Firn Hyde - Certified Equine Addict!

I'm a young horsewoman living in a tiny home on a horse farm in South Africa with three dogs, two pigs, a longsuffering man, and God's grace. I run a stableyard and compete in dressage with two kind geldings who keep me happy and a psychotic mare who keeps me humble. For the past two years, I've been writing for a living, and I enjoy every opportunity to combine my two passions.

Articles by Firn Hyde

Keep Horse Water Trough from Freezing

Keep Horse Water Trough from Freezing

How much does a fat penguin weigh? Enough to break the ice. Sadly though, unless you live in Antarctica, you may not have access to a fat penguin to break the ice on your horse’s water trough in winter. Water is the most important ingredient for life. This is easy to...

Different Types of Horseback Saddles

Different Types of Horseback Saddles

Through the many different disciplines of horseback riding, one thing stays fairly constant: most riding is done with a saddle. But for every type of riding, there's a type of saddle specially designed for the safety and comfort of horse and rider. This quick guide...

The Different Types of Hay for Horses

The Different Types of Hay for Horses

Fields of fat, shiny ponies populate my stableyard, prompting visitors to ask what I feed them. When I respond that most of them get nothing but hay, people tend to be shocked. Yet grass – in the form of hay when necessary – is the ideal food for horses when fed...

The Best Dressage Saddles + Buying Guide

The Best Dressage Saddles + Buying Guide

If you've chosen this ancient discipline of equestrian art for your latest obsession, you'll need theperfect saddle. Saddle fit for horse and rider is perhaps more important for dressage than for anyother sport; only with a perfectly fitting saddle can the horse truly...

The Five Best Horse Treats

The Five Best Horse Treats

If you have a horse, chances are that you love to feed him a tasty titbit. There's something so satisfying about seeing your equine friend chow down on a yummy snack. But there are do's and don'ts when it comes to feeding treats. Read on for some practical tips as...

Barn Fly Control Strategies and Tips

Barn Fly Control Strategies and Tips

Whatever area you're in and whatever discipline you ride, whatever breed of horse you have and whatever management system you use, one pest plagues all horse people: flies. These nasty critters can cause disease and discomfort to both horses and their people, and they...

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