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Fight The Cold: Feeding During Winter

Fight The Cold: Feeding During Winter

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below what is necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their... more »

Nov 21, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Veterinarians and Vaccinations; Why Your Horse Needs Both

Veterinarians and Vaccinations; Why Your Horse Needs Both

The old saying, “An ounce of prevention goes a long way” couldn’t apply more to your horse and their vaccinations. Today’s vaccines are very effective at protecting horses... more »

Nov 20, 2014 by in Equine Health

How to Host a Holiday Open House

How to Host a Holiday Open House

People are already thinking of Christmas and the holiday season, which means they are looking for that "perfect" gift for a child, grandchild, parent, spouse, or best friend. Most people don't think... more »

Nov 19, 2014 by in Stable Management

Findings Could Prove Helpful In Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

Findings Could Prove Helpful In Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

One cannot help but get excited about the possibilities for electroarthrography (EAG) as a diagnostic tool after speaking with Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Mark Hurtig. He is... more »

Nov 18, 2014 by in Equine Health

Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse

Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse

All the horses in the barn get the same amount of feed every day; it makes feeding time much simpler. The warmbloods look super. Their weight is good, and their coats are gleaming. However, the one... more »

Nov 17, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Fencing in Difficult Terrain

Fencing in Difficult Terrain

Building fence can be a challenge in rocky, frozen or swampy ground when it's impossible to dig post holes efficiently, or set posts with a tractor-mounted post-pounder. Michael Thomas... more »

Nov 16, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

NSC and ACTH, Double Trouble in the Fall

NSC and ACTH, Double Trouble in the Fall

Horses are more likely to suffer from laminitis in the fall than any other time of year. Two reasons--high NSC (non-structural carbohydrates) from cooler nighttime temperatures and increased... more »

Nov 15, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Do you worry about being able to make the minimum monthly payment on all your debts? An ideal debt-to-income ratio should be 15% or less. Ratios between 15% and 20% may lead... more »

Nov 14, 2014 by in Stable Management

Masters in Manure

Masters in Manure

A 1,000-pound horse will produce 35-50 pounds of manure alone on a daily basis. A ton of horse manure will contain 7-12 pound of nitrogen, 3-6 pounds of phosphorous, and 3-9 pounds of potassium.... more »

Nov 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Getting Better is Worth the Time and Effort

Getting Better is Worth the Time and Effort

Getting better isn’t easy; it can take a lot of time and effort. But the result might be more good customers, better horses and training and a better bottom line. more »

Nov 12, 2014 by in Stable Management

Basic First Aid for the Horse

Basic First Aid for the Horse

One of the most stressful situations for a horse owner to be in is waiting for a veterinarian during an equine emergency. With some preparation and basic first aid knowledge, the time spent waiting... more »

Nov 11, 2014 by in Equine Health

Research on Grazing Habits of Muzzled Horses

Research on Grazing Habits of Muzzled Horses

The growth habits of certain grasses and legumes make them more favored by horses. Given free choice, grazing horses prefer to eat some types of grass, specifically Kentucky bluegrass and meadow... more »

Nov 10, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Emergency Fence Repairs for your Horse Farm

Emergency Fence Repairs for your Horse Farm

Keeping fences in good repair not only extends their life, but also reduces risk of injury if horses have close encounters with their boundaries. A small and proper repair today may save a huge... more »

Nov 09, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Defining the Target Market for your Farm or Stable

Defining the Target Market for your Farm or Stable

If your farm or stable is full of happy, contented customers, you might not think you need to read this article, but you eventually will lose a customer and need to find another. If you have some... more »

Nov 08, 2014 by in Stable Management

Developing the Sport Horse Part 3 – LEGS!

Developing the Sport Horse Part 3 – LEGS!

Every year riders are plagued with limb injuries to their equine partners. Sometimes this is a small blip in the training schedule, other times it spells the end of a competitive season. In this... more »

Nov 07, 2014 by in Equine Health

 


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