Recent News for Tack, Equipment & Products

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Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

September 01, 2015

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. ... Read More

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Do Western Saddles Distribute Pressure Evenly?

August 10, 2015

While Western saddles had uneven pressure distribution, study horses showed no signs of saddle-related discomfort.... Read More

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Saddle Research Conference Review Published in Journal

August 01, 2015

The review appeared in the British Equine Veterinary Association's Equine Veterinary Education.... Read More

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10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

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Signs That Your Saddle Doesn't Fit Your Horse

July 28, 2015

Watch for these telltale signs of poor saddle fit in your horse's body, behavior, and movement.... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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Poll Recap: A Breath of Fresh Air

July 21, 2015

Most respondents said the use open doors and windows and/or fans to help keep air circulating in their horse barns.... Read More

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What Do the Sweat Marks Under Your Saddle Mean?

July 17, 2015

From excessive dirt accumulation to dry spots, here's what the sweat patterns under your saddle are really telling you.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fencing Options

July 14, 2015

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Swiss Researcher Shares Equine Welfare Innovations

July 09, 2015

These new devices meet the demands for optimum animal welfare while keeping human management capacities in mind.... Read More

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Researchers Seek Input for Horse Transportation Study

July 06, 2015

The research team is collecting information on equine transport practices and transport-related illnesses.... Read More

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Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More

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Seven Common Saddle Faults

June 10, 2015

A poorly designed or damaged saddle affects not only your riding but also your horse's comfort. Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

June 09, 2015

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. ... Read More

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What is a Saddle Tracing or Template?

June 01, 2015

Saddle fitters use tracing or templating to record the shape of a horse's back. Here's how it works.... Read More

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.

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Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

May 27, 2015

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More

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Help, My Horse Won't Get Out of the Trailer!

May 14, 2015

A Facebook fan asks for help with his horse, who's become a reluctant unloader. ... Read More

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Finding Housing for Horses During Evacuations

May 13, 2015

Don't wait until disaster is on your doorstep to find a place to take your horses when evacuating. Remember these tips.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Travel Plans

May 12, 2015

Of the 674 respondents, 167 (25%) said they plan to travel more than 200 miles from their barn this summer.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2015

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Watering Options

April 21, 2015

Of the 1,144 respondents, 485 (42%) said they use a stock tank to provide water for their horses. ... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Load in a Trailer?

April 16, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers training tips for making trailer loading drama free.... Read More

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Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

March 31, 2015

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses.... Read More