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Equestrian’s Guide to Horse Feed and Nutrition

by Michelle Drum January 18, 2021

Your horse’s nutrition has a significant effect on its health. You have many options available for horse feed and nutrition, and it can be confusing to know exactly what your horse needs for optimal health. In this guide, we share the most important things you need to know about horse feed and nutrition so you can make the right decision for your horse.
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Tips For Surviving Winter As A Horses Owner

by Michelle Drum January 17, 2021

Southern winters tend to be unpredictable, to borrow a phrase from Forrest Gump - Southern winters are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. For instance, here in South Carolina...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bits

Frequently Asked Questions About Bits

by Michelle Drum January 13, 2021

Finding the perfect bit for your horse can be a challenge especially if you aren't familiar with the in's and out's of what each bit does and what purpose it was designed for. Today we're going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about horse bits on our bit wall.
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Pro Tips on Tack Cleaning and Leather Care

by Lizzie Lengling January 09, 2021

After months of looking and saving you’ve finally invested in a beautiful new high-quality saddle, bridle, halter or another piece of equipment.
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Dealing With the Ups and Downs of Your Horse

by Lizzie Lengling January 06, 2021

Let me start with, I love my horse! Mira may be quirky at times and make me want to pull my hair out... But we’ve been together for seven years, and for the good and the bad, we’re stuck with each other now!
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Half Chap Guide: Sizing, Fit, Style

by Michelle Drum January 05, 2021

If you’re looking for an alternative to a tall boot for leg protection, half chaps may be your answer. This guide includes what you need to know about half chaps, and some great brand recommendations to try.
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Top Cold Weather Horseback Riding Tips

Top Cold Weather Horseback Riding Tips

by Michelle Drum January 04, 2021

If you live in the South East, you know Winter riding can be tough. Unlike our Northern friends, our winters are short, making it hard for most farms to financially justify the expense of an indoor or covered riding arena. Just because our winters are short, does not mean it makes riding through the season [...]
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Are You Flexing? Stretching For Horse And Rider To Build Strength And Prevent Injuries

Are You Flexing? Stretching For Horse And Rider To Build Strength And Prevent Injuries

by Michelle Drum January 01, 2021

Stretching leads to greater balance and flexibility and can help prevent time-consuming injuries for horses and riders.

So we worked with our friend Amanda Bellido give us all the skinny on stretching for both horse and rider. As well as some easy routines you can apply right away!

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5 Safest Riding Helmets

5 Safest Riding Helmets

by Michelle Drum December 15, 2020

Head trauma is a leading cause of injury and fatality in horseback riding accidents, but a well-fitted, quality helmet significantly decreases your risk of head injury. Here are 5 of the safest horse-riding helmets available.
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