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"Blowing A Fuse"-A New Lesson In Horse Trailer Lighting

Posted by Allyson Hall on

Ford Fuse #28, a 25-amp fuse, was blown.  This blown fuse is so tiny but caused a ridiculous big problem.  We contacted the local auto parts store down the street to see if they had the microchip size fuse in stock.  15 minutes and $9.62 dollars later, the fuse is replaced.  Truck lights on and voila!  The horse trailer running lights lite up like a Christmas tree.

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How to Clean Horse Brushes

Posted by Allyson Hall on

Sometimes a rainy day at the barn can prompt some good old fashion spring cleaning in the tack room.  It is easy to clean and organize the saddle pads, wraps, tack, and tack trunks.  The grooming bag or grooming box tends to get overlooked but houses the most important tool in your barn, horse brushes.  I have collected horse brushes over time, some are over 20 years old.  Taking care of my brushes are important and I value their role in the care of my horse.  Proper care of horse brushes will extend the life of the brushes and protect your investment.  Clean brushes will reduce the risk of grim build up and maximize the use of the brush on your horse's coat.  I store my brushes in the Huntley Equestrian Grooming bag.  This bag holds everything! Plenty of room for all of my brushes and supplies.  This grooming bag keeps everything clean and contained with a zipper top. 

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Fence Height Doesn’t Matter: Why I Needed to Crash and Burn to Find my Own Happiness

Posted by Huntley Penniman on

This blog article is written by Huntley Brand Ambassador and rockstar, Jenna Rieder Coming off of a successful first show season with my new horse Stearman, I was barely out of the saddle before I began planning for the next year. Stearman and I had shown in the Intermediate Adults and Low Thoroughbred Hunters during the 2015 show year and it was the first year ever I had chased points. We were showing two-to-three weekends a month; my first real dabbling of a rated circuit. To my surprise, we worked our way up in the standings. My perfect partner had...

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Summer Camp Checklist

Posted by Morgan Hartmann on

Summer Horse Camp Essentials Checklist Helmet Hat T-Shirt Riding Pants Riding Boots Sunscreen Lunch and snacks Lots of Water Carrots, because ponies get hungry too Hi Summer Campers! Summer Camp is going to be here before you know it, and here’s a list of summer camp essentials so you’re sure to be all set for horseback riding camp!  Helmet & Hat: Having your own helmet for summer camp is important. It means you will always have your helmet when you need it and it will fit properly. Borrowing a helmet from camp could lead to an improper fitted helmet or...

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Copper Horse Shoe Nails Showing Promise for Problem Hooves

Posted by Morgan Hartmann on

A Nail of a Different Color This past Monday, the farrier showed up to do his usual rounds of horse shoes when something different was visible in his farrier caddy. He had a box of the usual steel nails, but next to that box was something unusual: copper nails. Copper nails in the farrier's caddy. Too Good to be True? The farrier stated that initially he didn’t believe that copper coated nails could have such a positive impact on hoof health. He couldn’t see how adding a copper coating to a nail could prevent bacteria from entering the hoof wall,...

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