Travel Tips for a Healthy and Happy Horse

When you’re traveling with your horse, there’s more to do than simply hitch up the trailer and hit the road. SmartPak has the top tips you need for you and your horse’s best (and safest)

Ensuring Safety on the Road with Your Horse

When you’re gearing up for a journey with your equine companion, safety should always be your top priority. Many horse owners instinctively think about the trailer itself, but it’s crucial to recognize that safety starts

Tire Safety: Your Road to Security

Everything on the road hinges on your tires. Protection against unnecessary breakdowns and accidents. Enhanced vehicle control. Improved fuel efficiency. Extended tire lifespan. These are just a few compelling reasons why dedicating a mere five

Catch Your Horse in the Pasture Challenge

Can you go out to the pasture and catch your horse and lead him to the gate without having to halter him? How your horse greets you and what he’s willing to let you do

Seller, Be Cautious!

As the age-old saying goes, the truth shall set you free. This axiom rings particularly true when it comes to the intricate art of selling your home. At times, the allure of bending or obscuring

Tips for a Secure and Enjoyable Trail Riding Experience

Equestrian trail riding is a thrilling and immersive experience that allows riders to explore the natural beauty of the great outdoors. However, safety should always be a top priority when embarking on a trail ride.

Having A Pet-Safe Howl-O-Ween

Holidays are enjoyable occasions for animals and owners alike, but they do provide a disruption in routine that introduces new variables into a pet’s environment. Rather than be haunted by the potential hazards that Halloween

Fall Feeding Tips for Horses: Nurturing Your Equine Companion Through the Season

As the vibrant colors of summer fade into the warm hues of autumn, horse owners must make thoughtful adjustments to their feeding routines to ensure their equine companions stay healthy and nourished during the fall

15th Annual Fall Barrel Dash 

October 13th-14th $5,000 Added (minimum) Custom prizes each day! Buckles for average winners (Sat & Sun) Lonesome Pine Equestrian Center 2101 Woodrow Rd. PR 2250 Lubbock, Texas 79423 Overnight Stalls: (806) 549-8530 Race Questions: (830) 703-6225

Save the Dates for the 2023 IALHA National Championship Show: A Celebration of Andalusians and Lusitanos!

Get ready to experience an extraordinary celebration of the majestic Andalusian and Lusitano horse breeds at the highly anticipated 2023 IALHA National Championship Show, scheduled to take place from November 7th to 11th 2023 at

Arizona Set To Host Another World Class Horse Show

AQHA and APHA horses from around the country will be converging in Scottsdale, AZ this September with two block buster shows from the 20th through the 24th at West World. Arizona Quarter Horse Association’s popular

Top Three Considerations When Selecting Your Horse Stalls

There are a lot of things to consider when selecting stalls for your horse barn, including animal comfort and safety, functionality and style. Three of the most important factors are stall door styles, the design

Finding the Optimal Time to Wean Foals

Weaning foals is a crucial and delicate process that marks the transition from dependency on the mother’s milk to independence and a diet of solid food. This process, though natural, requires careful planning and execution

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter: Canine Cardiac Murmurs

Dog owners do not need to be veterinarians to know that a healthy heart is as important for our furry friends as it is for humans. Yet there can be a lot of confusion surrounding

Bringing Your New Horse Home

Whether “home” is your property or a boarding facility, there is a lot to do to make sure the horse’s transition is as smooth as possible. So you’ve decided to purchase a new horse! Whether

How To Prep Your House To Sell When You’re Broke

If you’re planning to sell your home anytime soon, you’ve likely heard one phrase repeatedly: curb appeal. In other words, you have to make your well-loved, lived-in home catch the eye of potential buyers in the

What Your Body Language Says to Your Horse

If you want to be an effective horse trainer, you need to tune in to body language and be aware of both yours and your horse’s. If you want to be a great horseman, you

Lyme Disease in Horses

Whether you blame it on climate change, increased deer numbers, movement of horses for sport and pleasure — or all the above — the fact remains that Lyme disease in horses is on the rise.

VS Dispersal Sale

Things were Exciting in Claremore, OK for the VS Dispersal Sale on August 9!  Kristen and Wesley Galyean, Jim, Debbie and Jared Glover truly appreciate all who attended and supported their program.  This was a

Nutrena AQHA Level 1 West Championships And Pinnacle Circuit Move To Vegas

The Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships will return in May 2024. Arizona Quarter Horse Association is thrilled to once again be partnering with AQHA to produce The Nutrena AQHA Level 1 West in conjunction with


The National Reined Cow Horse Association will host the MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Hackamore Classic, presented by Oswood Stallion Station, July 24 -30, at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “We are so excited to have

Ask The Vet: Equine Nutrition

Question: I have a 10-month-old colt that is being creep fed twice a day and has all the hay he wants, but is getting really thin. He has not been dewormed yet, but will be

Decoding Equine Communication

While horses cannot speak our language, they possess a rich system of nonverbal communication that allows them to express their emotions and needs. By learning to interpret their subtle cues, horse owners and riders can

Beat the Heat

Essential Tips for Keeping Horses Cool in Hot Weather As summer temperatures soar, it’s crucial to ensure the well-being of our equine friends. Horses are sensitive creatures, and excessive heat can lead to dehydration, heat

Hidden Private Transfer Fees Revealed

As a homebuyer, you’re aware that you’ll eventually have to pay closing costs once you find a home and your offer is accepted. Indeed, real estate transactions typically come with a variety of fees, including property taxes, transfer taxes, or


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How Do Horses Stay Cool During Work and Exercise?

Thermoregulatory mechanisms in the horse are very important during exercise and work. Heat production occurs with the metabolism of fuels for exercise. Thoroughbred racehorses produce enough heat to increase their body temperature 3.25º C to

Stay Consistent With Your Horse

One of the biggest keys to establishing a safe and enjoyable partnership with your horse is consistently working with him. I always say, “Consistency is your greatest ally. Inconsistency is your greatest enemy.” You can’t

Put A “Paws” On Hunting: Keep Your Cat Safe From Rodent-Carried Disease

The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk and yarn or their dislike of water and dogs. While we may be familiar with this archetype, in practice, the

Quenching Their Thirst: The Importance of Hydration in Horses

Hydration plays a critical role in the overall health and well-being of horses. As remarkable athletes and companion animals, horses require ample water intake to maintain their bodily functions, regulate body temperature, support digestion, and