Category: Reviews

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #9 The Silver Spur Saddle Shop

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #9 The Silver Spur Saddle Shop

| December 23, 2019 | Reply

Craig Strein, President & CEO of The Silver Spur Saddle Shop has been in the saddle/tack and equine business for over 50 years.   The family-owned business, which was founded by Craigs Grandfather Cliff  has provided Craig the ability to learn from the best-of-the-best in the equine industry.  An education that Craig appreciates to this day. […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #8 Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #8 Peppermint Essential Oil

| December 23, 2019 | Reply

I think I’ve mentioned before that I have my Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy for humans and I also have several certifications from highly regarded Veterinarians in the use of essential oils with horses.  In that light, I have been regularly using essential oils with my own horses for over 15 years and the results I […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #7 SmartPak Turmeric Pellets

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #7 SmartPak Turmeric Pellets

| December 20, 2019 | Reply

Several years ago, I obtained my Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy for people and I also obtained several certifications for using essential oils for animals as well.   During this time, I also began researching supplements and other complimentary therapies and modalities,  along with a friend of mine who is a Board Certified Integrative Physician.  She introduced […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #6 Stall Savers Stall Mats

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #6 Stall Savers Stall Mats

| December 18, 2019 | Reply

We are heading into our third year with these stall mats and not one thing has changed.   These stall mats remain durable, comfortable, versatile and functional.  These mats were easy to install and provide maximum comfort for our horses (and us when we’re cleaning stalls).   In addition to being affordable, Stall Savers are one single […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #4 & 5 Fly Masks from Shires & Professional Choice

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #4 & 5 Fly Masks from Shires & Professional Choice

| December 18, 2019 | Reply

We admit it, we couldn’t pick just one so we had to tell you about our two favorite fly masks! We love this fly mask from Shires for a variety of reasons:  it offers more room in the eye area, it’s easy to get off and on, it’s difficult for your horse to get OFF […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #3 Stall Fresh

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #3 Stall Fresh

| December 10, 2019 | Reply

We have been using Stall Fresh in our barn for over 5 years and we couldn’t be happier with it.   This all natural product absorbs & disperses moisture while simultaneously neutralizing the ammonia smell and that is a win-win. Regardless of whether it’s during the hot, humid summer months or in the midst of […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #2 Troxel Helmets

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #2 Troxel Helmets

| December 10, 2019 | Reply

Safety FIRST has always been the moto at our barn and in that light, it’s fair to say I’ve been purchasing helmets for my daughters and myself for years.  When my daughters first started riding, I did a lot of research on safety guidelines and certification to help determine which helmet manufacturer would be best […]

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10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #1 Bit Warmers

10 Things We Recommend for 2020 – #1 Bit Warmers

| December 6, 2019 | Reply

Awesome Bit Warmers You Can Make I don’t know about the weather in your area but here in Iowa, the temps can drop to below zero for about five months out of the year.    Not only are temps outside cold, temps in your barn and tack areas can quickly plummet as well and that can […]

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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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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 | 1 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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