Written by Erin Wolcott, EasyCare Product Specialist 

I was inspired by this idea I saw recently on Gretchen Rubin’s blog, gretchenrubin.com. If you are unfamiliar with her work, Gretchen Rubin is a popular author and expert on happiness and habit change. Some of her work includes The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before, and more.

Gretchen recently wrote about how she views September as the other January. That September is a chance for “a clean slate, a fresh start, a chance to use new pencils, fresh notebooks, and begin again.”

Of course, this September is not like any of our other Septembers. There have been so many disruptions to our lives and our plans and our routines. We can’t deny the uncertainty, unhappiness, disappointment, and frustration that many of us our feeling over the current state of the world.

Now more than ever may be a good time to think of some happiness-boosting resolutions and view September as a clean slate. Even though we are powerless to change some of our current circumstances, we can still use September as a good time to think of renewal and possibilities.

Perhaps as the weather gets cooler, you’d like to focus on something specific with your horses. Perhaps trying a new discipline or venturing out into some new areas on trail rides?

Maybe it’s time to clean out your tack room and inventory what you have and what you need to replace. Check out the accessories we have available for our hoof boots if you need to make some repairs or upgrades.

Maybe now would be a good time to start transitioning your horse to going barefoot? The team at EasyCare is here for you through this transition if you need any help.

Or maybe you want to do some self-evaluation and reflect on something like why horses make you happy. The EasyCare team was asked why horses make them happy, and I’ll be sharing their answers here in the coming weeks.

Why do horses make you happy? Do you have any plans to make some September resolutions?


  1. I love to see horses out in a field. I think they look happy when they have room to move around themselves, and I like to watch them.

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