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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

10 Easy Tips to Prevent Trailer Theft

Trailer theft – whether it’s a horse trailer, cargo trailer, stock trailer, or live-in camper- is one of the most common types of theft. These high-value items are usually easier to steal and easier to hide than theft of alarmed vehicles or well guarded personal property. Luckily, preventing trailer theft generally only takes a few …

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Horse Water Troughs: Cleaning, Choosing, & Using

This article is split into 3 parts. Jump to the topic you’re interested in: • How to Clean a Water Trough • Natural Ways to Keep Water Troughs Clean • Creative Solutions for Livestock Water The best way to deep clean a horse trough is a combination of water, bleach, sunshine, and elbow grease (aka …

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How to Wash Horse Saddle Pads – Cleaning 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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