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Preparing Your Horse & Barn for the Winter

Begin earlier to winterize the barn.

  • 2 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
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Preparing Your Horse  & Barn for the Winter
Once the leaves start to fall, it means winter is around the corner. And in many parts of the country, that means below-freezing temperatures; snow and ice, slush and mud will be very present. To get started on winter preparations for your horse and barn, the earlier you begin to “winterize” the better.

Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Barn

How ammonia vapers can affect your horse, adults, and children

  • 2 November 2016
  • Author: canpubco
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Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Barn

Written by Jennifer Roberts
We all like to think of the barn as a place to unwind and relax, but did you know that there may be a hidden danger to you lurking in your horse’s stall?

When you open the stall door, pitchfork in hand, are you hit with an acrid burning of the nose, lungs and throat? That my friend, is the signature trademark of ammonia

My Horse is Afraid of Me

How to gain your horse's trust

  • 19 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 977
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My Horse is Afraid of Me
An Arab mare arrived for retraining with a disturbingly common problem of fear and distrust of people.   My barn is often the last stop for horses before being sent to auction or euthanized due to dangerous behavior, and this mare was facing the same fate if I failed at connecting and retraining her.  The owner of this beautiful horse was grief stricken and disillusioned after bringing her once sweet, trusting mare home from a six month stint with a professional trainer.  She now has a dangerous horse that spooks, bolts and is afraid of her owner and people in general.

Endurance Riding

Many Miles and A lot of Fun

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 1356
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Endurance Riding

By Sarah Milicia

 Endurance riding is an equestrian sport based on controlled long distance races. There are two main types of long-distance riding: Competitive trail riding and endurance rides. In a competitive trail ride, riders cover a marked trail for a distance usually between 15 and 40 miles per day.

Hunter Pace at Hidden Splendor Farm

Championship Series to Benefit the Tioughnioga Ruritan

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
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Saturday October 8, 2016, Hidden Splendor Farm, 3375 Hughes Road in Morrisville, NY .  For more information call Jill Higgins at 315-480-0383
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