New Year’s Day is just around the corner. Not only is it a new year and a new start for all of us, it is also a day to celebrate our horses. January 1st is the official birthday for horses in the northern hemisphere. Sure, it’s not their actual foaling date, but it is the date recognized for all show horses. So this New Year’s Day, give your horse some warm birthday wishes… and their favorite treat! Shop horse treats at Rods.com. Happy Birthday!
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Christmas is a time for family and friends to spend time together. Here at Rod’s, we would like to thank you for a wonderful year and share two beautiful Christmas images provided by our customers. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
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|This year, let Rod’s help you with the holiday shopping. Whether you are shopping for a Cowgirl, Cowboy or Cowpoke, you’ll find something for every horse lover on your list – at a price you’ll love! The best part is, if you order by 12 Noon EST on Friday, 12/16 your package will be delivered to you by Christmas Day. Happy shopping!
Tis’ the season of holiday parties! Whether you are going to a family gathering, work party, or the holiday party of the year, Rod’s has you covered. You’ll look your best in our holiday inspired styles, with just the right touch of wester flare. Shop Rod’s Dresses Now.
Whether you are a rancher with 200+ head of cattle in Montana, or a small horse farm in Ohio, preparing for winter is essential in keeping your barn in operating condition. Winterizing your barn helps prevent damages from harsh weather, helps keep your livestock healthy and comfortable, and aids in fire prevention during the long winter months. To keep winter preparations simple and easy, develop a check list to help prevent mishaps during the cold weather. Below is Rod’s check list for winterizing the farm.
- Give Your Farm A Once-Over – Check fencing, the roof, stalls and pastures for any necessary repairs. Neglecting even the smallest of repairs can cause major problems during winter.
- Heated Water – Now is the time to bring out the heated water bucket or trough to prevent water from freezing and make sure your animals have a water source.
- Salt Walkways – Slick and icy walkways and entrances can be harmful for both animals and humans. Help prevent falling or slipping by keeping a bag of salt near the walkway and salt often! Even the smallest amount of snow or rain could make for an unsafe walkway.
- Heat Tape – Heat tape is a great way to prevent faucets from freezing. It can be found in most hardware stores and is a quick and easy way to winterize this winter.
- Lanterns – It is always a good idea to keep a battery operated lantern in the barn in case of a power outage.
- Stock Up – Stock up on hay, grain, and winter blankets for the barn. You never know when a large snow front will come through and make roads inaccessible.
- Halter/Lead and Blanket – Keep a halter, lead rope, and blanket at every occupied stall for a quick escape in case of a fire.
- Ventilation – Never completely close up the barn during the winter. Air movement is essential in preventing fires and even respiratory problems for the animals.
- Animal First Aid Kit – Keep a first aid kit in the tack room in case of an emergency during harsh weather. It may take an extended amount of time for the vet to get to you, or you to get the animal to a vet.
- Clean Sweep – Move the “Spring Cleaning” to fall, and clear your farm and barn of debris, trash and all flammables.