Looking for something fun, informational and horse friendly? Come visit the Ohio Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center April 12-15 in Columbus, OH. At the Equine Affaire, you’ll enjoy a large variety of informational clinics featuring everything you need to know about the equestrian lifestyle provided by Olympic riders, NFR competitors, and others. The event isn’t all about learning though – shop one of the largest horse related trade shows with many of your favorite retailers! You’ll find everything you need for horse and rider. Before your leave, stop by the breed pavilion where you are sure you find the horse of your dreams! Find out more information about Equine Affaire here.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Rod’s is your source for everything western – including show clothing! We offer a wide variety of show blouses to fit any budget, discipline, and personal style. This season, step into the show ring with elegance and shine that doesn’t break the bank. Explore our show clothing guide to find the perfect outfit!
Show Blouses $60 and Under – Our $60 and under blouses are made of a stretch-twill material and are adorned with rhinestones in an extravagant pattern. These blouses are a comfortable fit at an affordable price.
Show Blouses $60 – $100 – Our $60-$100 blouses combine intricate rhinestone patterns with luxurious fabrics. Each design mixes fashion and function to give you a comfortable and versatile blouse for all day wear.
Show Blouses $100 and Over – Our $100 and over show blouses are not lacking in sophistication and style! Each design is covered in rhinestones and sensational patterns to give you an award winning look in the show ring.
Ladies’ and Kids’ Lead Line Styles – Now you can both look your best with our best-selling matching styles for ladies and kids. If you are looking for matching styles for men, ladies and kids, check out our solid twills for the entire family.
Show Accessories – You’ll find the perfect finishing touches to your show outfit with Rod’s show accessories. Shop jewelry, scarves, number pins and more!
Step into spring with a new pair of boots from Justin! Shop NEW Justin boots for the whole family at Rods.com. We have a wide variety of colors and styles for Women, Men and Kids. Before you choose your perfect pair, be sure you select the right fit with Justin’s helpful tips in their boot sizing video.
Rod’s has done it again! Look and feel your best in the NEW western-fashion maternity jeans, only available at Rod’s. These jeans will fit great at any stage during your pregnancy with the high waist stretch maternity band. Intricate detailing on the pockets adds just the right amount of bling to ensure you always look your best! Rod’s signature star buttons finish these fashion forward western maternity jeans. Not only are these jeans setting trends, but they also fit every budget – retail price: $49.95!
Spring Cleaning is an essential part to your yearly barn routine. During your cleaning you can check over the barn to determine everything is in tip-top shape and working order. To make sure you haven’t forgotten anything, make a list and work your way from the top to the bottom. A good cleaning will help ensure harsh winter weather conditions did not damage or affect the barn. Below are some cleaning ideas not to forget.
Organize Tack and Feed Rooms – Spring is a great time to organize and look over what you have. While you are organizing, check to make sure barn essentials are not broken, rusted or damaged. During the winter items like feed buckets, water troughs, and other tack items may have become cracked or rusted due to wet, cold conditions.
Cleaning Cobwebs – During winter bugs and vermin try and find a warm place away from the cold. Cleaning out old cobwebs from the barn, stalls and hay lofts will help clear out these pests. Don’t forget the ceiling and box fans! Cleaning fans will help them operate more smoothly and ventilate better during the warmer months ahead.
Cleaning and Packing Winter Blankets – Now is the time to launder all of the winter blankets and pack them away until next fall. While laundering, check over each blanket, sheet or hood to determine if there is any wear and tear, and purchase replacements. Store your clean blankets in a tote, bag or original packaging until you need them again.
Clean Hay Loft – Before you bring in the fresh hay for spring, clean out all of the winter flakes. Excess of dust and hay could be a potential fire hazard. It is also a good idea to sweep and scrub down the loft to ensure all of the dust and debris is clear.
Scrub it Down – Give the barn a good scrub down. Clean out stalls, walk ways, doors and windows. Now is the time to remove the dust and grim off. A lot of dust and grim may have built up during the winter months the barn was closed up causing breathing problems for animals and humans.