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Florida Paradise

While much of the country gets blasted with winter storms, here in the Sunshine State, we enjoy some of the best riding weather of the year. Here in Florida, we're blessed not only with great... Read more »

Prepare for Trailer-Driving Season

Some good advice to share about horse trailers as travel season begin Read more »

Getting Properly Hitched

  You're considering towing your horses. One of the most confusing and scary aspects of this adventure is the myriad kinds of trailer hitches available to buy. It might seem like there... Read more »

Protect Your Horse from Ice-Related Injuries

A blanket of fresh snow can turn your farm into a winter wonderland, but a layer of ice turns it into a hazardous zone for your horse. Slick ice can bring a horse down in a single stride,... Read more »

Winter-Driving Tips

During inclement weather, double the normal distance between vehicles to allow more stopping room. | Photo by Heidi Melocco.   Winter is coming. For some of us, winter is... Read more »

Winter Prep

11/14/2018

One minute we were worried about fly spray and scorching heat. Then we blinked and it was late fall. How a season that comes every year still manages to sneak up on horse owners is a mystery, but more... Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Straight Load vs Slant Load Trailers

Credit: Thinkstock   Straight load vs slant load trailers: The debate continues. However, the one factor that everyone will agree on is that horse safety comes first. It is a given that... Read more »

29 Essential Trailer Tips

Trail riding, by its very nature, means you’re on the go. You regularly hit local trails, but now you’re ready for a trailer of your own for the freedom to travel to scenic trails near and... Read more »

The Essentials of Parasite Control

Dewormers rank near the top of horse care advancements of the last 50 years, and horses are living longer, healthier lives because of them. Yet, paradoxically, because serious colics and other... Read more »

Three Not-So-Common Myths about Feeding Horses

9/19/2018

Horses are complex animals, and correctly meeting their nutritional needs can be challenging. We all have our horses’ best interest at heart, but it is easy to understand how feeding misconceptions can occur. Here are three not-co-commonly held myths. Read more »

Buying Horse Hay while Traveling

9/19/2018

Load the hay, and load the horses. If you travel long distance or for multi-day trips, plan to pack hay. Read more »

Red Cliffs & Rugged Canyons

Head to the Texas Panhandle for red sandstone cliffs, rugged caprock canyons, and juniper-covered hills interlaced with wandering trails. Read more »

When To Use Shipping Wraps

The trailer is hooked up, the hay nets hung and the gas tank is full. All that’s left is to wrap your horse’s legs before loading him up and hitting the road.   But maybe not.... Read more »

Trailer Spruce-Up Tips

Here are five cheap-and-easy ideas to spruce up your horse trailer to keep it in working condition, make it comfortable for your horse, and retain its resale value. Read more »

The Toll Travel Takes On Horses

A horse isn’t simply standing in a trailer during the trip back to the barn; he’s making constant adjustments to maintain his balance through every curve and acceleration. Read more »