Sunday, July 12, 2020

DIY: TACKROOM ON A BUDGET

By @Hunky_Hanovarian CLICK HERE to read more from the blog, The Hunky Hanoverian There are several tackrooms at my barn. One for the lesson program, 2 general ones for boarders, and one was dedicated to a specific...

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...

Five Takeaways from “Fundamentals of Equitation” with Stacia Klein Madden

BY EMILY RIDEN AND MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA Renowned trainer Stacia Klein Madden can often be found ringside during equitation classes at major horse shows across the country, including at...

How Healthy is That Hay? Six Tips on How to Know.

According to Purina Animal Nutrition, forage makes up 50-90 percent of a horse’s diet. And this usually means lots and lots and lots of hay. Because it’s such a big part of your horse's...

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...

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...

5 Things To Do At The Barn When It’s Too Hot To Ride

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM If you start sweating just walking to your car in order to get to the barn, you might be wondering if it’s too hot to ride. During these blistering summer days...

Exercises to Build Your Horse’s Topline

BY EMILY MILLER When I purchased my 2011 Warmblood cross mare, Dixie, in 2017 she was very green under saddle and unbalanced in her gaits. She was particularly weak in her...

Equestrian DIY: How to Make a Whip or Crop Holder

BY OLIVIA KNOTT OF DIY HORSE OWNERSHIP This is a super easy project. I made it with spare parts from my garage, so it cost me nothing. You can substitute some equipment for others, but the...

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...

How to be Your Shipper’s Favorite Client

BY EQUO It’s 3:45 a.m. and you see the shipper’s headlights pull into your farm driveway. You smile. They weren’t scheduled to come for another half hour. But this is a long-standing relationship and the...

Should We Be Using Bisphosphonates for Horse Soundness Maintenance?

BY JESS CLAWSON As equestrians, we care a lot about our horses’ well-being and soundness. Chronic lameness in any competitive or pleasure riding horse can be devastating. We can spend an...

How to Get Paid: Addressing Cash Flow Issues Within Equestrian Businesses

BY PAMELA N. SAUL, CB The lesson schedule is full and everybody is going to the show this weekend. So why is the business bank account empty? So often, in our industry, a company struggles...

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...

How 22 Hay Steamers Got to the World Equestrian Games

BY KIM MILLER Knowing that many potential FEI World Equestrian Games equine contenders rely on steamed hay every day, the Haygain team began planning to provide it many months before the competition begins Sept. 11...

Equestrian DIY: Valentine’s Day Horse Treats Recipe

BY OLIVIA KNOTT OF DIY HORSE OWNERSHIP I got a cute heart-shaped mini muffin pan and my first though was I should make horse treats with this. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I present to you,...

Stop Horsin’ Around When it Comes to Organic Social Media

BY ASHLEY ROBINSON, Finish Line® Horse Products​ Marketing Manager It should be easy, right? Post an amazing photo of a horse and horse people will like it and the rest is history! Think again. In the bustling...

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...

My Kind of Jet Setting: A Look at Eric Hasbrouck’s Partial Ownership Program

BY CATIE STASZAK It certainly helped that it was one of the most beautiful mornings of the winter in Wellington. But, when I got a leg up aboard Quattro, I knew I was going to...

Five Ways to Keep Your Horse in Top Form with the Veterinarians of Palm...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Owning or managing a horse is a responsibility that is equal parts caregiver and detective. One of the most difficult aspects of equine ownership and management is that horses can’t verbally...

10 Tips and Tricks for Being the Best Horse Show Groom You Can Be

BY GRACE SALMON Grooming gives you the opportunity to travel and experience shows that you might not get the opportunity to show at yourself. Think you have what it takes to groom at horse shows?...

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...