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    No Tricks, Just ZIWI Treats!

    Happy Halloween! I hope you have a bucket of candy ready for your dog! Just kidding! Candy isn’t safe for your precious pooch! I have a great alternative for you though – Ziwi Good Dog Rewards, for your GREAT dog! First, we must back track. Have you heard of Ziwi? Ziwi Peak is a family owned, premium pet food company, based out of New Zealand. They offer full lines of dry food, wet food, and treats for dogs and cats, all sourced directly from their home country. Straight from Ziwi, their mission statement is .. ” Our Ziwi story starts in the green, free-range farms and blue, pristine Southern oceans of…

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    Aqua Paw Equine Bathing Tool – Review

    If you find giving your horse a bath as much of a chore as I do .. this post is for you! West, like most, loves to be dirty. The more dirt and mud, the better. I try to at least “quick bathe” him ( bathe the sweatiest and dirtiest parts ) once a week, with a real bath once every two or three weeks. A 17.2 hand horse who isn’t the most fond of the water hose poses some bath time problems. I have a lot of horse to cover, and have a difficult time doing it – at least from the shoulder up. Aquapaw was designed to help!…

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    Top 5 Aiken Resturants

    Whether you’re a local, in town for a horse show, or in town for the whole winter – we all gotta eat! Today, I’m sharing with you my five favorite restaurants in South Carolina horse country, Aiken. #1 – Grumpy’s Sports Pup Although one of the most low key spots on my list, Grumpy’s Sports Pub has my heart. Whether you want a burger, to watch the game, the best wings in town, or just a cold beer – Grumpy’s is your place. Not joking about the best wings in town … Grumpy’s actually has the best wings ever. Anywhere. The food is outstanding, and the staff are superb. Grumpy’s…

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    My Bird Dog Bucket List

    There’s no hiding the fact that I love bird dogs. I love everything about them. Although I currently only have German Shorthaired Pointers (see Wells in cover photo,) the list of breeds I’d like to branch out to is long. To list a few … Irish Setter ” The Irish Setter is a high-spirited gundog known for grace, swiftness, and a flashy red coat. They are famously good family dogs: sweet-tempered companions for the folks, and rollicking playmates and tennis-ball fetchers for the children. ” – AKC Wirehaired Pointing Griffon “The hardworking Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, renowned as the “supreme gundog,” is known for the harsh, low-shedding coat the breed is…

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    Giddy Yap! There’s A New Healthy Horse Treat On the Block!

    If there are two things y’all should know by now, it’s that I always want the best and the healthiest things for my animals, and West is a pig. Yep, I said it – he’s a treat whore. I go through a lot of treats. Between the “who’s a good boy?” treats, and the treats I use for stretching and training, I use a lot. Most of you know that good things don’t happen when we start adding stuff to our horse’s diet. Because of the large amount of treats I give, I’m uber picky about the brands I trust. Giddy Yap Girls is a horse biscuit company founded in…

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    The Best October Treat and How To Make It Yourself

    You just finished carving your Halloween pumpkins and you’re left over will all the guts …. don’t throw them away! At least not the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are easy to prepare, they’re tasty, and they’re actually a super food! I won’t go into details, but trust me – they’re uber healthy. All you need to prepare your own is … raw pumpkin seeds salt Seriously, it’s that simple. Some people add butter or oil to their seeds, but I find that plain seeds and salt is enough for me! If you’re more into flavor – roam the internet, there are some wildly flavorful recipes out there! I always use two…

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    Summit Antlers – For the Toughest of Chewers

    I’m currently going through what might be the worst part of owning a puppy. Teething. Ward is biting and chewing anything he can get his little shark teeth on. Antlers are a great way to help a puppy teeth or keep an adult dog busy. While reading the reviews and fine print on antlers I found on Amazon, I noticed that a lot of companies have bleached or even fake antler chews … not something you want to give your dog – especially not a puppy. Every year mature, male elk grow and shed a set of antlers. As the antlers begin to grow in the springtime they are soft,…

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    My First Two Weeks Using Huel

    A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a meeting with my company, discussing dog food and human nutrition. I made a comment along the lines of .. ” I wish it was as easy for humans to eat as it is for dogs. One scoop in the morning, one at night, done. All vitamins, nutrients, calories, and macros.” A co-worker chimed in and said ” it is. It’s called Huel.” He then proceeded to bring me a bag from his office. He brought me a big white bag with bold lettering “Huel” down the side. He eats this powdery substance five times per day, with fresh fruits and veggies…