Tips and Tricks when Switching your Horse’s Hay.

Tips and Tricks when Switching your Horse's Hay.

There are a variety of reasons, as horse owners, our hay supply changes. New hay provider, new cutting, new boarding facility, etc. Some people wonder why you need to plan for a hay change. The hay makes up typically 75%+ of your horse’s diet,…

EIA Positive Horse in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2018 Contacts: Media: Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us Horse Owners & Veterinarians: State Veterinarian’s Office, (303) 869-9130, cda_co_animals@state.co.us EIA-Positive Horse Identified In Colorado BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture’s…

Trainer/Coach abuse of Young Riders

Today the New York Times published a story providing further details on now-deceased equestrian trainer Jimmy Williams and his abuse of young riders. In addition to describing Williams’ inappropriate and unacceptable actions, the article also discusses how painfully difficult it can be for survivors, athletes, and…

The “Ride With Me” App for Safety

Smartpak Apps for Horse Owners

Ride With Me is a horseback riding safety app by Smartpak that gives you peace of mind when riding. Many horseback riding accidents happen when no one is around. If you fall and can’t call for help yourself, Ride With Me is designed to…

Stay Updated on Colorado Wildfire Evacuations

If you need help evacuating, or are willing to help, please click here to see what options you have! If you don’t see what you need, create a new post.

Vaccine Rules for this Competition Year

Equine Vaccination Rules for Competition

If you compete, and any of those competitions are USEF licensed, then you need to stay up to date on the vaccine/vaccination rules. Also, be sure to find out the rules/regulations for your show’s manager and the facility you are showing at. Sometimes these…

To halter or not to halter in turnout, that is the question.

Horses without Halters in Turnout

The age old question, should I leave a halter on my horse during turnout? Everyone has their own opinion (as with everything horse 😂), but here are our thoughts and reasoning behind the options. Horses are gigantic, amazing, strong, beautiful, graceful beings. That also happen to be…

Horse.com is having a HUGE Warehouse Sale!

Be sure to check out the HUGE sale that Horse.com is currently having to clear out their warehouse and make room for new products. These deals will only last while the products are on the shelves, so order now at these discounts! Horse.com Spring…

Equestrian Grammar Lesson = Ferrier

Many people spell a horseshoer as “Ferrier”, this is incorrect in American English. The correct spelling is “Farrier”. So now that you know, we will assume when you use the word ferrier, that you are referring to a farrier with a nice hind end…

How to create an Effective Sales or ISO Ad

We often see a sales or “in search of” (ISO) ad lacking tons of information. Do yourself a favor and include pertinent information in your ad so you alleviate the “tire kickers” contacting you and avoid unnecessary questions. Here are some tips on creating…