Classic Equine Equipment's Blog – July 2014 Archive (19)

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Recover From a Show

Do you have a special routine for your horse each time you come home from a show? Horse shows take a lot out of our horses, both physically and mentally. Here are some ways you can help your horse recover from the demands of horse shows.

Cooldowns

The first step that you can take in helping your horse recover from a show is to make sure that he…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Handle Horse Eye Injuries

If you work around horses long enough, you’ll learn how to handle all manner of scrapes and injuries. But have you ever had to deal with an eye injury before? Eye injuries can be some of the most serious in horses, and require immediate treatment. Knowing how to properly handle eye injuries may mean the difference between whether or not your horse recovers…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Nez Perce Horse

Appaloosas roamed the Americas during the 19th century. The Nez Perce Indians knew these horses well, and the horses were central to the Nez Perce Tribe. These Appaloosas were highly athletic, elegant, and prized by the Nez Perce. They carried entire tribes great distances and helped the Nez Perce hunt and survive. However, the horses were taken away by the U.S. Cavalry at the Nez…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Making the Most of Days When It's Too Hot to Ride

When the temperature climbs over 90° and the humidity is high, sometimes it’s best not to ride your horse. And while not being able to ride is disappointing, the day doesn’t have to be a total loss. There are many ways to continue moving forward with your horse even when you can’t be in the saddle. Here are a few great ways to put a non-riding day to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Use Hills to Your Riding Advantage

Hills on your property can be a great training and conditioning tool, and there are various ways to use hills to your advantage when riding and conditioning your horse. Here are a few tips so that you can put hills to work for you.

Keep Safety First

Hills help to condition your horse and develop his muscles in strength, but they are only…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lyme Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

Nobody likes finding ticks on their horses, but if you live in the Northeast part of the country, ticks carry with them an added risk: Lyme disease. If you’ve ever had to treat your horse for Lyme disease you know how difficult it can be. Is your horse at risk for Lyme disease and if so, what can you do to prevent it? We’ve got the answers for you.

What is Lyme…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Marwari Horse

The Marwari is an interesting, unique looking breed. Its long history dates back to the 1100's, making today’s breed an important part of Indian culture.

History

The Marwari breed originated in the Marwar region of India. It is believed that the Marwari is the result of Indian ponies which were crossed with Arabians. The Marwari was first bred in the 1100's by the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Equine History: Misty of Chincoteague Was Born July 20, 1946

If you were a horse-loving child, chances are that at some point you read Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. Maybe you went on to read Stormy, Misty’s Foal, and even Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague. Misty of Chincoteague became a classic in the literary canon of horse stories, but do you know that it was…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is Your Horse Telling You That He's Too Hot?

High Temperature

Your horse’s normal temperature should be between 99° and 101°F. If your horse’s temperature exceeds that range, he is becoming overheated and needs to be cooled down. It’s a good idea to bring a thermometer along with you to any shows or events that you’ll be riding at so that you can monitor your horse’s…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Things You Can Learn from Watching Young Riders

When you were young did your riding instructor encourage you to watch the lessons of older, more experienced riders? Watching experienced riders is a popular way to learn about desirable riding techniques. But have you ever considered that you can learn from younger, less experienced riders too? If you haven’t spent some time recently watching younger riders in their…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Should You Take on Boarders?



If you have your own barn and a few empty stalls, it might be tempting to open your facility up to boarders. Bringing in boarders has some advantages, in that it can bring in some money and will create more activity at your barn. But should you take on boarders? Before you decide to make the leap, consider how it would affect your particular situation.

The Financial…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Waler Horse



While you've likely heard of the Australian Stock Horse, did you know that there's another breed that was hugely influential to Australia’s development? The Waler, a lesser-known breed, proved itself to be a phenomenal cavalry horse during the 20th century.

The Waler's history begins with the importation of horses to Australia in 1788 and…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 14, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Why You Should Be Videotaping Your Riding Lessons

Do you videotape your riding lessons? There are a number of benefits to taping your lessons, and given how easily you can record with phones and tablets today, it’s really not a difficult thing to do. If you’re not already taping your lessons, here are some reasons you might want to start.

See What Your Trainer Means

Videos of your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Is Your Barn Healthy for Your Horse?

Your barn is supposed to be a safe place where your horse can live comfortably, but barns also often contain many health hazards you might not be aware of. Since your horse may be spending more time indoors during the summer to escape the bugs and the heat, now is a perfect time to evaluate your barn to make sure that it is truly a safe place for your horse to be.…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 10, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Reasons Why Senior Horses Are Amazing

Are you lucky enough to have a senior horse in your barn? Senior horses are sometimes brushed over for younger, more energetic mounts. But senior horses have much to offer riders, especially to those of us who are young, inexperienced, or just looking to enjoy a relaxing ride. Senior horses are amazing because:

They Know the Drill

Senior…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 9, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Equine History: Figure Carries President James Monroe During a Parade on July 22, 1817

On July 22 of 1817, Figure, the foundation stallion of the Morgan breed, carried President James Monroe through a parade. The bay stallion’s dependability and strength in carrying the president through the parade’s busy atmosphere are just some of the great traits for which the Morgan breed would become known.…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Selling Your Horse: Tips on Creating Great Sales Videos

In today’s world of online sales ads, having a good video of your horse can mean the difference between selling him quickly and not. So how do you make sure that your video portrays your horse well? Don’t worry - we’ve got some tips to get you started.

Use a Tripod

If you’ve ever watched shaky handheld videos of horses…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Making the Most of the Small Riding Ring

Every rider dreams of open fields and large arenas and riding rings, but sometimes we have to make do with less. If you have access only to a small riding ring, there are still ways to make the most of the space. Here are some tips to get you started.

Place Equipment Strategically

A small ring will only seem smaller as you add in…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

4 Ways to Save Your Tack from the Rain

Downpours can happen unexpectedly, and whether you’re in the show ring, in the middle of a lesson, or out on the trails, you may find yourself unable to keep your tack from getting wet. Did you get caught in the rain? Don’t worry – here’s what to do to save your tack.

1.       Stay Calm

First off, don’t panic. With proper care,…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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