Even 7 years after relocating to Franklin, TN from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I continue to have a hard time swallowing the “winter” weather here… basically a bunch of cold, yucky rain and muddiness from Nov-Feb. I have MISSED the falling snowflakes, the trees outlined in white!!… Continue Reading
There are tons (no pun intended) of types of bedding available for use of stalled horses.
…and the list goes on.
When trying to decide what type of bedding is going to be best for you AND your horses, it’s important to educate yourself, and make your decision based on cost, time spent cleaning, waste and most importantly how healthy and comfortable it is for your horse.… Continue Reading
We do, we do!
Actually, as you can see from the look on Eliza’s face, it may not be the MOST fun thing she’s ever done, but it is definitely a necessity! Yesterday, Eliza and I spent a good 2 hours soaping and scrubbing…
Though tiring, the feeling of accomplishment afterwards and enjoying clean tack is great!… Continue Reading
On this Christmas, I am thankful.
I am thankful for my wonderful husband, and 2 adorable snow-puppies… who happily and without complaint, spent our first white Christmas in Tennessee taking care of the 9 Green Barn ponies.
I am thankful for those 9 4-legged babies, each with their own truly unique personality.… Continue Reading
I have heard mounds of horror stories regarding taking care of horses in the winter… that even as far south as Tennessee, one would end up spending hours breaking up ice in the water troughs with a sledgehammer. That water lines freeze and horses get dehydrated.… Continue Reading
Anyone who’s ever perused the “horse treatment” aisle knows that although there is a fortune to be made in this industry, almost every ailment listed on those bottles can be soothed with a handful of common household items.
At the Green Barn, we always try to go the most natural route possible, and so therefore I am ALL OVER home remedies, especially when it comes to treating horses for all the crazy things they need treatment for…
In another fantastic article from equisearch.com, home remedies for treating wounds, cleaning your tack, protecting your horse’s coat, and caring for his hooves and teeth are listed… a must-read!… Continue Reading