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  1. Horse News

    Cost of Owning a Horse: November 2021 Expense Report

    How much do horses cost? Here’s my answer for November. These reports are intended to be a tool for horse enthusiasts who are considering buying (or leasing) a horse and want a transparent look at the real cost of horse ownership. (If you’re new to these expense reports, make sure to read the...
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    Cost of Owning a Horse: October 2021 Expense Report

    How much do horses cost? Here’s my answer for October. These reports are intended to be a tool for horse enthusiasts who are considering buying (or leasing) a horse and want a transparent look at the real cost of horse ownership. (If you’re new to these expense reports, make sure to read the...
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    9 Best Horse Rain Sheets for Weathering the Storm

    Waterproof rain sheets for horses who need to stay dry Rain sheets are waterproof sheets designed to be worn in wet weather. They are generally thinner than a blanket and won’t have any fill (insulation). Rain sheets should be breathable, as it could be easy for your horse to overheat wearing a...
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    How to Adopt a Wild Donkey: A Helpful Beginner’s Guide

    All ears for a new adventure? Did you know an estimated 55,000 wild horses and burros have been taken off BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land and now reside in government run facilities? You can adopt an untrained wild horse or burro for as little as $25. As of March 2019, the government is...
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    8 Best Ice Boots for Horses Who Need to Chill Out

    Equine ice boots and wraps that keep legs in shape Ice boots are a special type of leg wrap designed for cooling the horse’s lower leg. They are effective in lowering the temperature of soft tissue, especially after exercise, to control heat and inflammation. As with all horse quandaries...
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    6 Best Horse Clippers by Body Part (Legs, Face, etc.)

    Use the right tool for the job (or the job gets hard) Any job can be made easier with the right tools. With so many brands and features available, it can be challenging to select the right clippers for your horse. Do you live in a cold climate and need to body clip during the winter months? Are...
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    Real Talk: How Much Does a Jumping Horse Cost?

    Buying your dream horse may come with a hefty price tag. Horses are certainly not cheap, we all know this. From feeding costs to boarding to vet costs, the expenses of a jumping horse add up long after you purchase one. The first step of figuring out what your budget is for a horse, if you...
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    What is a horse house called? (You might be surprised!)

    9 Horse House Names and What They Mean If you’ve ever wondered what a horse house is called, spoiler alert: it isn’t “horse house!” Equestrians (i.e. horse people) have many names for every aspect of their sport, and where you keep a horse is no exception. Though “barn” is the most common word...
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    What to Pack for Pony Club Camp (Horse Edition)

    This article is part of our “Rookies Horsing Around” series, guest authored by Emily and Sarah Harris of Sisters Horsing Around. Pony Club Camp is a wonderful experience, but if you plan to bring your horsey best friend along, you need to be prepared. Camp is a great way for you to get lots of...
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    Best Wire Fencing for Horses (Types, Benefits, Tips, etc.)

    How to Safely and Securely Enclose Your Equines As a horse owner, you want to give your animals the very best. Your horses deserve great food, plenty of space to run, and the security that comes with a quality fence. But these days, finding a horse fence can be overwhelming. There are so many...
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    Horse Stabling: Top 10 Rookie Mistakes

    Keeping our horses happy and healthy starts at home, but that’s ironically where many issues start, too. The team at Sterling Equine has over 25 years of experience in the horse stabling equipment world, so they’ve seen their fair share of both functional, safe stabling situations and...
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    Is CBD ok for horses, and should you try it?

    Understanding CBD for horses Few health-related products have ramped up as quickly as CBD. What was once thought of as taboo is now a widely-available tool for humans and animals, alike. There is a growing body of evidence that cannabinoids, found in the hemp and marijuana plant, can be...
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    9 Best Online Equine Courses (Care, Training, Riding)

    Get smarter from your couch One of the wonderful things about being an equestrian is that you never stop learning. Better yet, you can expand your skills and knowledge in and out of the saddle. Whether you have a horse of your own, have been riding for years, or are about to take your first...
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    Daily Horse Care Made Simple (Quick-Print Checklist)

    Even beginners can master the daily routine of owning a horse (or caring for someone else’s) Caring for horses is a complicated process, but a quick checklist of basic needs and things to be wary of can help a great deal, particularly for those just beginning their equestrian journey. To keep...
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    Letter to My Rookie Self: Emily Harris

    Equestrian Advice: This is part of our Letter to My Rookie Self series, an open letter equestrian reflection project. Learn more and/or submit your own letter here. Dear Rookie Me, When I think of you, I think of the song “Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe. And you know this song really fits me and...
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    Letter to My Rookie Self: Sarah Harris

    Equestrian Advice: This is part of our Letter to My Rookie Self series, an open letter equestrian reflection project. Learn more and/or submit your own letter here. Dear Rookie Self, Before you panic, because you are hearing from your future self, I have to say that looking back on you is...
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    Horse care 101: Turnout blankets vs. stable blankets

    Keep Your Horse Cozy and Comfy Year-Round If you’re anything like me, you know what it’s like to lie awake at night worried about whether you put on the “correct” blanket. Maybe it’s bone-chilling cold, yet dry. Perhaps it’s sleeting, but your horse has a nice shelter. Or, maybe your horse is...
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    Letter to My Rookie Self: Abriana Johnson

    Equestrian Advice: This is part of our Letter to My Rookie Self series, an open letter equestrian reflection project. Learn more and/or submit your own letter here. Dear Rookie Self, Girl… we have to have a talk. Aht aht. Don’t stop reading now — it’s not all bad! We’re just going to put some...
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    How to Help Horses in Need: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

    An interview with author Dr. Stacie Boswell If you’re a Horse Rookie reader, you undoubtedly love these beautiful animals and want the best for them. It can be hard to understand how anyone could neglect, or downright abuse, horses — yet it does happen. In the United States, alone, almost...
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    31 Best Horse Gifts for Teenage Girls (All Budgets)

    This article is part of our “Rookies Horsing Around” series, guest authored by Emily and Sarah Harris of Sisters Horsing Around. Gift shopping for a horse-mad teenager shouldn’t be stressful If you have or know a horse-obsessed teen, you have likely realized that the things she gets excited...
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