The Backyard Horse Blog is now officially one year old! Thank you to each individual who subscribes and takes the time to read. I so appreciate every post "like", every comment and every social media share too. After starting with a readership of zero, the blog now has 64 followers between its email subscribers and… Continue reading Announcing The Backyard Horse Blog Winter 2021 Contest!
My hopes for possessing a new set of cordless clippers are on hold. You may recall that I mourned the death of my Andis cordless clippers in a previous post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.com/2020/09/28/what-are-your-favorite-cordless-clippers/ Last Fall, I anxiously awaited the Cyber Monday shopping sales so I could snag a new clipper set at a discount. After reviewing… Continue reading Horse Clipper Caper
Today I am giving a special shout out to Great British Equinery of Indiana! I initially discovered them online and purchased two of their Harrison Howard Fly Masks in 2019. One of my first product reviews on this blog was of those masks. I had been using the masks for about a year when I… Continue reading Shout Out To Great British Equinery of Indiana!
If you are a horse/pony/mule/donkey owner in the USA, I highly encourage you to fill out the 2021 American Horse Publications Equine Industry Survey at http://www.ahpequineindustrysurvey.com. The information from the annual, anonymous survey is used to further the "understanding of the nationwide trends in the equine industry as well as the most important issues facing… Continue reading 2021 AHP Equine Industry Survey- Get your voice counted
“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, M.D., Credited with discovering Vitamin C Water is a vital source of life for plants and animals. Our four-legged steeds included. For all the emphasis we place on what to feed our horses, we often pay less attention… Continue reading Don’t Forget About The Water
While surfing the internet, I came across the following online quiz from the Noëllefloyd website: https://www.noellefloyd.com/blogs/sport/quiz-are-you-a-resilient-rider "Horses get hurt and our plans go out the window. We are limited by our bank accounts. We have an off day at a show and feel embarrassed. The ways that this sport and lifestyle challenge are innumerable .… Continue reading Developing Resilience So You Can Enjoy Your Horse Life
If you experience static while grooming your horse, wet the brush. I wish this had occurred to me when I lived in a high desert town in Colorado. One of the area's lovely amenities was extremely low humidity and a short, mild Winter. I've never done as much outdoor riding during Winter as I did… Continue reading Barn Hack- How to Eliminate Winter Grooming Static
While combing through boards on Pinterest, I was reminded about an informative magazine article titled "Your Horse's Lumps and Bumps". Written by the well-known veterinarian, Barb B Crabbe, it is an easy and concise read that contains lots of information for your average horseman. Some lumps and bumps are merely cosmetic while others can indicate… Continue reading Found a Bump or Lump on Your Horse- Now What?
This model horse photo is proof that everything really can live forever on the internet. If you have a minute, let me tell you the story. When I first got internet service at home in the late 90's, I was thrilled to see all the model horse activity taking place online. I participated in the… Continue reading A Blast From The Past
Have you ever fed your horse a flashlight? If not, you may be wondering exactly how does this happen. Let me tell you the tale. I carry a flashlight every morning when I walk from my house to the barn for morning feed. I like to feed before the sun comes up, but there is… Continue reading Tale of A Horse Care Fail
As a backyard horse keeper, I find Winter horse care is the hardest part of the lifestyle. Polar vortex. Blizzard. Ice storm. Mud in both its soft and frozen varieties. No matter the conditions, my horses still want to be fed, watered and otherwise attended to. I can usually cover my body well-enough to stay… Continue reading Winter Barn Hack- Making Those Hand Warmers Last Longer
Are you your horse's limiting factor? Do you find yourself immediately feeling defensive upon thinking about this saucy question? If you can stay with me here, through the uncomfortable feelings raised by this thought, I can show you that there are actually benefits to asking yourself this question. As a backyard horse keeper, I don't… Continue reading Are You Your Horse’s Limiting Factor?