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Research Shows Horses Have Specific

Research Shows Horses Have Specific "Tastes"

Many people know to avoid certain foods, remembering previous times of gastric distress. That's one of the perils of being a monogastric animal with a simple stomach. Horses are also... more »

Jul 28, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Protecting Water Crossings from Horses

Protecting Water Crossings from Horses

The watershed is a fragile ecosystem that is easily disturbed by horses, particularly when there are large numbers using a popular water crossing. One significant impact on the watershed by horses is... more »

Jul 27, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

Often times, horse owners feel their beloved equines are simply a magnet for injuries. Being accident prone just seems to be in their nature, most times brought on by their instinctive fight-or-flight... more »

Jul 26, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Poisonous Plants: The First Five of the Top 10

Poisonous Plants: The First Five of the Top 10

The pastures are in bloom, it's that time of year we all have been anxiously awaiting. Winter is over and the green is taking over! When you take a... more »

Jul 25, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Guidelines from Dr. Getty on Feeding the Horse in Transition to Domesticated

Guidelines from Dr. Getty on Feeding the Horse in Transition to Domesticated

If there's one thing we can say about the benefit of being wild (or feral, in healthful surroundings) is that in most circumstances horses which have been free to roam open lands are often... more »

Jul 24, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

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

 


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