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Horse Hoof Magazine starts a brand new year

The Horse’s Hoof Magazine starts a brand new year and would like you to join them! This new year issue is bigger and better than ever, with the most amazing barefoot stories and articles from all over the world! Several themes seems to run strongly through this issue, including the topics of foundered horses, and equine diet/nutrition. But perhaps the most touching, heart-warming, and inspirational theme is that of the one special horse that changes your life forever — we hear from several authors about their special horse. Current subscribers can simply log in to their account to access their new issue on January 1st, or anytime after that, at your convenience. The link to log in is right on our main site at thehorseshoof.com , or the direct link is: http://www.wishingwelzequine.com/member/member *If you forgot your password, you can look it up yourself with your own email address – right there! All subscribers have access to the NEW Go Team Barefoot! Forum. There is a full barefoot chat forum for subscribers (barefoot trimming, boots, diet, health/lifestyle, success stories, and chat), as well as a public section where subscribers can post ads (for barefoot news, events, services, classified ads, and barefoot […]
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Dressage Horse Logos

I have been busy adding more dressage logos to my site Horse-Logos.com. These a ready made logos with dressage horses graphics in the designs. They can be customized with your company name, business colors, and company tagline if you have one. Here is an image showing some of these latest dressage horse logos… You will note that I have created some logos with the classic dressage movements: Levade, Piaffe, Capriole. And then there are the common movements of the extended trot and the canter pirouette. Is there a dressage movement you would like to see in a logo design? Just let me know about it below in the comments. Thanks! By the way, I am posting many of my horse logo designs on Pinterest at Horse Logos (horselogos) on Pinterest please repin your favorite ones there.  Also you can pin the above image. Here is a custom  dressage horse logo design I created for a client…   Related articles Top U.S. dressage horse from Bismarck dies Horse Head Logos for Sale What is dressage? Dressage star Charlotte Dujardin rides Olympic horse Valegro one last time The Spiral Of Training Horse Head Logo Equine Medallion
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Effective Promotional Tactics that Get Your Equine Business Noticed

The overheads involved when running an equine business are often high, especially if you’re breeding thoroughbreds or show jumpers, so you’ll need to promote your equine business effectively whilst keeping costs low. Fortunately people love horses so you’ll be able to garner plenty of attention with your animals alone, though it’s certainly a wise move to branch out with your promotional efforts for maximum effect. Consider an office Whilst you might have a small office at your farm, ranch or stables, it’s often wise to invest in an office, even if it’s one shared with other people. This could prove an excellent investment if your stables are located off the beaten track, as many stables are, because it makes meetings with clients more convenient for them. This is an important consideration to take note of because it’s often the case that potential customers don’t get around to paying farms, stables and ranches a visit because of the distances involved. However, when there’s an office in town to meet and discuss matters at, the likelihood of interested parties making the effort to meet in person increases exponentially. Write a marketing plan If you need assistance with writing a marketing plan and […]
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A Horse is a Horse – Except of Course, When in Pain

Occasionally you’ll come across a horse in pain that just seems unexplainable. Caring owners have come to me feeling frustrated that their horse is still “off,” after trying every traditional and holistic health option they could think of. There is always a reason that a horse is sore. Mainly it has to do with how his muscles support this skeletal system. Muscles contract and release. When muscles tighten and cannot achieve a full release, they will remain tense and will shorten over time. This puts strain on the surrounding areas. Because tightening and spasms are an extension of the normal contraction process, these types of problems do not show up on x-rays or standard testing procedures. The horse’s problem can be a muscle misalignment. Every move the horse makes produces stress upon a specific point. All muscles pull, so all skeletal motion is performed in this manner too. Tight muscles can lead to spasms, knots, muscle misalignment and blocked energy. When this happens you can start to see: o Choppy strides o Loss of impulsion o Jump refusals o Back soreness and hollowing o Resistance to lateral flexion and bending o Girthing problems o Biting and other “bad behaviors” o […]
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Would your equine business benefit from an outside office

Make your equine business a success Whether you are breeding show jumpers or hunters, it is vital to inspire confidence in prospective clients if you want to succeed in the equine industry. For breeders that are based in Texas, a Houston office in a prestigious location could be a very wise business investment. If you are just starting out, you may think that it is not possible to run your business from such a location, owing to the high costs involved. However, this is not necessarily so as the short guide I have written below will demonstrate. Making the right impression on a budget Read the following tips to see how you can secure corporate headquarters that will impress your clients, without spending a fortune in the process •    Consider sharing space with other companies in the same line of business. Not only are there possible synergistic benefits to such arrangements but you can also secure the use of luxury executive suites at a much lower cost than would be possible when renting a whole block on your own. There are many areas of expertise involved in horse breeding so it can make very good sense to locate your business […]
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Horse Head Logos for Sale

Newly created horse logos with horse heads in them. These professional ready made logos can be purchased at Horse-Logos.com. All logo designs can be personalized with your company or organization’s  name and colors. Tagline or slogan text is optional. Final logo files include all files needed for commercial and self printing and for web display. Right now there are nine horse head logo designs for sale but more are currently in the works. There are also other pre-made logos posted at Horse-Logos.com for you to view. Visit the site to see the matching business card designs for each of these horse logos.
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From Fall to Winter: A Helpful Checklist for Horse Owners

To help ensure that your horse is healthy and that you can perform chores efficiently, it’s crucial to prepare early for the winter months. Whether winter in your region means rain or snow, preparing beforehand can save you plenty of hassle over the cold, wet months. Fortunately, to help prepare for the fall and winter seasons, here is a basic checklist for horse owners: 1. Buy enough hay to last for the winter. It’s important to keep in mind that the average 1,000-pound horse requires about 20 pounds of food per day (roughly 600 pounds per month). To help things run more smoothly, you should purchase your winter supply of hay beforehand in bulk. However, when buying in bulk, remember to look for green and leafy hay that smells fresh. 2. Regularly perform manure management. To help reduce dangerous ammonia production and create less mud for your horse to stand it while housed in a barn, you need to increase the frequency of stall cleanings. Since a horse can create up to 50 pounds of manure per day, 50 pounds of mud can be created as well when mixed with rainwater. By cleaning up the manure in the paddocks, stalls, […]
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