#AROUND THE BARN
Swirlology: What’s in a Whorl?
Lila Gendal shares a few theories about how the whorl on your horse’s face might directly correlate with his or her personality. (more…)
10 Human Products That Are Useful To Have Around the Barn
From grooming to health care, Karlie Mitchell recommends adding these items to your shopping list the next time you’re at the pharmacy–you never know when they’ll come in handy! (more…)
5 Ways to Just Let Your Horse Be a Horse
Sounds simple, right? Yet it’s easy for doting horse owners to fall in the habit of over-managing our horses. Karlie Mitchell shares some tips for taking a more natural approach. (more…)
Breaking the Ice: A how-to guide
What do you use to liberate the liquid in frozen water troughs? Indiana horsewoman Lindsay Rausch shares her tools of choice. (more…)
When Duct Tape Isn’t Enough…
Karlie Mitchell outlines a list of useful stuff to have on hand at the barn in the event of an emergency. PLUS! 13 totally inappropriate uses of duct tape. Just because. (more…)
EN Today: Fighting the winter funk
Each winter Kate Samuels declares war on her mortal enemy, equine skin fungus. Here, she shares a few of her favorite defense tactics. (more…)
Mmmm, Wood: How to keep your horse from chewing the barn down
Does your horse have termite-like tendencies? Our friends at Kentucky Performance Products discuss wood-chewing. (more…)
Stable Science: Smell my helmet!!
My barn buddy Jocelyn got the idea to store her helmet and gloves in the freezer from an online forum, and she swears it keeps her stuff smelling fresh with the added bonus of keeping her head cool. (more…)
Say Carrot: 10 tips for picture-perfect pony portraits
Dear SmartPak: What do dressage riders want?
Ice buckets & heat packs: The science of hydrotherapy
Applying hot and/or cold treatments to our horses is an everyday occurrence, but do you know why it works? Amanda Moretz, a vet tech and equine massage therapist, explains. (more…)
IKEA for Barn & Stable: A horseperson hijacks the Big Blue Box
Amanda Smith takes us on a whirlwind shopping spree through our favorite Swedish superstore in search of sweet deals on repurposed stuff. (more…)