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WikSmart Coolers: One Woman’s Journey into Invention and Business by Misty Caston

A popular dream is to start your own business and/or invent something. Misty Caston of Wiksmart Coolers did both.  She realized that properly cooling a horse quickly after riding in the winter can be a challenge, especially in Minnesota. So I asked her to share her story as our “Guest Blogger.” A Horsewoman’s Journey into Invention and Business Have you ever had an idea that made you say, “Hey, I should invent this?” Well, I did; and I did! Here is the story of how the WikSmart™ Cooler came to be a real thing and not just an idea. And of the surprising lesson I learned along...

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Track Your Horse’s Weight this New Year

Some of the most popular New Year's Resolutions include losing weight, getting fit, saving money and eating healthful foods. I have found that horseback riding can meet all of the above resolutions. I seem to burn a lot of calories while riding and doing barn chores, thus helping me lose weight and stay fit. I save money since I am at the barn instead of the mall; I usually get hungry after riding, so I snack on my horse’s carrots and apples, resulting in eating healthful foods. It seems of all the New Year’s resolutions, losing weight is the most popular; barn chores and riding are effective...

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