It’s time for Dazzle & I to head to our home farm in Georgia for the summer, and with this we have an 8-hour trailer ride. As I’m preparing her for the trip, I realize how much we can do for our horses’ wellness by investing in a healthy, comfortable trailer experience. Over the past few years, I’ve come to follow a sort of check list to ensure my horses’ optimum wellness during and after trailering. I’m so excited to talk about my
Top 5 practices in promoting a well horse on a long road trip!
Strong Shout out to Noble Outfitters for creating a tote that thrives in the setting of horses, spray bottles, and tailgating! The Equine Essential tote is certainly essential in my barn, as its unique design offers convenient use, bio-security measure, and mold resistance! Going for $49.99 (with mini totes at $24.99) Rover weekend, Equine Essential Totes can be found @ HorseLoverZ Booth, One Stop Equine Shop, & In The Stirrup.
Noble Outfitters featured rider, Erin Sylvester, looks forward to Rover cross country day after a successful dressage test on Friday! Erin’s Irish thoroughbred, Paddy the Caddy, has proven to be a strong and tactical cross country horse and will be a fierce competitor today as he makes his debut run at the Kentucky 3-Day. We were so fortunate to be able to pull Erin aside from her busy day and talk about cross-country and horse health! Here are four highlights of Erin Sylvester’s training and sports medicine program that help horses prepare for and recover from America’s 4* cross-country course.
Creeping into the Summer season, horse people have a lot to look forward to. Summer brings tan lines, shiny horses, showing, and warm weather! The wonderful people at Noble Outfitters have been working all winter to prepare the health products necessary in every barn this season. I know that these three Noble products will be abundant in my barn this summer to keep my horses happy and well!
The countdown is almost over! Tomorrow marks the start of the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event, and here at Noble Outfitters we couldn’t be more excited! With open course walks and event activities starting at 1 O’clock today, the Kentucky Horse Park is busy working with new exhibitors, new sponsors, and new competitors. One thing that will never change, drum roll please… the weather forecast for the weekend stretches from 40-80 degrees with a chance of rain.
As the temperature rises, as does the song of the swarms! Flies, gnats, ticks, and other insects are not only a nuisance to horses, but can also spread disease, complicate wound healing, and contribute to loose and lost shoes via round the clock stomping. In order to fight of the flies, we have to approach the issue from all angles. I find these three tactics effective in keeping my horses free from bothersome bugs!
When starting the process in developing a horse’s topline, I begin more or less with these five steps. While each horse needs an individual development plan, it’s helpful to me as a manager to have a baseline process to start with.