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The Benefits of Sea Salt

We can finally list at least one thing that’s both tasty and healthy: let’s talk about the benefits of sea salt. Genuine sea salt is composed of naturally occurring sodium along with potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and trace elements. This mineral-rich salt is often used as a source of electrolytes. It has become increasingly harder […] Read more »

Children’s Cognitive Abilities Enhanced by Horseback Riding

Saddle up your child to strengthen their smarts. A study by Mitsuaki Ohta, a professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, proves that memory, learning, and problem-solving are all boosted benefits of horseback riding. The Correlation A horse’s movements create vibrations that activate the equestrian’s sympathetic nervous system while riding. This is where Ohta proved, […] Read more »

The Top 5 Luxury Dog Houses

dog mansion
Depending on the size of your dog, an average dog house can run you from $50 to $100. But if your dog is bringing in that Lassie money, consider these extravagant dog houses that are available for purchase. * 1. Cape Cod Cozy Dog Kennel – $6,989.96 Made by the Little Cottage Company, this dog […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dog (and You)!

Make this year the best year for your dog and you by making a resolution that will make you both happier and healthier. Here are few suggestions that you and your dog can strive for, beginning with this New Year’s Day! Double their walk time How much time does your dog really get outside for […] Read more »

5 Ways to Winterize Your Horse

Winterize your horse
The smart automobile owner will be sure to get his or her car ready for winter BEFORE the cold arrives, but what about a horse owner? The horse’s condition is constantly changing, however, unlike humans they are unable to tell us what’s wrong. By ensuring that the horse has adequate forage and water, keeping them […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Sense of Touch

dogs need to be touched
Dogs are born blind and deaf, so they rely heavily on their sense of touch. At birth, puppies are licked clean from head to toe by their mothers. This helps to stimulate the pups to breathe on their own. In addition, momma dogs will continue to lick their pups to encourage elimination and healthy circulation. […] Read more »

Five Steps to Winterize Your Dog

Dog ready for winter
Before fall turns to winter, it’s smart to winterize your home and car to ensure they’re ready for the seasonal changes ahead, but what about your dog? Here are five important tips to consider to help you “winterize” your dog. 1) Don’t Skimp on Bug Control In the colder months, we humans get a major […] Read more »

5 Things To Do When Your Kid Doesn’t Win the Blue Ribbon

When your child doesn't win
They say you learn more from losing than you do from winning. Kids also learn a lot about effort and attitude by the way their parents react to a win or loss in sports, and competitive riding is no exception.. Here are five tips for when your son or daughter does not get the blue […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Sense of Taste

A dog's sense of taste
A dog’s sense of taste can be a bit confusing to us humans. We perfectly understand our dogs wanting leftovers from our fried chicken dinner, but munching on rotten leftovers spilled from an outdoor garbage can, not so much. In fact, I caught my dog Layla attempting this very thing on our morning walk as […] Read more »

Horse Health: Why Do Horses Crib?

Why do horses crib?
Cribbing is a behavioral problem in which horses use their front teeth (specifically their upper incisors, normally used for cutting) to take hold of hard, immobile objects. These objects usually include fence rails, poles, and stall doors. It’s a troubling situation that has horse owners searching for ways to prevent cribbing and wondering why horses […] Read more »