After all, all we’re doing is riding. And when it’s just one or two people it really DOESN’T matter. But when we get groups of 4 or more, those trail guidelines become real safety issues. Here’s how: Stay behind the trail bosses. Why? Well, they know where they’re going, and are responsible for the group. … Continue reading Why Do We Need Trail Guidelines?
Feed bags these days can have a multitude of uses, from garbage to storage bags as well as made into floor mats, tote bags and more. Here’s another way to use them–as hay nets! I’ve started dabbling in camping, usually only for one or two nights. And the hay is always an issue. The best… Continue reading Make a Feed Bag Into a Hay Net
I always tense up a bit when I plug my trailer lights/brakes into the truck, and say a small prayer that everything comes on as expected. I’ve found that even though the trailer is under shelter and the plug is protected, sometimes tiny bugs get into the plug’s holes and prevent a good connection. The… Continue reading Avoid Trailer Electric Issues
A club member lamented to me today that her horse, diagnosed with laminitis, would NOT keep her feet in the buckets long enough for the ice and cold water to help her hooves. So here’s a tip that may help others: Find a big pair of jeans–it helps if you have a large husband… Continue reading Icing Hooves in Times of Laminitis
Our recent heavy rains have done us no favors. Not only do many of us have issues mowing our pastures because of boggy ground and standing water, but the saturated ground is driving ticks higher–up into the taller grasses (that we can’t cut), bushes and even trees, where we and our horses can easily “acquire”… Continue reading Beware the ticks….
We know that sometimes people don’t know until the last minute whether they’re going to come to a particular ride. And that “things” can suddenly get in the way: a flat tire, dead truck, horse that suddenly refuses to load, traffic accident, etc. BUT: it’s really helpful to know who’s coming, and here are our… Continue reading Why RSVP to Club Rides?
We had a fine time at our annual kick-off to the new club year, with Barbara and Steve Lassiter hosting. Steve grilled some fine, fine ribs AND a humongous hunk of baloney (really, it was fantastic!). There were at least 35 people, although it was a bit hard to count everybody. And WELCOME to our… Continue reading Our New Club Year has begun….