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Horsekeeping

Horse keeping refers to the practice of maintaining a happy, tidy, and healthy barn or stable for your horses. It includes tips on winter horse care, keeping water traps clean, and stall maintenance

How to Wash Horse Saddle Pads -Clean English & Western Pads

  While washing English saddle pads is usually straightforward, cleaning western saddle pads is trickier. These thick, dense pads can be up to 1½ inches thick, often featuring difficult to clean materials like wool, leather, foam layers. In this article, we’ll discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for cleaning both English and western saddle pads …

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Horse Stall Mats – Shopping and Buying Guide

Horse stall mats are a great way to upgrade your barn or stable. Good stall mats can last for years, improve joint health and comfort for horses, and reduce both cost and time spent cleaning stalls. Horse stall mats, usually made from reinforced rubber, can be purchased in a number of different styles, thicknesses, and …

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How to Clean Riding Breeches & Remove Stains

By your third or fourth time on a horse, you’ve probably learned a few rules about what to wear. Aside from the basic rules of safety and style, most horseback riders avoid wearing light-colored clothing or anything new when they go to the barn. Frustratingly, this approach to preventing stains on riding clothing is maddeningly …

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5 Simple Tips for Buying & Using Horse Lead Ropes

A no affiliate-link, no bullshit guide to buying, using, and repairing horse lead ropes A horse lead rope is one of the most basic pieces of equipment for horses. It’s so basic that sometimes it’s even included when you purchase a horse! A lead rope is a specific type of rope with a horse-safe clip …

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10 Stall Rest Boredom Busting Activities to Help your Horse Recover

Keeping a horse on stall rest can be stressful both for horses and for the humans who care for them. For some equine injuries, stall rest or partial stall rest is the only way to rest a horse’s body sufficiently for a full recovery. For horses, whose brains and bodies evolved to range over many …

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

Because my farm 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 …

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