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May News From The Ranch

It looks like spring is trying hard to make an appearance. The snow is starting to slowly melt away and there are more sunny nice days to enjoy. Of course the horses have known for a while that it was coming as evidenced by the amount of shedding going on. Even though the snow and cold was present the amount of hair coming out in the brushes has increased.

Spring is also the time for those new foals to be presenting themselves and the young horses to get started under saddle. All of these changes can require additional nutritional support and calories depending on the amount of work we are asking for. While there really is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to nutrition there are some products that work well for pretty much every stage to help your horse. The products we use to keep things simple are Equi-base Grass for complete vitamins and minerals along with CocoSoya for balanced Omega 3-6-9. This base keeps things simple yet complete. From there we can adjust as necessary for each horse and their particular situation.

If you want to get really exact information on what your horses particular needs are you can get a full hair and tissue analysis done through Sheryl at Resilient Metabolism. All of her information can be found in our April news letter. We will be doing this with one of our own horses to evaluate her past nutrition compared to her current state on our feeding program and again toward the end of the year to see where she is. We are very much looking forward to evaluating our feed program. You will hear more throughout the year as we learn more.

This is our go to base vitamin/mineral that works for just about every one. It also comes in a variation built more for an alfalfa based diet. It is ecomonical and complete so most horses do not need additional supplementation with extra copper, zinc, calcium etc.

We discovered Keratex powder a few years ago when dealing with nasty scratches. This works wonders for keeping the skin healthy and preventing scratches. We keep a bottle in all of the trailers and the barn. Sprinkle on boots, gaiters and even girth before a workout to prevent issues. If we are in an area that is particularly alkaline we sprinkle it on legs daily and rub in to help also. Works great on rain rot as well and soothes those itchy spots on the tail dock.

Another product that we always keep on hand is Coat Defense. We were initially introduced to this product to help dry sweaty coats in the winter. But it does so much more. It comes in 3 sizes with refillable bottles and a convenient 4 pound refill bag. It also comes in a paste that is great for wound healing and helping hair growth, We use it post ride by dusting it on the sweaty parts then rubbing in and brushing. It leaves the coat shiny and smelling great.

Delivery Days for MAY

Hoping that we will not have any weather issues but just in case we will adjust as necessary and add on days later in the month if needed. It is always best to get your order for the month in as early as possible. You can text, email or order on line. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in as early as possible. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit upon delivery. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

Don’t Forget to Checkout Our Website

https://threersranch.com You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. Discounts and coupons are applied after you place your order online and may affect your final total. If you have any questions please email trougeau@threersranch.com.

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April News From The Ranch

I am sure we are all hoping that Harriet is correct. Spring has to get here sometime. The horses are shedding like crazy and there are green bulb tips starting to show. We did a couple of more trips down to Ridgecrest to get out of this weather and be able to ride in sunshine. It was glorious and we cant wait to have that here on a more regular basis.

With Spring will also come the shedding and changing of exercise. It is that time of year that we add a round of Phyto-Quench help boost immunity and help with the change of the seasons. As exercise increases we also have to start thinking about supporting the increase activity with electrolytes and maybe joint supplements. Gut health is always a priority for us here at the ranch but especially with the crazy weather. Probiotics from Uckele such as LBC paste or Absorb-All powder are great for keeping our horses tummy’s working their best.

In more good news, we are happy to share with you a new asset to our horse community with the opening of Resilient Metabolism. Sheryl has a lot to offer for those looking to really dial in their horse, or human, nutrition needs. We have everything you need to adjust and personalize your nutritional needs. Read more about this exiting program below.

We are running to the end of the resupply cycle so will be a little short on Beet Pulp Pellets and Alfalfa/Timothy Cubes until early May. We have lots of Beet Pulp Shreds and Alfalfa/timothy Pellets to hold you over this month. Please help us plan by getting your orders in as soon as possible. With this weather we have to be able to adjust and adapt to get everyone’s needs met.

Introducing Equine Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Have you ever wished your horse could tell you how they feel? Have you ever wondered if you were providing effective, appropriate feed and supplements? Have you ever wanted to enhance their performance? Help is on the way – we are SO excited to announce Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) testing can do just that and more and is now available in your area!

