Discover a Passion for Promotion

*Re-published/re-printed with permission. This article originally appeared in Issue 3 2018 of Arabian Horse Life magazine.

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Arabian Horse Association Youth Member Paige Johnson and Fond Farewell both of Bay View Riding Academy. Photo courtesy of Denise Lineberry.

Ask most people why they chose for their farm to become a Discovery Farm, and they will tell you they did so as a fun and casual way to promote the Arabian horse. After all, who can resist seeing the wide smiles on faces or eyes sparkling with excitement the first time someone meets an Arabian horse? Choosing to become a Discovery Farm is a low-cost investment that can pay big dividends in terms of promoting the breed.

But some farms, interested in doing more, are building upon the success of their Discovery Farm programs and are arranging for opportunities above and beyond those already offered. Bay View Riding Academy and Hope Reigns Arabians are two of many farms that are doing an outstanding job of taking the Discovery Farm model a step further. Continue reading

Creating a Dry Lot Your Horse Will Relish

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This week I’m taking an opportunity to share with you an article I wrote that was originally published in the April 2018 issue of EQUUS magazine. In it I share eight of my personal tried and true tips for creating a dry lot. Whether your horse requires restricted grazing or perhaps you’ve considered a dry lot as part of your farm’s pasture management plan, the creation of a dry lot can be an effective way to accomplish your goals. I hope you’ll read on to see how I used these tips to make my own dry lot a place where my horse is safe, healthy, and happy. Continue reading

Pasture Management 101: High Traffic Areas and Overgrowth

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The fifth blog post in my miniseries on pasture management for TheHorse.com is up! With help from my expert sources I talk about the best ways to manage these important issues. Miss the first four posts? Don’t worry! For your convenience I’ve categorized them here on the blog under ‘The Horse’ articles. The link to this week’s post can be found below: Continue reading

Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

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Have you ever thought about the best way to manage your horse’s pasture during a period of drought or even excess rain? How about erosion control? If you’ve ever given it a passing thought or noticed that your pasture needs help, don’t miss the latest installment to my pasture management mini-series for ‘The Horse’. Link below Continue reading

Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields

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So many times I see horse facilities that have pastures in need of renovation. There’s a lot of reasons behind it and, for the most part, the property owners or managers truly want to do something to improve their pastures but they just aren’t sure what. That why, I really enjoyed writing this weekly, mini series of blog posts for TheHorse.com. In this week’s series installment I talk about how to evaluate your current pasture situation and what to do if you deem them lacking. Continue reading

Pasture Management 101: Grass Species

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Over the summer I was very fortunate to add some new clients. One of those clients is the well respected ‘The Horse’ magazine who asked me to write a weekly mini-series of blog posts on pasture management for digital publication. For this week’s blog post, I am very excited to share the first post in this series with you.  Continue reading