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Kinesthetic Learners

Kinesthetic Learners

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin could be the motto for the kinesthetic learner. more »

Jan 02, 2017 by in Stable Management

Starting a 4-H Club

Starting a 4-H Club

Editor's note: While the following information is from Michigan State University, all states have 4-H organizations and many extension offices work closely with 4-H youth programs. Learning more about... more »

Dec 14, 2016 by in Stable Management

Homemade Horse Treats

Homemade Horse Treats

Looking for a fun winter activity? Stay inside on a cold, blustery winter afternoon and make your horse some of these delicious homemade horse treats. I am sure your horse will appreciate the... more »

Nov 08, 2016 by in Stable Management

What Should You Keep in a Safe Deposit Box?

What Should You Keep in a Safe Deposit Box?

Safe deposit boxes are important features offered by many financial institutions (banks, credit unions, etc.) or other commercial establishments. Each year, millions of Americans rent safe deposit... more »

Oct 07, 2016 by in Stable Management

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

Getting Rid of Wasps' Nests

Getting Rid of Wasps' Nests

Killing off a wasp nest is tricky business. As many of us know, the occupants of these nests tend to resist any effort to kill them by stinging the daylights out of those attempting to do so. The... more »

Sep 07, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Visual Learners

Visual Learners

Visual learners have a keen eye and are taking it all in. Observation and note taking are their strengths; however, those notes may be in pictures, diagrams or words, depending on their preferences. more »

Aug 31, 2016 by in Stable Management

Auditory Learners

Auditory Learners

We retain 10 percent of what we see, 30-40 percent of what we see and hear, and 90 percent of what we see, hear and do. Adults and children all have a great capacity to learn new skills and enjoy... more »

Aug 29, 2016 by in Stable Management

Savings Assessment and Tips on Saving

Savings Assessment and Tips on Saving

Michigan State University Extension recommends that you set some financial goals. Creating a spending plan is the first essential step in setting financial goals. It is important to know how much... more »

Aug 16, 2016 by in Stable Management

Horse Pasture and Hay Management Tips for a Hot, Dry Summer

Horse Pasture and Hay Management Tips for a Hot, Dry Summer

Some Michigan horse owners are beginning to see the effects of a hot and dry summer. As the top soil dries, short pastures are browning and forage growth is slowing down. Over grazing dry pastures... more »

Aug 03, 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

Horse Trailer Maintenance Tips

Horse Trailer Maintenance Tips

Before you hit the road with horses this season, spending some time on horse trailer maintenance will take you a long way toward staying safe. Start by... more »

Apr 27, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Think About These Things to Improve Your Farm's Business

Think About These Things to Improve Your Farm's Business

The New Year is an opportunity to think about your business. But that is a broad prospect, and therefore, somewhat daunting. Michigan State University Extension has a way to better define that; think... more »

Jan 30, 2016 by in Stable Management

 


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