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Clean Sweep: 7 Tips To Get Your Horse, Barn & YOU Ready To Ride

Clean Sweep: 7 Tips To Get Your Horse, Barn & YOU Ready To Ride

| April 3, 2019 | Reply

We survived.    It was one of the snowiest (not sure that’s even a real word?) and most brutal winters on records here in the Midwest.  Ice, wind, snow and then more ice.  It seemed like storms were coming ever 2-3 days for February and March and we struggled to get to our barns & horses […]

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Horse Family Launches New Product Review Program

Horse Family Launches New Product Review Program

| March 13, 2019 | Reply

Effective immediately, we are positioning Horse Family to enhance and expand our Product Review service in hopes that we can help you find reliable, durable and effective products. In previous years, we charged a nominal fee to businesses and manufacturers for this service but have decided to now offer this service for *Free (businesses/manufacturers will […]

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A “Bit” About Warming Up Your Horses Bit

A “Bit” About Warming Up Your Horses Bit

| January 29, 2019 | Reply

Temperatures here in the Midwest have plummeted deep into the negative category.  It’s literally too cold to ride anywhere (-51 with wind chill) other than a heated arena, however these temps did remind me about the importance of warming up your bit(s) during the cold winter months, especially if you don’t have access to a […]

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The Right Horse Initiative – Changing Perceptions & Lives

The Right Horse Initiative – Changing Perceptions & Lives

| January 22, 2019 | Reply

I am always keeping an eye out for people, organizations,  products and services that I believe will inspire, motivate and benefit you, your family, your horses and your community.   One of the things that is near & dear to my heart is the plight of horses who find themselves abused, neglected or just looking […]

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Lady Long Rider – A Memoir of Faith, Fear & Courage in Traversing 29,000+ Miles Across America On Horseback

Lady Long Rider – A Memoir of Faith, Fear & Courage in Traversing 29,000+ Miles Across America On Horseback

| December 15, 2018 | Reply

If you’re looking for an inspiring read or a gift for an equestrian in your life, let me recommend “Lady Long Rider – Alone Across America on Horseback”, written by Bernice Ende. This memoir was written by accomplished horsewoman & long-rider, Bernice End and in the spirit of full disclosure, I had not heard of […]

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Check Out Our Recipe For Horse Muffins :)

Check Out Our Recipe For Horse Muffins :)

| December 1, 2018 | Reply

I don’t know about you, but every single time I purchase horse treats, I invariably wonder how easy it would be to make my own.   (Oh, and I wonder if any of my horses would actually eat them.  🙂 ) This week, I decided to get answers to both questions. My horses have always […]

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Stall Fresh – Our Pick For Reducing Ammonia Smell & Keeping Stalls Dry

Stall Fresh – Our Pick For Reducing Ammonia Smell & Keeping Stalls Dry

| November 30, 2018 | Reply

Over the years, we have tried plenty of products that were designed to reduce odors and work towards keeping bedding dry.  Some worked moderately well, others not at all. We have been using a product called Stall Fresh for over 5 years and have been incredibly impressed with the results. (Which is why we’ve been […]

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A Year Later – Stall Savers Stall Liners Are Still #1

A Year Later – Stall Savers Stall Liners Are Still #1

| November 7, 2018 | Reply

It’s been a year since we moved into our new barn and in the course of that year, we’ve been looking at the things we love and the things we’d change. One of the things we are still in love with is our Stall Saver Stall liners.    They have held up incredibly well especially with […]

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Effective & Affordable Skin Care Tips for Equestrians

Effective & Affordable Skin Care Tips for Equestrians

| October 3, 2018 | Reply

It goes without saying that whenever you’re out in the elements with your horse, your skin can suffer.   Dirt, sweat and the sun and the weather in general are just some of the culprits our skin has to contend with. I have spent quite some time searching for and researching companies who provide skin care […]

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“You Have Loved Me” – Remembering Tuffy w/SmartPak Customer & Staff

“You Have Loved Me” – Remembering Tuffy w/SmartPak Customer & Staff

| September 5, 2018 | Reply

August was an incredibly difficult month for my family.   We lost a beloved family member, suddenly and without warning.   We have struggled since that awful day on August 6, 2018..searching for answers to questions that will never be answered.   It rocked us to our core. The stress and grief led to many sleepless nights […]

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