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  1. Transporting Horses, Trailer and Horsebox queries
    Hi, I just recently purchased a horse trailer and I noticed it had very little reflective tape on it. It has red and white tape at the bottom but I just don't feel like that's enough. I really want the best quality stuff and preferably reflective that's geared toward or designed for horse...
  2. Horse Talk
    I am getting back into horses after a long hiatus. And I'm having trouble with mud. The horse I lease is in rough board at a nice facility. But the paddocks lately are completely mud--foot sucking, ankle deep mud. It's nearly impossible to walk in there for a human. I sank in so deep on one...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking for a riding helmet. I've read that ASTM approved are a safe option but other than that I know very little about choosing a helmet. In my area, very few people wear helmets and I understand that it is a personal choice, but as an unskilled beginner I feel like I should at least give...
  4. Horse Health
    It's probably a little early to ask this question, but I was wondering if it's safe to trick-or-treat on horseback. I woke up with a burning passion to create a masquerade mask for my horse out of a fly mask, along with a black tutu and peacock-feather tail (I don't know why, it's not even...
  5. Horse Talk
    I think most riders are asked, at some point, for advice from people looking for lesson barns. Usually it's friends or family who ask, in which case it's sometimes possible to refer them someplace local, but what do you do when they don't live nearby? How do you help people, parents especially...
  6. New to Horses
    Hello all! I want to slow my mare's eating down so I'd like to start using hay nets. She has a stall with metal bars on it and no hooks are allowed in their stalls. I'm a very paranoid person and stress easily, and I was wondering what's the best way to attatch the hay net to the bars at the...
  7. Horse Health
    After years of split, broken bones, bruised beloved favorites, unsanitary flooring & other failures we got a spray-lining coating on the floor. I posted also under Concrete Non-Slip Options now kids advised to start new thread to get the word out. I don't advise unless solicited but this...
  8. Transporting Horses, Trailer and Horsebox queries
    I'm trying to choose a tow vehicle for towing a 16 foot gooseneck trailer. Deciding between a Ford superduty long bed super cab and a Ford superduty long bed crew cab. The cab storage factor isn't an issue--both would be just fine in terms of storage. I've read a longer wheel base will provide...
  9. Farm Forum
    Hey everyone! So I'm back with another fencing question. Everyone was so helpful about types of fencing and how to fix my post height issues, and so I set to work setting up the fence. I found all sorts of answers to how tight to make ELECTRIC fencing (and the whys), but my issue lies with...
  10. New to Horses
    Hey guys! I'm new to the equine world. I bought a new house and two mules (14.3 hands) and plan on getting two horses (of 16 hands) within a year. The previous owner had two show horses they kept on the property in a 4 strand electric fence. It's been a while since they had cared for it and it...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I've just been told that because my IRH Equi-pro helmet is cheaper then a Troxel liberty that it's not certified by the SEI, like what? I have a strong feeling that this is not true at all, but wanted to get a second opinion. Everywhere I've looked (websites and even the helmet packaging...
  12. Transporting Horses, Trailer and Horsebox queries
    A few weeks ago, coming back from a cross country school at Waredaca, my dad noticed that the brake light for the trailer wasn't on in the truck. At a red light he got out and looked at it, and told me that he thought it was fine (I figured the light just must have burned out or something). Now...
  13. Horse Health
    This is our first spring on our new farm. My vet recommended we use grazing muzzles for both horses for weight management and pasture preservation. (We have 3 acres for 2 horses). He said to use the muzzles for the whole grazing season. I grew up in KS where there is no need for muzzles do to...
  14. New to Horses
    We are predicted to get freezing rain/ice this weekend. It has been 20 years since I owned my last horse and had it at home and when I owned my last horse I didn't live in an area that got this kind of weather! What should you do if anything? Our two horses live in a shed row style barn that...
  15. Horse Training
    Another past blog: Dec. 17, 2013 "Attention" Where is your horse’s? How do you get it? Hopefully, these are important questions that are currently on your horsemanship radar. If not…One of the single biggest factors in determining how safe your horse is, and how he responds to you is where...
  16. Horse Talk
    EQUUS magazine posted this PDF for its users to print out and post at their barn regarding horses & barn safety. All of it seems pretty common sense to us horsey-people, but some non-horsey visitors might not know some of this information. Anyway, I thought I would share it in case some of you...
  17. Barn and Stable Building and Maintenance
    We removed 70+ trees from our tree row that goes behind our fence. Approximately 20 of those trees have left over stumps that are inside the pasture fence. My horse has not come home to the new pasture yet so I was curious what I should do with the stumps. Can I just cut the main tree trunk...
  18. Horse Health
    My advice: invest in emergency release ties before you wind up with a giant vet bill! :cry: Last week I was unloading Lemonade from a slant load trailer when she pulled back HARD. By the time I realized what was happening, she was halfway out of the trailer and the quick-release knot in her lead...
  19. Horse Trainers
    Hello everyone! I am a trainer in Montana and I am looking for some good advice on having a safety clinic for kids. I've been training for many years but have just recently moved here and want to get my name out. I have never put on a clinic but have always wanted to. If anyone has any advice...
  20. Horse Training
    Hi- I've been reading up on using a 1 rein stop and was wondering how many of you guys actually TEACH your horse the 1 rein stop?? If you do teach your horse, what methods do you use? And I've also heard that you should never use it as your "normal" stop on a ride.... is this true? How often...
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