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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

I Just Need a Few More Hours Each Day

I Just Need a Few More Hours Each Day

How many times have you said, "If I just had a few more hours each day I could get everything done?" Horse people always schedule like there are 13 hours on our clocks. Because of that, we often find more »

Jul 22, 2014 by in Stable Management

50 Shades of No

50 Shades of No

Whether you are a boarding farm seeking specific clients, or a stable looking for that one special trainer, sometimes people tell you no. But all "NOs" are not created equal. What you do after they say "no" can make the difference in a future "Yes!" more »

Jul 21, 2014 by in Stable Management

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

Making the Most of Industry Meetings

Making the Most of Industry Meetings

If you regularly attend meetings focused on getting people in the equine industry together for whatever reason (breed, discipline, charity), that's good. Here are five simple networking tips to help you make the most out of industry meetings. more »

Jul 17, 2014 in Stable Management

Which Type of Trainer is Right For Your Facility?

Which Type of Trainer is Right For Your Facility?

There is much discussion among farm owners and managers about having one or two resident trainers, or allowing other "freelance" trainers access to their facilities and clients. There are pros and cons more »

Jul 16, 2014 by in Stable Management

Make Your Business Cards Work Harder For You

Make Your Business Cards Work Harder For You

Business cards are an old and time-honored way to share your information professionally with others. Are your business cards working hard enough for you? Here are some tips to make sure! more »

Jul 15, 2014 by in Stable Management

Marketing Requires That You Know Your Customers

Marketing Requires That You Know Your Customers

Here is an entertaining and educational example of a marketing message directed to a specific audience that has been tremendously successful. Do you make your marketing fun for yourself and your audience? more »

Jul 14, 2014 by in Stable Management

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 to Make Work More Fun

How to Make Work More Fun

If you find yourself having problems going to bed because tomorrow is another day at work, then you need to take immediate steps to rectify that situation. Maybe the problem is in you, or maybe you can be the solution! more »

Jul 11, 2014 by in Stable Management

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