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Mid-Size Tractors on Horse Farms

Mid-Size Tractors on Horse Farms

Sometimes you need a little more tractor "horse power" in order to get jobs done around your equine facility. more »

Sep 25, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Research on Hay Steaming for Horses

Research on Hay Steaming for Horses

Management strategies for horses with respiratory disease include soaking hay prior to feeding. Hay steaming is an alternative to this practice; however, little is known about its impact on forage... more »

Sep 24, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Horse Trailer Safety Check

Horse Trailer Safety Check

Checking your trailer before you haul helps prevent roadside problems. By reducing trailer hazards, you improve the horses’ comfort and chances for a safe arrival. more »

Sep 24, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Rein Lameness is Difficult to Diagnose

Rein Lameness is Difficult to Diagnose

"Rein or bridle lameness" is a gait irregularity in which the cause is usually from resistance, not due to pain. It is a regular gait irregularity. It is best seen, perhaps only seen, when the horse... more »

Sep 23, 2016 by in Equine Health

Avoid Deterioration of Stall Mats

Avoid Deterioration of Stall Mats

Question: I have some stalls that were professionally matted over crushed rock about 20 years ago and some that were done about three years ago. The older ones are beginning to get bedding in under them... more »

Sep 22, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

USRider: Reminder to Locate Special Keys for Spare Tires

USRider: Reminder to Locate Special Keys for Spare Tires

We've all been there. Stuck on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, with a flat tire. As equestrians, this situation is especially stressful when your sidekick is not a fan of... more »

Sep 21, 2016 by in Stable Management

Marketing For Profit: Facebook as a Marketing Tool

Marketing For Profit: Facebook as a Marketing Tool

Are you using Facebook as part of your stable's marketing plan? If so, maintaining your presence is more than posting updates. A good Facebook page engages the public, responds to... more »

Sep 20, 2016 by in Stable Management

Hosting an Equine-Themed Wedding

Hosting an Equine-Themed Wedding

Looking for ways to increase revenue at your stable? Increasing the number of horses boarded on the property or expanding the lesson program may not be feasible options.  Have you considered... more »

Sep 19, 2016 by in Stable Management

Large Tractors on Horse Farms

Large Tractors on Horse Farms

Make sure you are buying a tractor that fits your needs, but isn't more than you need for what you need to do. more »

Sep 18, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Tackle Tack Room Clutter

Tackle Tack Room Clutter

It's time for a spring cleaning in the tack room and here are some great ideas for getting rid of some of the old tack at your barn—that can help others and benefit your bottom line. more »

Sep 17, 2016 by in Grooming/Tack

Jimsonweed is a Poisonous Plant That Might Be In or Around Your Pastures

Jimsonweed is a Poisonous Plant That Might Be In or Around Your Pastures

The danger of poisonous plants depends on the plant's prevalence, toxicity and palatability. Generally speaking, horses will avoid consuming most toxic plants if other forage is available.... more »

Sep 16, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Profits are Only Present With Proper Planning

Profits are Only Present With Proper Planning

For every business, the budgeting process starts with a sales forecast or a profit expectation, the top or bottom line. Sales projections reflect both: production (or procurement) of an item and the... more »

Sep 15, 2016 by in Stable Management

5 Steps for Better Time Management in the Stable

5 Steps for Better Time Management in the Stable

Sooner or later, everyone who has a farm or a horse laments: "If I only had more time ..." Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day. Sure--we can get up earlier or stay up... more »

Sep 14, 2016 by in Stable Management

Three Tips on Email and Texting Etiquette

Three Tips on Email and Texting Etiquette

If you don't have an email list and cell phone number for your clients and potential clients, then you are missing the boat on expanding your communication with your customers. But even in this day and age... more »

Sep 13, 2016 by in Stable Management

Use Personal Commercials To Help You Tell Your Story

Use Personal Commercials To Help You Tell Your Story

If you have a few empty stalls at your facility, or you are thinking about boarding a few horses on your farm to help pay the bills, you must be prepared to "sell" yourself to potential new clients. For that, you need your own "personal commercial." more »

Sep 12, 2016 by in Stable Management

 


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