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Better Blanketing Guide

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by all the different options available for blanketing your horse, we’re here to help! The Cheshire Horse Better Blanketing Guide will help you decipher the differences between various blankets, learn the advantages of certain features, and ultimately select the best winter wardrobe for your horse. High Neck Blankets High Neck Blankets […]

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Fall Horse Keeping Tips

Fall is the time to stow away warmer weather horse keeping supplies and pull out those for colder weather. Take care of these things before frigid temperatures, snow, and ice enter the equation. For the infographic click here. Blankets & Sheets Pack up fly apparel and pull out blankets, coolers, and sheets. Put them through the laundry […]

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Farm Spotlight: Angel Meadow Farm

Angel Meadow Farm Fell Ponies is a family-run breeding and boarding facility located in Ballston Spa, NY. They do all of their shopping at The Cheshire Horse, and we are proud to support their farm. Anita Castricone of Angel Meadow Farm says, “The Cheshire Horse has quality merchandise and the most knowledgeable and friendly staff […]

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The Best Bed for your Horse

The bedding you use in your horse’s stall affects not just the time spent cleaning it and your finances, but your horse’s health as well. Consider these options before your next trip to purchase bedding. For the infographic click here. Shavings While some types of wood shavings are more absorbent than others, shavings are all among the […]

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Farm Spotlight: Trade Winds Farm

Trade Winds Farm is a world class equestrian facility located on 80 lush acres in Rexford, NY. Their services include breeding, early training for young horses, importing, sales, care, and training for competition horses (both flat track Thoroughbreds and show jumpers), as well as rehabilitation for injured horses.   They believe in putting the horse […]

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Trail Riding Necessities

Whether you’re a serious endurance trail rider or an avid show ring competitor looking for a little change of pace, some time out on the trails can be a lot of fun for both you and your horse – as long as you’re adequately prepared. Dress for the Weather Dress in layers, and bring along or […]

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Understanding Clipping

A well clipped horse will give you a competitive edge in the show ring, and it will make it easier to remove mud and dirt on your horse. It can also help avoid health problems: in climates that are humid or damp, proper grooming and clipping can help avoid fungus growth on the horse. There […]

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Thrush and Other Hoof Maladies

By Ashley Gasky, AF of Precision Hoofcare You know that telltale smell, you have felt that sinking feeling when your farrier stands up and says your horse has it. Thrush. Also known as White Line Disease or Seedy Toe. These conditions are unsightly as well as painful. If your horse is suffering from any type […]

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What to Wear in the Show Ring

The Dressage Ring Dressage riders are required to dress formally in recognized competition. Current and retired members of the Armed Services and police units are permitted to wear their respective uniform. The dress code for all Dressage tests and classes through Fourth Level is a short riding coat of conservative color, with tie, choker or […]

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Understanding Bits

If your horse resists your commands, he’s probably trying to tell you that he’s uncomfortable with the bit and the pressure on his tongue. Bits can only do two things: cause resistance or cause relaxation. Tongue pressure plays an important role in resistance. When a horse is resisting a bit, he’s really evading tongue pressure […]

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