How to Treat Sweet Itch, Summer Sores and Bug Bites in Horses

While the sunshine and lack of snow or rain is great, it brings one major problem in a tiny package. Bugs. Deer flies. Gnats. Horse flies. Mosquitos. Midges. Blackflies. Fleas. Ticks. So. Many. Bugs. Not only are they irritating to keep away, but can cause serious skin issues in horses that have sensitive skin or are prone to breaking out. This can be a real headache for horse owners to deal with, especially when we’re spending our money on expensive fly spray, fly sheets and other bug deterrents.

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Emily Schwartz
Our Riders - Suzy Stafford

Suzy Stafford has been dominating this Competitive Driving for years. Over that time, not only has she taken home National and World titles, but has become the first American to win the World Championship. Her and her Morgan mare, PVF Peace of Mind, or "Hunny", are out to take it all. So far, they’ve stacked up quite the collection of wins and titles. Hunny was named the number one combined driving horse in the country in 2016, declared International Horse of the Year in 2015 and has been inducted into the U.S. Equestrian Federation Hall of Fame.

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Emily Schwartz
Our Riders - Tori Bokum

This week in Coat Defense’s continuing series, Our Riders, we spoke to 25 year old aspiring rider, Tori Bokum. Tori grew up in Buffalo, New York where she completed in area 1 and trained with USEA President, Carol Kozlowski. She is now based out of Purcellville, Virginia at Windchase with trainer Phyllis Dawson. We were able to catch up with her about some of her past work, and see where she is headed for 2018.

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Emily Schwartz
Our Riders - Noelle Roberts

Delacreme Equestrian owner and head trainer Noelle Roberts has over 15 years experience in the Hunter-Jumper world, but she didn’t get her start there. We recently spoke to Noelle for Coat Defense’s continuing series, Our Riders, to ask her how  she got her start, the lessons her journey taught her and where she’s headed now.

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Our RidersEmily Schwartz
3 Easy Ways to Obtain Your Horse Goals in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time we reflect on the past and begin to plan for the next year. There is just something so exciting and adventurous about tackling new goals and setting your sites on bigger, better challenges when January 1st hits. For many equestrians and equine enthusiasts, it’s with our beloved horse at our side.

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Can You Prevent Scratches, Girth Galls, Boot Rubs, etc.?

Horse owners often find themselves exhausted as they try to keep their horse safe and healthy, wrapping them in proverbial bubble wrap. Non-horse people see horses as large, powerful animals, decked out in the armor of the dark ages like impenetrable beasts. Oh, but how far from the truth this mythological stereotype is. The truth is, they are made of glass. Hairy, hungry, attitude infused glass.

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Winter is Coming - EPISODE THREE: Winter Bathing and Blanketing

It’s here, people. The icy cold winds, the half frozen pastures, frosty mornings spent trying to warm up as we do chores or an evening in a frigid arena as we realize we REALLY can’t feel our toes anymore. Ahhh, winter in the barn.

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