September is here, bringing with it cooler, nicer riding weather minus the bugs and insects. Great time to ride your horse! It is also time to begin thinking about getting your horses and horse property ready for winter. Even though we are barely entering autumn, winter will be here before you know it, at which… [Read More]
Fun Horse Facts – Horses Teach Us Honesty When training horses, we must show them that we are good leaders. They are very willing animals and will only follow a good leader. Otherwise, they will take over the leadership role. How do you show a horse that you make a good leader? By being totally… [Read More]
Did you know that riding arena footing eventually wears out and needs to be replaced? Through normal use and weather, footing materials eventually break down. Look for these signs to see if your footing needs to be replaced: -If the base of your arena on your PA horse property is starting to show through, it… [Read More]
We’ve had a classic, hot, humid Eastern PA summer this year, and many riders choose to supplement their horses’ diets with extra electrolytes to replace the minerals lost in sweat. But there are lots of supplements on the market, and no hard-and-fast rule as to when a horse really needs electrolyte supplementation. So, does your… [Read More]
Because of the proximity of PA horse farms to areas where wildlife live and roam, horse owners need to take precautions against this deadly disease
You can give the arena on your PA horse farm a little flair by re-painting your jumps this spring.
Sacrifice Area On Horse Properties – What Is It and Why Is It Needed? Sacrifice areas on horse properties are paddocks, fenced in areas around the barn, where horses are kept when not let out in the pastures. They are also known as dirt lots (or mud lots in the wet weather). … [Read More]
Mud is a fact of life for Pennsylvania horse farm owners, and come spring our horses transform into hairy, muddy messes on four legs. Boots are sucked off, horseshoes get lost in the muck, and the ground around gates and high-traffic areas transforms into swampland.
We are all keen to get riding and showing now that the weather is improving, and Dr. Scott Angstadt of Keystone Equine Vet Services in Reigelsville, PA has given us some great suggestions on how to keep our horses happy and healthy for the coming season.
Penn Veterinary’s New Bolton Center in Chester County, PA is known as one of the best equine hospitals in Pennsylvania. The veterinarians at New Bolton are continuously making strides in the fields of horse health, equine surgery, reproduction, nutrition, behavior, and more.
Equestrians love Pennsylvania! The beautiful open space, numerous trails and show grounds, and proximity to world-class trainers, riders, and events make PA the ideal spot for horse lovers. Whether you are a trail rider, show jumper, dressage enthusiast, orwestern pleasure competitor, there is something for you in Eastern PA. And if you’re looking for PA horse… [Read More]
If you have horses at home, or plan on owning a horse farm in PA you know that taking care of horses isn’t cheap, and it’s a lot of work! Michele Klesmer at The Pitchfork Chronicles is a life-long horse owner who has put together a website filled with information and tips to help make horse farm… [Read More]