Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    September 15, 2018
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    August 1, 2018
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 1, 2018
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    February 1, 2017
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    January 1, 2017
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    December 1, 2016
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    August 1, 2016
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • How to Apply Polo Wraps

    July 1, 2016
    Polo wraps can be a great way to protect your horse's legs and ankles, but they must be applied correctly to be effective.
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  • How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

    June 1, 2016
    The causes of climate change may be hotly debated, but there's no debate that climate change effects animals, sometimes drastically. Understanding how your horses may be effected by climate shifts can help you be better prepared to keep your horses safe and comfortable in new weather conditions.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    June 1, 2016
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • Choosing The Right Feed For Your Equine

    May 1, 2016
    Choosing the right feed for your horse can be a difficult task sometimes. When it comes to feeding your horse, there is no one size fits all method.
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  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    January 1, 2016
    Training a horse is a challenging and awarding experience. Most professional trainers have years of experience and education through schools and workshops. If you are new owner and do not have a professional horse trainer readily available, then this article is for you.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    August 15, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    May 1, 2015
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Maintaining Horse Hydration: The Roles of Water and Salt

    December 1, 2014
    Keeping your horse hydrated is a key component in keeping him healthy. There are several ways to ensure that your horse drinks enough and maintains hydration. Read more
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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    November 1, 2014
    Properly caring for horses or livestock during a threatening storm requires careful planning and preparation. No one is immune to disaster and that’s why we implement strategies and plans to overcome dangerous weather. No matter what the disaster may be, it never hurts to be prepared.
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  • Getting Your New Horse To Fit Into The Herd

    September 1, 2014
    When you get a new horse, you will inevitably put it in with the rest of the horses that you own. Much like with other species the pecking order will be altered with a new arrival. Here are some ideas from Joanne Meszoly of Equisearch.
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  • Horses and Astronauts: The Effects of Inactivity on Bone Strength and General Well Being

    May 1, 2014
    What do horses and astronauts have in common? Early in the space program astronauts were found to have significant loss of musculoskeletal strength and other health issues after spending time in space.
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    May 1, 2014
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • How to Prepare Your Horse for Trail Riding

    April 1, 2014
    One consideration when getting back into the saddle after winter is the condition of the horse. On that first warm sunny day, it is very tempting to head out to the barn for a nice, long trail ride to enjoy the great weather.
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  • Controlling Horse Stall Odors

    January 1, 2014
    Controlling horse stall odors begins with the building of the stall itself, so take care to consider the materials you choose in stall flooring.
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  • How to Adjust Horses to the Changing Seasons

    November 1, 2013
    Changing seasons can bring about potential problems for horses and their owners. Pasture quality changes with every season, but the changes from summer to fall are especially significant. During the fall, there are often warm sunny days and cool nights.
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  • The Importance of a Healthy Hoof

    September 1, 2013
    Horse hoof care is an important issue for all horse owners.  While a horse may be able to sustain injury or illness in many parts of its body, the hoof bears weight and so adds hundreds of pounds of stress to any ailment.
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    September 1, 2013
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    August 1, 2013
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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