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Tips on Buying a Farm Truck

Tips on Buying a Farm Truck

Luckily these days, the horsepower we need to get jobs done on the farm can be provided by the turn of a key on an internal combustion engine rather than hitching up a team of horses. A well-equipped... more »

Jul 23, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Trail Riding Competitions

Trail Riding Competitions

Riding is fun in and of itself, but having a goal to reach for adds another dimension to an already satisfying pursuit. For those interested in trail riding, there are multiple competitive objectives... more »

Jul 20, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

CSU Veterinarians Offer Advice on Avoiding infection While Traveling With Horses

CSU Veterinarians Offer Advice on Avoiding infection While Traveling With Horses

Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University veterinarians remind riders that it's important if traveling to take steps that will help prevent the spread of... more »

Jul 19, 2014 by in Equine Health

Should You Soak or Steam Horse Hay?

Should You Soak or Steam Horse Hay?

Our friends at Kentucky Equine Research (KER) help us understand when we should soak or steam the hay we feed to our horses... Are you confused about how to feed hay to your horses? If... more »

Jul 18, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Trail Riding Obstacles You Should Master

Trail Riding Obstacles You Should Master

Several decades ago, I rode many hundreds of miles across the Colorado wilderness on a two-month horse-packing trip. My mount was a young, green-broke horse that had to learn the ropes as we went. We... more »

Jul 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Lessen Wear and Tear on Gates and Fences

Lessen Wear and Tear on Gates and Fences

The gates and fences on your farm are a big investment in your facilities. Following are some tips to help keep those gates and fences "healthier" and lasting longer. more »

Jul 12, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

How Much Sweat is Your Horse Really Losing?

How Much Sweat is Your Horse Really Losing?

It's a hot, sunny summer day and you've just had a great ride. You know that the sweat glistening on your horse helps keep him cool during exercise. Considering a horse can be dripping... more »

Jul 10, 2014 by in Equine Health

The Blanket Dilemma

The Blanket Dilemma

With storage already at a premium at most barns, how do you make room for all of those blankets, sheets and coolers? more »

Jul 07, 2014 by in Grooming/Tack

Giving Muzzled Horses a

Giving Muzzled Horses a "Grazing Break" is a Bad Idea

You have an overweight horse, and you've started using a grazing muzzle any time he's in the pasture. It seems to be working because the weight tape indicates he's actually lost a... more »

Jul 04, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Trail Riding Safety Tips

Trail Riding Safety Tips

It is no surprise to riders that one of the greatest causes of emergency room visits is related to equestrian activities. Horses are volatile and unpredictable at times, and accidents can happen in a... more »

Jul 03, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

5 Ways to Keep Horse Shows Safer For Everyone

5 Ways to Keep Horse Shows Safer For Everyone

Whether you attend horse shows as a spectator, trainer, owner or competitor--or if you put the shows on yourself at your facility or a facility near you--there are safety considerations that are... more »

Jul 01, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Research: Purina SuperSport Amino Acid Supplement

Research: Purina SuperSport Amino Acid Supplement

We know amino acid requirements are not as well researched in horses as in other species and humans, yet we know that specific amino acids are important in recovery from athletic... more »

Jun 30, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Fly Control Through Manure Management

Fly Control Through Manure Management

Horse manure is the primary source of life for a variety of flies, including biting stable flies and face flies. Stable flies are the most common flying pest to bother horses, and can cause misery... more »

Jun 28, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Equine Cushing's Disease

Equine Cushing's Disease

Equine Cushing's disease is a complex progressive disease of the pituitary gland of middle age to older horses. The pituitary gland is a small structure located at the base of the brain which... more »

Jun 27, 2014 by in Equine Health

5 Tips from MSU to Protect Your Horse From Insects

5 Tips from MSU to Protect Your Horse From Insects

As many of you may have noticed, insects are out in full force this year. Although managing these pests can prove challenging, below are five tips by Michigan State University Extension that can help... more »

Jun 24, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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