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Staying Safe on the Trail During Hunting Season

Fall is here and hunting season is upon us. But that doesn’t mean you have to put a stop to your weekend rides! Each year, the fall and winter months bring thousands of hunters to the same woods and mountains that trail riders frequent. While statistics show that the majority of these hunters practice safe techniques, there [...]

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Superfoods For Your Super Dog

A dog’s health first and foremost begins with their diet. Much like humans, a dog’s energy, fat and muscle levels are all affected by the food it consumes. Therefore, to keep a dog as healthy as possible, the owner must make a conscious effort to provide healthy nutritious food and treats combined with good [...]

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Camping with your horse. Are you ready?

You’ve been saying it for years, how much you’d like to go camping…with your horse. You spend countless hours on the trail, your horse is as steady as they come and you’re ready to take that next step; a night alone, under the stars, hanging out with your horse, getting in touch with your inner pioneer.But are you really [...]

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Sunburns and Horses: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Horse Protected

Today it is common knowledge that if a person plans to spend an extended amount of time in the sun, it is a good idea to wear sunscreen or something to cover up to avoid getting a sunburn. However, most people do not know that horses and animals in general can suffer from the [...]

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Why Does Your Dog Sleep All Day?

Have you noticed that your dog, or dogs in general, sleeps most of the day? It seems like when they aren’t begging for another belly rub or slobbering all over the couch, they are lying motionless on their bed probably dreaming about that squirrel that got away. This is because dogs have a much [...]

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AQUATIC THERAPY, IT’S NOT JUST FOR HUMANS ANYMORE

Three Ways Your Horse Can Benefit from Aquatic Therapy For decades, doctors have recommended swim therapy to treat human ailments such as back pain, joint pain and muscle and tendon rehabilitation. Swimming grants the body full range of motion without pressure on joints, bones and muscleThis same process can also be used to address [...]

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The Back Pain Breakdown: Part 2

There was such an amazing response to last week’s blog about management of chronic back pain at home and so much information I simply couldn’t squeeze into a single blog post that adding a “Part 2” seemed only fitting.I’m not sure that this is necessarily a “new” problem, or if more people are simply realizing its prevalence, but in any case, there’s [...]

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The Back Pain Breakdown.

Until fairly recently, the idea of horses dealing with back pain was somewhat of a folklore. Those who believed it was a reality were faced with ridicule and nonsensical looks from colleagues and friends.With advancements in the field of veterinary medicine over the past 15 years, the evolution of the equine sports medicine specialty along with increasing acceptance of alternative medicine [...]

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20 Things You Should Never Haul Your Horse Without.

Show season is in full swing and, whether you’re traveling across country or staying local, there’s a lot involved with readying yourself and your horse for these events. No matter how much you prep, no matter how much you’re on the road, no matter how many thousands of shows you go to, there will inevitably be that one [...]

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What you need to know about preventing flies...naturally.

We’re well into the spring months; the weather is warming, the trees are green, the grass is growing and the flowers are blooming. It’s a wonderful time of year but, with all the beauty comes one annoying fact…it’s also FLY SEASON!From common house and barn flies, to giant, biting horse flies, to that particularly sticky breed of [...]

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