Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Healthcare Reminder: Treating Equine Summer Sores

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Summer heat is in full force across the states, and with high temperatures and humid conditions comes an elevated risk for equine summer sores. Flies...

8 Ways to Lose Money Fast in Your Horse Business

BY ELYSE SCHENK & PIPER KLEMM We’re told from childhood to choose a career that we’re passionate about. But the idea of doing what you love and making money...

Evaluating Expenses When Deciding Where to Start an Equestrian Business

BY STEPHANIE RUFF Let’s face it—even when costs are considered reasonable, owning horses is expensive. Depending on your location and discipline, it can range from “spending some discretionary income”...

Understanding Kissing Spines

BY HAYLIE KERSTETTER Your once very agreeable horse who loved his job has picked up the habit of stopping at fences and missing changes. He seems to flinch every...

The Three Constitutions of a Great Farrier

BY KIMBERLY DEAN  “I always wanted to be a cowboy, but becoming a farrier was as close as I could get,” said Brandon Amos. As a...

Is Your Horse a Healthy Weight? All About Body Condition Scores

By Dr. Heather Beach DVM When determining the optimal diets for our horses, there is a standardized way of measuring the current and ideal weight of a horse through...

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?