In the News

June 2017

Riders, Falls, and Concussions

Written by Mary Beth Jackson for our May/June 2017 Issue
There’s that moment after you come off your horse where you assess the damage to yourself. This time, I fell forward onto my knees, holding my head, still wearing my helmet. My nose dripped blood onto my breeches, and tears filled my eyes. My head hurt terribly, front and back. My helmet was cracked at the back.
My 15-year-old paint horse had bucked me, in the arena, […]

Animal Awareness & Assistance 4th Anniversary Party – June 24th

Celebrate their 4 year anniversary with Animal Awareness and Assistance, a local nonprofit, with FREE food, games, and more!
A great event for all ages!
Located at Whispering Hills Farm, 2915 Patriot Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Time 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Check out the Facebook page or website (www.AnimalAA.com) for more information about the special guests, pony rides, games, free food, and more. Best of all, come visit our “mascot” Magic and his friends! Bring your camera to take […]

May 2017

Toxic Pasture Plants

Green pastures make for happy horses and happy horse owners, but do you know what’s really growing in your fields?  Fortunately, when offered adequate forage and feed, most horses preferentially avoid toxic plants.  However, knowing what weeds and grasses are in your pasture can help prevent these unfortunate events or help your veterinarian treat a suspected toxicity.

Several grasses can prove toxic when consumed in large enough quantities. Fescue, a common grass found in pastures, becomes […]

Ecovet Fly Spray Is New Standard in Equine Insect Control

EcoVet is a revolutionary, safe Fly Repellant for Horses. A spatial repellent, Ecovet safely and effectively stops insects (including mosquitoes, flies, ticks and no-see-ums) from landing on the horse. If insects don’t land on a horse, they don’t bite the horse.

Versatile 46+ Acres Farm in VA Hunt Country

Desiderate Farm in Rixeyville, VA is offered for sale.
This Versatile 46+ Acre farm in Virginia’s Hunt Country is close to 6 Hunt Clubs! Includes 7 paddockes + 7 Sheds with water and electric. 2 Barns, 2 Wash Stalls, Trails, Jump Field, Groom’s Cottage. Perfect B&B, Training, Breeding OR? Professional All The Way!

Home includes  5 bedrooms,  5 full baths, 2 half baths, Privacy + VIEWS!   $924,900
Contact Marilyn for an appointment! shack@LNF.com 540-220-1318 – 703-968-7000
 

April 2017

Control your Ectoparasites

Warmer, drier  weather is approaching quickly.  As we come out of our winter hibernation and eagerly make plans with our horses, so too are flies, ticks, and mosquitoes making plans to be a nuisance.  The unseasonably warm weather this past winter means insect populations will be returning in full force even earlier.  Although small, flies, mosquitos, and ticks, each present unique threats to your horse’s health.

Perhaps, the most ubiquitous pest of horses, the flies can […]

March 2017

Amelia Courthouse – 40 acres w/immaculate 3BR/3BA home, barn, outbuildings, fencing and more!

Attention Animal Lovers!!!  The sellers are relocating and have contracted Nicholls Auction Marketing Group to market and sell this great move-in ready property at public auction.  Bring your horses and other 4 legged friends and purchase this lovely home by bidding your price!!

Move-in ready recently renovated 3 BR/3 BA home w/3 stall barn, outbuildings & fencing on 40 acres–Only $200,000 Starting Bid!!

  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 3:00pm
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  12900 […]

The Art and Science behind Tad Coffin Saddles

When you step into the barn at Tad Coffin Performance Saddles, you immediately sense that there is something very different going on there. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greene County, Virginia, Tad and his team are committed to evolving the technology and conversation around saddles. Oftentimes, when it comes to finding the right saddle for our horses, we turn to a saddle fitter or rely on a system of padding […]

Tom Seay talks about his favorite VA Trails and upcoming rides

Now is the time to plan those trail riding trips right here at home in Virginia.  The television show, Best of America by Horseback has blessed me with guiding trail riders on incredible journeys such as my Atlantic to Pacific 3,300 mile ride, the 2,000 mile Old Mexico to Canada ride, the Yukon, Alaska, Hawaii, every state in the continental United States, the countries of Belize, Mexico, Honduras and the Caribbean.  We have ridden to […]

GOT RAIN ROT? The Remedy may already be in your Medicine Cabinet

Writtten by Penny Hawes, and appeared in our Sept./Oct. 2016 Issue
Got Rain Rot? It’s a common scenario – you’re grooming your horse and you notice a couple of scabby bumps along his back or croup. Or perhaps he looks like he’s developing a sore on the back of his pastern, or has greyish “crud” on the front of his hind cannon bones.
Whether you know it by the name rain rot, scratches, crud, mud fever or […]