5 Tips for Buying a Riding Helmet

All students at Square Root Farms are required to wear a helmet during riding lessons. Although we do provide helmets, it's best if students own their own protective headgear. When students have their own helmets, they are already adjusted [...]

By | 2018-06-26T18:01:42+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Riding and Training|Tags: , |1 Comment

I’ll admit – I’m hard on manure forks

Everybody has talents. One of mine happens to be destroying manure forks. I have broken numerous forks throughout my years of horse ownership…most of them only last a couple months under my care. Part of the problem is that [...]

By | 2018-01-23T04:05:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Horse Care|Tags: |0 Comments

Hay Feeding Tips for When the Temperature Plummets

Brrrr...It's been down right chilly up here in Minnesota lately! With temperatures plummeting below 0° Fahrenheit, I've been making sure that the horses get the fuel they need to stay warm. When it gets below freezing, horses need extra [...]

By | 2018-01-17T02:35:16+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Horse Care|Tags: , , |0 Comments

3 Easy Training Exercises You Can Do This Winter

Winter in Minnesota with no indoor arena is not very conducive to riding and training. During November, December and early January, I normally give the horses a break. After the busy lesson season, they appreciate [...]

By | 2018-01-13T23:28:45+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Riding and Training|Tags: , |0 Comments

Goal Setting – 3 Things I’m Going to do in 2018

I have a confession to make...I'm a hardcore planner. I love creating my to-do lists, time maps and schedules. So now that 2018 has rolled around, goals for the new year are on my mind. But I fall prey [...]

By | 2018-01-02T16:39:37+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Horsey Thoughts|Tags: |2 Comments

My Hay Feeding Struggle (and the easy solution)

I used to struggle with how to feed hay. When I brought Joe home (my first horse), I started by just tossing flakes into an empty water trough. But he would grab the hay, toss it onto the ground, and [...]

By | 2018-01-30T16:04:58+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Categories: Horse Care|Tags: , |0 Comments