Category Archives: Misc

  • Horseback Riding in Winter 

    Living on a Virginia horse farm is amazing. Not only are horses beautiful creatures but Virginia is a beautiful state which provides horse and rider some truly amazing rides. Depending on where you are located you may be able to take in the beautiful scenery of Virginia’s majestic mountains on a leisurely walk, gallop through serene pastures or trot alongside the calming waters of rivers, streams, lakes and oceans. It is just as lovely to ride in the winter as any other time of year and may feel even more magical if there is snow. Keep reading to discover the best way to keep your horse warm, healthy and happy on a winter walk in Virginia.  Continue reading

  • Horses Heal 

    Equine therapy has been around since around 500 BC when Hippocrates wrote at length about the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding for his patients. By the 19th century, German doctors were prescribing horseback riding to alleviate attacks of hysteria and hypochondria. In the 1960s, horseback riding had become a bonafide therapy tool and the North American Riding for Handicapped Association was born. This later became the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. Below you will find some of the health benefits of equine therapy, people it can help and where to Therapeutic Horseback Riding in the Virginia area. Continue reading

  • Improving Your Horse Pastures

    While Virginia’s glorious spring weather is a joyful time for eager horse owners tired of the winter weather, there are some dangers to be aware of in this season’s rapidly-growing green grasses. A fresh spring pasture may look lovely, but it can cause issues with horses’ digestive systems and metabolism, particularly for horses with other health issues. Untreated spring pastures can be especially problematic for horses with Pituitary Pars Intermedia Disorder (PPID), those that have suffered from laminitis in the past, horses that are resistant to insulin, and even to horses who haven’t been eating grass during the winter, as it can cause them to develop laminitis or colic. Luckily there are some simple fixes to help to ensure that both your land and your horses are as healthy as possible throughout the year! Continue reading

  • Trail Riding in Virginia

    You’ve bought your perfect horse farm in Virginia, but now want to get away for an afternoon and do some trail riding. You’re lucky, Virginia is one of the best states to trail ride in due to its natural beauty and number of places to trail ride throughout the state. So, get your gear together, pack a light picnic, stay hydrated, and go out and have some fun! Continue reading

  • Horse Appeal

    With your equine friends in mind, its very important to choose a property that meets their,-and your needs. There are two main factors to consider when selecting the property for you; the land and the facilities. Continue reading

  • Tips on Purchasing a New Horse

      You finally purchased that epic piece of property you have been eyeing for quite some time and now want to add a couple horses you have been wanting since you can remember. You have enjoyed riding in the past but this will be your first time owning your own horse. Continue reading

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