Classic Equine Equipment's Blog – August 2015 Archive (14)

Dealing with a Buddy Sour Horse

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Have you ever owned a buddy sour horse? A buddy sour horse can make doing anything without his buddy difficult. Luckily, buddy sour behavior can be cured, and you can enjoy peaceful rides with your horse again.

Start Separation at Home

The first thing to do when dealing with a buddy sour horse is to start by breaking…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Grooming a Grey Horse

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If you own a grey horse, then you know how grey horses seem to be mud and dirt magnets. Unfortunately it’s impossible to hide dirt in a grey coat, so you will need to be talented in your grooming to have your grey horse looking great. These tips can help you in the challenge to keep your grey horse clean.…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 26, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to Get a Good Deal When Buying a Used Horse Trailer

 

Buying a used horse trailer is a great way to save money over what you would pay if you bought a brand new horse trailer. There are many deals on used horse trailers – you just have to know how to find them. These tips can help you to get a good deal on a used trailer.

Buy During Off-Peak Season

The prices of trailers drop when…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 25, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Sheath Cleaning: A Necessary Chore

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Sheath cleaning: It's not a chore that anyone enjoys, but sheath cleaning is an important part of maintaining your male horse's health. Here's the information you need to know about sheath cleaning and how it relates to your horse.

Why Sheath Cleaning Is Important

When you clean your horse’s sheath, you remove…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Keeping a Horse Alone

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Horses are herd animals, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, we have to keep a single horse alone. If you are housing a solo horse in your barn, you can do a variety of things to make his life alone more comfortable.

Get a Companion Animal

Just because you can’t house…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 20, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Evacuating Your Horse in an Emergency – Are You Prepared?

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Have you ever thought about what you would do if you had to evacuate your horse in an emergency? We hope that you never have to face an evacuation, but good planning is key to evacuating your horse successfully. Here are some tips to help you get…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 19, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Finding the Balance Between Your Horse Life and Your Life Outside the Barn

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Equestrians are notoriously busy, and sometimes our horse lives and our lives outside the barn conflict. How do you manage your outside life when you have a big show coming up, or when a horse gets sick? These tips can help you find the right balance between your busy horse life and your life outside the barn.

Assess What Your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

8 Super Convenient Barn Hacks

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Barn hacks – they’re everywhere, and they make life with horses so much easier. From cheaper alternatives to super smart moves to save time and improve the function of your barn, we’ve gathered the best barn hacks together in a single list.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Could Your Horse Be a Therapeutic Horse

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When it comes to your plans for your horse's retirement, is donating him to a therapeutic riding program an option? Donating your horse to a therapeutic riding program may seem like an ideal option, but therapeutic riding…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

5 Things Only Riders Understand

Riders are a unique group of people. We find enjoyment in riding thousand-plus-pound animals, in challenging ourselves to overcome our natural fears, and in paying exorbitant amounts of money to do so. But let’s be honest – we all love being a part of this fascinating group. Check out this fun list of things that only true riders can really…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Mental Aspect of Riding Alone

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If you've ever gone riding alone, you understand that riding solo is very different from riding when a friend is present. Riding alone brings with it a unique mental aspect. Let’s take a look at the mental demands of riding alone, and how you can improve those rides you take solo.…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 11, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What You Should Know About Ulcers in Horses

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Ulcers. It’s a diagnosis that horse owners dread. But what exactly are ulcers, and why do they form? Here’s what you need to know about ulcers in your horse.

What Ulcers Are

Ulcers, more specifically gastric ulcers, are a common occurrence in performance horse. Ulcers are lesions which can form in the lining of a horse’s…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 6, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Finding a Good Home for Your Sale Horse

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When it comes to selling a horse, you want to ensure that he goes to the best home possible. But the truth is that once you sell your horse, you lose control over how he’s treated and cared for. This makes it super important that you find a…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 5, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Riding Alone Safely

At some point, almost any rider will have to ride alone. You may even ride alone on a regular basis. Riding alone can be a wonderful way to connect with your horse, but there’s also an element of danger to mounting up when you’re the only one on the property. Before you ride solo, think about putting some or all of these safety tips to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 4, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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