For some horses, communal stabling (or shared stalls) may be the solution to behavior problems, stress related health issues, and excess energy during riding.

Stabling Horses: Shared Stalls and Communal Herd Stabling

American horse owners generally avoid pasturing horses alone, but always stable horses one-per-stall. Why do we stall horse separately and is it possible that alternative stabling might be cheaper, easier, and healthier for many horses? Read on to learn more.   Do Horses Need Their Own Separate Stalls? Short Answer: In traditionally built barns, Yes.…

keeping white manes and tails bright white and not yellowed

Grooming Tips to Keeping White and Grey Horses Bright, Clean, and White

Keeping a white horse looking white can be a challenge. Here are some tips to keep your white horse white, while still allowing them to live as horses. Environment: The First Line of Defense The first (and most often forgotten) way to keep a horse’s white fur brilliantly white is to pay attention to the…

8 simple-to-start techniques to prevent theft of tack, trailer, and other farm essentials.

Tips to Prevent Horse Tack & Horse Trailer Theft

  Our article on What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen is the best resource for responding after your property is missing, but this article addresses some ways to prevent theft from ever happening. Specific ways of using, storing, and protecting your horse tack and trailer can have a huge effect on…

What to do if Your Horse Trailer or Tack Are Stolen

When you realize something has been stolen, it’s natural to panic. Brains flood with cortisol as we realize our property has been violated and it can be hard to think clearly. I remember this experience well from when my horse trailer was stolen while I was showing solo at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the…

conformation photo of horse with an ewe neck and the same horse after 18 months of conditioning

What is a Ewe Neck in Horses? Recognizing and Correcting

  An ewe neck is a conformation flaw that is typically more related to conditioning and muscle tone of a horse than it is to skeletal structure, breed standard, or genetics. Because it is a condition of poor muscling, a ewe neck can often be corrected with nutrition and conditioning. In this article, I’ll show…

Breaking Horses to Drive and Pull a Cart

  Curly horses are well suited to work in harness pulling carts. In this post I’ve collected a few shots of our horses working in harness. In this first series of photos, curly leopard appaloosa stallion Spot O Rust is shown pulling a training cart.          The photo below shows a grey…

How to create functional horse waterers out of unexpected vessels

Creative Watering for Horse Pastures and Barns

It wasn’t long after bringing our horses home to our first farm that we discovered the magic of auto-waterers. While automatic livestock waterers can cost upwards of $1000 to install (when plumbed underground and installed with high-end insulation) we quickly discovered that this cheap piece of plumbing equipment pictured below could turn almost ANY water…

Palomino Bashkir Curly Horses

  Bashkir Curly Horses – Also known as American Curly Horses or just “Curly Horses- are a breed of horse that originated in the Americas but may have its origins in the Spanish horses brought over by conquistadors in the 16th century. Some sources state that curly horses, as exceptionally rare even then, may have…

STOLEN – Our Trailer

Between Thursday, July 17 and Saturday, July 19, 2008, while exhibiting at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY our horse trailer was stolen from a front parking lot at the KHP. See photos, description, and flyer below. If your horse trailer has been stolen or you are currently trying to recover stolen tack or a…

STOLEN: Floral Longhorn-Simco Vintage Western Saddle – STOLEN

THIS SADDLE HAS BEEN STOLEN! On Thursday, July 17 2008 this saddle was stolen, along with a bumperpull horse trailer, from a parking lot of the Kentucky Horse Park. This saddle had immense sentimental value and, since the years that have passed when it was stolen have failed to turn up a similar saddle made…