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Ask the Vet … Tech

It’s feeding time on a sunny Thursday afternoon at OR HQ. Immediately upon walking into the barn, something seems amiss (hint: blood spatter). It doesn’t take long to solve the mystery, and it’s instantly [...]

Professional Peeves: Horse Care Pros Share Farm-Call Woes

Every equestrian knows that it takes a village to raise a horse. Even those of us who keep our steeds at home require support from farm-sitters, grooms, vets, dentists, and the like. Come rain, shine, or global pandemic, these specialists are always on call...

Cold Storage Confessions

We recently stumbled upon a video that had us chuckling. In the 25-second clip, a Texas-based roper gives a tour of his barn refrigerator after the sun has set (as confirmed by the chorus of crickets in the background): “I've got a little bit of everything,” [points to a jar of pickles]...

Funny or Functional: OR Followers Weigh In on Unique Products

Riders inherently spend hours upon hours in the sun. Enter Equivisor. Today the oversized sun shade that attaches to any brand of riding helmet is commonplace among UV-conscious horse folk. However, this wasn’t always so. The visor alters...

Au Natural: Equine Feed Edition

Anyone who knows their way around a grocery store can tell you what "all natural" means (hint: basically nothing). Unlike certified organic foods, which are strictly regulated by the USDA, there is little regulation that determines what can be included...

At-A-Glance: Hemp Bedding

If there is anything as rewarding as a neatly made bed, it's a clean stall. When it comes to bedding, anyone who has ever wielded a manure fork can provide an in-depth, semi-scientific analysis of the pros and cons of each type. There are infinite considerations...

In Honor of Earth Day: Your Green Gardening Guide

If you're not a big fan of Mother Nature [insert side-eye here], you'll be happy to know that today is the final installment in our three-part Earth Month series. You can stop reading now, and we'll see you next week! However, we happen to have a bit of a girl crush...

The Healing Power of Horses: Serving Those Who’ve Served

Outside Rein was born out of a desire to share experiences, ideas, and stories with equestrian enthusiasts, and it has opened many doors for us. Since the initial launch, our small, personal equestrian communities have become vast, and we are fortunate to meet interesting, inspiring people...

New Product Spotlight: Purvida Healthy Horse

In recent years, there has been a rise in female-founded companies devoted to progressive change in the equine industry. From performance-enhancing technologies and digital tools to cleaner products and smarter gear, there is a collective enthusiasm [...]

All the Grooming Tips You’ll Ever Need (For Your Arena)

Caring for a stable full of horses is like caring for a stable full of 1200-pound toddlers. They eat frequently, they are messy, they break stuff, and if left to their own devices for any length of time, they will engage in accidental self-harm. Because horses themselves require so much care and attention, essential farm maintenance can often be relegated to the back burner for far too long...

The Well-Appointed (Horse) Trailer

Hauling is often synonymous with horse shows, where dust, sweat, mud, green slobber stains, and various oils, grease and goo come with the territory. Despite the gritty side of competitive riding, there is something to be said for [...]

Feeding Fido: The Pros & Cons of a Raw Food Diet

It should come as no surprise that we at OR spoil our pets. There is always a supply of carrots in the fridge, bone marrow in the freezer (woof!), and even the barn cat gets a warm water bottle tucked into his infrared blankies on cold nights...

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