As horse owners, we all appreciate the importance of good nutrition and how it impacts the health and welfare of our beloved equines.  We strive to provide the best feed and supplement program possible. With HTMA, you no longer have to guess if what you are doing is working. HTMA is a simple, non-invasive method that screens more than thirty minerals, toxic heavy metals, and ratios using a small hair sample from your horse’s mane. All the important nutritional and toxic elements accumulate in hair sample, providing for an in depth 2-to-4-month glance at deficiencies, excesses, and interrelationships. HTMA measures mineral content and reflects how much is in the tissues, providing a realistic picture of the horse’s overall internal environment. An accurate interpretation of nutritional status and how well the body is working may be derived from the results. Since what the horse consumes is metabolized and retained, by looking at how the body has processed nutrients we can determine what the body needs and what should be avoided. The results deliver animal specific, bio-individual, metabolic data as it relates to the current state of the animal’s health, early detection of trends toward disease, and whether your program is best serving your horse’s needs. This is how HTMA can assist in determining supplementation guidelines and be used to effectively modify your program.

Samples may easily be taken and submitted by Sheryl Scott of Resilient Metabolism Health Solutions, or under her direction and assistance. Results currently require 3-4 weeks to process and are offered with a client specific consultation and recommendations. The majority of your supplement needs are available through Three R’s Ranch, while all others may be obtained via Resilient Metabolism Health Solutions. By examining the nutritional health of your horse with real clinical data, you can apply science to increase performance in any animal whether it be for work, show, play or athletic competition. To monitor and evaluate improvements, re-testing is recommended every 3-6 months; this may conveniently be set up on a scheduled, re-occurring basis. We also offer HTMA for people and dogs!

Our complete Equine HTMA Package consists of the HTMA test, recommendations and a consultation for only $249. As an introductory offer, we are providing a limited number of Equine HTMA Packages that will receive the recommendations as a bonus, bringing the rate to only $199 through April 30, 2023! Please note, Three R’s Ranch does not provide HTMA, is not an affiliate of Resilient Metabolism Health Solutions and will not be able to assist you with any HTMA questions. For all questions, inquiries, and scheduling, please contact Sheryl at info@resilientmetabolism.com or use the following QR code to book a free call:

The HTMA test is processed by a worldwide leading laboratory, using state of the art equipment and techniques adhering to CLIA guidelines.           

https://nutritionalbalancing.org/center/animal/articles/equine-heavy-metals

PBE

Perfect Balance Electrolite is formulated to match the proportion of electrolytes lost in horse’s sweat. This ensures accurate balance and absorption for all horses. Perfect Balance Electrolite also provides concentrated Chloride levels which new studies indicate is an extremely important but often overlooked electrolyte. Perfect Balance Electrolite provides rapid re-hydration by including proper levels of Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Sulfate, Magnesium, Calcium and chelated minerals in a highly concentrated and palatable formula.

 

Perfect Balance Electrolite is an excellent choice for performance, trail or IR horses.

Delivery Days

Weather is possibly going to impact our schedule a bit this month as well as other factors mentioned previously so we are going to make a few adjustments. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in as early as possible. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit upon delivery. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

Don’t Forget to Check Out Our Website

https://threersranch.com You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. Discounts and coupons are applied after you place your order online and may affect your final total. If you have any questions please email trougeau@threersranch.com.

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March News From The Ranch

Well it appears that March is coming at us with gusto. As much as we need the moisture we are sort of getting tired of the constant barrage of snow, wind and ice. We got so tired of it we just left town a few times…well OK, every week. It was sure nice to feel the sun and not be out with an extra 40 pounds of clothes on. The down side is when we came back we found our tolerance for this ick was lacking. On the flip side we should be in for a real treat with the wild flowers this year.

With the weather being so unpredictable I am going to do the very best to stick to the schedule but if it looks nasty I just wont go out. The best way to deal with that is to get your orders in well ahead of time. If I have a good list then I can sneak in deliveries ahead of schedule if it starts looking like there will be a weather impact. That way you are not waiting for a delivery and run out of supplies. These past couple of months have just been insane with the weather impacts. Hopefully we will get a break at some point and life can get back to normal crazy.

