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Hide and Seek: Top 5 Places Ticks Love to Hide on Your Horse & Dog!

It’s that time of year again – tick season! The temperatures are warming up and the ticks are active and ready to find their next host. It’s important to inspect your horses and dogs regularly to catch these bugs before too much damage is done.  Check out these top five places ticks love to hide! […] Read more »

What’s That Scratch???

How to treat EPD – Equine Pastern Dermatitis. We’ve all heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers”, but equestrians know something else that those April showers bring…scratches. The real name is Equine Pastern Dermatitis, but many of us know it by some of its many nicknames: scratches, greasy heel, mud fever, dew poisoning, mud […] Read more »

The Thoroughbred Makeover 2019 – Retired Racehorse Project

Congratulations to Springtime Family Members Kim and Kate for being accepted to compete in the The Thoroughbred Makeover!!! We are over-the-moon excited to announce that one of Springtime’s very own, Kate Conyngham, will be competing in this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, in October of 2019. She will be […] Read more »

Puppy Bowl – What You Need to Know

What is Puppy Bowl? Puppy Bowl is pure fun for animal lovers everywhere! Animal Planet has hosted the annual event since 2005 and it just gets cuter every year. Puppy Bowl features two teams of lovable, adoptable puppies that play in a football themed pen. Why? Because it’s unbelievably adorable! The event has raised awareness […] Read more »

Best Horse Blankets for Winter Under $200

When it comes to dressing for winter, coats, scarves, hat and gloves– we don’t hesitate to bundle up. Maybe we take it a step further and add multiple layers of clothing, or wear wool socks under heavy boots. For those in cold and windy climates, a face mask may be added to keep the face […] Read more »

Weather Changes and Year-Round Garlic Feeding

Although it’s cold, bug season is not over! Bugs can be found everywhere, hiding in tall grass fields or surrounding your home. With so many toxic options out there that have the potential to do more harm than good, many are looking towards natural remedies to help protect their four-legged loved ones from unwanted guests making themselves […] Read more »

Why We Hate Fly Sprays

Ticks are still alive in many areas, and are looking for a last meal before winter is in full swing! Fly toxicity is real. With chemicals in pet products advancing, our dogs and horses are not equipped to detoxify against the shampoos, collars, spot-on products, and fly sprays that we are introducing into their systems. […] Read more »

5 Signs of a Stressed Pet

Did you come home to the contents of the garbage ripped, chewed and spewed from the kitchen to the living room? Does the cat keep urinating outside of their litter box? They aren’t trying to be bad. They are trying to tell you something. Animals communicate through their postures, expressions and behaviors. Whether you have […] Read more »

5 Games to Play with Your Horse

Playing with your horse is a great way to encourage your horse to think. Horses are very intelligent, and are able to process and problem solve. Finding games to play with your horse can be great for helping an easily spooked horse, as it furthers your relationship with them. Playing games that “bomb proof” will […] Read more »

10 Easy DIY Dog & Horse Costumes for Halloween

Make this Halloween your dog’s best! Plus, get in on the four-legged fun without breaking the bank. These do-it-yourself costume ideas for your dog are adorable, and more importantly, they’re easy! Always remember that costumes should not restrict movement, hearing, eyesight, or the ability to breathe! If you’re going to including paint on your pet […] Read more »