-time job isn’t for you, perhaps one of these money earning activities could help, instead.
Be a Ring Steward
Many horse shows need extra staff. Acting as a ring steward can be…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 27, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments
Radios are common in many barns, and some barns even play music in riding arenas during rides. But does playing music actually benefit your horse? You’ll find differing opinions, but here are some factors to consider when making up your own mind.
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
A lack of confidence when riding your horse is a significant and widespread issue. A fall, an injury, or even riding a spooky horse can quickly shatter what confidence you have, and even aging often results in reduced confidence. If you find that you’re lacking…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Chances are that your hay bill is one of your highest bills in caring for your horse. The last thing that anyone wants to do is to waste hay, especially when the cost of hay is so high. Luckily for you, we’ve got some great tips to minimize hay wastage in your barn.
Store Hay Correctly
Did you know that before you even feed hay, you may…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 22, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments
Just outside of historic Midway, Kentucky, lies a very unique Thoroughbred racehorse facility. Margaux Farm, an expansive 640-acre farm, focuses on Thoroughbred starting and training, rehabilitation, layup, and boarding. With eight barns spread across the property and two more in development, this impressive facility houses approximately 115…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 21, 2015 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Chances are that somewhere in your years with horses, you have been touched by the generosity of another equestrian. Whether mentored by another rider or given free rides on a borrowed horse, generous acts in the equestrian world are abundant. Would you like to give back to the equestrian community? Here are just a few of the many ways that you can do…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 20, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments
Spring is finally here! For riders, spring means many things – some of them good, some of them not so great. Here are some of the things that we love – and hate – about spring!
Daylight Savings Time
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
With horse show season beginning, you will likely, at some point or another, come home from a show without placing. And while it might seem like you lost out in that situation and didn’t have a successful horse show, there’s still a lot you can…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 16, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments
When your horse can no longer be ridden due to old age or injury, retirement becomes a popular option. While retiring your horse at your current barn may be impractical due to facilities, space, or boarding rates, retirement facilities offer great environments for your horse to retire in. But how do you choose the retirement facility that is right for your…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
If you’ve ever had a horse who has had hives, you know how alarming the appearance of hives can be. Hives are more likely to occur in the spring and summer, so let’s brush up on what causes them and what to do if they occur.
What Hives Look Like
A horse with a case of hives will have patches of raised skin that are somewhat circular in…Continue
If your wintertime bedding bills have left your wallet thin, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to save on your bedding bill in the upcoming months.
With warm weather finally here, it’s a great time to maximize the number of hours that your horse spends outside. If your barn has adequate pasture turnout, then…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Owning a horse in the springtime presents a unique set of challenges – you must be ready to deal with shedding season, mud, and a horse who may not have been in a regular riding program. Having the right supplies will help you to better cope with the challenges of spring. Are these supplies in your barn?
With show season…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
If you’ve had the winter off from riding, then you’ll probably be feeling pretty rusty when you get back into the saddle this spring. Want to get yourself back into riding shape faster? You can do these exercises from the saddle and soon you’ll be back to riding-fit.
Work Without Stirrups
One of the best ways to quickly get yourself fit…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 6, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments
We all love to treat our horses. Whether you feed treats by hand or drop treats into your horse’s feed bucket, always having a stock of horse treats in your barn is important. But buying packaged traditional horse treats can quickly add up, especially if you…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Springtime’s arrival means important barn maintenance. Having the right supplies can make barn and property maintenance easier, so before you set out through the muddy pastures, make sure that you have these supplies in your barn.
Heavy Duty Rubber Boots
Rubber boots are an absolute must when working around the barn in the spring. Invest in a quality…Continue
Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 1, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments