Redmond Equine Blog

Ice Slice Nature's Blend is safe for pets and keeps horses safe from icy conditions in winter.

How to Keep Horses Safe in Winter

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Rock Salt vs. Mineral Blocks: Which is Best for My Horse?

Rock Salt vs. Mineral Blocks: Which is Best for My Horse?

April 14, 2021

All horses need salt and minerals in their diet. They're necessary to regulate fluids, combat dehydration, and maintain nerve health and muscle contraction. Salt is also essential to triggering your horse to drink. For these reasons and more, horses need access to a quality mineral salt block or rock salt lick. But which...

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Where Does Your Horse’s Salt Come From?

Where Does Your Horse’s Salt Come From?

August 5, 2021

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A Redmond Story: A Poultice for Horse Splints and Stocking Up

A Redmond Story: A Poultice

for Horse Splints and Stocking Up

August 12, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  This Clay Poultice Gave Jennifer's Horses an Edge

A Redmond Story: This Clay Poultice

Gave Jennifer's Horses an Edge

August 11, 2021

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Keep it Simple and Salty: 3 Foundational Redmond Equine Supplements

Keep it Simple and Salty:

3 Foundational Redmond Equine Supplements

July 23, 2021

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Iron for Horses:  How Much is Too Much?

Iron for Horses:  How Much is Too Much?

July 27, 2021

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How Do You Hydrate Your Horses?

How Do You Hydrate Your Horses?

July 27, 2021

In this article, award-winning educator Julie Goodnight talks horse hydration. Julie offers guidance to horse enthusiasts in articles and through clinics and appearances. She teaches horsemanship domestically and internationally, and was named Exceptional Equestrian Educator by Equine Affaire. 

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A Redmond Story:  Rebecca's Show Horses Were Showing Signs of Ulcers

A Redmond Story:  Rebecca's Show Horses Were Showing Signs of Ulcers 

July 16, 2021

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A Redmond Story: This Vet Treats Equine Ulcers With Daily Gold

A Redmond Story: This Vet Treats

Equine Ulcers With Daily Gold

July 9, 2021

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A Redmond Story: Daily Gold Helped Prada Get Out of Pain From Equine Ulcers

A Redmond Story:  Daily Gold Helped Prada

Get Out of Pain From Equine Ulcers

July 15, 2021

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A Redmond Story: How Sarah Treated Equine Ulcers in Her Horse

A Redmond Story:  How Sarah

Treated Equine Ulcers in Her Horse

July 14, 2021

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12 Important Vitamins and Minerals for Horses

12 Important Vitamins and Minerals for Horses

March 26, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  Mineral Brand of Choice for Red Hot Running Horses

A Redmond Story:  Mineral Brand

of Choice for Red Hot Running Horses

July 2, 2021

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A Redmond Story: Daily Red Fortified Horse Minerals Stopped Nicki's Licking

A Redmond Story: Daily Red Fortified

Horse Minerals Stopped Nicki's Licking

July 2, 2021

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5 Reasons Horses Eat Dirt:  And What You Should (or Shouldn’t) Do About It

5 Reasons Horses Eat Dirt:  And What You Should (or Shouldn’t) Do About It

March 4, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  Janet's Show Horses Get the Trace Minerals They Need With Redmond Rock

A Redmond Story:  Janet's Horses Thrive on the Natural Trace Minerals in Redmond Salt

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Redmond Daily Red:   Fortified Loose Minerals For Horses

Redmond Daily Red:   

Fortified Loose Minerals For Horses

July 2, 2021

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A Redmond Story: How Taylor Got Her Horse to Drink More Water

A Redmond Story: How Taylor Got

Her Horse to Drink More Water

July 2, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  Why Sue Changed Her Horse's Salt Lick to Redmond Salt

A Redmond Story:  Why Sue Changed Her Horse's Himalayan Salt Lick to Redmond Salt

July 1, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  Kelly Uses Rock on a Rope to Give Her Horse Salt and Trace Minerals

A Redmond Story:  Kelly Uses Rock on a Rope to Give Her Horse Salt and Trace Minerals

June 28, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  How Dana Used Rein Water to Help Her Dehydrated Horse

A Redmond Story:  How Dana Used Rein Water to Help Her Dehydrated Horse

June 28, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  Why Shelby Switched Her Horse Block to Loose Mineral Salt

A Redmond Story:  Why Shelby Switched

Her Horse Block to Loose Mineral Salt

March 25, 2021

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A Redmond Story: Emma Uses Daily Gold Syringe to Calm Her Stressed Horse

A Redmond Story: Emma Uses Daily Gold Syringe

to Calm Her Stressed Horse

June 25, 2021

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A Redmond Story: Kyra Uses Daily Gold to Treat Stress in Her Horses

A Redmond Story: Kyra Uses Daily Gold

to Treat Stress in Her Horses

June 25, 2021

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A Redmond Story: Daily Gold Supplement Made Demri's Horse Calmer

A Redmond Story: Daily Gold Supplement 

Made Demri's Horse Calmer

June 24, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  Alysha Used Daily Gold to Calm Anxiety in Her Horse

A Redmond Story:  Alysha Used Daily Gold to Calm Anxiety in Her Barrel Horse

June 24, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  How Kelly's Senior Horse Regained an Appetite for Life

A Redmond Story:  How Kelly's Senior Horse Regained an Appetite for Life

June 22, 2021

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A Redmond Story: How Jamie Settled Her Stressed Horse's Stomach

A Redmond Story:  How Jamie Settled Her Stressed Horse's Stomach

June 22, 2021

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Horse and Rider:  Does Your Horse  Trust You?

Horse and Rider: 

Does Your Horse  Trust You?

June 21, 2021

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A Redmond Story: The Solution for Erin's Cinchy Horse

A Redmond Story: The Solution for Erin's Cinchy Horse

June 21, 2001

If you've saddled very many horses, you've likely run across a few that balk at being cinched. A "girthy" or "cinchy" horse can act out in ways that are frustrating, a bit scary, and potentially dangerous--for both you and the horse. Behaviors might be as innocuous as stomping a hoof or pinning the ears, or more worrisome,...

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A Redmond Story: The Remedy for My Horse's Gas Colic and Equine Ulcers

 

A Redmond Story: The Remedy for My Horse's Gas Colic and Equine Ulcers

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Redmond Daily Gold: Cost-Effective Treatment for Equine Ulcers

Redmond Daily Gold: Cost-Effective Treatment for Equine Ulcers

June 10, 2021

Ulcers are a common problem in performance horses, including therapy animals. Equine ulcers are sores that form on the stomach lining, and are created by too much gastric acid. They can be difficult and expensive to cure long-term when using pharmaceutical/medical treatment. 

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Providing Salt and Equine Electrolytes to Your Horse During Summertime

Providing Salt and Equine Electrolytes to Your Horse During Summertime

June 10, 2021

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D., of Getty Equine Nutrition, is an independent equine nutritionist offering nutrition services for all life stages and integrative support for disorders and diseases. In this article, Dr. Getty discusses the need for salt to protect against dehydration in horses.

 

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A Redmond Story: Daily Gold Healed Ulcers in Kara's Barrel Horse

A Redmond Story: How Kara Healed Ulcers in Her Barrel Horse

June 9, 20201

Worried your performance horse has ulcers?  You're not the only horse owner dealing with this pervasive problem. According to this American Association of Equine Practitioners article, up to 90 percent of racehorses and 60 percent of show horses are affected by equine ulcers. It's a staggering number and concerning for...

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A Redmond Story: How Daily Gold Transformed My Senior Horse

A Redmond Story: How Daily Gold Transformed My Senior Horse

June 9, 2021

While loose stool in horses is not an uncommon problem, it may become a dangerous one if not resolved quickly. When horse diarrhea becomes chronic, it can cause weight loss, dehydration in horses, colic, and an overall poor appearance and affect.

Dalia Griffith's senior horse Star suffered with a prolonged bout of...

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A Redmond Story:  How Shanon Used Our Loose Minerals to Save Her Rescue Horse

A Redmond Story:  How Shanon Used Our Loose Minerals to Save Her Rescue Horse

May 30, 2021

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12 Ways to Prepare for Spring and Keep Your Horse Healthy

12 Ways to Prepare for Spring

and Keep Your Horse Healthy

May 7, 2021

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A Vet's View:  Treating Equine Ulcers with Redmond Daily Gold

A Vet's View:  Treating Equine Ulcers

with Redmond Daily Gold

May 26, 2021

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8 Benefits of Electrolytes for Horses

8 Benefits of Electrolytes for Horses

May 21, 2021

In this post, Jessica Huntington, DVM, from Stephenville, Texas discusses why electrolytes for horses are necessary and in what situations they're indicated and beneficial. Dr. Huntington takes an integrative approach to the equine athlete by combining traditional veterinary medicine with chiropractic care and acupuncture.

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How to Keep Flies Away From Horses

How to Keep Flies Away From Horses

May 21, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  How Jo Got Her Dehydrated Horse Drinking Again

A Redmond Story:  How Jo Got Her

Dehydrated Horse Drinking Again

May 20, 2021

Water plays an essential role in every function of a horse's body. But horses can be fussy about water, and certain situations may cause them to stop drinking altogether. A horse refusing water can quickly escalate into a scary situation, and without fluids, a horse will become dangerously dehydrated in just a few...

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Do you Know How Much Garlic To Feed Horses?

Do you Know How Much Garlic To Feed Horses?

May 20, 2021

Garlic is a powerful little plant.  It has amazing healing, disease-inhibiting, and natural fly-repelling properties that can improve your horse’s health and quality of life. In fact, garlic is considered one of the most effective natural healing elements we know of. But can a horse eat too much garlic?

It's a great question, and one...

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How to Treat and Prevent Gas Colic in Horses

How to Treat and Prevent

Gas Colic in Horses

May 20, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  How Daily Gold Settled Paige's Stressed Horse

A Redmond Story:  How Daily Gold Settled Paige's Stressed Horse

May 13, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  How Kate Got Her Stressed Horse to Calm Down and Focus

A Redmond Story:  How Kate Got Her Stressed Horse to Calm Down and Focus

May 13, 2021

Is your horse agitated, misbehaving or displaying an uncooperative attitude? No matter how talented or well-trained your horse is, if he's too nervous or stressed, he won't reach his full potential and you won't be able to connect and accomplish great things together.

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A Redmond Story: How Alyssa Got Two New Horses to Drink More Water

A Redmond Story: How Alyssa Got

Two New Horses to Drink More Water

May 10, 2021

Clichés exist for a reason, and the one about leading a horse to water is true. Sometimes horses  just won't drink!  No matter how we coax, entice, or beg. Most horse owners have dealt with a horse refusing water, and  know it can quickly escalate into a scary situation.

Alyssa Fleming, a horse owner and Redmond...

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Salt vs. Electrolytes for Horses: What’s the Difference?

Salt vs. Electrolytes for Horses: What’s the Difference?

April 20, 2021

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A Redmond Story:  How Sami Solved Her Horse's Equine  Ulcers

A Redmond Story:  How Sami Solved Her Horse's Equine  Ulcers

April 20, 2021

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Why Won’t My Horse Drink When Hauling or Away From Home?

Why Won’t My Horse Drink When Hauling or Away From Home?

April 12, 2021

Water is essential to life, and a horse that’s not drinking can become dangerously dehydrated in just a few days. Your horse’s health is important, and hydration is key—but horses are sometimes fussy about water. Certain situations can cause horses to stop drinking, quickly putting them at risk for dehydration and colic....

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A Personal Story About My Older Horse Dribbling Urine

In this article, Stacey Kimmel-Smitha member of team Redmond, a regular blogger and advocate of Redmond products—shares a personal story about her horse's challenges with urinary incontinence. Keep reading to discover what causes incontinence in horses and possible prevention and treatments.

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Equine Ulcers 101:  Tips on How to Treat and Prevent Ulcers in Horses

Equine Ulcers 101:  Tips on How to

Treat and Prevent Ulcers in Horses

March 31, 2021

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Is My Horse Getting Too Much Iron in Daily Gold or Redmond Rock?

Is My Horse Getting Too Much Iron in Daily Gold or Redmond Rock?

March 29, 2021

Is my horse getting too much iron from Redmond Rock products and/or Daily Gold? It's an important question and one we hear often from customers. Iron overload is mentioned frequently in the equine world when discussing  supplements, feed, and trace minerals for horses.

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Selenium Supplementation for Horses and Soil

Selenium Supplementation for Horses and Soil

March 23, 2021

Selenium is an essential trace mineral that all animals need to survive. Here, we will learn more about what selenium is, how it supports immune health, and how to start a selenium supplement program for your land, horses, and other livestock. Redmond Daily Red supplement is a great way to begin adding selenium to your horse's diet.

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Wintertime Riding:  7 Safety Tips for You and Your Horse

Wintertime Riding:

7 Safety Tips for You and Your Horse

March 12, 2021

Being mired in cold temperatures or snow and ice doesn’t have to put a stop to quality time spent with your horse. It’s important to keep your horse moving during winter months, and time together will help you stay connected. So how do you safely navigate winter riding conditions? First, make sure your horse is drinking...

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Poultices for Horses: How to Reduce Swelling in Legs

Poultices for Horses:

How to Reduce Swelling in Legs

March 10, 2021

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Can I Feed Daily Gold and Redmond Rock Crushed Together?

Can I Feed Daily Gold and

Redmond Rock Crushed Together?

March 4, 2021

At Redmond Equine, we've received questions from you asking if it's safe to feed Redmond Daily Gold Stress Relief and Redmond Rock Crushed together. The short answer is yes!  It's completely safe, and even recommended, that you feed Daily Gold with another Redmond loose mineral product.

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Redmond Rock Crushed vs. Daily Red Loose Mineral Horse Supplements

Redmond Rock Crushed vs. Daily Red Loose Mineral Horse Supplements

March 3, 2021

For thousands of years, horses have free-fed on wild grasses and natural pastureland. Horses were made to run the prairies, with the sun on their backs and green, nutrient-rich grasses going in their bellies every day. Unfortunately, today it’s not always possible to provide those ideal circumstances for our...

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Should I feed Redmond Rock Crushed and Daily Red Together?

Should I Feed Both Redmond Rock Crushed

and Daily Red Loose Horse Minerals?

Mar 3, 2021

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Gaining Your Horse's Trust — and  3 Ways You Could Lose It

Gaining Your Horse's Trust —

and  3 Ways You Could Lose It

March 1, 2021

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A Vet's View: 6 Causes of Loose Manure in Horses

A Vet's View:

6 Causes of Loose Manure in Horses

In this post, Jessica Huntington, DVM, from Stephenville, Texas discusses common causes of diarrhea in horses and and her recommendations to resolve it quickly with Redmond Daily Gold Stress Relief. Dr. Huntington takes an integrative approach to the equine athlete by combining traditional veterinary medicine with chiropractic care and...

