Well, as much as we hate to admit it to ourselves, blanketing season is officially upon us. And as simple as the blanketing process can and should be, there are always some new nuggets of knowledge to pick up to make things more pleasant — not to mention, safer — for all involved.
In celebration of October being Maryland Horse Month, the team at Full Moon Farm (you may recognize the name as the home base of five-star rider Woodge Fulton and host of multiple Area II events) is putting on a series of informational “Barn Tip Tuesday” videos on their Facebook page. The first in the series was full of blanketing know-how. We’ll share future Barn Tip Tuesday videos here on EN, but you can also hit “Like” on the Full Moon Farm page to see the latest.
In addition, each week during Maryland Horse Month, a free webinar series has been introduced to help newcomers to equestrian sport familiarize themselves with getting involved. As we all know, the horse bug is very real, and providing this information to curious parties can help bridge the gap to horse sports. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in this webinar series:
What to Wear and Bring When Riding Horses
October 14, 2020, 4pm
Are you looking forward to starting riding lessons and realize you have no idea what you need to wear and bring? Learn about the basic gear and items a barn may require for lessons or showing so you can be prepared. Our experts from The Surrey and Fair Hill Saddlery will go through the “must have” items for every rider.
How to Select a Horse to Buy or Lease
October 21, 2020, 4pm
When you are finally ready for your own horse, the options can be overwhelming! Brittney Carow of the Maryland Equine Transition Service and Dr. Justin Sobota of South Mountain Equine will discuss what you should look for and considerations to be made to find the horse that is right for you!
Buying a Horse Property: Know Before You Buy
October 28, 2020, 4pm
Are you ready to make the leap into farm ownership and keep your horses at home? Purchasing a farm is a big decision. Tracy Diamond, realtor, has a lot of experience in matching property to new owners and will share tips to make your search more efficient. Keith Wills from Mid Atlantic Farm Credit will join in to share how to prepare for financing that dream farm!
Shopping for a new blanket? Now through tomorrow, October 14, you can shop and receive Horseware Bonus Bucks for redemption later on. You can view Horseware’s collection of blankets by clicking the banner below. Happy shopping!