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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

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

Five Tips (and a bonus) for Better Event Networking

Five Tips (and a bonus) for Better Event Networking

Are you making the most of industry meetings for yourself and your business? Here are five tips (and a bonus) to help you better network at industry gatherings. more »

Jul 09, 2014 by in Stable Management

Five Steps to a Better Website

Five Steps to a Better Website

Here are five tips (plus a bonus tip!) to help you get your website working better for you... more »

Jul 08, 2014 by in Stable Management

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

Is Your First Aid Kit Ready?

Is Your First Aid Kit Ready?

Yikes! One of your client's horses got injured. The vet has been called, but do you have the necessary supplies to handle whatever needs to be done before professional help arrives? Here's a good reference for what you need. more »

Jul 06, 2014 by in Stable Management

Tips for Riding on Public Lands

Tips for Riding on Public Lands

Access to public lands is a privilege that we enjoy with our horses. More land continually is being closed to equestrian use due to significant soil erosion and ecosystem degradation from the impact... more »

Jul 05, 2014 by in Stable Management

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