Horse tack and accessories may look interchangeable to the outside observer but saddles, bridles and bits are as unique as each equine and owner.
I always have my horses’ shoes pulled before there is a risk of them slipping on the ice. A friend lost her precious mare because the horse ran across a patch of ice in the pasture, slipped and broke her leg.
Just as you enjoy a hot cup of soup in the winter, horses appreciate heated snacks, too.
We usually get our first, hard freeze in October. Thirty days after that freeze is when fall worming is required in horses.
Trail riding can be the epitome of social distancing so there’s no need to forgo that activity this year.
Transitioning horses from pasture to dry feed must be done carefully to protect the horse’s delicate digestive system.
The 34th annual Idaho Horse Expo offers a delicious buffet of equine training, trainers, disciplines, health care, tack and so much more.
Equine spring cleaning comes every April, whether there is a virus crisis or not.
This column is dedicated to Nya Bates, an Idaho horsewoman who changed the lives of people and horses from California to Tennessee and from Florida to New England, as well as offering vital teachings to literally hundreds of horses and humans in the Gem State.
I’m finally restocking my horse trailer for the summer’s trail rides. Each year I follow a check list of necessities and possibilities to be prepared for whatever surprises each situation presents. I’ve learned the necessity of several of these items because I was out in the middle of nowher…
Halters, blankets, saddles, bridles and bits may seem pretty generic and interchangeable to the outside observer, but horse owners have very specific ideas about how to outfit their equine companions.
Winter horse shoeing needs differ greatly from summer’s counterparts.
The amount and type of vitamin and mineral supplements your horse needs changes with the season and the horse’s age. Personally, I give great thanks to the companies that produce low-carb and senior feed for horses. My little fatties love their grain buckets but can’t safely ingest a lot wit…
Fall is usually the time when horses are required to transition from pasture to hay.
Fall brings cooler days, turning leaves and the arrival of bot flies.