Thursday, August 6, 2020

A Lifetime of Love for a Lifetime in the Saddle

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Before she could walk, Lori Johnston was on the back of a horse. “My mom would throw me up on the saddle with her while she...

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Horse Property

Whether it’s on the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, searching for an equestrian property can be overwhelming and exhausting. There are so many things to consider when purchasing an equestrian property so...

What Do You Wish You Knew When You Bought Your Farm?

Read this article in the May/June full issue here. "I wish I knew more about plumbing and drainage before we bought our farm. There is always a leaky or...

From the Ground Up: Rethinking the Relationship With Your Horse

BY ELYSE SCHENK “Running scared” is how I overheard a cowboy once characterize jumper horses. He criticized the discipline for forceful training, resulting in fearful horses that perform only...

Would You Like to be a Confident and Effective Rider?

By Cheryl Schuhmann-Wertheimer Would you like to follow your trainer’s riding instructions perfectly more often than not? Would you like to be pain free after your...

Q&A: Managing Arthritis in Horses

Understanding horse arthritis treatment and horse joint health FROM VALLEY VET SUPPLY Thoroughbred mare, Tiz Cha Cha, never traveled balanced to the left. When she would...

Less Risk, More Reward: Get the Most Out of Your Next...

By Armand Leone Leasing is an attractive alternative to buying or selling a horse for many riders and owners because it is able to accommodate a wide range of...

Organizing and Spring Cleaning Your Barn During COVID-19

By Emily Randolph/BarnManager  Each year about this time, we like to share a new barn spring cleaning blog post. This year though, things are a bit different, and the...

Meet “My” New Horse: Understanding Ownership of Abandoned Horses

By Armand Leone Reader Question: An owner at my barn walked out on a horse ten months ago and has been unreachable since. I took over...

The Power of Engagement

As we settle into our tack, pick up our reins and collect our horse, the goal is to engage mind and body and create the power and the energy to perform. We...

Helping Your Horse Survive the Heat: A Guide to Electrolytes

By Clair Thunes, Ph.D. As I sit in my air conditioned office writing this article, it is 106 degrees outside. Summer has arrived in Northern California! Some areas of...

Maintenance in the Downtime to Keep Your Horse Ready to Go

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Everyone is feeling some sort of ramification from COVID-19, whether you’re an equestrian industry worker, healthcare provider, store employee, first responder, lawyer or a small business...

Trainers’ Guide to Staying Home (Or, what am I going to do with them...

BY SISSY WICKES The end of a long winter rising from the frozen base of an outdoor ring or seen through the slivered windows of an indoor. As trainers,...

Look Good, Feel Good, Jump Good: Conditioning Horses for Show Ring Success...

By Emily Riden/Jump Media There’s a saying that if one looks good, they feel good, and if they feel good, they "do good." While the expression may be...

Feeding for Stallion Fertility

By Dr. Heather Beach Proper feeding and nutrition is a key component for all performance horses and the same is true for breeding animals. Optimizing nutrition and body...

Finding Balance: Ortho-Bionomy for Horse and Rider

By Kelly Sheehan Have you ever had lingering pain from an injury? Has your horse ever duped the vet? What about that time you tweaked your back?

How to Get the Most from Your Sales Photos

By Juliette Beauchamp I spent some time recently on a local Facebook group’s page looking at horses for sale, and was struck by how often the photos used in...

The Science of Shavings

By Chapel Puckett Shavings are an integral part of any horse care routine – horses can spend a lot of time in their stalls. It is important to know...

The Bloodline Factor When Assessing a Jumper

By Charlene Strickland How important is pedigree when choosing a jumper? Do bloodlines forecast how and why a jumper jumps with a certain style? What about the gallop he...

Is He Lame or Just a Lefty?

Distinguishing Between Lameness, Weakness, and Sidedness By Keelin Redmond, DVM Talk to any rider, and you will hear it: “His left lead is better.”...

Leading Your Horse to Water

By Juliette Beauchamp As the winter months and colder temperatures approach, it is vitally important to stay on top of your horse’s water consumption. The average horse drinks about...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY JESS CLAWSON One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity....