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Starting Your Therapeutic Riding Center

Starting Your Therapeutic Riding Center

Interested in starting a therapeutic riding program? Here’s some advice from a certified instructor. more »

May 28, 2015 in Stable Management

Can the Damaged Insulin Resistant Horse Be Fixed?

Can the Damaged Insulin Resistant Horse Be Fixed?

You're worried. You have reason to be. Your horse is exhibiting signs of insulin resistance (regional fat deposits along the neck, down the spine, tailhead, shoulders, chest, or even above the... more »

May 27, 2015 in Feed/Supplements

Should You Incorporate Your Horse Activity?

Should You Incorporate Your Horse Activity?

I am frequently asked whether it is advisable for an ongoing horse related business operated by a family or small partnership, to incorporate--an increasingly important question today when many... more »

May 26, 2015 by in Stable Management

Relationship of Minerals to Insulin Resistance in Horses

Relationship of Minerals to Insulin Resistance in Horses

Horse owners recently identified insulin resistance as a diet-related disorder that they find difficult to explain and manage. Day-to-day management of insulin resistance depends on two key... more »

May 25, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

A Collection of Clutter Busters for the Barn

A Collection of Clutter Busters for the Barn

With the number of horses and humans around a boarding stable, there always seems to be "things" that either are not in their "place," or don't have a "place" where they belong... more »

May 24, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Multi-Species Grazing for Weed Control in Horse Pastures

Multi-Species Grazing for Weed Control in Horse Pastures

"Grazing habits and vegetative preferences of sheep and goats are different than horses; they eat many of the weeds that horses won't eat," said J.D. Green, Extension Weed Scientist... more »

May 23, 2015 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 »

May 22, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Horse Farm Fencing Choices, Design and Construction

Horse Farm Fencing Choices, Design and Construction

Many horse property owners worry about fencing. What fencing is best? How much will it cost? What is its lifespan? Is it safe? At first these seem to be difficult questions to answer because of the... more »

May 21, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips on Disinfecting Horse Blankets

Tips on Disinfecting Horse Blankets

Horse clothing is not disinfected when cleaned. To truly disinfect something generally requires very warm or hot water, which is not recommended for turnouts due to the nature of... more »

May 20, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Soaps and Detergents to Kill Bugs

Soaps and Detergents to Kill Bugs

Many horse farm owners and managers work hard to reduce the amount of herbicides and pesticides they use in and around their farms and homes. Colorado State University helps us understand how to use commercial and homemade soaps as insecticides. more »

May 19, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Preventing Barn Fires Part 1

Preventing Barn Fires Part 1

In this first of a two-part article series, we discuss various causes of barn fires and how to prevent them. more »

May 18, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Wildfire Resources for Preventing Barn Fires, Part 1

Wildfire Resources for Preventing Barn Fires, Part 1

In the spring 2015 Stable Management magazine, we published the first of a two-part article series on barn fires, wherein we discussed various causes of barn fires and how to prevent them. Part 2 will... more »

May 18, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Common Myths that Doom Business Relationships

Common Myths that Doom Business Relationships

Relationships with your clients and service professionals need to be based on legal fact. more »

May 17, 2015 by in Stable Management

Spring 2015 Stable Management Fees Survey

Spring 2015 Stable Management Fees Survey

Farm and stable owners are always trying to determine how to set fees that are not only fair and equitable to clients, but profitable to their equine businesses. We asked horse farm/stable owners,... more »

May 16, 2015 by in Stable Management

Avoid 'Crash Diets' for Overweight Horses

Avoid 'Crash Diets' for Overweight Horses

Owners of obese horses know that these animals will be healthier and more comfortable if they shed excess body weight. Various management suggestions--cutting out grain meals, restricting free... more »

May 15, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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