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How to Calm Anxiety in Horses

How to Calm Anxiety in Horses

February 23, 2021

Like us, horses can get stressed and nervous when traveling, competing, or learning the ropes of a new job. They exhibit anxiety in different ways—from excessive chewing or grinding teeth, weight loss, to spooking easily, pacing, rearing, bolting, sweating, or suffering from gastric ulcers or diarrhea.

The symptoms and behaviors of a nervous...

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Horse  is Dehydrated

5 Ways to Tell if Your Horse  is Dehydrated

February 18, 2021

Did you know over 60% of your horse is water? That includes 85% of his brain, 75% of muscles, even 30% of bone. A horse's good health depends on his body’s ability to adapt to changes in environment and feed to keep fluid levels balanced. A hydrated horse is a healthy horse, while a dehydrated horse is in danger.

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4 Common Myths Regarding Dehydration in Horses

4 Common Myths Regarding

Dehydration in Horses

February 17, 2021

Most horse owners know a hydrated horse is a healthy horse, and a dehydrated horse is a serious matter. As horse owners, we provide salt blocks for horses to replace essential trace minerals, and because salt triggers their thirst for water. But what if horses ignore their block? How do you get horses to drink more water?

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Garlic for Horses: Which Form is Best?

Garlic for Horses: Which Form is Best?

February 15, 2021

Did you know garlic is one of the most common herbal supplements used in the equine industry?1 It’s been used for centuries for its many health benefits and as a natural repellant to keep flies away from horses.

There are numerous forms of garlic horse supplements out there. So which is best for your horse? Are some forms of garlic more...

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Salt for Horses: How Much Is Too Much?

Salt for Horses: How Much Is Too Much?

February 3, 2021

Occasionally you may come across a horse with a large appetite for salt, whether it’s salt blocks, salt licks, or loose salt. Can a horse have too much salt? Will it harm your horse?

This is a question we've heard from horse owners for decades. At Redmond, we've been in the salt business for many years, and have yet to see a case of a...

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Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson on Daily Red

Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson are partners—partners in life, work, competition, play—and now partners of Redmond Equine! The Oklahoma couple first met at a high school rodeo in 1980 where Mike won the Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Ribbon Roping with his ribbon runner, Sherrylynn. The two later met up on the road and sealed their partnership by tying the knot in Canada in 2002. The husband/wife combo has...

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How Lance Robinson Cares For Foal Diarrhea

How Lance Robinson

Cares For Foal Diarrhea

August 6, 2019

In this article, Pink Buckle horse owner, Lance Robinson, discusses foal diarrhea and how he uses the Daily Gold Stress Relief Syringe to resolve it quickly.

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Ride Like a Girl : Avery Jacob on the Courage to Love

It takes an incredible amount of courage to rescue a horse you’ve never met before from a feedlot back at home while you’re on vacation in another state. But that’s exactly what I did.

 

Why did I spontaneously choose to invest money into a mare I’d never met or heard of before that day? I don’t know. But after a year of thinking about it now, I believe it’s because I saw some potential in the...

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5 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Horse

5 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Horse

February 3, 2018

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Ride Like a Girl: Kara Posch on Being In Tune with Your Horse

To me, to ride like a girl means riding with passion and a drive to be the best you can be. More importantly, it means being in tune with your animal. It is really interesting if you take a look around and see all the individual relationships in the equine world. Some people just want have fun, some want to win, and some just want to be confident in what they’re doing. I am personally very...

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Ride Like a Girl: Audree Taylor on Wholeness

Riding makes me feel free and confident. When I’m out with my horse there are no bullies, the curl in my hair doesn’t matter and neither does the style of my clothes. No one can make fun of me or make me feel small.  When I ride I get to bond with a huge animal that will always love and protect me.

 

If someone told me I rode like a girl, I would smile because that’s exactly how I want to ride....

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Ride Like a Girl: The Ones to Watch Out For

Riding like a girl doesn’t mean riding poorly. Being told to ride like a girl means to ride smart, aggressive and gritty, all while looking professional doing it. Because not many people can make running a 1100 pound animal around three tight turns look easy, and the ones that are the best at it, and the ones that I look up to the most, are girls.

 

Riding like a girl means that you’re capable...

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Riding Made Me: Lindsey Nordick on Working Her Way to Success

Riding made me more determined and humble.

 

I run a full-service equine training facility. We take in around 8-10 young horses a month. I am determined to have a successful training business and that doesn’t happen by wishing and hoping it would happen. It happens by being a determined human and reaching toward those goals one step at a time, little by little, every single day. It happens...

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Riding Made Me: Jec Ballou on Mindfulness and Accountability

Even for those of us who describe ourselves as firmly connected to reality, our tethers to a calm, realistic state can become frayed during everyday life. For numerous reasons, we often experience our bearings altered, our perceptions skewed. This is when a give a sigh of gratitude for horses. Riding has made me more grounded.

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How Daily Gold Helped Relieve One Horse’s Ulcers and Stress

I have been feeding the Redmond Daily Gold to my primary Gelding, Ace, for at least 4 years and love it as much now as I did when I first started it!

 

About 4 years ago I moved my horse, Ace, to a new pasture due to some life changes. He did not handle it well. He dropped weight because he was a very hard keeper and was stressed. He ended up with ulcers. After the initial treatment for the...

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Six Things To Do To Help Your Horse Through the Winter

Winter is coming, and in some higher elevations it may feel like it has already arrived.  Here in Heber, Utah, we are at 5500 ft and this morning the icicles were hanging off of the pasture water wheels like frozen knives. I really feel for our horses. Even though it’s said horses can cope with temperatures down to -40°, they must be cold.

 

Horses are incredible creatures, and as winter...

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Ride Like a Girl: Finding Your Inner Alpha

I love horses, don’t you? I mean I REALLY love horses. I love them so much, I have ten of them! Feeding them is the first thing I do in the morning. Checking on them is the last thing I do at night, “just to make sure . . .”

This is a surprise to everyone in my life because I was 53 when I got talked into going for a trail ride and found a passion I didn’t know I had. However, because I found a...

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Riding Made Me: Alyssa Fleming on 3 Ways Horses Improved Her Character

Riding has always been a big part of my life. I realize that I would not be the person that I am today without all of the things that riding has taught me, and ultimately, all of the things that riding made me. While riding’s made me many things, the ones that resonate the most are more grateful, more resilient, and more driven.

 

 

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Riding Made Me: Sheralee Fiore on Confidence Creating Selflessness

When I reflect on what riding’s done for me, I can see that it made me a more confident person in all aspects of my life. Riding helps me believe more in myself and helps me to trust myself. As you ride at higher levels, you need to show that you have that confidence. Before I run I tell myself that I believe in my horse as well as myself. I tell myself I can get the job done. That has helped...

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Learning to Love it All

Manolo pointed at the fence where a piece of pipe stuck out, and I thought he was going to tsk me. A horse could scrape himself there. Then he spread his arms wide and pivoted in a slow circle, as if he were gathering the whole property in an embrace. With a few gentle words to me, a young trainer focused wholly on riding and training and teaching, he made his point clear.

 

Even though I ...

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Why I Ride: Mike Mumford on True Partnership

At Redmond, we believe everyone has a story to tell, especially about the things that inspire their passions. We want to know the stories behind the faces in our community, so we started the “Why I Ride” series. We asked our own Mike Mumford to answer the question “Why do you ride?” His answer follows.

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Will Redmond Rein Water Help My Dehydrated Horse Drink?

They say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. If you own a horse, you probably know how true that sentiment is. Horses become accustomed to the water in their home paddock and stall, and water from a different source when you’re traveling or have moved can taste strange to them. Often times, you’ll find your equine partner will simply refuse to drink the foreign water. This...

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How Long Does The Rock Last?

One of the most popular questions we get when talking to new Redmond Rock customers is “How long does the Rock last?” It’s also one of the most difficult to answer concretely.

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

by Jolene Green

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Trust your intuition to avoid injury

“Try That One More Time.” When it comes to horses, these words are often looked back on with regret. They’re often the words muttered right before something goes terribly wrong. Words matter. Sometimes we need to listen to the words that come out of our mouth and to listen to the voice inside instead.

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The deep connection I share with my horse

There are hardly words for my connection with Six. It is so deep I don’t have a lot of words for it. It is a feeling inside that only him and I share. I know every single thing he likes and does not like, how to keep him happy without him doing anything besides looking at me. Communication in any relationship is important, but it doesn’t have to be talking. Six and I have our own communication...

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Helping my ulcer stricken high anxiety barrel mare

by Carrie Kapusta-kriel

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Josie the wonder mare

Jose Shady Lady, Josie, is our 22 year old mare. This mare has been used for everything from reining 12-15 years ago, Jr rodeo (barrels and poles), broodmare and now our beloved lesson horse.

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Keep my horses drinking on endurance rides

Elicia Kamberg

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Julie Goodnight: Avoiding Feed-time Frenzy

(Photo credit to Heidi Melocco, Whole-Picture.com)

Julie Goodnight takes on topics you want to know more about in her online training library—part of her ever-expanding Horse Master Academy (http://signin.JulieGoodnight.com) now with a free access membership to help you search for many training articles, videos and MP3s!

For more thoughts from Julie, watch her Horse Master TV show each week on...

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Julie Goodnight: A Horse’s Sense of Fairness

Julie Goodnight takes on topics you want to know more about in her online training library—part of her ever-expanding Horse Master Academy (http://signin.JulieGoodnight.com) now with a free access membership to help you search for many training articles, videos and MP3s!

“Does my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question—a question...

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What Daily Gold has done for my OTTB mare

Daily Gold is a part of my mare’s daily routine and I love what it has done for her.

I found her while undergoing rehab after surgery on her knees. She was on stall rest and started on Daily Gold. For a “hot” thoroughbred, being stuck in a stall is not fun, however she handled it all in stride. After 2-1/2 years she is fully recovered from her injuries. Daily Gold remains part of our routine....

