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How one family rose above the challenge and still brought their horse home :)

“ Thank you so much! We LOVE your website! I want to share our story with you…this is for people who rise above the challenges and still bring their horse home!! We are new horse owners. Our daughter is 18, and a Senior in high school. Her beautiful horse Big Boy has been home with […]

What is the cost of board and what is included? Are you making assumptions?

When I was new to boarding, and new to horse ownership, I didn’t know to pay attention to things like blanketing, type of feed, fly masks on and off. Actually, I paid attention to it, but was pretty clueless when it came to knowing what to look for or what were reasonable expectations to have. […]

Transitioning your horse to a new horse boarding stable.

The transition process for you and your horse … Is this stressful time handled properly? Since I have to entrust my dearest friend to total strangers and a new environment, I don’t take the decision of moving my boy lightly. In one respect it’s an exciting time because I think the change is a positive […]

No knife to cut that binder twine? Here’s one hot tip that works everytime!

Maybe this is old news to you, but it sure wasn’t to me. I wish I had known about it before because it sure would have saved me many hours looking for a knife to cut those hay bales open. All you need is a piece of binder twine. Pull the piece underneath the string […]

Should you buy an existing horse boarding facility or start from scratch?

Here’s another question I get asked often, and, Ducky, thank you for prompting me to create a post on the topic! Ducky’s question: “I have been considering this venture. My biggest question is whether it is better to find a facility with buildings already in place or is it better to start from scratch? I […]

Did you know you could do this to get rid of dandruff on your horse?

If your horse’s skin flakes a lot, spray listerine mouthwash – yes, mouthwash! – on his coat and rub it into his skin twice a day. The anticeptic action will stop the microscopic organisms that cause scaly skin :)

Bedding pellets or shavings for horse bedding?

Hi! :) In the following video I talk about some of the differences between bedding pellets and shavings. Personally I’m quite a fan of bedding pellets and have come across quite a few people who are not entirely sure on how to use them. So, apart from covering some of the differences between bedding pellets […]

Different styles of horse boarding … what’s right for you?

When I bought my first horse, a beautiful three year old Tobiano paint (no bias here!) I was boarded at a private full-board facility. Apart from trail access and an outdoor arena there wasn’t anything else. I really wanted to have access to a round pen seeing that my new boy was just halter broke […]

What can you afford and where are some of the hidden costs?

Horses are expensive! I sure found that out. And it has nothing to do with the purchase price. That’s the easy part. It’s everything after the fact. Now we need halters, saddles, rain sheets, winter blankets, fly masks, grooming aids, you name it. He needs manicures and doctor’s appointments. For most of us we also […]

What makes a good home for your horse … and what kind of care do you want him to have?

For me it’s very important that my horses get to live like horses. They need the safety of the herd, the social interactions, play mates, and the ability to move around. Within the constraints of available space on my 10 acres I’ve done my best to provide a happy, safe and healthy home for the […]

  • Do you have that nagging feeling that you may be paying too much for board and are worried that your horse may not be happy? Finding the right horse boarding stable doesn't have to be that overwhelming ... When you have the RIGHT information at your finger tips! Pick up a copy of my book How to Find Trouble Free Horse Boarding, Even if You are New to Horses.

    Do you have that nagging feeling that you may be paying too much for board and are worried that your horse may not be happy? Finding the right horse boarding stable doesn't have to be that overwhelming ... When you have the RIGHT information at your finger tips! Pick up a copy of my book How to Find Trouble Free Horse Boarding, Even if You are New to Horses.

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