Classic Equine Equipment's Blog – December 2014 Archive (16)

Top New Year's Resolutions for Horseback Riders

Are you still searching for that perfect New Year’s resolution? We’re here to help. These New Year’s resolutions can work for many riders – hopefully you’ll find an idea in this list that inspires you as we kick off 2015!

Become Physically Fitter

While losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution, resolve…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 31, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

December 28, 2011: Steven Spielberg’s War Horse Was Released

On December 28, 2011 the world was given a glimpse into the life of military horses with the release of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. This dramatic DreamWorks film brought to life the 1982 children’s novel War Horse written by Michael Morpurgo.

Morpurgo wrote War Horse after speaking with World War I veterans about their…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Do Good With Your Old Horse Equipment

If you’re lucky, you received some great new horse equipment for Christmas. Whether you got that new pair of boots that you needed, or your horse got a new blanket and halter, chances are that you now have some old equipment that you don’t really need. During this season of giving, that old equipment can be the perfect way to make a generous gift to a local rescue or…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Fell Pony

The Fell Pony has a rich and unique history dating all the way back to 15,000 B.C. This pony still makes a popular mount today.

History

The Fell Pony’s distant origins begin with wild European ponies found in northern England as early as 15,000 B.C. These early ponies were strong, had a gentle nature, and were hardy enough to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tips to Prepare for Your Horse's Move to a New Boarding Barn

When planning to move your horse to a new boarding barn, it’s helpful to make a to-do list to ensure that you get everything necessary done before the day of the move. Knowing that you have accomplished what you need to do before the move will make the actual moving day less stressful on both you and your horse. Need to put…

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

Tips for Choosing Stall Accessories

If a barn renovation or upgrade is in your plans for 2015, then choosing stall accessories will be on your to-do list. When choosing stall accessories, there are particular factors that you will want to look for. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the most out of the stall accessories that you…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 18, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gifts for the Horse Lover in Your Life: Level 3

If you've been following our gift-giving series, you’ll know that our first two posts covered stocking stuffers and…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

2014 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity

From November 20th through December 13th this year, cutting horse enthusiasts will descend on Fort Worth, Texas. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship Futurity brings together the very best 3-year-old cutting horses under the roof of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The event, offering $4…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 15, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Winter Horse Sitting Tips

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself horse sitting for friends or even for horse owners you don’t know. Caring for horses during winter is very different than caring for them in the summer, especially when you are the sole caretaker for a barn. When you’re horse sitting in the winter, there is some very important information that you should make…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Catching a Loose Horse After a Fall

Falls happen, unfortunately, and sometimes horses get loose as a result. If you fall off, or if you witness someone else falling off, you may have to catch a horse who is worked up or evasive. These tips will help you to handle the situation.

Check on the Fallen Rider First

If a horse gets loose as the result…

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

Gifts for the Horse Lover in Your Life: Level 2

Christmas shopping for a horse lover can be a challenge – what makes a practical gift, and what is unneeded? Our first post in this series had suggestions for great stocking stuffer ideas. Today we have ideas for gifts…

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

The Welsh Pony and Cob

The Welsh Pony and Cob are actually closely related Welsh breeds. Welsh breeds are divided into four different types, including the Welsh Mountain Pony, the Welsh Pony, the Welsh Pony of Cob Type, and the Welsh Cob. These similar breeds all share the same heritage, while their modern uses and characteristics have distinguished them into separate…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Caring for Your Barn in the Winter

Winter brings with it unique challenges when it comes to horse and barn ownership. When caring for your barn during the winter, it’s important to stay ahead of the game to avoid larger issues. Do you have a handle on winter barn care?

Insulate and Drain Pipes

Before temperatures dip below freezing, take the time to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 5, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Great Barn Christmas Party Ideas

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a barn Christmas party. Whether you hold the party in a house or in your barn itself, you might want to put one of these great barn Christmas party ideas to use.

Stall Decorating Contest

Announce a stall decorating contest a few weeks before the date of your barn…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gifts for the Horse Lover in Your Life: Level 1

Stumped on that perfect gift for the horse lover in your life? Well then you’ll want to keep an eye out for our upcoming blog posts, because we have three posts dedicated to great gift-giving ideas for riders. We’ve even sorted the gifts by cost, so you can get great ideas no matter what your budget. Today’s post features stocking stuffer ideas that you…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Legacy of Top Show Jumper Big Ben

Few show jumpers are as renowned as the legendary Big Ben. Partnered with Ian Miller, the 17.3 hand Belgian-bred Warmblood’s career spanned almost ten years, during which he won over $1.5 million in prize money.

Big Ben was born on April 20, 1976, and in 1983 he was imported to Canada. According to…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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