December 15, 2014 – 11:27 am
Enter now to win a pair of Ariat Barnyard Belle H2O Boots! Contest goes through 12/21/14! http://is.gd/T0yv56
December 12, 2014 – 9:11 am
Huge Deals! In store and online! Check it out here http://www.bigdweb.com/Holiday-Super-Sale/products/1615/
Friday 12/12/14 and Saturday 12/13/14!
October 27, 2014 – 4:47 pm
October 27, 2014 – 2:38 pm
September 2, 2014 – 11:40 am
BIG DEE’S TACK AND VET SUPPLY QH CONGRESS BOOTH
August 25, 2014
In an effort to better serve all of our customers with top notch customer service and speedy delivery, Big Dee’s Tack &Vet Supplies will have a smaller booth at the All American Quarter Horse Congress this year. Big Dee’s will be located at booth number 1050 in the Annex. The Trade show is open October 7th – October 26th from 9:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. We are very excited to offer customers that come to our booth FREE SHIPPING to the continental United States on orders placed at the show. FREE SHIPPING will also be available to orders that are shipped to our Congress Booth. We will still offer a great selection of wormers, top selling supplements, stable supplies and a selection of our best selling Country Pride blankets.
We know that many of you enjoy shopping with us at the Congress and invite you to shop our website www.bigdweb.com, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Pinterest and sign up for our emails where you will be privy to great specials throughout the year!
The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the World’s Largest Single-Breed Horse Show. The show received more than 20,000 horse show entries in 2013. For more information on the Congress visit http://www.oqha.com/aaqhc
Thank you for your continued patronage. We appreciate your business!
By Meg Billy | |
August 29, 2014 – 3:15 pm
Big Dee’s September Store Event!
Friday September 12th : 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday September 13th : 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Big Dee’s is hosting a fantastic weekend of sales, closeouts and seminars! Some great vendors will be on hand Saturday as well.
5:00 pm : Dog Nutrition with Natural Balance —-
At Natural Balance the health and safety of pets is their first priority. Their products are made from the finest ingredients, but they are extensively tested. Here at Big Dee’s we carry their products and are proud to have RJ from Natural Balance coming in to give a seminar on Dog Nutrition! Dog lovers come check this out for great tips on caring for your canine!
6:00 pm : Wintec English Saddle Fitting by Weatherbeeta
REGISTER TO WIN A FREE WintecLite SADDLE!
9:30 am – 11:30 am : Meet Betty Weibel!
Author of The Cleveland Grand Prix: An American Show Jumping First will be here signing books! Come meet Betty Weibel and learn all about our great Ohio, the birthplace of the first show jumping grand prix in the Western Hemisphere! Longtime fans can relive the exciting victories of some of the finest equines and riders in history, while newcomers can experience the Cleveland Grand Prix’s glory years. Saddle up with Betty Weibel as she explains how our lovely Chagrin Valley grew into a world-class equine sport hub.
10:00 am : Western saddle fitting by Circle Y!
REGISTER TO WIN A FREE SADDLE PAD!
Circle Y is a company built on reputation on the innovation and fine craftsmanship of its products. Circle Y Saddles is a proud sponsor to some of the biggest names in the western world including: Julie Goodnight, Martha Josey ,Kelly Kaminski, and Kenda Lenseigne. It is also the official saddle of the WPRA Finals and PacWest Barrel Racing!
11:30 am : Equine Chiropractor – Dr. Rob Maro
12:30 pm : Fall & Winter Blanketing by Big Dee’s
REGISTER TO WIN A $150 GIFT CARD FOR BLANKETS FROM BIG DEE’S!
2:00 pm : Equine Nutrition for the winter season by Progressive Feeds
Their philosophy is simple : Never stop getting better. Because in order to deliver the most advanced feeding solutions, we need to keep innovating, researching and leading the way. The entire Progressive Nutrition team is dedicated to improving and maintaining the overall health and condition of any horse.
EXTRA SPECIAL SAVINGS ON SELECT MERCHANDISE AS WELL!
By Meg Billy | |
March 17, 2014 – 3:38 pm
March 3, 2014 – 3:22 pm
|Beating the “Seedy Toe Woes” can be a challenge, but it can be done, especially if it is caught early!What is seedy toe?In layman’s terms, it is a species of fungi or bacteria, or even a combination of both, that forages on and destroys the keratin of a horse’s inner hoof wall.So why is treating seedy toe important?
Well for starters, seedy toe can cause vertical cracks that travel upwards in the hoof wall. If left untreated, those cracks could spread to the coronary band, resulting in permanent damage. Seedy Toe can also abscess, cause acute lameness, and in severe cases, cause infection that could spread into the bone.
A tale of my “Seedy Toe Woes:”
Last week my farrier sent me a text message that said, “someone has not been painting their horse’s feet! That’s a little bit of seedy toe!” along with the above picture.
Now, normally, my friends would tell you I am a pretty conscientious horse owner. My horse has been through a lot the last few years so I’m usually right on top of his health and well being. But I had been slacking the last couple of weeks and I knew it, too. Naturally, I felt a ashamed, because he was right! I had not painted my horses feet in nearly two weeks! Luckily, my farrier reassured me that the little area was the very beginning of Seedy Toe and I could easily get it under control and healed quickly. Each day after I pick my horse’s hooves, I apply the special paint that my farrier told me about (see recipe below) and now the Seedy Toe is almost gone. Once it is gone, I will resume using the paint 3 times a week, like I had previously been doing before I became a slacker! LOL!
The hoof in the photo on the left is of a horse that went untreated for a bit too long. Thank you to Dustin Whidden of Bar W Farrier Services for use of this photo and the banner photo. Dustin had to cut a significant chuck of hoof away to free the horse from the disease section of hoof wall.
If you want to try out the hoof paint recipe that my farrier, Dusty Whidden, told me about, here is his Hoof Paint recipe:
1 empty hoof oil can
1 bottle Birdsall’s Farrier Barrier
1 can Enticer
In the hoof oil can, pour Farrier Barrier until can is 3/4 filled, then fill the last quarter with Enticer. Put cap back on and shake well. This can will last about 30 days if painting your horse’s hooves daily.
Prior to switching farriers, my horse had chronic thrush and white line issues. The scary part is I knew about the thrush, but had no idea about the white line disease until my new farrier said something! Anyways, I was constantly trying different products trying to get the thrush under control and I spent a small fortune on different products. Nothing ever got rid of it completely. Until I started using this paint. I admittedly was skeptical at first, but this paint mixture is truly awesome stuff! Even though we had a slight hiccup with seedy toe (completely and admittedly my fault for being a slacker), this is the first issue we’ve had in nearly a year since I started using this paint!
Additionally, if you would like to learn more about fighting other hoof diseases here is a link to a great article on the Save-A-Hoof products http://www.infohorse.com/fighting_hoof_disease.asp
BTW, if you are going to Equine Affaire in Ohio this April, be sure to stop by and see us in the Bricker Building and be sure to enter for your chance to win our raffle basket, which includes a few Save-A-Hoof Products!
Disclaimer: Every horse is different and products will effect them differently. Be sure to always check with your vet or farrier before using new products.
January 28, 2014 – 3:08 pm