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Building Our Barn –  Finding The Right Contractor

Building Our Barn – Finding The Right Contractor

| July 25, 2017 | Reply

The process of building our barn is officially underway and one of the MOST important steps in this process for us, and anyone else who is undertaking a project of this is scope is finding the right contractor. Our priority was finding a contractor who was: Willing to listen to our thoughts and design ideas […]

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It’s Really Happening…We’re Building A Barn

It’s Really Happening…We’re Building A Barn

| May 11, 2017 | Reply

Life changes.  Sometimes those changes are frightening and other times they’re filled with joy and the fulfillment of childhood dreams.  My life consists of both right now but for now, I’m focusing on the JOY. I grew up on our family farm and had horses my entire life, until I went to college.    As […]

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Find Your “Max” at the Five Star Horse Sale

Find Your “Max” at the Five Star Horse Sale

| January 20, 2017 | Reply

Earlier last  year, I posted a picture of my new horse, Max.   Max and I remain a perfect match!  He’s absolutely everything I hoped for just as important, he has lived up to the expectations I had which were based on what I was told about him. It wasn’t easy finding him however.  You […]

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Just In Time For Christmas

Just In Time For Christmas

| November 11, 2016 | Reply

I’m not someone who has to have hundreds of products for my horse.   I tend to like simple, practical and affordable products that will benefit my horse and myself. Recently, I was intrigued by the concept of grooming gloves however.   I was used to the traditional and usual array of grooming brushes and in all […]

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Mold On Your Tack?  Get Rid Of It – Part Two

Mold On Your Tack? Get Rid Of It – Part Two

| August 24, 2016 | Reply

Mold on tack is a common issue, especially if you live in a hot, humid area.  Craig Strein, CEO and Saddle Maker at The Silver Spur Saddle Shop demonstrated how you can effectively remove mold from your tack in Part One of this video series. In this part of the video series (the one you’re […]

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Mold On Your Tack?  Get Rid Of It – Part One

Mold On Your Tack? Get Rid Of It – Part One

| August 24, 2016 | Reply

My youngest granddaughters have been riding in one of our older, small saddles for several years and the time had finally come for them to ‘graduate’ to a new and bigger saddle.  I thought it would be fun  for them to ride in my daughters old show saddle which is incredibly well-made and fits both […]

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Keep Your Horse Cool & Comfy When It’s HOT Outside

Keep Your Horse Cool & Comfy When It’s HOT Outside

| July 14, 2016 | Reply

Summer is a great time for riding but heat & humidity can quickly become an issue for your horse if you’re not careful.    Here are some common-sense and practical tips for helping your horse survive the heat. Provide Clean & Fresh Water.  It goes without saying that your horse should always have access to cool, […]

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Do Your Listening Skills Need a Tune-Up?

Do Your Listening Skills Need a Tune-Up?

| June 29, 2016 | Reply

My family and I have recently been spending time in the hospital with my Dad who has been encountering several serious health issues.     If you know my Dad, you understand that in his mind hospital stays are inconvenient and a huge disruption to his lifestyle, so healing needs to happen quickly and on […]

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In Search Of:  Meet MAX

In Search Of: Meet MAX

| April 28, 2016 | Reply

For the past 20+ years, my husband and I have been busy balancing careers and our family life.  We have raised two strong, independent, horse-loving daughters and we’ve purchased our share of horses for each of them to pursue their dreams in the show arena and more importantly to learn some valuable life lessons, outside […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Seeks 500 Trainers for $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

Retired Racehorse Project Seeks 500 Trainers for $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

| January 4, 2016 | Reply

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), a nonprofit organization that promotes off-track Thoroughbreds for multiple equestrian sports, today opened an online application for participation in the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover. The Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will take place October 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. It features competition in freestyle, eventing, barrel racing, dressage, polo, show jumping, […]

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