From West Nile virus to eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis to general irritation, mosquitos can cause a host of issues on your farm. Here are some prevention tips. (more…)
It’s hot, hot, HOT outside. At least where we are. Since there’s no set temperature when it is or isn’t safe to ride, it’s important to know how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat stress in horses. Read on for more: (more…)
“You may have to build up to proper condition in tiny chunks and short hacks… But, riding through the heat and incrementally tackling these temperature challenges sets horse and rider up for success…” (more…)
AKA: Touring Dante’s Inferno.
Summer is finally here (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). So far for me, it’s been a HOT one. Here’s one way to help keep your ponies cool: pony popsicles. Read on for how to make them:
It’s getting HOT out, folks. And show season is here. That means taking extra steps to keep our horses comfortable and performing their best. Here are seven of my summer show season tips. (more…)
Do you know what heat stroke is and how to recognize it? Here are some indications as well as safe ways to treat it. (more…)
It’s hot, y’all, and we’re all just trying to survive. (more…)
There’s no better way to cool off on a hot day than taking a little dip. (more…)
It’s that time of year again. When summer sweet itch — or summer itch — will drive your horse crazy. Here are some tips to keep your four-legged pal (and you!) sane now that fly season is in full swing. (more…)
To ride or not to ride, that is the question. Make sure you know the answer.
If you’ve been wondering why my post-apocalyptic hairstyle looks Like That, it’s because all the anti-frizz products have been raptured.
There’s not much better than a warm summer day with your horse… (more…)
Nothing says “summer equestrian” like awkward tan lines.
Time for all smart ponies to run and hide.
Or how the barn is a black hole when it comes to time.