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Create a Master Plan For Your Equine Facility

Create a Master Plan For Your Equine Facility

Many things that are built grow organically out of need, without the guidance of a long-term plan. This is a charming growth pattern when applied to Italian hill towns, but not for equine barn... more »

Jul 26, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

University of Kentucky Develops New Non-Toxic Tall Fescue

University of Kentucky Develops New Non-Toxic Tall Fescue

University of Kentucky plant breeder Tim Phillips has developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals. The variety, Lacefield MaxQ II, is the result of selections Phillips, a... more »

Jul 25, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Improving Horse Pastures Through Fertilization

Improving Horse Pastures Through Fertilization

"Fertilizer application should be evaluated according to your actual needs," said Dr. Bob Coleman, State Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky. "We typically fertilize so we... more »

Jul 24, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Four Basic Duties of a Power of Attorney

Four Basic Duties of a Power of Attorney

How does one become an agent under a Power of Attorney? When someone worries that they will end up in a situation rendering them unable to pay bills they will usually have a power of attorney document... more »

Jul 23, 2016 by in Stable Management

Tips on Selecting the Right Credit Card

Tips on Selecting the Right Credit Card

There is no shortage of credit cards from which a consumer can choose. Credit card promotions can be found everywhere from social media to brick and mortar institutions. According to Michigan State... more »

Jul 22, 2016 by in Stable Management

Parental Waiver Pitfalls

Parental Waiver Pitfalls

Minors, those individuals under the age of 18 in most states, lack the legal capacity to enter into a binding contract. As a result, conventional wisdom when dealing with a minor is to require a... more »

Jul 21, 2016 by in Stable Management

7 Social Media Tips That Work

7 Social Media Tips That Work

Mastering social media isn't rocket science. Finding success online is more about mastering the fundamentals than about knowing the nuances of every tool available... more »

Jul 20, 2016 by in Stable Management

Your Opinion Matters: Take Stable Management's Business Survey

Your Opinion Matters: Take Stable Management's Business Survey

For the fifth consecutive year Stable Management is conducting a Business Survey. The results will be published in the fall issue of Stable Management magazine and on StableManagement.com.... more »

Jul 19, 2016 by in Stable Management

Deterrents for Cribbing Horses

Deterrents for Cribbing Horses

Traditionally, cribbing has been considered a stable vice. "We are moving away from this terminology. The behavior appears to have a physiological or psychological basis and is not merely the... more »

Jul 19, 2016 by in Equine Health

Dandelion Control in Horse Pastures

Dandelion Control in Horse Pastures

Questions: Is it harmful to have dandelions taking over my pasture? Should I spray and try to control them? Response: Dandelions are not poisonous to horses. Therefore, from a horse health... more »

Jul 18, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Reseeding and Renovating a Degraded Horse Pasture

Reseeding and Renovating a Degraded Horse Pasture

Joe Brummer, Associate Professor/Extension Forage Specialist, Colorado State University, says that before you decide to reseed a pasture, assess its present condition and whether it's worth... more »

Jul 17, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Families Welcomed to Connect with Horses on Upcoming National Meet-A-Horse Day

Families Welcomed to Connect with Horses on Upcoming National Meet-A-Horse Day

People across the country are invited to take part in National Meet-A-Horse Day on July 23, at any Time to Ride Challenge Host location. Families will be welcomed into stables, camps, clubs and... more »

Jul 16, 2016 by in Stable Management

Estrus and Mare Performance

Estrus and Mare Performance

Variation in the athletic performance of some mares that appear related to the estrous cycle have been observed. Estrus‐related behavioral or performance problems include difficulties during riding or... more »

Jul 15, 2016 by in Equine Health

Our Barn: The Place of Horses

Our Barn: The Place of Horses

Human language and memory are tied to a sense of place. As an architect, I'm drawn to understand the magic of place, and to share it with others. In this article, let’s explore three lessons... more »

Jul 14, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Rotational Grazing in Horse Pastures

Rotational Grazing in Horse Pastures

Rotational grazing is often recommended but not widely adopted by horse farms. The objective of this research, conducted at Rutgers University, was to compare the effects of rotational and continuous... more »

Jul 13, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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