Stable Advice

What is in your tack box?

What do you have in your tack box?   So, you got a horse. You should have some essentials on hand to care for your new best friend. Some great items to have on hand are… Wound care products For any bumps or scrapes. Grooming tools/brushes   Hard brush, soft...

Can I wear by bike helmet to ride horses?

Bike helmets and horseback riding helmets are made differently.  You should not wear your bike helmet to ride. Bicycle helmets may seem sufficient for protecting your head and you may find them lighter, cooler and more comfortable. However, bike crashes and falls from...

How to wash your riding breeches

Most breeches and jods will have a care tag inside.  Always follow manufacturers directions. If you have leather knee patches or leather full seat riding pants, use a laundry product made for leather like Pepede,  or Leather Therapy Laundry Solution, they will help...

What is the difference between polo and standing bandages

What is the difference between polo and standing wraps?   Polo wraps are one of the oldest types of wraps for horses and are commonly used in dressage and polo. Polo's do offer some protection against bumps and bruises that the horse can get while working if he...

Does my horse need a fly sheet?

Does my horse need a fly sheet?   If your horse is turned out in the warmer weather, he/she might. Your horse being bitten by flies and mosquitos could ruin a nice day of turnout for your horse. Help protect him/her with a fly sheet.   Have a dark horse and...

Clipper Care

Taking care of your clippers.   Take good care of your clippers and your blades and they will last longer.  They should be cleaned on a regular basis. Blade care: Make sure to oil your blades with clipper oil. Lubrication is essential to the blades, they can...

Are you a good boarder?

  Do you keep your horse at a boarding facility?   Ways to be a good boarder…   Do you:   Clean up after you groom or pick your horses feet?   Keep the aisle tidy?   Keep the tack room neat?   Only use your own brushes on your horse....

Blanketing Terms – what do they all mean?

Blanketing Terms & Information You see all the terms on the packaging of horse blankets, but what do they all mean? Denier – It is a unit of textile measurement. The higher the denier, the stronger the fabric. A 1200 D blanket is more durable than a 600D blanket....

One Pattern – Two Ways! – By Mary Ann Brewer

July 5, 2018 One Pattern – Two Ways! This is a different take on the traditional figure 8 pattern which is below.  In this pattern, draw the horse from between the barrels toward you, when he reaches you, turn with him – shoulder to shoulder and then send him out and...

Marvelous Mantras! by Mary Ann Brewer

June 18, 2018 Marvelous Mantras! Mantras are a way for us (the human) to clear our minds and help our horses.  Essentially a mantra is a way to protect us from a run amok imagination, limiting thoughts or beliefs. When we think, and what we think matters to our...