Our big even this month, weather permitting, is the Rides of March 30 and 50 mile Endurance Rides being held on the 18th of March. This event is held in the Sandhills BLM Area off Red Rock Road. If you have ever wondered about doing endurance this is a great event to come out an volunteer for. Since everything happens in camp its easy to see the flow and all of the horses coming and going from the various loops. If you would like to spend a fun day with horses, meet like minded horse crazy people and maybe some new trail buddies let me know. In April we will have another event at Fort Churchill State Park that will include Intro Rides that are only 5 and 10 miles if you think you might like riding a well marked trail at your own pace, getting a great meal and even an award for your efforts then go to http://www.nastr.org to find out more.

Now in stock in limited sizes! We will add sizes based on customer requests. Don’t wait until the day you want to try these out to place your order. Sizes are the same as the other Versa glue and nail on. We are still carrying the regular Versa Glue On’s as well with the cuff. Both are easily applied with Easyshoe Quick Set Super Glue or any other the other gluing products. Plus you can even die them to your favorite colors. Find out how here: https://blog.easycareinc.com/how-to-dye-an-easyshoe-versa-grip/

From the Easycare Website: “The EasyShoe Versa Grip Octo is a glue-on urethane horseshoe with integrated Finger Tabs that make the gluing process quick and easy. Simply stand the horse in the horseshoe and apply the tabs using Super Glue. No welding required. Available in both front and hind patterns, sizes 102-150.”

With this crazy weather and the horses believing that spring is just around the corner (as evidenced by the appearance of loose hair on those blankets and stall mats) we have increased our use of CocoSoya and CocoOmega products. These are a great source of fat and cool calories to build and maintain healthy weight while supporting healthy blood sugar levels. They also promote healthy skin, a glossy coat and excellent body condition. It also helps to keep hooves nourished and moisturized by supporting the waterproof barrier.

DELIVERY DAYS

Weather is possibly going to impact our schedule a bit this month as well as other factors mentioned previously so we are going to make a few adjustments. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in as early as possible. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit upon delivery. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

Don’t Forget to Check Out Our Website

https://threersranch.com You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. Discounts and coupons are applied after you place your order online and may affect your final total. If you have any questions please email trougeau@threersranch.com.

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February News From The Ranch

January has certainly posed many a challenge so far. So much early snow and rain is really needed and should give us a great show of spring flowers. The break from the wet weather this past week has been much needed as well. The horse love the cold crisp mornings to run about and kick up their heals. It has also allowed us to start getting out and riding the show covered roads. It is a really workout for the horses to walk through the knee deep snow. It is slow going but provides an opportunity to really take in the beauty and peacefulness that the snow brings. Trying to remember to be grateful for what we have and that we can get out and enjoy it.

Thank you all for your patience as we played catch up after the last delivery. With the short month ahead and very full calendar of events we are going to try to get out ahead of schedule and get as much delivered early as possible. To that end if you can get your orders in by Sunday evening that will really help us plan and get you on the schedule. March should be as planned (so far).

Last month we reminded everyone to make sure they renewed their membership with one of the local non-profit horse organizations to continue to receive 10% off on your orders. You can text or message your membership renewal and we will update your records. Very easy and a great way to support horse events and trails in the local area. The Nevada All-State Trail Riders, Inc, will be hosting several events this year in addition to the endurance riding events. These will include social trail rides and trail work days to improve local horse trails. Three of the endurance events will also be holding intro rides. Intro rides are 5-10 miles long ridden at your own pace and are a great way to meet other trail riders, enjoy a well marked trail, a good meal and learn about endurance if that is something you are interested in. If you want to know more join or renew your membership at https://form.jotform.com/230095629805157. You can also learn more about this group at http://www.nastr.org.

With better weather pending many folks are looking at putting shoes back on. The Versa line up has something for everyone whether you nail on or glue on. We keep a wide range of sizes in stock. Octo’s are now available as well.

Delivery Days

Weather is possibly going to impact our schedule a bit this month as well as other factors mentioned previously so we are going to make a few adjustments. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in as early as possible. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit upon delivery. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

Don’t Forget to Check Out Our Website

https://threersranch.com You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. Discounts and coupons are applied after you place your order online and may affect your final total. If you have any questions please email trougeau@threersranch.com.

