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What You Must Consider for Your Horse Dry Lot

What You Must Consider for Your Horse Dry Lot

As we head into fall, the lush pasture may be waning. It’s time to make winter plans—but what will you do for your horse’s turnout over the winter months? For many people, a dry lot is the perfect turnout situation for their horses. A dry lot is a small paddock, which...
A Detailed Look at Heaves for Horses

A Detailed Look at Heaves for Horses

For horses with heaves, a disease much like asthma in humans, difficulty breathing is a fact of life. Though we can’t cure it for our horses, we can help to manage the symptoms. Heaves is an allergic reaction to inhaled particles. According to Dr. Gabrielle A....
Equine Respiratory Health at Competitions

Equine Respiratory Health at Competitions

You’ve trained hard and practiced the sticky points over and over again. Your tack is cleaned, the trailer is packed… you feel as prepared as you can be when you pull out and head to the horse show. You’ve done everything in your power to ensure a successful...
Encouraging Your Horse To Drink

Encouraging Your Horse To Drink

Typically, if you provide your horse with adequate amounts of fresh, clean water, your horse will drink enough to satisfy their hydration needs. But what do you do when your horse decides that they are no longer thirsty? We have all heard the proverb, “You can lead a...
Top 3 Reasons To Use Straw as Mulch

Top 3 Reasons To Use Straw as Mulch

From raised beds to large commercial gardens, properly mulching your vegetables will help them thrive while cutting down on the amount of time you spend working in the garden. There are a number of products that you can use as mulch, with materials ranging from...
Benefits of Trail Riding for Performance Horses

Benefits of Trail Riding for Performance Horses

When preparing for the next horse show or dressage competition, many riders tend to focus solely on ring work. It is easy to fall into the routine of working on the skills that you will use during competitions, such as steady gaits and consistent transitions. However,...
Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Coop

Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Coop

We all like to think of the chicken coop as a place to unwind and relax, but did you know that there may be a hidden danger to you lurking in your chickens’ home? When you open the coop door, egg basket in hand, are you hit with an acrid burning of the nose, lungs,...
5 of the Most Popular Horse Breeds

5 of the Most Popular Horse Breeds

Did you know that there are over 300 different breeds of horses? Wow! That makes for a lot of variety and a multitude of equine companions. With each breed featuring different characteristics, colorings, and athletic prowess, you’ll surely enjoy learning about the...
Tips to Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

Tips to Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

Before fall comes to a close, there are some loose ends in your lawn that you need to take care of. Though the first frost has long since come and gone, there are still some essential chores you can do to make your vegetable garden brighter next spring. Don’t let your...