Monthly Archives: January, 2016

The Best Dry Paddock Footing!

This has got to be my absolute favorite farm improvement we’ve done. It is amazing. We live in a low lying mud prone area that is a soupy mess all winter and spring. Solution: dry lot! Not just a vegetation free paddock, as horsemen often refer to as dry lots, but an actual DRY paddock …

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Ink’s Spring Haircut

Ink got her spring haircut today.  I was planning on clipping her in February, but the extended forecast looks so promising that I went ahead and did it today.

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Horse Breed DNA Testing

I’ve had several people ask about the equine ancestry DNA testing that I had done on Ink, so I thought I’d share info here. Ink came with no known history and only guesses at her breeding, but having had a Standardbred before I strongly suspected that Ink was one based on her movement, looks, and …

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DIY: Grain Storage Freezer

I’ve been using a large chest freezer to store grain for as long as I can remember. It works very well for keeping feed dry and fresh, as well as keeping rodents out. I also have an extra security snap on the outside in case a horse breaks into the feed room to prevent them …

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DIY: Extra Seat Padding For Saddle

I love my Pandora endurance saddle since it puts me in an effortless balanced position which really helps prevent soreness and pain on long rides. However, the hard seat is not super comfy for me. It isn’t a problem trotting and cantering, but if I’m riding at a walk for long my tailbones get sore. …

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