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January News From The Ranch

This is what we keep reminding ourselves as we watch what seems to be a never ending rain this week. Thankfully we had some really lovely days earlier in the month to make up for it. For now though it just adds to what has been a very frustrating month for all of us anxiously awaiting the arrival of the “the truck”. We share in your frustration with the situation but it seems that this time we have experienced every issue from first not having enough Teff on hand so they held the whole order for over 3 weeks, finally released the order only to have no trucks available due to holidays, weather etc. As of today 28 Dec, it looks like they have a truck lined up and it will be here on or about the 4th of January. There is a small chance that a truck could be here as early as Saturday but I am not holding my breath.

We appreciate your patience with all of the delays. We share in your frustration. No one wants to wait 2 months for anything. We will adjust our delivery days to accommodate as many people as possible as quick as possible. That said, if you want to adjust your existing order please let me know and if you are placing an order for January please get it too me as soon as possible. I am already planning the deliveries and existing orders will take precedence.

We will not deliver in wet weather so take that into account as well. If you don’t want to have to wait you can always come by the ranch and pick up what you need to hold you over in the event weather is not cooperative. If you have any questions or need something special please give us a call.

It is that time of year to make sure you have renewed memberships with your non-profit organizations (i.e. NASTR, AERC, High Desert Horsemen, etc). There are several local non-profit organizations that depend on strong membership to remain active. These local groups provide trail preservation and maintenance, animal rescue, youth and veteran support among other services. Three R’s Ranch is proud to support these groups that support our community by offering current members a 10% discount on their orders. Just show us proof of 2023 membership and get your discount all year.

DELIVERY DAYS

Weather is possibly going to impact our schedule a bit this month as well as other factors mentioned previously so we are going to make a few adjustments. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit upon delivery. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

Don’t Forget to Check Out Our Website

https://threersranch.com You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. Discounts and coupons are applied after you place your order online and may affect your final total. If you have any questions please email trougeau@threersranch.com.

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December News From The Ranch

Happy Holidays! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends and your furry pets. Thankfully we have not seen a lot of the white stuff down here yet but it is coming soon. The nice weather the last few weeks has been nice and seems to be allowing us to get out and enjoy the ever shortening days. The horses especially love these cool crisp morning. They seem to get in a few miles frolicking about every morning.

As much as we don’t look forward to all the snow we sure do need it. Without the snow we may continue to face the rising hay costs for another year. We are constantly being asked for recommendations for where to get affordable hay. I sure have not found much of that so if you find some let us know. In the meantime find the best quality you can. Making the hay stretch a little longer can be accomplished by adding in bagged forage. Whether in pellet or cube form, adding a few pounds to your daily ration will allow you to increase calories if that is your goal, help stretch that expensive hay bale another day or two and more important during the winter months it increases the hydration factor.

A nice warm mash on a cold evening gets water in the gut. Many people don’t want the hassle of soaking but it does not have to be a hardship. We set our mashes up in the morning/early afternoon, add water and let them soak until feeding time. If it is really cold we bring a jug of hot water out to warm up the mash a bit if it was outside. When the temps just don’t seem to get above freezing we bring the buckets inside to soak (thankfully this does not happen often because it is a mess but way easier than a colic). Our basic mash is 1 pound of beet pulp (we like pellets as they are more economical), 1 pound of grass pellets (timothy, orchard, alfalfa or alfalfa/timothy) and stabilized rice bran for those who need it. Mix in any additional supplements and your horse has a nice evening treat. For the hard keepers or the older horse that does not chew so well we increase the amount of pellets or add in cubes. You may have to experiment with how soupy your horse likes it. Ours like a nice wet sloppy mash that they can get all over their face and then share with us when they nuzzle their thanks.

We are getting a lot of requests for the EasyCare Versa Glue On Shoes. There are several types to choose from in the Versa line up. We have had great success with the Versa Grip Glue set with EasyCare Maxi Glue as well as with EasyBond Fast Set. For those odd shaped hooves there are options to weld on different types of tabs. If you are interested in giving any of the Versa Grips styles a try then give us a call. We carry the whole line up. I can apply for you and teach you how to do it your self as well. For more information visit this link to the EasyCare videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/EasyCareVideos

As mentioned above winter water intake can be a challenge. There are ways to mitigate your risks. We borrowed this infographic from Standlee Premium Western Forage. Providing soaked forage in the form of beet pulp or forage pellet can be a game changer for many horses. Mashes need to be fed consistently so that the horse is used to getting them and for them to have the greatest impact. If you don’t have access to warm water in your barn or feed area you may have to be creative and bring warm water out or better yet, bring your bucket of dry goods to the house and fill with warm water there and take out with you at feed time. It does not take that long for pellets or cubes to soak and warm water makes it go even faster. By the time you have your boots, coat, hat and glove on and make it to the barn it has already started to soften up and break down. A quick stir with a spoon to make sure your supplements or salt or apple/carrot bits are mixed and your horse will love it. If you need help deciding what mash to give just call and we can help you decide what will go best with your feeding program.

