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 weathered…

Spring Shedding In Horses – Troubleshooting a Late Shedding Horse

  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.…

4 signs your horse's shoes aren't well fit

How to Tell if your Horse’s Shoes Fit Correctly

One common question for new horse owners is how to know if your horse’s shoes fit correctly – or, alternately, sometimes people ask “what size shoes”their horse might need. These questions might raise eyebrows to experienced horse people, but for those new to the world of horsemanship they make lots of sense: most things we…

tips for reducing tail rubbing

Tips for Reducing Horse Tail Rubbing

Tail rubbing can be particularly irritating both to a horse and its owner! Because horses can’t reach back and scratch a spot that feels itchy, areas of the body that they can’t reach with their mouth they will typically rub against objects like trees, stall walls, or fence posts in order to relieve their itching.…

natural ways to keep horse trough clean

Natural Tips for Keeping Horse Troughs Clean

keeping your horses water clean naturally can be a challenge – many horses love to slosh around in an open trough with both face and hooves, and even when they aren’t dirtying their water through play it’s common to find your trough filled with dropped food, insects, and on occasionally horrifying occasions in the heat…

ride and turnout in snow

Winter Horse Turnout in Snow or Ice Covered 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…

how to restore fleece saddle pads from clumped to plush

How to Wash, Clean, and Rehab Old Fleece Saddle Pads

Nothing makes a horse and rider look smarter than a tidy, well-groomed turnout and a bright 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 Fleece The problem with fleece saddle pads is that they quickly…

How to Keep Horses Cool in the Summer

How do you keep your horses from overheating during sweltering summers? In this article will talk about how to prevent overheating in horses, and how to bring a little bit of relief to your herd when summer highs hit the triple digits and summer nights bring little reprieve from the heat. First, a few basic tips…

How to wash a horse blanket at home without damaging your washer and dryer

Tips for Washing Horse Blankets in Home Washing Machines

Washing horse blankets, sheets, and coolers can be hard on both the washer and the horse blankets. Commercial blanket washing services are available but are usually pricey, and laundromats may not be an option if there are staff on site that see you come in with horse blankets (horse blankets are explicitly banned at many…

How to detangle a matted horse mane or tail

How to Detangle a Horse Mane and Tail

  Detangling a tangled and matted horse mane and tail can be a frustrating and time-consuming process- too often resulting in excessive loss of hair and thinning of the tail in the process! Below you will find illustrated instructions on how to detangle a mane relatively quickly with the absolute minimum hair loss. This method…