With Thanksgiving right around the corner now is a great time to reflect on the things in our lives that we are thankful for. Of course, family and friends often top the list, but when you actually sit down with pen and paper to list the good things in your life, we are willing to bet that your horse is up there too. It seems to be that horses are a way of life. They get into our hearts and become a part of the family. And for this reason and many more, we are thankful for our horses. Horses and Health There are so many ways that horses bring happiness to our lives. It is well known that interacting with animals can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Horses, of course, do that for us. Also, the physical activity of caring for a horse is good for your health. […]
Halloween is almost here with all its spooky, candy-filled fun. Haunted hayrides and trick or treating is a must. But why not bring a little Halloween fun into the barn. A Halloween costume for your horse could be a fun project. It’s important however to make sure your horse is OK with this idea. Test out your design before Halloween just to be sure. Horse Costume Tips There are, of course, many options when it comes to dressing up a horse for Halloween. Here are some tips to get the creative juices flowing. Add-ons: A great way to dress up a horse is to add costume elements that transform them into something else. For example, a unicorn horn or elk antlers will work. Turn your horse into a spider with lightweight foam legs or add a pole coming out of the saddle to become a carousel horse. Shaving: Shaving a […]
Just close your eyes and picture it. That dream horse property you’ve always wanted to call home is easy to imagine. Can you picture yourself gazing out your kitchen window to the rolling, fence-lined pasture of your property with horses grazing blissfully? Of course you can. Finding that property can take some time and work though. There are many additional factors to consider when buying a horse property over a single family home. These 4 tips will get you started on the path to dream horse property ownership. Keep these Tips in Mind when Looking for a Horse Property Identify your needs – That glorious farm you picture in your mind may not be a realistic option. Take some time to consider and jot down your specific needs and desires. Ponder the size you need for what you want to use your land for. Do you need a barn with […]
The humble barn has become the “It” venue for parties in the past few years. Now, people have always hosted get-togethers in the barn, but party hosts are stepping up their game. Barns aren’t just host to humble hoedowns anymore. Party hosts are transforming barns into wedding receptions, birthday party spots, and elegant anniversary party venues. Because our barns hold such a special place in our hearts, it only makes sense to celebrate there! Let’s get some barn party inspiration to help you get the ball rolling for your special occasion! Focus on the lighting In The Barn The lighting in the barn can really transform the space into a magical scene. Reflect the starlight with twinkling string lights and battery-powered candles. Chandeliers add a special touch, too. These lighting ideas can be used for a wedding reception, birthday party or a summer celebration. Guide Your Guests Creative This Way […]
There is something about adding just a touch of farmhouse style to your home. Homeowners are getting the itch to refresh their homes. Spring cleaning is necessary, but updating your home’s decor makes all that cleaning worth it. Injecting a dose of farmhouse style to your home this Spring is a great way to liven up your space. We’ve gathered a few simple ways to create that cozy, country chic look you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest. Listed below are 5 tips to inspire your Farmhouse decor updates: 1. White dishes – White dishes are a farmhouse staple. Start searching for platters, pitchers and plates at discount home stores, thrift stores and yard sales. You’ll be surprised at what great treasures you can find. Display the white farmhouse dishes in groups on a dining room hutch or in your kitchen’s coffee nook. 2. Farmhouse fabrics – Look for textiles made of linen, […]
When you set out to buy a new home, you do plenty of research. You make lists, think about your needs, consider your options, and explore different areas of town. When you buy a horse property, there might be even more questions to consider. If you’re considering purchasing a horse property in the Kansas City area, you’ve probably thought about many factors already, but it never hurts to take a look at a list of ideas to prompt you. I put together a quick list of questions — You may ask these questions of yourself, your family, your agent, and anyone whose opinion you trust.