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23 Top Equestrian Barn Hacks

23 Top Equestrian Barn Hacks

by Michelle Drum February 01, 2021

As equestrians, our lives are already full of challenges, and we spend quite much time and money on our horses. However, with some simple tips, you can save money and time for yourself! We have our favorite tips and tricks that can help you out, from medication and treatments to barn hacks to grooming. 

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Glue-on horse shoes can be very beneficial for certain horses

The 101 On Glue-On Shoes

by Lizzie Lengling January 31, 2021

Every five to six weeks horse owners are scheduled to maintain their horses’ feet by trimming or getting shoes. It sounds simple, but there are many options to consider because every horse is different. One of the most helpful types of shoeing, other than the standard nail shoeing, is called direct "Glue-ons". 
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Fun things to do with your horse

What To Do When You're Not Horse Showing

by Lizzie Lengling January 30, 2021

Most equestrians are very goal orientated and strive to be successful at horse shows. But showing doesn't have to be the end all be all when it comes to horses, there are so many other fun activities you can partake in that will give both you and your horse a much-needed break from the show ring and still have a blast.
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Valentine's Day candy hearts

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, We Have Equestrian Valentines Just For You.

by Michelle Drum January 30, 2021

Another year, another Valentines Day. This year the staff at Farm House Tack decided to have some fun with the gold standard conversation hearts. You know those chalky heart shaped candies with the silly sayings. We pooled our thoughts and came up with a fun selection of jaw dropping things that would leave us speechless. [...]
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University of Findlay IHSA Hunt Seat Team

7 Life Lessons I Learned From IHSA

by Lizzie Lengling January 27, 2021

There are countless reasons why you should ride on an equestrian team in college. I had an absolute blast and created so many memories. Not only do you gain skills to improve your riding, but the experience will also bring you lessons you'll use for the rest of your life.

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Female rider adjusting saddle pad

Ultimate English Saddle Pad Guide

by Michelle Drum January 25, 2021

A good, well-fitting saddle pad can dramatically increase the comfort of your horse. English saddle pads are available in many different shapes, designs, and materials, so how do you know which is right for your horse? In this guide, we will 
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Saddle cleaning and care

How to Clean and Care for Your Saddle

by Michelle Drum January 24, 2021

Your saddle is an investment that should last for years with proper care and maintenance. Every time you ride, your saddle is exposed to dirt, sweat, and the elements. The more often you ride, the more frequently it will need to be cleaned. This guide will walk you through the process of cleaning your saddle.
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horse grazing on grass

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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beautiful winter landscape

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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