Skip to Content

Old Horses–What They’re Called, Sayings, and Famous Quotes!

Did you know that the English language has over 70 different synonyms for ‘horse’? This means you have many ways to say ‘horse’ when you write or speak about these amazing animals! I thought I’d write a post on something different- fun ways of describing an old horse, the slang terms used for female and …

Read More about Old Horses–What They’re Called, Sayings, and Famous Quotes!

The Best Horse Barn Lights for Stalls, Aisles, and Exterior.

I have been thinking about the types of lights to put in my horse barn. I know that with proper barn lighting, it’s easier to observe and care for horses. But there are many lighting options, and it’s hard to find the perfect ones, so I researched lighting and came up with a list of …

Read More about The Best Horse Barn Lights for Stalls, Aisles, and Exterior.

How To Check A Horse Before You Buy It

I know you are excited to find a horse that’s perfect for you. You’ve probably had a few friends suggest horse breeds they’ve ridden and read reviews of horses online. But before you buy any horse, it’s essential to check the horse thoroughly. Before you buy a horse, check its conformation and feet. Watch how …

Read More about How To Check A Horse Before You Buy It

Step-by-Step Horse Grooming: The Beginner’s Guide

My grandchildren often get frustrated waiting for me to groom the horses before they ride. They think I’m old and slow, so I decided to teach them how to groom their horses. After all, it is an essential part of being an equestrian. The three primary steps to groom a horse are to brush its …

Read More about Step-by-Step Horse Grooming: The Beginner’s Guide

The Cost to Own a Horse? Plus 5 cost-saving tips!

How much does it cost to own a horse? This is actually one of the most common questions I get asked by people interested in getting their first horse. The answer is not straightforward because there are many variables involved in owning a horse. In general, it cost about $6,000 per year to own a …

Read More about The Cost to Own a Horse? Plus 5 cost-saving tips!

How Hard is Polo to Play? A Look at the Demands of the Sport

Polo is a fast-paced and strategic game, with players often having to manage their horses as they try to chase after and hit a ball. It must be a challenging game to play with all that’s going on at once, but I’m amazed by how easy these riders make this demanding sport seem. So is …

Read More about How Hard is Polo to Play? A Look at the Demands of the Sport

Using Horse Manure for Gardens. Plus Tips for Composting!

A landscaper hauls away our manure pile every couple of months. My neighbor asked me what his charges were for the service and was surprised to learn that he does it for free because he uses the manure and shavings in gardens as a fertilizer. Horse manure makes for an excellent fertilizer for gardens, coming …

Read More about Using Horse Manure for Gardens. Plus Tips for Composting!

Equestrianism 101–Meaning, Skills, and Horse Sports

Kids and some adults often get confused by how the word equestrianism is used or what it means to be an equestrian. In many regions, people use horseman and equestrian interchangeably. But I wonder if this is correct and what equestrianism is. In general, equestrianism is the art of riding horses, including training or participating …

Read More about Equestrianism 101–Meaning, Skills, and Horse Sports

Essential Tips For Buying a Horse at Auction

My friend asked me to go with him to a mixed-sale horse auction to find a barrel racing prospect. Of course, I agreed; I love going to auctions! Choosing a horse at auction is an exciting and daunting task. If you prepare correctly, you could end up with the perfect horse. But if you don’t, …

Read More about Essential Tips For Buying a Horse at Auction