Classic Equine Equipment's Blog – November 2014 Archive (14)

How to Choose a Show Name for Your Horse

What's in a name? Well, a lot, actually. And when it comes to naming horses, especially those that have to be registered, you may find yourself facing quite the challenge. Coming up with a good name that you like and that fits your horse can take some time, creativity, and even a little bit of luck. Searching for a good horse show name for your horse? These…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Chincoteague Pony

Are you a sucker for pintos? How about round, fluffy ponies? The Chincoteague Pony combines both of those characteristics into an eye-catching pony with a rich and unusual history. Chincoteague Ponies, which actually live on Assateague Island off of the coast of Virginia, have been popularized by the best-seller, Misty of…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

National Go for a Ride Day

Did you know that tomorrow is National Go for a Ride Day? National Go for a Ride Day encourages everyone to get out and go for a ride, whether it be by car, bicycle, train, or, of course, horseback. If you want to celebrate National Go for a Ride Day, or if you’re just looking for a change of pace, then think about giving one of these fun suggestions a…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Use Horse Stall Partitions to Create Atmosphere In Your Barn

There are many ways to create atmosphere in your barn, such as the use of high ceilings, wide aisles, and plenty of natural light with barn windows and skylights. But one factor will have a significant influence on the atmosphere of your barn:…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Keep Horse Stall Water From Freezing in the Winter

When the temperatures dip below 32 degrees, keeping the water in your horse stalls from freezing can be a challenge. There’s only so much frozen bucket hammering that one can take during the winter, and freezing water buckets can put your horse at a higher risk of colic. There are a number of ways that you can help to keep stall water from…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Remembering Top Show Jumper Gem Twist

On November 18, 2006, the world lost one of its best show jumpers: Thoroughbred Gem Twist was euthanized following a pulled muscle that prevented him from standing. The 27-year-old horse led an impressive and inspiring career at the Grand Prix level under multiple riders.

Gem Twist, born in 1979, competed in show jumping…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Creative Ways to Recycle Around the Barn

From recycled racehorses to recycled horse manure, there are tons of ways to recycle around the barn. With America Recycles Day upon us, here are some creative ways to recycle and repurpose things around the barn to get you started on your recycling.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips for Marketing a Boarding Barn

Marketing is an important aspect of running a successful boarding barn business. But marketing a barn is very different from marketing a product. Are you looking for different ways to market your boarding barn and to increase your business? We’ve…

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

Making Horse Care Arrangements for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and the December holidays aren’t far behind. Holidays sometimes necessitate that we be away from our horses, and finding good horse care over the holidays can be a challenge. If you know that the holidays will be keeping you away from the barn, here are some ways that you can make sure your horse still gets the care that…

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

Decoding Military Horse Statues

Horses have faithfully served our country through countless battles, becoming an integral part of America’s military history. Top leaders are often depicted in statues, and they’re frequently mounted on horses. It’s long been said that military horse statues follow a certain “code” – but is it true?

The Military Statue…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Dressage for Every Discipline: The Transition

Part two in our Dressage for Every Discipline series examines the transition and how it can improve your communication with your horse, no matter what discipline you ride.

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

Creative Horse Stall Washing Solutions

As winter approaches, an indoor wash stall can definitely come in handy. An indoor wash stall is practical and makes bathing and caring for horses much easier, but the wash stall must be designed well in order for it to be effective. Looking for creative ways to improve your wash stall and to make it more effective? Here are a few great ones.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Many Advantages of Horsecams

Have you ever thought about investing in a camera or video monitoring system for your barn or horse trailer? There are many great reasons to set up a horsecam on your property. If you can come up with the funds to initially purchase the camera, chances are that installing a camera in your horse barn or horse trailer is a decision that you won’t regret.

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Pony of the Americas

What do you get when you take the flashy appearance of the Appaloosa, the build of the Quarter Horse, and the elegance of the Arabian? The answer? The Pony of the Americas.

History

The Pony of the Americas was first developed in the 1950s. As you might guess, the breed is a true American breed – Les Boomhower, a…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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