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Finding the Right Trailer for Your Horse

Finding the Right Trailer for Your Horse

You're committed. You took the plunge. You have bought your first show horse and are now ready to reach your goals together. The trailer you currently have suited your other horse just fine, but... more »

Sep 28, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Vaccination Reactions in Horses

Vaccination Reactions in Horses

Most of the time, vaccines are given to horses with no ill effect and no sign that the horse even received an injection. But on occasion, some horses demonstrate mild to moderate reactions to specific... more »

Sep 27, 2016 by in Equine Health

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 »

Sep 26, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

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

 


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