DELIVERY DAYS

Weather is possibly going to impact our schedule a bit this month as well as some other factors so we are going to make a few adjustments. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit upon delivery. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

Don’t Forget To Check Out Our Website

https://threersranch.com You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. Discounts and coupons are applied after you place your order online and may affect your final total. If you have any questions please email trougeau@threersranch.com.

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November News From The Ranch

Happy Halloween…and Nevada Day! Sorry for the delay but apparently the auto send did not go through and since we had sketchy reception we did not see it until we got home. We had a lovely weekend at the Camp Far West ride. Nugget and I completed the 50 mile ride on Sunday checking the box for our 9th competitive season together. One more and we will achieve our Decade Team Award. We have a lot of miles between those ears. It is a challenge to keep the older horses going just as it is to keep ourselves going but it is so worth it. Spending a day on a horse that can literally read your mind and just responds to your slightest adjustment is the most amazing thing. At one point as we were going along I lost sight of ribbons and was looking around. Nugget slowed down, started looking for trail and literally as I saw a ribbon she went right back to work. It was so worth all of the hard work to get to this point (we have been here for a few years but it still gives me chills).

But enough of our big weekend. We are once again waiting for the next truck so we may be out of a few things you want but we do have substitutes that will hold you over for a few weeks. We are out of the Timothy Pellets and Alfalfa Pellets. We do have in stock plenty of Alfalfa Cubes as well as Timothy/Alfalfa Pellets. We are running low on Beet Pulp Shreds but have plenty of Pellets. If you can get by with a bag or two of pellets please adjust your order accordingly. I will be holding back on the number of shreds ordered so that everyone will get a bag or two at the very least and then maybe just one bag or so of pellets to get you through. It only takes another 20 minutes or so for the pellets to start soaking up.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience but we have to try to keep the trucks on a schedule so that we don’t have to raise prices based on shipping cost. Things are going up and for those of you who use the Uckele products you will see a slight increase in some of those products.

Premium Alfalfa Cubes provide a good source of protean and can help to stretch your hay supply. Premium Alfalfa Cubes are formed by coarsely grinding Standlee forage and forcing it through a large die with heat and steam. Alfalfa forage is low in sugar, moderately high in protein, high in calories and digestible fiber.

Cubes take a few minutes longer to soak than pellets but are usually soaked well enough in 30 minutes or less. Soaking with warm water will speed that process. With the cooler temperatures we find that setting the evening mash soaking in the morning is just fine.

With the crazy changes in weather that we tend to have this time of year we find that boosting our horses immune system with Phyto-Quench really helps them to adjust and stay healthy.

DELIVERY DAYS

As predicted weather is going to impact our schedule a bit this week. Please take a look at the schedule to make sure you have your orders in. We will not deliver during wet weather. It is just too hard on some of the feeds to be exposed to moisture if you don’t have the ability to open the bags and let them breath a bit. Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the even weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

NOVEMBER

Tuesday November 1 Adjustments madeSilver Knolls, Rancho Haven,
Wednesday November 2 Weather may impactNorth Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday November 3Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday November 4South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

DECEMBER

Tuesday December 6Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday December 7North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday December 8Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday December 9South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

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October News From The Ranch

Welcome Fall and all of the wonderful, if not unpredictable lovely weather it brings. Hopefully you have been getting out and enjoying this time of year as much as we have. The horses are beginning to get fuzzy and the days are getting shorter reminding us that winter is not too far off. We have been making the most of the nice days and getting out more. Fall riding is probably our favorite time of year. With the Red Rock Rumble 30-50-75-100 just around the corner on 15 October we have spent a lot of time checking and clearing trails for the event. The deer and antelope are more prevalent this time of year and it is sure nice to see them. We even were lucky enough to find a really nice 3 point shed along one of the trails. It has been a while since we have found such nice one. If you are interested in helping out at the ride or learning more about endurance let us know. Even if you do not aspire to riding long distance it is a great way to meet great trail riding buddies and explore new areas.

