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The All-Important Horse Groom

The All-Important Horse Groom

Grooms are the life's blood of most commercial horse operations. Generally working six days a week, and long hours--anywhere between 40-60--which can include evenings, weekends and... more »

Mar 01, 2015 by in Stable Management

Trailer Preparation Tips for Travel Season

Trailer Preparation Tips for Travel Season

While many of us are currently buried up to our noses in snow, travel season is just around the corner. Before the start of this season, it is critically important for many equine enthusiasts to... more »

Feb 28, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Do You Need to Analyze Your Hay?

Do You Need to Analyze Your Hay?

Many horses rely entirely on hay for their forage needs. Is hay nutritious? Not very. Hay is dead grass; it no longer contains many of the vitamins, omega 3s and omega 6s it once had as living... more »

Feb 27, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Research on Bandaging, Wound Healing and Proud Flesh Formation

Research on Bandaging, Wound Healing and Proud Flesh Formation

Bandaging limb wounds resulted in the formation of proud flesh. However, if the proud flesh was removed, bandaging (or not bandaging) had no effect on total time to healing. Many horse owners fear... more »

Feb 26, 2015 by in Equine Health

Tips to Prevent Winter Lameness

Tips to Prevent Winter Lameness

Below freezing temperatures can make hibernation look tempting but inactivity in horses can lead to many issues including lameness. Even though the weather outside may be frightful, your horse's... more »

Feb 25, 2015 by in Equine Health

Planning Ahead for Catastrophic Events

Planning Ahead for Catastrophic Events

At a recent retirement workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension, a co-worker discussed the importance of having a will, a power of attorney for health care and a power of attorney for... more »

Feb 24, 2015 by in Stable Management

Managing Client Expectations

Managing Client Expectations

In the business world there is a saying that you should always under-promise and over-deliver. That means make sure your clients know what to expect, and if you surprise them, do so in a positive... more »

Feb 23, 2015 by in Stable Management

Fencing: Do-It-Yourself Tips

Fencing: Do-It-Yourself Tips

Do you need to reconfigure your pastures, add paddocks or upgrade fencing? If you’re planning to do the work yourself, read on for tips that can save you time and money. Plan Ahead Properly... more »

Feb 22, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Unfrozen Water Tips from 2014

Unfrozen Water Tips from 2014

The following articles were part of the Unfrozen Water series published in 2014 on StableManagement.com. With so many farm and stable owners facing these problems, we wanted to collect the links to these articles in one place to help you find them easily. more »

Feb 21, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Dry Lot and Shelter Sizes for Horses

Dry Lot and Shelter Sizes for Horses

Dry lots, or sacrifice paddocks, provide an opportunity to move horses off the pasture during winter months, wet or dry times, and/or time of needed pasture rest. Dry lots can vary in size, but... more »

Feb 21, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

50 Shades of No

50 Shades of No

Whether you are a boarding farm seeking specific clients, or a stable looking for that one special trainer, sometimes people tell you no. But all "NOs" are not created equal. What you do after they say "no" can make the difference in a future "Yes!" more »

Feb 20, 2015 by in Stable Management

High-Tech Clothing for You and Your Horse

High-Tech Clothing for You and Your Horse

The horse world, long steeped in tradition, is becoming fashionably tecchie. Advancements in fabrics and design, the influx of European influence, and greater options for customization means that... more »

Feb 19, 2015 by in Grooming/Tack

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Stable Management magazine is growing, and we don't want you to miss any of the great information that we offer. All you have to do to get a free subscription to Stable Management magazine is sign up... more »

Feb 18, 2015 by in Stable Management

Sheltering Horses: A Case Study

Sheltering Horses: A Case Study

If you are thinking of starting an equine rescue, or you are already involved with a shelter, you can find some great tips on housing from Heather E. Lewis AIA, NCARB, of Animal Arts. In this article... more »

Feb 17, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Understanding Vitamin E in Horse Diets

Understanding Vitamin E in Horse Diets

Vitamin E is one of only two important vitamins that the horse cannot produce itself and therefore must be provided in the diet. This vitamin requires a small amount of fat in order to be properly... more »

Feb 16, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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