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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 »

Temperatures are dropping but the bugs are NOT! Year Round Bug Off Garlic is recommended.

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 […] 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 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 »

Science Says Horse Personalities are Heritable

Horse owners know their barns are filled with unique temperaments, but does science know if these horse personalities are heritable? Researchers are continuously uncovering which horse genes are responsible for certain equine personality traits and characteristics. According to The Horse, “Many characteristics, such as coat color, height, athletic ability, and behavioral tendencies are genetic in […] Read more »

Assateague Island, the Hidden Getaway Gem

A fall getaway to an island? Yes! Assateague Island, roughly a three-hour car ride from Philadelphia, stretches across 48,000 acres. The island is between the coast of Maryland and Virginia, and is unique for its wild horses and seclusion. Assateague’s ecosystem is so cherished, that three separate agencies manage it: the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and […] Read more »

5 Ways to Transform the Horse and Rider Bond

Horses are graceful, elegant, and fascinating creatures. As with any owner-animal relationship, encouraging a strong bond promotes better wellness for both rider and horse. However, there are ways to transform the relationship to even further increase your horse and rider bond. 1. The Power of Touch Allogrooming is form of grooming between members of the same […] Read more »

Can Horses Read Our Body Language?

Most riders sense that they have an unspoken bond with the horses they are close to, but do horses really have an innate capacity for reading human body language? Amy Smith, researcher at the University of Sussex, wanted to learn more about horses’ ability to interpret non-verbal communication. Smith and her research team created an […] Read more »