Classic Equine Equipment's Blog – July 2015 Archive (13)

Ways to Work Show Horse Ribbons into Your Home Decor

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As we work our way through show season, do you find that your ribbons are starting to take over, well, everything? You can only hang so many ribbons from your horse's stall door or in your tack room. If you’d like to work some of your favorite ribbons into your home décor, we’ve got…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What to Do If Your Horse Is Foundering

What to Do If Your Horse Is Foundering



Founder is a serious condition that can have debilitating consequences if not quickly treated. The term "founder" refers to a condition where the coffin bone inside your horse’s hoof moves down inside the hoof capsule. Spring grasses put horses at a particularly high risk of founder, but founder is a condition that can really occur at any time. Do you know…

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

Tips for Creating the Ideal Viewing Room

A viewing room often acts as the hub of a barn – it’s a place for riders and others to gather and relax while watching friends or family ride. Your viewing room may also double as a lounge or meeting place. Whatever its purpose, these tips for creating an ideal viewing room can ensure that the room is welcoming and functional.

Don't Underestimate the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Design Your Barn to Save You Time

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Do you find that you’re often busy and need to squeeze in time for riding? The way that you design your barn can save you time in the daily care of your horses. When you plan your barn, think about how the following elements can save you time when you take care of your horses every day.

Build Stalls That Open into the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 22, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

4 Horse-Themed Summer Road Trips

Horse-Themed Summer Road Trips

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road for a road trip, and what better idea than to make your road trip horse-themed? Looking for some great ideas for summertime horse road trips? We’ve come up with some perfect destinations for you.

Visit Kentucky Horse Park

There’s probably no better horse-themed…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 21, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Traits of a Great Equine Vet

Traits of a Great Equine Vet

A vet is your partner in maintaining your horse's health, so it's important to make sure that the vet that you use is a great one. Do you know what traits you should be looking for in a great equine vet?

Listening to the Owner

Any good vet needs to have the ability and willingness to listen to the horse owner. A good vet should listen to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Building a Barn on a Budget

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Are you trying to bring your dream barn to life, but struggling with the limited budget you have to work within? We have good news for you – you can absolutely build a horse barn on a budget. Building a barn on a budget does require a little extra planning, though. These tips will help.



Determine What…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Training Exercises to Put to Work on the Trail

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Trail riding is a great summertime activity, but if you’re hesitant to head out on the trail because you feel that your horse might miss out on schooling for the day, that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of horse training and schooling exercises that you…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tips for Expanding Your Barn

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Is your current barn a little too small for your liking? If your stalls are filled and you need more space, then it’s time to expand your horse barn. Here are some great tips to get you started in expanding your barn.

Decide How Many Stalls You Need

Before you start to plan your barn expansion, decide just how many stalls…

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

Tips for Finding a Great Equine Chiropractor

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An equine chiropractor can make a big difference in a horse’s comfort and performance, but it’s important to find a talented chiropractor. Put these tips to use when it’s time for you to find a great equine chiropractor.

Ask Your Vet for a Referral

Your vet can be an excellent source of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Make Swimming With Your Horse a Success

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Do you plan to take your horse swimming this summer? Swimming with your horse is a fun summertime activity. These tips will help ensure that your experience is a success.

Make Sure Horses Are Allowed

When you’re planning your trip, check to make…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 6, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

What You Need to Know About Starting a Horse Rescue

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Is it your dream to open a horse rescue of your own? Rescuing horses in need is a noble cause, but there’s a lot to know before you set out to create your own rescue.

Filing Nonprofit Status

If you plan to run a rescue, you will be looking at filing for nonprofit status. When your rescue is deemed a nonprofit, people who…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 2, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Stay Safe When Riding Your Horse in a Parade

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With parade season in full swing, are you planning on riding in a parade with your horse? Riding in a parade can be a great experience, and it’s fun to be able to share our horses with others. These tips can help to keep both you and your horse safe during a parade.

Check Your Liability Insurance

You can be held…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on July 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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