Georgia Horseback News

The Importance of Grooming Your Horse March 11 2017

Sometimes horse owners underestimate the importance of regular horse grooming, thinking that it pertains mostly to visual appeal.Although it is true that grooming does help bring out the best in your horse's attractiveness, that's actually the least important reason why you should groom a horse regularly. Horse grooming plays an important role in promoting good long-term  horse  health.  Horse owners know that picking hooves can help keep thrush at bay,...

An Equestrian Thanksgiving November 22 2016

We decided it would be fun to add a modern twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Since  farm to table is the new revolution in our thinking about eating, what better way to present this concept than with an elegant dinner setting at Dr. Beth Glosten’s lovely barn. We chose Dr.Glosten, author of The Riding Doctor, not only because her barn is wonderful, but she is a passionate advocate for...

What Horses Teach Us - Horses aren't just pets, but valuable teachers November 19 2016

Horses aren't just pets, but valuable teachers. I had my first horseback riding lesson when I was 5-years-old and got my first horse when I was just nine. Most people would call my mom crazy for buying her daughter a 1,000-pound animal at such a young age, but it turns out owning a horse can actually teach you a lot of lessons about life. Horses teach us how to be...

How to get burrs & stickers out of your horses' mane and tail? November 13 2016

Put the scissors down.  You can do this.  Breathe deeply.  Add oil.  This process will have many benefits:  untangled mane and/or tail, deep conditioning of the mane and/or tail, and a mini spa treatment for your hands, too.    This is really a new style of hat.     The name of the game is to remove the burrs and keep most of the mane and tail intact.  So, you...

Raise horse grooming IQ when temperatures fall November 07 2016

Like it or not, cool weather is upon us. If you’re conscientious horse owner, you’re making plans to ensure your horse is properly groomed as temperatures dip and seasons change. Colder temperatures pose a unique challenge with two main factors–the amount of time the horse will spend in the elements, and how much exercise your horse will receive in the cooler months. With that information in mind, here are my...

The Equestrian Weekender Tote On Location September 12 2016

We had a great time on our first photo shoot for the brand new Equestrian Weekender Tote Bag. The location was at Save the Horses Rescue in Cumming, GA which is home to 100 rescued horses and about 30 other animals.  The model, Ale, is a volunteer and chose her favorite horse, Sparky, to model alongside her. Cindy Frezon of Cindy Frezon Photography took some amazing shots that I can't...

Six Horsey Tasks for September September 08 2016

You’ve probably noticed over the last week or so that the days are slowly beginning to get shorter and the nights are getting cooler. This is a sign that fall will be upon us shortly. Are you ready for it? If not, don’t panic as you’ve got until September 22nd which is when it officially starts. Preparation is the key. So here are 6 jobs you need to start planning to ensure a...

Grooming Under the Horse Tail August 27 2016

Can I just skip grooming under my horses tail - skip cleaning his anus?  Or her anus and her exterior genitals? As tempting as it is to routinely skip this area, it’s just as important to clean and inspect under the tail as the eyes and feet.  There’s a lot that can go on under the tail - some things are benign, some are downright dangerous.  Daily handing and grooming...

Can I use WD-40 or other chemical solvents on my horse? May 02 2016

Please, for the love of horses, keep WD40 (and all household cleaners and chemicals) FAR AWAY FROM HORSES.  I know I’m probably going to sound like a nagging mother about this, but I have seen way to many pictures and suggestions on the internet lately of using WD-40 on horses, it’s just wrong.     The front of the can spells out some of the dangers.    I personally love...

Shedding Winter Horse Coats March 23 2016

"The horse actually has three different hair coats. A summer hair coat and two winter coat growths." One method of tracking the horse’s health condition is to observe the coat hair. Many may ask why the horse’s coat covering is called hair and not fur. Animals with a coat covering that is denser were utilized in garments, hence those coat covering were called fur. The horse’s coat covering is not...

Why Do Horses Roll? February 19 2016

A look at the reasons for horses rolling in the dust and mud. It's not just to keep you on your grooming toes! - See more at: http://www.equisearch.com/article/why-do-horses-roll#sthash.T2OuU6M3.dpuf A look at the reasons for horses rolling in the dust and mud. It's not just to keep you on your grooming toes! - See more at: http://www.equisearch.com/article/why-do-horses-roll#sthash.T2OuU6M3.dpuf A look at the reasons for horses rolling in the dust and mud. It's...

