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Equipment Archive

Treat Pouch for Positive Reinforcement Training

Training horses with food rewards is still relatively new for me, but I have been so impressed with the results that I am getting and the improved attitudes in my horses that I know I will only be looking for more ways to incorporate treats and positive reinforcement into my training. One of the essential

5 Worst Tack Room Mistakes

  The tack room is one of the most important areas of the barn. One that’s well organized and stocked with the items you need this season will enable you to properly care for and groom your horse. It will also help you get ready and out of the barn faster so you can enjoy

Shipping Boots or Wraps?

I don’t often use shipping boots or wraps on my horses. I happen to have a stock trailer for hauling, which I do love, and I rarely haul more than one horse at a time. My hauls also tend to be quite short, so I don’t have to worry much about stress on the horse’s

Bick 4 Leather Care Review

I’m picky when it comes to my leather care, and I will often use different leather care products for different items. For example, when it comes to tack and barn boots I love Leather Therapy products, their cleaner and conditioner work great together. But for my leather goods that don’t get used quite so hard,

Which Gloves are Best?

I consider myself to be pretty tolerable of cold weather, but if my hands or feet start getting cold, especially when they reach the point of being painful then being outside just isn’t fun anymore. Bulky gloves will keep you warm, but around the barn you still need some amount of dexterity to work snaps,

Staying Warm with Chemistry – Hand Warmer Review

Need a little extra help keeping fingers and toes warm on the coldest days? Hand and toe warmers can generate enough heat to make the difference between feeling comfortable or having stiff, cold extremities. If you haven’t seen hand or toe warmers before, they are little packets that you remove from a plastic wrapping, shake

Choosing and Fitting a Helmet

Choosing a helmet is a very important decision. A good fitting helmet can prevent head injury during a fall and can even save your life. First off, you want to make sure that you have chosen a certified equestrian helmet. Equestrian helmets are designed differently and protect more of your head than the popular bicycle

Tail-Lights Review

This is the first time I have written a post on a product that I have not used, but when I saw this it was just so unique that I couldn’t resist sharing! Many of us have lose more open riding space every year. In the 23 years that I have lived in my community

Whips – what is the difference and what to use when?

If you read my training blog, you may have noticed that I use a variety of different whips in varying lengths, depending on what I’m doing with the horse. I wanted to take a minute and describe what I use when, and clear up the difference between these types of whips. Lunge Whip – Lunge

Horse Blankets Review and the age old question, “To Blanket or not to Blanket”

A topic that I often hear being discussed among horse people is whether or not to blanket and if you decide to blanket, does the weather call for a sheet, midweight, or heavyweight blanket? Does your horse need a hood or neck cover, and what style and type of blanket is really best? In this