The Best Workouts for the Equestrian Athlete

We’ve all had our non-horse friends tell us at one time or another that, “the horse does all the work… you just sit there.” Well, wouldn’t that be nice! Unfortunately for equine enthusiasts, we know that it takes more effort than meets the eye to get the job done on horseback. The rider’s body has […]

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How to Overcome Summer Heat on the Ranch and on the Road

Summer vacation isn’t a term that ranch cowboys are familiar with. Just because the temperatures soar doesn’t mean the work comes to a halt. However, some of the most reliable workers, horses, need to have the best care possible to make sure they stay healthy. Shaun Strickland, managing partner at Poison Spider Cattle Co., offers […]

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How to Prevent Excessive Heat Stress in Your Horse

Horses have a natural ability to handle extreme temperatures much hotter than humans can withstand. This is important to remember; however, it is also important to consider the upper and lower limits of their comfort zone. Also known as the thermoneutral zone, a horse’s “comfort zone” is generally between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Inside […]

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Transporting your Horses the Low-Stress Way

For some athletes crisscrossing the United States to compete in their sport of choice is not a big deal. They make sure to stay healthy, take their vitamins, rest when they can and drink plenty of water. However, when those athletes rely on a four-legged equine partner to compete in their sport, the relocation and […]

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