Categories for Horse Equipment

Tips for Caring for Your Aging Horse During Winter

January 11, 2019

Do you have a horse that’s enjoying its golden years? When it comes to winter, aging horses are much like humans. They struggle with the challenges of the cold and can’t handle winter as well as they used to during their younger days. It’s important to remember this as you plan your winter horse care in Montana. The main winter challenges for horses over 20 are staying warm, getting enough movement and maintaining their weight. Use the following tips to help your aging horse stay healthy this winter. Weight Horses use feed to stay warm. The digestion process generates body... View Article

Best Christmas Gifts for Your Favorite Horse Lover

November 28, 2018

Wondering what to get that horse lover on your list this year? Not sure what would be the best Christmas gifts in Montana for the person who seems to have it all? Tap into their love of horses with the following great gift ideas. Horse tack: No equestrian is complete without horse tack in Montana. Give your favorite horse lover a new saddle, or new bridles, bits or reins. They’ll love being fully equipped for their next ride. Jewelry: Horse-themed jewelry makes a great accessory for riders. A cute horse charm bracelet, horseshoe earrings or a horse necklace are perfect... View Article

How to Keep Your Horse Warm in Winter

November 12, 2018

Winter weather is right around the corner. While you and your family will be able to cozy up inside your warm home at the end of the day, your horses are not so lucky. Although horses are quite resilient to cold temperatures thanks to their thick coats, they still need some protection from the harsh cold and winds that winter will bring this year. Keeping your horse warm all winter long will help prevent it from getting sick, losing weight or getting depressed. Numerous equine health problems have been linked to winter weather, including bacterial infections of the skin, colic,... View Article

Help Your Horse Avoid Cold Weather-Related Health Problems

October 29, 2018

Horses are strong and resilient animals, but winter weather can have an adverse effect on their health much like it can on humans’. Usually, horses can stay perfectly healthy throughout the winter, but a lack of proper food, water and shelter can change things for the worse. Additionally, very young or old horses, as well as horses that are already sick, are more susceptible to winter-related health conditions. There are a few common ailments that tend to afflict horses during cold periods. It’s important for any horse owner to be able to identify the signs of these ailments to help... View Article

Do You Need to Replace Your Horse’s Bit?

September 27, 2018

The bit may be an important piece of horse riding equipment, but how do you know if you need to replace it? Is the bit making your horse’s mouth hurt? The following information can help you decode whether your horse is wearing a properly fitting bit or not. Make sure the bit fits Before riding, you probably check to make sure the saddle and bridle both fit correctly. What about horse bits in Montana? It’s important that this piece fits your horse properly, too—and comfortably. A bit that is too big has a tendency to move around and bang against... View Article

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