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Winter horse care tips

If you live in an area with real winters or just have a horse that grows in a super heavy winter coat you know that riding and conditioning this time of year can be a challenge. It’s hard to get in good rides not just because of the shorter daylight but because you don’t want to bring back a sweaty horse that is going to stay wet for hours, often past dark if you aren’t able to ride early in...

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Keeping my therapy horses healthy and hydrated

I have 10 horses. They all have jobs: jumping, driving, lessons, etc., but their most important job is helping people. They are therapy horses. A lot of people depend on them. They depend on me to keep them healthy and hydrated. I depend on Redmond’s Daily Gold,  salt Rocks and Redmond Rock Crushed salt added to their other daily  supplements. I love seeing their water buckets half emptied...

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Keeping my horse calm before a run

Six and I just finished up our year at the Great Lakes Circuit Finals in Louisville, KY. We had another Great Finals, we were 1st in one round and placed 2nd in another. 

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Redmond First Aid for wound care

This young horse was cut above the eye. I think most owners would have taken him in for stitches, I definitely thought about it. The wound did not prohibit any function of the eye so I decided to let it run its course. I am a huge advocate of the First Aid, nothing works better for blood flow, and fly control.

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Staying hydrated on long rides (and runs)

By Jec A. Ballou

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Redmond Rock is OMRI Listed for Organic Use

Did you know Redmond Rock is OMRI Listed? That means it is approved for use in organic production.

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A Redmond Story:  Jolene Uses Redmond First Aid on Everything

I feel a little like the dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding who used Windex for everything, but I LOVE First Aid clay by Redmond. Now I reach for it first. 

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Redmond Equine is about more than horses

Whether you’re trying your first Redmond Rock or you’ve been with us from the beginning, you know Redmond Equine for natural, healthy products for your horse. But Redmond is about much more than just that!

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How I found my perfect horse

In 2011 I had sold 3 barrel horses and was planning to buy the perfect horse to take the next step in my barrel racing career. I wanted something perfect. I remember sitting at Jane and Ryan Melby’s house and Ryan said, “What do you want in a horse? Do u want a mare or a gelding? A long strided horse or short strided horse? A push style horse or a free runner?”

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Daily Gold transformed my mare

I’ve been using Redmond Daily Gold now for quite a while, and being without it is inconceivable to me.  My mare, Sienna, was having some very big issues when her stablemate was taken away, and all she would do, all day and night, was pace her fence line non-stop.  She lost weight and wore her shoes down to basically aluminum foil.  I tried several products to see if they’d help, and nothing...

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Where does Redmond Rock come from?

Redmond’s story begins in 1958, when a prolonged drought forced two brothers to abandon their farm in central Utah. Aware that Native Americans had once harvested salt rock from their farmland, Milo and Lamar Bosshardt borrowed a little money and went into the salt business with little more than sledgehammers, picks, and a determination to provide for their families. Their salt deposit...

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This is why I ride – Jec Ballou

Call us what you like– gluttons for struggle or eternal seekers or insatiably curious. But the fact is that some of us like to hook ourselves to journeys that never end. Heck, we more than just like it; we love it, we thrive on it. And for those of us who enjoy learning something that is infinite in content and breadth, horseback riding feeds our souls.  Riding, or more specifically the urge...

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Love, Adventure, Curiosity, Challenge – This is Why I Ride

I enjoy spending endless hours in the saddle, sometimes not in the greatest weather conditions just so I can test my (and my horse’s) endurance. I think of riding my horse on top of mountains formed in the last ice age with a view stretching for miles. How the clouds slowly approach against the backdrop of blue while the trees sing when a gentle breeze blows through them. Listening to the...

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Riding healed my soul and made me the successful person I am today

Some people prefer to just ride their horses for fun, some people like to compete. I am a competitor at heart; I love the adrenaline rush, the thrill, and the excitement of my blood pulsing before I have to run, I live for it. The bond between horse and rider is indescribable no matter what discipline you’re in. Every time I make a run on my horse Six I tear up as soon as I am back at my...

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I found a passion I never knew I had

Ten years ago my husband, who is an old farm boy and who was getting ready for retirement,  came into the kitchen and said “I really miss having horses.  Do you mind if I get some?”   I said, “Well, I know nothing about horses, but OK”.  He said, “Good.  They’re in the front yard.”  I was terrified of them and left him to it for about a year.  Then he begged me to go on a trail ride with him....

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Why would I want to do a 100 miler?

There is a certain magic that happens between horse and rider when it comes time to move up to preparing for and executing their first 100 mile ride.

The training hours consume the rider and all thoughts throughout the day drift to their mount.  Some days it’s a euphoric dreamlike state, recalling the most recent accomplishment that makes the rider feel that the goal is within reach.  Other...

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Maybe I Should Wear a Helmet, Even When I Think I Shouldn’t

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day.  My husband and I decided to take our safe, trustworthy horses out for a ride.  As we were leaving the trailer he said, “Do you want your helmet?”  (Actually he said “Put on your helmet.”)  To which I replied, “No.  Annie’s such a steady, good girl.  It will be okay.”

