Horsekeeping

Halter Repair: How to Fix a Broken Horse Halter Crown – An Easy No-Sew DIY

Because Hawk Hill has frontage on a busy road in a suburban area, I have my horses wear leather halters 24/7. I once watched the comical-had-it-not-been-so-scary struggle of a highway patrol officer trying to secure an unhaltered horse running loose on a highway and that experience convinced me that having a fast, secure way to catch …

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Simple tips to deep clean a trough and permanently reduce algae and mosquitoes

4 Simple Steps to Clean a Horse Trough – Tips and Tricks from a Pro

Believe it or not, the best tool to clean a horse trough is a toilet bowl brush!  – no, not  the used kind (gross!), a brand new, one! A basic toilet brush has bristles on all sides that make cleaning trough bottoms, rims, and sides way easier than most bucket or trough cleaning brushes! Plus, …

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Ultimate guide to using, cleaning, storing, and caring for winter horse blankets

Easy Horse Blanket Care: The Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets

  At the end of a long winter, horse blankets can be so dirty they look unsalvagable. In fact, you may be tempted to toss your blankets our rather than trying cleaning them, but in this Ultimate Guide to Care and Cleaning of Horse Blankets, I’ll show you how to clean and restore soiled and …

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Spring Shedding In Horses – 4 Ways to Make Your Horse Shed Sooner

  Generally, horses shed their winter coats around the same time that temperatures start to warm and early spring plants begin growing. But horses might not always shed on time. In this article, we’ll talk about a few reasons that a horses coat might not be shedding on time or as quickly as other horses. …

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ride and turnout in snow

Winter Horse Turnout and Riding Horses in Snow or Icy Pastures

How do you know if it’s safe to turn your horse out in the snow? Horses are, by and large, incredibly well-suited to snowy conditions. Convex hooves and thick winter coats make most horses more comfortable in snowy conditions than in high humidity heat. That said, there are still some wintry conditions which are unsafe …

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1 Quick Tip to Clean and Restore Matted Fleece Saddle Pads

Nothing makes a horse and rider look smarter than a tidy, well-groomed turnout and abright white fleece saddle pad under your saddle. Fleece saddle pads are popular, affordable, and in some competitive disciplines are considered the “correct” tack for showing. The Problem: Clumped and Matted Fleece The problem with fleece saddle pads- both genuine sheepskin …

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