With the changing of the seasons we like to give our horses immune system a little boost to deal with what can be dramatic changes to weather. Phyto-Quench has been our go to for many years. It provides powerful antioxidants featuring Devils’ Claw to help maintain healthy immunity, especially for horses not on fresh pasture. With phytonutrient rich ingredients for vascular and tissue integrity, Phyto-Quench fight the damaging effects of free radicals by neutralizing oxidative reaction to maintain a normal inflammatory response. Plant-based phytonutrients include garlic, Devil’s Claw, Turmeric, Grape See, Ginkgo Biloba and Boswella. For more information on the immune system check out this article from Dr. Kellon https://drkhorsesense.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/immune-function/

Last month we talked about the Versa Grip Glue On by Easycare. We gave the Glue on a try using the Super Glue method and we are happy to report that they worked great. They stayed on for the entire 6 week trim cycle with over 200 miles of riding over various terrain types. They were relatively easy to remove and did not cause any issues with hoof wall or sole. In fact, Nugget’s hooves looked great. Stephanie trimmed her up and we set another pair this time using the EasyBond Glue just to see if there was a difference with different glues. Nugget is traveling well in the shoes. For reference, Nugget has been barefoot for the past 11 years and does not have any issues other than being 24 and still going down the trail strong. She goes great in boots or barefoot and has very healthy hooves. We will keep you posted on how the next set goes.

DELIVERY DAYS

Putting the schedule out a few months ahead still seems to be working well, so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If you need to, you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. With winter will come weather than can impact our deliveries. If we have to make changes we will let you know. It is always a good idea to plan ahead and have enough to carry your through an extra week if the even weather keeps us from delivering as planned. Thank you

OCTOBER

Tuesday October 4Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday October 5North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday October 6Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday October 7South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

NOVEMBER

Tuesday November 1Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday November 2North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday November 3Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday November 4South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

DECEMBER

Tuesday December 6Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday December 7North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday December 8Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday December 9South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

Don’t Forget To Check Out Our Website

http://WWW.THREERSRANCH.COM You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. This also allows me to make sure that all applicable discounts have been appropriately applied. If you pay online and the final invoice is less we will credit your account toward your next purchase. If you have any questions about something on the site just drop me a note and I am happy to answer.

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August/September News From the Ranch

This pretty much describes the last couple of months around here. Most of our riding in the local area has been in the mountains either up around the Tahoe Rim Trail or out in Chilcoot. In July we went to Montana to visit my family. We spent several days on the RZRs exploring various places in Idaho and Montana. We spent a few days exploring Yellowstone and Teton National Forests. So many animals to see and we finally got to see Old Faithful! At the end of the month a couple of friends and I went horse camping at Little Lasier Meadows Horse campground. If you have not been there then add this to the list of things to do with your horse. The camp has corals at nearly every spot. There is a water pump and plenty of dumpsters easily accessible. There is a lovely meadow next to camp which makes for a nice place to hang out and let the horses graze. The PCT is a short 3/4 mile up the hill from the camp. We did about 10 miles north and south on the PCT from camp. It is spectacularly beautiful. There was till a lot of water and the wildflowers were still going strong. The horses enjoyed the meadow very much. The trail riding was a little technical but not undoable. We rode 28 miles the first day out, hiked on day 2 about 5 miles and then rode 16 miles the next day. This month we are off to Canada and will be driving through Jasper National Park. It has been very nice spending so much time in the mountains this year. The fires the last few years have pretty much eliminated any of that sort of adventure.

Through all of the adventuring about we did manage to do some work and added some great products to our list for you. Thank you for your patience the past few weeks with adjustments to schedules and delivery delays. Freight delays continue but we are trying to stay ahead of the game when we can. We hope you are enjoying the late summer and early fall as much as we are.

NEW PRODUCT LINE UP!!!!

