Stable Advice

Clipper Care

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...

Helping the Herd-bound Horse.

Helping the Herd-bound Horse. So there I was surfing Facebook when I see a post with a video of a herd-bound horse who wont be ridden away from her herd. I was stunned at how many posts there were giving advice. I was further stunned when I read post after post after...

Groundwork that Transfers to Riding.

Groundwork that Transfers to Riding. By - Mary Ann Brewer When you think of groundwork, what are you actually doing?  Maybe lunging or round penning, maybe cross tying?  These are all potentially helpful skills to teach your horse but do they help you in your riding?...

Wounds: When to Call the Vet

Wounds: When to Call the Vet Katharine J Porter, VMD   We all know the scenario: You head out to the barn to feed, or to bring your equine partner in from a day of turnout, and see that somehow, despite all your precautions, your horse has managed to sustain a...