Book: World Class Grooming January 29 2016

World Class Grooming  - Click the image to buy it on Amazon. In World-Class Grooming for Horses, two of the best professional horse grooms in the business share their trade secrets for topnotch turnout and performance. Authored by Cat Hill and Emma Ford, this is the ultimate modern day guide for all riders who want their horses to look and feel their best. It contains more than 1,200 color photographs...

The Clinical Signs of Equine Colic January 18 2016

Photo: Photos.com Clinical signs of colic include changes in behavior or activity that indicate abdominal pain. Although these signs are relatively universal, individual horses may exhibit slightly different cues and different intensities to the same causes of colic. For instance, a colicky foal often rolls onto its back with its feet in the air. Some older horses and perhaps certain breeds may be more stoic than others. Such horses may...

How to Braid Like a Pro January 15 2016

Let’s be real for a sec…braiding a mane is a gigantic pain in the ass. But so too is showing up to a show looking like ass. So you pay a pro a lot of money to come do the ‘do, or you wind up sacrificing an entire night’s sleep, fussing and fiddling until it looks presentable-ish. It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s not rocket science, but it’s...

Are You Present When You Ride? January 13 2016

Make your ride a moving meditation by slowing down and being present by James Shaw Riding is an art. The greatest enemy of art is hurry ─ the driving force behind which is to reach a goal, achieve or possess a finished product. In riding this can be a dressage score or ribbon, trophy or some other achievement. While there is nothing wrong with valuing such achievements, they are by-products...

Martha Stewart's Horse Farm January 08 2016

WHEN IT COMES TO HORSE FARMS, YOU JUST KNOW THAT MARTHA STEWART WOULD DO IT RIGHT. Photos by George Kamper One of the perks of working for Equestrian Quarterly is actually visiting the farms that we could only imagine. That was certainly true in June, as we drove the back roads of Bedford, N.Y., heading to Martha Stewart’s 153-acre farm. We were warmly welcomed, and the farm was – as we...

There is nothing like Equestrian Style! January 08 2016

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Read This Before You Buy Your First Horse January 01 2016

Too many first-time horse owners select a horse that isn't right for them. Eventually, they get frustrated and give up on horses altogether, forever missing out on the joy of horse ownership. At Equine Legal Solutions, our whole lives are about horses. We want to do everything we can to encourage new horse owners and help them enjoy horses as much as we do. So, we put together this guide...

Your Equestrian Goals for 2017 December 31 2015

5 Top Tips To Accomplish Your Equestrian Goals With a New Year upon us and resolutions being made, it’s the time of year when we reflect back on what needs improving in our lives or cutting back on! According to a recent poll here are 2017’s top five New Year’s resolutions:-   5 Accomplish Your Goals 4 Learn A New Language 3 Go Green 2 Quit Smoking/Drinking 1 Lose Weight...

HandsOn Gloves Provide a Better, Easier Way to Bathe Horses and Dogs December 21 2015

Get ready to throw out all of your bathing mitts and scrubbers in the trash for good. Remember as a young kid bathing horses and not understanding what the useless bathing mitts were good for? And then, as you got older and your hands were bigger, the mitts were still useless and wouldn’t stay on – especially for the soapy, wet conditions they were designed for? These problems were the...

The Amazing HandsOn Grooming Gloves December 08 2015

Why Are These Gloves So Amazing? Well first of all it allows you to groom with both hands.  The gloves provide a massage effect that allows you to move to areas where the curry comb can't like tight body contours and sensitive areas such as around the ears, circling the legs, and the face.  There are scrubbing nodules on the fingers and palms of the gloves. Massaging with both hands...

Happy Thanksgiving November 26 2015

First of all, I am grateful to have an abundance of blessings to be thankful for. I am thankful to have a camera full of more pictures of rescued animals than of myself or other people. I am thankful for all of the wonderful relationships I have. formed since being involved with Save the Horses. I am thankful that my career enables me to do the things that I love. I am...

Popular Horse Names November 23 2015

Popular Horse Names Infographic Welcoming a new horse to your family is always an exciting time for horse lovers. If your horse doesn’t already have a name then choosing one is the first and most important task. You want to make sure that the name you pick feels right and also reflects the individual personality of the horse. With thousands of options out, there it can be a little bit...

How to Get Your Horse to Back Up November 19 2015

Backing Your Horse Like a Champ Ask your horse to back up lightly and willingly with the halter for a positive horse-showing experience. Margaret Bellville and GPF Legal Version perform the backing portion of their showmanship pattern at the 2008 Select World Championship Show. Journal photo Backing your horse is a common maneuver in showmanship classes, so it’s important to do it correctly and seemingly effortlessly. Objectives: To cause your...