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I Ride Because…

In the book Alchemy of Lightness, Dr. Maria Katsamanis together with Dominique Barbier, discusses the science of horses. She says, “A magnetometer can measure the heart’s energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant, it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse’s heart is five times larger than the...

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My Horse, My Teacher.

Lexi is my teacher. It’s taken me time to really learn this important lesson. She is my first horse, so I don’t have years of understanding the intricacies of equine behavior and psychology under my belt. I wish I can say that I’ve learned this lesson through stillness with Lexi, studying her movements and listening to what she had to say. But, I didn’t…

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To Blanket or Not To Blanket – That is the Question!

How do we keep our horse warm in winter? A great question, first, it’s useful to know that horses have an innate ability to withstand cold and wind.

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Where is Your “Morgan Mile”?

As soon as we turned left on Old Post Road, the horses knew. They leaned in to their bridles and begged for speed. They flipped their heads up to avoid our restraining reins and swung their hips to the side, ready to bolt forward in a second.

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Why do YOU ride?

Sitting on my back deck this beautiful afternoon, I’m taking a look at the latest trail rides posted up on Redmond’s Fave Ride site. We ride in some truly amazing places, and I feel a bond with the riders who took each picture. I don’t know them personally, but I feel linked with them through their experiences while dreaming of where I might be taking my own horse next.

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What can your horse’s habits teach you?

Casual Observations, Keeping My Distance

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“What Better a Team than One Who Shares the Love for a Horse…”

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Have You Used Redmond Daily Gold to Heal Your Horse?

Horses are such amazing creatures especially when you consider their ability to recover from something as serious as colic surgery.  On April 9th 2014, my horse Pro Bono “Bo” underwent colic surgery due to a 180 degree twist of his large intestine.  It was a scary time for us especially the first week after the surgery, waiting to see if Bo was going to make it or not.

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Meet Santos – From Heeler to Healer

We have all met horses that stand out. Santos is like that. He was a Heeler and he was very good at his job. He was an alternate for the National Heeler competition and he won a lot of money on his way to the Nationals. One day, when letting a friend’s son of Santos’ owner ride to experience the feel of a wonderful horse, the boy did exactly what he was told not to do: he put Santos into a...

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Does Scott Have His Priorities Right?

Scott Russell has been a Redmond associate since 2010 and is now a valued member of the Equine Team.

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Why do they do it?

Last week we shared a post by one of our Redmond associates, Josh Wasden. This week we are happy to share a post from another Redmond team member, Brandon Foote. We love our team!

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Horses are part of Josh’s family. Are they a part of yours?

This is a post by one of our own Redmond Equine team members, Josh Wasden, who is passionate about his family, his horses and his place in our Redmond family.

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Get Your Horse Back – And share with your neighbor!

Our last blog post from Kim Landfather was about her experience with Redmond Daily Gold and her horse Sienna. Shortly after the post published, we received this note from Kim. She shared Daily Gold with a neighbor and had this to say:

 

Hello again!

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Get Your Horse Back – Sienna’s Story

by Kim Landfather

 

I’m finding this extremely hard to believe. Can it be possible that this product actually worked this fast? Let me explain. I have a Kentucky Natural Gaited (KNG) mare who is naturally on the skittish side. Don’t get me wrong – she’s an amazing ride and solid as a rock on the trail, but she is the type of horse that can get edgy when things go awry or a change occurs. When...

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Getting Your Horse Back – Daily Gold

I have nine horses. Well, technically I have seven full-sized horses, a mini horse and a mini donkey. I’m a therapist who added EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) to my tool box of methods to help people feel better and do better in their lives.

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Marigold’s dramatic change after starting Daily Gold

by Michelle Jacob

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G&G Sporthorses Saved a Show Jumper with Redmond Daily Gold

For the last year and a half we have been using Redmond Daily Gold on one of our top level show jumpers. After trying all of the expensive products like GastroGard and Omeprazole for ulcers and other products for calming and stress, we were about to give up on this horse. We spent so much time and money trying different products and nothing seemed to be helping. Then we decided to try Daily...

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Lexi’s Rehab from Weight Loss with Redmond Daily Gold

Coming into fall, my 8-year-old mustang dropped a considerable amount of weight. Being relatively new to owning horses, this was the first time I had real concerns about her health. I’ve dealt with some minor injuries but seeing her ribs, hips and general lack of energy troubled me. Things needed to change for Lexi but I was unsure where to start.

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Daily Gold Saved My Horse – Hap’s Story

A few years ago, I rescued a very malnourished, severely dehydrated, and overall unhealthy horse from 119 degree desert heat left with no food, shade, or water. I began nursing this poor animal back to what the vet believed to be quite remarkable health for (what we are guessing) was a 20+ year old gelding. He slowly gained his weight back, and seemed to be doing very well all things...

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Get your horse back with Daily Gold

by Glenn Hebert

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It’s Not Just a Horse…

We all have strong feelings for, and relationships with our horses, so when we hear of starving abandoned and abused horses, we are devastated.

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Is Your Horse Okay? Is He Drinking Enough This Winter?

 

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God Made a Horse… for Community

Daily routines are a necessary part of my life providing reliable order to keep my family running smooth. My routine yesterday unexpectedly went awry and through the chaos, I recognized another gift from God revealed through our horses… the gift of community.

