Hoof packing tricks of the trade.

  1. Condition your horses on all different kinds of footing.
  2. Cold winter days are the perfect time to plan for the upcoming season.
  3. Bits and Biting
  4. When learning new things, take baby steps.
  5. Cross training is great for horses of all disciplines.
  6. The Dump and Run
  7. Got pesky skin fungus or rain rot?
  8. Time to get organized!
  9. My horse won’t drink. What should I do?
  10. Like braiding sprays but hate the cost?
  11. Take good care of your trailer and it will take good care of you.
  12. 15-minute sessions with your horse from Perfect Partners Equine
  13. How to fill your hay net the easy way.
  14. Stay positive
  15. Putting Effort Into Relaxation
  16. Does your horse get anxious about jumping?
  17. Be Sure to Smile and Breathe When You Ride.
  18. Travel With an Extra Set of Horse Shoes
  19. Warm-up Strategy for Excitable Horses
  20. Sunscreen Isn’t Just for People.
  21. Hoof packing tricks of the trade.
  22. Expand your horizons.
  23. Save money by cleaning your own blankets.
  24. Keeping skin disease away.
  25. Make your own brush jump
  26. Whoa means whoa and go means go!
  27. Quick and easy manure stain remover.
  28. Nutrition matters!
  29. Do-it-yourself tire changing.
  30. Hey, wait for me!
  31. Do you have a horse that is struggling with skin issues or even thrush?
  32. Keep a journal of what you have learned
  33. Need a dressage arena to practice in but you are on a budget? Make your own.
  34. Seek out a new perspective once in a while

By Lisa Barry, FEI 5* Rider and Trainer

When packing a horse’s foot for a bruise or after working on hard ground to prevent soreness, add a little Sore No-More® liniment to your Betadine and Epsom salt mixture. I like this mixture to be similar to the consistency of oatmeal: soft enough that it’s not all salt and firm enough that it doesn’t run out of your hand when trying to place it in the hoof. The arnica in the Sore No-More will reduce the pain and help the Epsom salt draw more of the bruise out. You can also wet an Animalintex® dry poultice pad with Sore No-More instead of water when packing a foot that can’t tolerate the abrasiveness of the salt. Important! Never overfill your horse’s hoof with foot pack. You can cause more soreness from pressure. A little can go a long way!

About Lisa:

Lisa Barry is a four-star event rider who has been riding and competing horses for 29 years, and has 16 years of international competition experience. Her horses have had top placings at many FEI events including at the Advanced/CCI4*/CCI5* level. Lisa has trained with Karen O’Connor for 25 years, and has worked for and ridden with Karen and David since she joined the O’Connor program as a working student when she was 17. Lisa competed at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event aboard her beloved FIS Prince Charming, aka “Peanut,” a tiny, feisty New Zealand OTTB. Lisa is currently training and coaching out of Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida. If you have questions for Lisa or would like to learn more about her program email her at lisa@lisabarry.com

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