Stable Thinking


Fly Protection 101: Fly Masks

Ever heard the phrase, “Where there are horses, there are flies?" As most of us know, flies can be a nuisance, but did you know they can also cause health issues to horses? Painful bites that spread diseases can come from face flies, stable flies, deer flies, horse flies, horse ticks and other biting insects. Ick! 

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Pack Like A Pro: Horse Trailer Packing Tips

What should you pack in your horse trailer to ensure you have everything you need for your first show of the year? When you attend close to 20 shows a year (like us!) ensuring you have all the equipment you need is of utmost importance. 

Here are some of the items we like to pack and prepare for our first show: 

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Understanding Wound Care: Horse First-Aid Kit Checklist

If you have a horse, you probably have had an encounter with some sort of equine wound or injury! Horses love to get themselves into trouble, and being prepared for the worst can help you react for the best results! 

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Groom Like A Pro: Experts Share Horse Grooming Secrets

I work for a training facility that specializes in showing horses in halter, which means appearance is everything! We attend close to 20 shows each year between March and October in many states, often taking 15 or more animals to each show. At the National level, classes can contain 60+ animals so you'd better believe that small details can make a huge difference in how you place!

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Calf-Manna: Horse Owner's Keep Coming Back

Meet Leighanne: Breeder, rider, trainer and owner of the beautiful Spotted Saddle and Tennessee Walking horses at her family’s boarding facility in Tennessee.   She has trained and bred dozens of horses for the past 15 years and has fed Calf-Manna® to all of her horses.  Why? It gives her the best results.  Since a large part of her business is breeding, training and selling her horses to good homes, Leighanne explained the importance of her horses looking healthy and feeling strong.

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Breathing Heavy: Looking at Heaves

We have all had a hard time catching our breath from time to time, but can you imagine if that happened on a consistent basis?

For horses with heaves, a disease much like asthma in humans, difficulties in breathing is a fact of life. And, much like asthma, we can’t cure it for our horses, but we can help to manage the symptoms… and for our horses, that is a breath of sweet relief.

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