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

Halloween Treats for Your Horse

With sugary candy in abundance today, it may be tempting to give your horse an extra treat, too. But before you dig into that Halloween candy that seems to lurk around the house forever, consider whether it’s really safe (or healthy) for your horse to eat. Looking to give your horse a Halloween treat? We’ll take a look at the treats that are safe for your horse, along with the ones…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Could a Co-op Barn Work for You?

Among the many forms of horse care are co-op (cooperative) barns in which all horse owners split responsibility for the barn chores and care of all of the horses. Co-op barns provide an alternative to the standard rough, semi-rough, and full boarding options for horse owners who don’t yet own horse barns of their own. Could a co-op situation work…

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

4 Tips to Help Your Horse Lose Weight During the Fall and Winter

Is your horse looking a little overly plump thanks to the summer pastures? While many horse owners prefer their horses to have a little extra weight on them going into the winter, a horse that is carrying too much weight will need to lose some in order to stay healthy during the additional time in the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Pimlico Race Course Opened for the First Time - October 25, 1870

On October 25, 1870, Pimlico Race Course, located in Baltimore, Maryland, opened its doors for the first time. Pimlico Race Course is the second oldest racetrack in the United States – Saratoga is the first, having opened in 1864.

The idea for creating Pimlico originated with Maryland’s Governor, Oden Bowie. Governor Bowie was highly involved in racing, and…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Inside Scoop on Volunteering for a Therapeutic Riding Center

Have you ever been tempted to volunteer for a therapeutic riding center? Do you wonder what exactly is involved? Volunteering in any area of life can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Putting your horse knowledge to good use by volunteering at a therapeutic riding center will mean that you’ll not only feel good about offering your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Preparing a Horse for Sale

When it comes to selling your horse, making him stand out from the crowd of other horses for sale is important in finding him a new home. When you prepare to show your horse to potential buyers, there are a few major tasks that you’ll want to be sure to do.

Get the Horse in Regular Work

If you’re selling a…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Planning to Say Goodbye

No one likes to talk about the day when we have to put our horses down, but facing euthanasia is often a very real and necessary part of horse ownership. If your horse is moving into his senior years, planning and discussing euthanasia and aftercare can help to make the difficult time a bit easier. If you own a horse, you will want to give these specifics some…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Trakehner Horse History

The Trakehner, one of the most popular sport horse breeds today, originated almost 1,000 years ago. This warmblood breed makes an excellent dressage and jumper today. Have you ever ridden a Trakehner?

History

The Trakehner’s origin begins with the horses owned by Lithuanians and Old Prussians during the…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tips to Make Your Horse's Long Trailer Ride Go Smoothly

Shipping your horse over long distances can be stressful on you both. You want to ensure that the trip is minimally stressful for your horse, and you’ll also want to be sure that he stays safe and healthy. Here are some ways you can help to make sure that your horse’s trailer ride goes smoothly.

Choose a Shipper Carefully

If you…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Amenities You Will Want to Include in a Boarding Barn

When horse owners look for a potential boarding barn, there are certain amenities that they tend to seek out. Including these features in your barn can help to increase its demand as a boarding facility. Are you planning a barn that you intend to use for boarding? Then you’ll want to give serious thought to including these features.

Generously…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 16, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

When Horse Emergencies Arise (And You're Not There)

With horses as injury-prone as they are, medical emergencies are almost certain to arise. And while you would hope that the barn manager would be able to reach you if your horse were to ever have a medical emergency, unfortunately that’s not always the case. What would happen if your horse needed treatment and you weren’t…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Jim Key's Owner, William Key, Passes Away - October 18, 1909

When a scraggly bay colt was born in 1889, he was sick and crippled and not expected to live. But thanks to the treatment and care from his owner, Dr. William Key of Shelbyville, Tennessee, the colt not only survived, but flourished. Dr. William Key was a former slave and was self-taught in veterinary treatments,…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hit a Wall in Your Riding? How to Get Around It

When you train at something long enough, sooner or later you're bound to hit a wall. The same is true of riding – despite schooling and lessons, at some point you may find yourself unable to advance past a certain skill or aspect of riding. So, what do you do if this happens?

Don't Panic

Remember that every rider, no matter how…

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

How to Design Your Barn to Make Winter Chores Easier

The air is already cooler, and winter will be upon us quickly this year. No one enjoys doing barn chores in the winter, but when you design your barn there are ways that you can make those chores easier. If you live in a climate that has a cold winter, you might want to put some of these practices into effect when you’re…

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

Tips for Riding in a Halloween Costume Class

Do you have a Halloween horse show coming up? Are you planning to ride in a costume class? Costume classes are great opportunities to show off both yourself and your horse in a whole new light, but when you introduce costumes to horses, things can get interesting. Follow these tips to ensure that you and your horse stays safe and relaxed during your costume…

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

The Friesian Horse History

With Halloween right around the corner, what better breed of horse to profile today than the stunning black Friesian? The Friesian, a graceful breed with a distinctive appearance, is quickly growing in popularity. You may even have a Friesian living in your…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 6, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Tribute to the Riding Instructors

We’ve all had one – that riding instructor or trainer who made a huge difference in our lives and forever altered the way we see our equine friends. October 5th is World Teachers Day, and in honor of that we’ve decided to take a moment to appreciate all that our riding instructors…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 3, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Building the Barn That's the Right Size for Your Needs

Planning the layout of your horse barn is hugely important, and you’ll want to be sure that the barn is the right size for your intended needs and uses. Deciding just how much barn you need can be a challenge, though, especially when you want that barn to last you for decades. If you’re beginning to plan out your barn, these tips will help you decide how much…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips for Designing a Horse Halloween Costume

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Halloween is almost here, and October horse shows bring with them all sorts of fun costume classes for both horses and riders. But designing a costume for a horse is a bit different from designing a costume for a human. Looking to design a great horse Halloween costume? Here’s…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on October 1, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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