First up on the list of new products is the Coat Defense line of skin care products. We have been using and testing these products for the last year or so and have really loved them. So much so that we had to have them on the shelf to share with everyone. The powder is great for post ride to help absorb up sweat, clean and prevent bacteria and fungus that cause irritation, rain rot, itchy skin, sweet itch etc. Put it in the top of the tail and rub in to help prevent tail rubbing or in the main to help prevent rubbing out manes. The paste has become our go to for scratches. Once they are all cleaned up and properly treated put a layer of paste on then let it dry and as it flakes off it helps the skin heal and takes all the scabby flakes with it. Both come in convenient sizes for barn, trailer or saddle bag. The powder containers are refillable (4lb bags available soon for refilling) which makes them nice for the environment as well. Both have a great fresh clean smell.

Also available from Coat Defense is this great shampoo. This Aloe Vera Based shampoo is soothing and gentle. It is great for dry flaky skin or coat. We use it on the horses and the dog. They smell and feel amazing after we use it.

Next up on the new product list is a product that we found a couple of years ago and have been using religiously ever since. When we were up in Oregon at a 100 mile ride Rockett began getting irritated by the alkali sand/dirt. Combines with sweat his poor pasterns were raw. We had tried Desitin but all that did was attract more dirt. Of course that ended our day early. In researching better alternatives one of our customers recommended using this powder around pasterns and other sensitive areas. We started putting it inside the gaiters of our boots and leg supports. No more irritation, no more rubbing, and no more scratches on the mare that loves to get them on her white legs anytime we even thing about going to an alkali environment. There is a bottle of this in every trailer and the tack room.

In the hoof care category we have added the Versa Grip Glue On. So many of you are having great success with the Flex and the Versa that we just had to try to Glue on version. This just might be our new favorite. Very easy to apply also. We used the Super Glue method with the last application and so far so good. The EasyBond option was also super easy. We love how the cuff really shapes to the hoof wall. There is good frog and heel support with this shoe. The inner apron helps keep rocks and debris from getting under the shoe but if you need a little more support just add in some Equipak and ride out.

And last but certainly not least is the BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation). We have used the human version for a while now with great results. This summer we took the plunge and treated the ponies to their very own Beemer set. They love it. Of course we knew we needed to add this product to our line up. The BEMER uses PEMF technology to target the microcirculatory system resulting in optimized blood flow. Benefits of BEMER include reduced muscular back pain in horses, improves functional movement in horses, Improves microcirculation and vasomotion, Promotes relaxation and regeneration after exercise, Supports parasympathetic processes in the body, Increases physical performance and mental focus, Optimizes suppleness, Speeds up the recovery process after an injury, Improves post-recovery and regeneration after surgery. If you want to learn more give us a call or go to www.beemergroup.com. If you want to have a session give us a call to set up a demo.

DELIVERY DAYS

Putting the schedule out a few months ahead seems to be working well for most all of you so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If need to you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need, just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan, but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. Thank you

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday September 6Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday September 7North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday September 8Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday September 9South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

OCTOBER

Tuesday October 4Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday October 5North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday October 6Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday October 7South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

NOVEMBER

Tuesday November 1Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West Reno
Wednesday November 2North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday November 3Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Carson City
Friday November 4South Reno, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville

Don’t Forget To Check Out Our Website

http://WWW.THRERSRANCH.COM You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. This also allows me to make sure that all applicable discounts have been appropriately applied. If you pay online and the final invoice is less we will credit your account toward your next purchase. If you have any questions about something on the site just drop me a note and I am happy to answer.

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July News From The Ranch

Spring Mountains

“Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.”
— Nicole Kidman

And here we are, halfway through 2022. The solstice has welcomed in summer and it appears to be staying for the time being. The wild flowers are out in full force right now. If you have not been out yet you better hurry or you will miss them. The higher elevations are just beginning. I had the pleasure of pulling ribbons for the Wild West Endurance Ride last weekend. There was a lot of elevation in the ride. It was so interesting to see what was blooming as made our way up and down 20 miles of Sierra Mountain trail.

We are going to make a change to our delivery schedule for July so that we can accommodate a trip to see my dad for his 82nd birthday. We really hope that does not mess up anything for anyone but we figure early is better than late. Just remember that the next delivery after that is 5 weeks out so please plan accordingly.

For those of you who are using more than 50 bags of any one item in a 3 month period and you would be interested in purchasing by the pallet (50 bags to a pallet) please let us know. Right now we are just putting the question out there to see if there is interest. Typically the storage space is the issue but if you have room it may be a good option for you.

