Archive for the ‘Barn Tips’ Category


Introducing Children to Horses

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

I have a big family. I’ve met families much, much bigger than mine; but with more than 50 close relatives that I see very often, I would consider my family large. With a big family, comes lots of kids. And when you are the only one in the family with a horse, all of these […]

Extend the Life of Your Arena

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Everyone wants their arena to last longer. They want to spend money up front, and not have to spend money again on the arena for years to come. Although it sounds nice, this is not realistic. But there are ways to extend the life of your arena to get the most out of it for […]

Get Your Outdoor Arena Ready for Spring

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

It’s a gorgeous day here in Upstate NY as it seems like Spring is finally hitting us! Do you know what spring time means? More horse riding time outside! Now is the time to get your outdoor arena ready for spring and summer riding! Let’s take a walk to your outdoor arena and assess any […]

How Often Should You Drag Your Arena?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

As I’ve mentioned before, I get arena questions all day long. “What should my footing depth be?”, “What is the best footing for me?”, or “What’s the difference between the TruStride and LiteStride Footing?”. The most common question I’ve been getting lately is “How often should I groom my arena?” Grooming an arena is a […]

Attached Arenas Create Dust in Barn

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Building or renovating a barn can be fun, but also very time consuming. You’ll want to design a barn that promotes good health for both the humans and the horses in the barn! Although building your barn with an attached arena sounds like an ideal situation, it could severely affect your horses’ health. An article […]