Thirsty Horses! Avoiding That Frozen Water Bucket on a Winter Morning

By Sharon Rogers

Horse in the Snow

Winter is coming! I am not really excited to be saying that, but it is a fact of life. So, as I have mentioned on this blog before, we need to be prepared to keep our animals comfortable as the weather changes. Everyone is aware of the dangers of dehydration in animals in the summer, but the dangers are just as high for dehydration in horses in the winter. Because a frozen water bucket is a real possibility, today we will talk a bit about how to avoid this problem and keep your horse from going thirsty or getting sick, regardless of the weather. Continue reading

Be Brilliant at Your First English Riding Event

By Sharon Rogers
English Riding Events

Anyone who knows me or who has been following my blog knows that I have a distinct favoritism for western riding. I like the clothing I wear while riding western, the style of the saddle and even the fact that I can ride well with one hand on the reins. That being said English style riding is an important aspect of competitive horseback riding events. Today I want to introduce you to the English riding style and tell you a little about how these events work. Continue reading

What You Need to Know: Preventing Hypothermia in Horses

By Sharon Rogers
Preventing Hypothermia in Horses
Winter is coming! I can’t, honestly, say I am very happy about that fact. But considering that there is nothing I can do to change it, now is the time to think about “winterizing” your horse. Hypothermia in horses is a very real concern when the weather gets cold. My goal today is to give you some tips for preventing hypothermia and keeping your horse safe and warm, no matter how cold it gets outside. Continue reading

9 Ways to Keep the Barn Safe for your Horses

Barn Safety
By Sharon Rogers
I love horses! I know you hear me say that all the time. My passion for these beautiful creatures is one of the reasons I write this blog. I enjoy having the opportunity to share what I have learned in the hope of improving your relationship with your horse. When you share your thoughts and experiences with me I gain as much as I give. Today I want to talk about horse safety. Hopefully some of the following safety tips will help to keep your horses in a safe and comfortable environment. Continue reading

Fashion Trends: Do’s and Don’ts in the Horse Show Ring

By Sharon Rogers

Horse Show FashionI don’t know about you but I don’t get dressed up to go to work. If you know me, or have ever read my blog, you know I love my jeans and boots. They are sturdy, comfortable and long wearing. They are the perfect uniform for my job. They are also just right for play. I work with horses, of course, but I also spend some of my best leisure time on a horse. I guess the moral of the story is that I spend a lot of time in my “uniform.” Don’t make the mistake of thinking that these clothes mean I am not interested in fashion. I may be a horsewoman but I know my fashion! So today we are going to talk about equestrian fashion. Continue reading