Shop Like You Mean It!

We know that lots of kiddos are headed back to school… and that means lots of back to school shopping! And while school shopping can be fun,  we know something that is even MORE fun… horse shopping!

We are giving away a $25 gift card to Dover Saddlery, how fun is that? All you need to do to be entered to win is sign up for our Super Sweet mailing list (we promise to only send you cool, fun stuff… no spam here!).

For an extra entry, tell us in the comments what you would buy!

Nine Tips to Keep Your Horse Safe from Pests

 Did you remember to shut the lid on your feed barrel this morning? If not, you could be welcoming pests in for a tasty snack. As a horse owner, keeping your horse safe and healthy is a number one priority. Sometimes, just a couple of changes can help keep your horse safe from disease and infection caused by pests.

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New SEI Standards

There have been many questions that we have received regarding the change to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) helmet standard that will come into effect in January 2016. The ASTM writes the standards for equestrian helmets in the US market. Anybody can propose a change to the ASTM committee and a new addition to the standard can occur at any time but the ASTM typically updates its standards every 5-6 years. The current ASTM standard for helmets on the US market is ASTM F1163 O4a. The new standard that will come into effect in January is ASTM F1163 -13. Continue reading

Check Your Bag!

Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Continue reading

In the Black

Kentucky Horse Park is now transitioning almost 30 miles of white plank fencing to black fencing. The white fencing has been in place since the iconic facility opened in 1978. The park is making this transition due to the economic and operational realities of maintaining white fencing versus black fencing. Continue reading

Keeping Your Arena Riding Great!

Your dream finally came true. After saving up your pennies and spending time and money working with a contractor to clear an area and lay a foundation, you’ve built a riding arena of your own. Now comes the part that is so frequently overlooked, yet is the single most important factor if you want the footing to ride to its optimum performance level, that is the maintenance of it. Continue reading