PBE

With the warmer weather finally upon us don’t forget the electrolytes to keep your horse drinking and properly hydrated. Perfect Balance Electrolytes are our go to choice. It comes in both powder and paste form for easy dosing. We carry the 4lb tub and the single dose syringe.

Sugar and Filler Free Electrolyte balanced to match the proportion of electrolytes lost through sweat.

  • Low cost per serving
  • Small Serving Size
  • Concentrated Chloride Levels
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Sugar, filler, Dextrose & Sodium Bicarbonate free
  • Perfect for re-hydration before and after strenuous exercise
  • Made with only high quality, food grade ingredients
  • Horse Journal Product of the Year

“Perfectly balanced to match sweat losses. Very concentrated formula with no sugars or other fillers.”
– Horse Journal

Perfect Balance Electrolite is formulated to match the proportion of electrolytes lost in horse’s sweat. This ensures accurate balance and absorption for all horses. Perfect Balance Electrolite also provides concentrated Chloride levels which new studies indicate is an extremely important but often overlooked electrolyte. Perfect Balance Electrolite provides rapid re-hydration by including proper levels of Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Sulfate, Magnesium, Calcium and chelated minerals in a highly concentrated and palatable formula.

 Perfect Balance Electrolite is an excellent choice for performance, trail or IR horses.

As the cost of feeding our animals continues to increase we have received a number of calls about using pelleted and cubed forage to help stretch the hay in the barn. Besides being a great way to get more hydration these are also great ways to help your hay supply go a little farther. You substitute on a one-to-one basis. So if you are feeding 15 lbs of hay per day and you want to decrease to 10 lbs of hay then you would add 5 lbs dry pellets or cubes. Remember to always soak your pellets or cubes until they fall apart and make a mash. How soupy you make it depends on your horse. Our horses like a nice wet mash and it is that much more water they are taking in at the same time. Some horses prefer a more oatmeal consistency. If you want to try some let us know.

easyshoe glue on

The nicer weather means more events, more camping, more trail riding and more outdoor exploring. EasyCare has a whole like of glue on boots and shoes that will get your through whatever adventure you are planning. If you are thinking gluing call ahead to make sure we have the style and size you need on hand. If you want me to glue on then please plan ahead and get on my schedule. I am only gluing here at the ranch to ensure I have everything I need on hand. Your horse does need to have been trimmed within a week of getting glue ons applied. If you want to learn how to do it yourself it is easy and I can show you how.

Delivery Days

Putting the schedule out a few months ahead seems to be working well for most all of you so we will continue to post three months of deliveries at a time. With fuel prices as high as they are we will be trying to be as efficient as possible in our delivery days. We are making fewer additional trips to town as well so our ability to fit in a last minute order is a little limited so may not happen as fast as you have experienced in the past. Special trips to town for that “I have to have it or else…” order will have a $10 delivery fee. If needed you can always stop by and pick up anything you might need just give us a call ahead of time to schedule. The sooner you get your orders in the better we are able to plan but not later than 5pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. Thank you

JULY

This is not meant to be a trick but reference paragraph 2 – we are delivering early this month so that I can spend my dad’s birthday with him. Plan accordingly as the next delivery is 5 weeks away.

Monday June 27Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Loyalton, Truckee, Verdi, West Reno
Tuesday June 28South Reno, Washoe Valley, Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, Fernley
Wednesday June 29North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley

AUGUST

Thursday August 4North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Friday August 5South Reno, Washoe Valley, Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, Fernley
Sunday August 7Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Loyalton, Truckee, Verdi, West Reno

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday Sept 6South Reno, Washoe Valley, Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, Fernley
Wednesday Sept 7North Valley’s, Sparks, Palomino Valley
Thursday Sept 8Silver Knolls, Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Loyalton, Truckee, Verdi, West Reno

Don’t Forget To Check Out Our Website

http://WWW.THRERSRANCH.COM You can place your order here and pay on line. Paypal, Credit Card and Venmo Products and Service are charged a 3% convenience fee. If you still want to pay with cash, check or Venmo then simply select cash on delivery. This also allows me to make sure that all applicable discounts have been appropriately applied. If you pay online and the final invoice is less we will credit your account toward your next purchase. If you have any questions about something on the site just drop me a note and I am happy to answer.