Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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....

Understanding Equine MRI

By Paige Burkhardt Laing, BSRT(R)(MR)(ARRT), Owner/Operator of Equine MRI of MD, LLC Photos courtesy Kimberly Dean Photography Lame. What horse owner’s nightmares are made of. This...

A Culture of Safety: Why It’s Important In Your Barn

By Amy Clever of Safety Check, Inc. Damages caused by injury to both horses and barn staff contribute to many unforeseen costs in the equine industry every...

Cold Weather Riding Tips for Snow and Beyond

BY ALLIE CARLSON Being from Connecticut, I am no stranger to chilly winter rides. But in the northeast that meant layering up, putting a quarter sheet on my body...

Springtime Supplements: 40 Years of Making a Difference in Health

BY JESS CLAWSON The secret to a business that has lasted decades in the horse world is consistent quality. Look around at other brands that have become institutions in...

Let Me Tell You a Secret: Summit Joint Performance

BY STEVE SCEARCY Some secrets are just too good not to be shared. Summit Joint Performance began with such a secret. The formula for this revolutionary supplement was once...

Tips for Teaching 3 Common Canter Transition Mistakes Beginners Make

BY JENN ZALA Personally, it drives me nuts to see beginners struggling with canter transitions.  The kiss of death is when the horse winds up in a fast trot...

“The Call” That Proved The Importance of Horsemanship

BY ALLIE CARLSON All horse owners have gotten “the call.” The one that tells us something is wrong. The one that sends us spinning. On May...