More horsey gifts, less lines at these holiday store sales
Broken Horn Saddlery
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Established in 1956, Broken Horn Saddlery is a horse lover’s shopping paradise. Located in Baldwin Park, CA, this massive 44,000 square foot equestrian super-store has everything for your English and Western riding needs – from hoof picks and treats, to custom-made silver and show saddles! Have tack that needs repair? Maybe your horse’s blanket needs to be washed before the winter? Broken Horn also offers quality saddle and tack repair, as well as horse blanket laundry services.
It's a great time to invest in a new horse trailer - Here is a short list of top dealers
Heacock Horse Trailers
(818) 242-0211 – Glendale
Heacock Horse Trailers isn’t a new business by any means, but the practical extension of Heacock Welding Company, Inc. The new name goes with the new location as of Sept. 1, when Heacock Horse Trailers moved across the street to 4623 San Fernando Rd. in Glendale. Now, it’s twice the size with better facilities, more employees, and new inventory. Look for the two-story red brick building with newly painted hunter green trim, and of course, the new Heacock Horse Trailers logo wall signage. Best of all, there is an entire street block with much easier truck and trailer access.
The Heacock Horse Trailer line is known above all for horse and personal safety and the highest quality and dependability. They last well over 20 years by design. These trailers are probably the lightest, yet strongest, horse trailers one can own. Along with a new name comes a completely redesigned all-aluminum trailer frame, standard Rumbar flooring and super cool fiberglass roof. Nothing tows as easily as these all-aluminum trailers. The general maintenance is minimal now, too. As always, Heacock trailers are only ramp-load, with no rear-center post. PLus. there is are full walk-though escape doors in every model — straight haul or slant haul. Safety is paramount.
Heacock Horse Trailers, the ultimate professionals, services what it sells, and that professionalism goes into the care and servicing of every other brand and type of trailer serviced, too.
Western fashion lives brightly and full; here's an update from those who live it
Cowgirls for a Cause
Cowgirls for a Cause is an artisan line of equine-inspired ladies apparel and gifts, designed for the gal who loves horses. In addition to the one-of-a-kind images that adorn each and every one of our shirts, you will also find a fun or inspiring saying on the back. There is no reason you can’t look cute while you’re out enjoying your horse! The Cowgirls for a Cause Collection is designed to ride in, work in, play in and just love your horse in. With design-enhancing, contrast-stitch thermals, hand-cut V-necks in lightweight cotton and cuddly warm, bold-colored thermals, you are sure to find a design and a fit that is just right for you. Visit our website at www.cowgirlsforacause.com to see our full line of clothing, hats and handmade leather bracelets. There is something for every horse lover, both English and Western. Enjoy, and remember to always live, love…and ride!
North American Peruvian Horse Association
The North American Peruvian Horse Association is proud to announce the 2013 U.S. National show. This beautiful and very elegant horse will be showcased at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank October 4-6. The public is invited to this very special event and witness the smoothest riding horse in the equine world!
The Peruvian Horse has been represented in the United States for over 45 years. The NAPHA represents the Peruvian Horse in the U.S. with affiliate organizations in Canada, Central and South America, Europe
and Australia. NAPHA is primarily charged with maintaining the registry of the breed.
Footings and facilities play a big role in the enjoyment of horses. Here are some of the best products and services you'll find.
ArenaClear is an organic soil conditioner that controls dust by improving water retention in soils up to 300 percent while enhancing water percolation in muddy areas. The application of ArenaClear two times a year saves labor and watering by 50 percent. It works on sand, clay and any nature-made soil. The results are a healthier, dust-free environment for trainers, instructors, riders and just as importantly, your horse. ArenaClear also discourages soils from freezing thus extending all seasonal usage. It’s recommended for polo fields, indoor & outdoor arenas, round pens, muddy paddocks, ranch roads, as well as soccer, baseball & football fields. ArenaClear provides greater coverage & requires less application than competitive products and is produced by TRC & Associates, Inc.
Massage, hydrotherapy, electro-magnetic pulses…there are interesting options today for Equine Therapy.
Here are some vendors and products to know about BEFORE you need them!
911 Supply House
at EQ-Wine Covers, Paso Robles
When an emergency happens, Jim Fritsche, owner of EQ-Wine Covers says, “Hoof ‘n Holler!”. Preparing for that unforeseen emergency has been a priority for Jim and his wife, Shirley, for many years. After opening their new display yard in Paso Robles last year they decided to dedicate their showroom to a disaster preparedness center. Now 911 Supply House is the go-to source in the area. It’s stocked with all the best in emergency gear for your family and horses. If you’re traveling by or are headed to the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles this summer, they invite you to drop by EQ-Wine Covers just 2.5 blocks south of the fairgrounds. Located at 1736 Riverside Avenue in downtown Paso Robles, they have on display their best selling 24’ x 24’ x 13’ tall hay barn, 18’ x 36’ trailer cover, a mare motel, and more! Mention you saw their ad in the Horsetrader and receive a free gift!
The science and art of caring for horses' hooves is practiced by these pros
Kimberly Ann Jackson serves Southern California with natural barefoot hoof care services. Most good ideas are simple – soundness, health, longevity. This tried and true work is founded on the hoof conformation and wear patterns of wild horses. It is also informed by the latest cutting edge science of the hoof. This astonishingly successful synergy brings hoof health to our domestic horses.
“This is the ideal method of hoof care because it has a unique and abundant wealth of benefits,” says Kimberly, whose clients repeatedly report that their horses have better balance, larger and freer strides and soundness – often where they have not had any in quite some time. Many clients appreciate her kindness with their horses, as respect for the horse is paramount.
Kimberly has been certified by the AANHCP and Liberated Horsemanship, two internationally recognized Hoof Care Institutions. She worked for five years with Jaime Jackson, the originator of this method, in his personal trim practice and the AANHCP, and has been practicing Natural Barefoot Hoof Care since 2003.
The horses she works with are from a broad range of disciplines — dressage, school horses, trail, endurance, rodeo, pleasure and more. She welcomes your most challenging hoof conditions such as laminitis, club foot and run-under heels. “It is most rewarding to see these horses sound out and thrive!” she says.
California vet practices are among the best - here are some
Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital
(661) 832-1150 www.bakersfieldvet.com
Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital is the leading provider of equine veterinary services in Kern County. We provide high quality care and diagnostic workups in the following areas: preventative medicine, internal medicine, lameness, reproduction, neonatal care, dentistry, podiatry and elective soft tissue surgery. We have three ambulatory veterinary units, ultrasound, full service digital radiology, upper airway endoscopy and a limited surgical facility.
While Equine medicine is our main focus, we also provide service to small ruminant food animals and some exotics. We come from a rural background, with strong work ethics. We understand the importance of “old fashioned” values and hope to be a source of inspiration to future generations of Veterinarians. We are committed to keep pace with the newest technology and treatment modalities while maintaining our long-standing tradition of excellent animal health care.
Looking for a home for your horse? Here are some of California's best
Sycamore Trails Stables
San Juan Capistrano
This Orange County facility has been family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, and riders from beginning levels to advanced enjoy their riding experiences with three covered arenas. The unique facilities provide riders with comfortable, all-weather riding. There’s also five other arenas for training and/or riding in a more pastoral atmosphere. A wide range of accommodating feeds at reasonable rates and immediate openings are available. Call (949) 661-1755 or visit the facility’s website.