Biosecurity Shortcuts – Six Easy Tips to Keep Your Horse Safe at Shows

Biosecurity Blog Post

You arrive at the show grounds the evening before the show begins. It’s late and you’re tired. You just want to get everything unloaded. But could you be putting your horse at risk just by putting him in a stall? The answer is yes.

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Treatment for your horse’s ringworm may be as close as your bathroom’s medicine cabinet

Ringworm Post

By now you know that ringworm (tinea) in horses is not actually caused by a worm. Instead, it’s a fungal infection whose symptoms may include scaly, crusty areas of your horse’s skin or raised, hairless patches usually seen along the sides of the neck or on areas where your saddle and/or girth come in contact with your horse’s skin. The fungus responsible is of the Microsporum and Trichophyton species. But did you also know that discovering a case of ringworm doesn’t always mean that you have to rush to purchase the latest and greatest over the counter treatment? Continue reading

Tail Rubbing: Getting to the Root of the Problem

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After years of owning horses with sparse tails I finally have a horse with a thick, luxurious one. Her mane and forelock are quite average but her tail is simply gorgeous. The absolute best part for me though is that it requires very little to maintain. I know horse owners who would go to great lengths to have their horses grow and maintain tails like hers but aside from spritzing her tail with a little leave in condition once a week she does a fine job on her own of keeping her locks beautiful. That’s why, every once in a while, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I discover that she has a rubbed, matted tail. Continue reading

Affiliate Program News

I’m so excited to announce that I am an affiliate to even more businesses! Red Horse on a Red Hill can now be your one stop shop for learning about horses and for your equestrian related shopping needs. My newest affiliates (home of Country Supply), Equestrian Collections, and Ace Hardware. in particular is another business where I have been a long time customer. I have always been able to find just what I was looking for to meet my red horse’s needs. Continue reading

Dunlap and Whitwell Rock!

Dunlap Rock

Dunlap Rock

Dunlap Rockers: On my blog, I am an affiliate to several businesses but only one of those is local. You can find your rock somewhere in the parking lot of that business.

Whitwell Rock

Whitwell Rock

Whitwell Rockers: You can find your rock where horses are shown.

Contest Rules:

1.) When rocks are found please post to the respective Facebook page: Dunlap Rocks or Whitwell Rocks and tag either me, Hope Ellis-Ashburn, and/or my blog’s Facebook page, Red Horse on a Red Hill.

2.) Message me on Facebook, either on my personal page or my blog’s page, to arrange a time to meet in Dunlap or Whitwell to exchange your rock for a free, size large, Red Horse on a Red Hill t-shirt. (*Note: In order to receive t-shirt the rock must be returned.)

3.) Finder consents to having their photograph made with the rock and t-shirt for a press release in local newspapers and social media outlets.

4.) Winners determined at the blog owner’s discretion.

Jump Rehab 101

Although I’m late to the party, I recently added a tagline to my blog. After a year of contemplation it finally hit me what my blog was really and truly about. I’m a DIY, budget conscious equestrian and many of my blog posts strongly follow this theme. That’s why this week’s blog post is especially fitting. Continue reading

New Affiliate News

Okay folks, I’ve been shopping State Line Tack for MANY years now. As a budget conscious equestrian they have been my “go to” for many of my horses’s needs. That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I have recently been approved as an affiliate! For your shopping convenience I’ve provided a State Line Tack banner over on the blog. Simply click on “Shop Now” to learn more about the incredible deals they have to offer. While you’re there, take a look at the other equestrian related companies that I am affiliated with. I’m obligated to tell you that while it won’t cost you any more to shop through me, a small amount of any purchases you make goes toward my ability to fund my horse habit. Happy shopping!