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

This is Dually – horse of Julie Goodnight

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Do you know your Redmond Salt?

8 Fun facts about Redmond:

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Our First Solar Project at Our Salt Mine

We just passed our final inspection, which makes it official: Redmond completed our first solar power project!

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Finding the Courage to Get Back On Your Horse

 A Personal Story About A Personal Journey

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What Do You Do Just For The Love of It?

As we begin a new year with a fresh clean slate in front of us, a great question to ask ourselves is “What do I do just because I love it?”. Team Redmond member Brandon Foote poses this very question in this wonderful post about his horse Mayfield.

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God Made a Horse – For My Family

Michelle Jacob shares how love for horses can be learned with time and how that love can spread to an entire family

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God Made a Horse – For Us

Jo McDowell works with people who have troubles that sometimes no human can heal. God Made a Horse for them…

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God Made a Horse… for Stacey

Stacey Kimmel-Smith shared with us her story of how her love of horses came to be, and how it has grown over the years.

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God Made A Horse… for Julie

Julie Goodnight shares with us her two perfect matches.

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How Do You Know When To Say Goodbye?

When to Euthanize

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When You Are Dead Last, Do You Give Up – Or Catch Up?

Jec Aristotle Ballou, a Team Redmond member,  and her companions Melissa Montgomery and Courage competed in the 43rd World  Ride & Tie Championships in Fort Bragg Ca this August. Read about their adventures in this fascinating account, posted by Jec. We look forward to her account next year!

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What Does Your Horse Have in Common with Olympic Speed Skater Maria Lamb?

Introducing Maria Lamb – Olympic Speed Skater

Did you know Redmond sponsors Olympic athlete Maria Lamb? As one of our many partners, Maria Lamb is training and preparing for the Sochi Olympics in 2014 representing the US in ice speed skating. She spends more time on ice skates than on a horse, but she uses our Real Salt (our food grade salt) for the same reasons your horse needs Redmond Rock:...

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An Excursion on Lake Powell with Redmond

Recently Heather and Jeremy Reynolds joined Redmond on a company leadership retreat on beautiful Lake Powell. Heather was kind enough to share her experience with us:

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How Do You REALLY Add Muscle?

Last week I bumped into the erroneous assumptions that for reasons I can’t fathom remains prevalent in the horse world: the idea that you can FEED muscle on to your horse. In last week’s instance, a student showed up with a bucket of magnesium for her horse. She read or heard someplace that feeding magnesium would add muscle bulk to her horse. Within weeks, her horse would have a big strong...

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How I turned my high strung thoroughbred into a champion barrel racer

by Sarah Luke

 

I am a barrel racer who started using Daily Gold about a year and a half ago after a really bad race. I worked at a feed store in Salinas, CA that carried Daily Gold and one of my fellow barrel racers recommended it after I told her about my horse and our last race. I am currently running a 21 yr old Thoroughbred, Rocket, that has always been a bit high strung. When I purchased...

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Sue Hedgecock – 2013 Tevis Haggin Cup Winner

Redmond is pleased to be associated with Sue Hedgecock, the recent winner of the Tevis Haggin Cup in July 2013.

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My Riding Days

As a Modern Pentathlete, I cannot say we were the best horsemen; I certainly wasn’t, after all it was one of five events we had to be at least proficient in if we were to compete to a high level.

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History of Redmond

Our History

Redmond’s story begins in 1958, when a prolonged drought forced two brothers to abandon their farm in central Utah. Aware that Native Americans had once harvested salt rock from their farmland, Milo and Lamar Bosshardt borrowed a little money and went into the salt business with little more than sledgehammers, picks, and a determination to provide for their families. Their salt...

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Finding Redmond

Several years ago, I stumbled upon the nutritional advice I had intuited for years for my training horses. An equine nutritionist and researcher here in California tested hair samples from a few of my horses in addition to analyzing my hay quality to determine if and where mineral deficiencies might be present. After all this testing and producing a printout of each horse’s nutrition profile, she...

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I need a horse

I spent years seeing the world between the ears of a horse. It was my job. It was meaningful, terrific work… but did I realize it and appreciate it then?

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What Happened to My Cute Horse?

Last month we received a great testimonial from Jolene Green, a Parelli – Equine Trainer living here in Utah. I enjoy riding with Jo because she really understands her horse’s behavior and temperament. We both ride Arabians and she helps me understand why my boy Kourage reacts in certain ways. She was telling me a story one day on the trail about her gelding Marquis. He is an anxious nervous...

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Kourage

Call me a sucker, I always seem to be picking up the green Arabians than need a lot of confidence building. I collected Kenlyn Kourage from a good friend, in Denver about four months ago, and I am sure I fell off him every time I rode for the first two months. Kourage is an endurance bred Arabian, and despite his six years, had been ridden very little and hardly, if ever, on the trails. His, was...

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So who is Redmond Equine?

We’ve decided to create a Redmond Equine Blog, and we thought we’d start off with an introduction to what we’re all about.

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