Horse Pasture Rotation: Create Your Grazing Plan

horses grazing in rotated pasture

Implementing a horse pasture rotation system is one of the best things you can do for your horses and land. When you rotate horses between paddocks or pastures, you give the grass time to regrow. Doing this prevents overgrazing, and has health benefits for both horses and grazing pastures. This article will explore why you […]

How to Keep Your Horse’s Nose From Getting Sunburnt

A horse with a pink nose

The sun’s rays can take a toll on any exposed skin, including your horse’s sensitive nose. A sunburnt nose not only looks painful but can lead to peeling, irritation, and even potential skin damage or cancer down the road. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to keep your horse’s schnoz safe when he’s […]

Your Guide to Leasing a Horse

A girl riding the horse she leases

Here’s What’s Covered I love leasing horses. It’s something I’ve done for years, and even now I lease a Thoroughbred mare. For me, leasing a horse has been an opportunity to practice my skills and build a connection with the horse. There’s been many aspects of my life (frequent moves, limited time) that have made […]

How Do Horses Get Rain Rot?

A horse standing in mud and at risk of getting rain rot

Have you ever noticed your horse’s coat developing patches of scaly, crusty, or hairless skin after a rainy spell? It could be rain rot. Understanding the causes of this common skin condition can help you protect your equine companion and take the necessary steps to prevent and treat it effectively. At this point, you might […]

How to Wash a Fly Sheet

A horse in a purple fly sheet that needs a wash.

We’ve all been there: you go out to the pasture on a spring day, and your sweet angel of a horse meets you at the fence, all dressed up in the brand new fly sheet you put on him yesterday. And that fly sheet, despite being only a few hours old, is already muddy.  Cue […]

How Do I Stop My Horse From Fidgeting During Grooming?

A chestnut horse fidgeting during grooming

As someone who loves caring for horses, I know how frustrating it can be when our equine friends won’t stand still during grooming. It can be time-consuming, stressful, and even dangerous if they start to move around too much. So you probably want to know the answer to the question: how do I stop my […]

How to Choose the Best Grooming Brushes for Your Horse

woman grooming chestnut horse with brush

Although they can weigh upwards of a half ton, horses are very delicate and sensitive animals. They need lots of care, attention and grooming to stay healthy. The right brush can make the job easier for both you and your horse. But how do you know which one is best? There are a variety of […]

The Best Fly Spray for Horses

a person putting the best fly spray on a horse

Flies are a huge nuisance, especially during the warm spring and summer months. Although horses are naturally equipped to handle flies when together in a herd, there are times when they need a little assistance. One great option for keeping the bugs away from your horse? Fly spray! Here’s everything you need to know about […]

What You Should Know About Nylon Horse Halters

A nylon and rope horse halter

Nylon horse halters are a type of halter that is made from, you guessed it, nylon. They are used to lead horses, and they come in a variety of different styles. The halters are popular because they are strong and durable, and they can be easily cleaned. They’re also relatively inexpensive. What are Nylon Halters?  […]

How to Choose the Best Horse Halter

Girl with three horses in different types of halters

When it comes to horse equipment, there are a lot of choices to make. One of the most important pieces of essential gear is the horse halter. Are you looking for the best horse halter? There are many different types and styles of halters on the market, so how do you know which one is […]