Managing Horses on Small Acreage

In the past most folks believed that only those with large ranches and farms owned horses. Owners that didn't have a large space and pasture were usually those that paid to board their horse in a stable. Now however, you can drive down the road and a place with a small acreage is likely to have a horse or two standing out there. Keeping horses on a small acreage is not always done to the best benefit of horse or owner. The key to making this work is management. If done properly managing horses on a small acreage can work for both the owner and the horse.

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Heavy Metal: Choosing the Right Tractor for Your Farm

Keeping horses on your property? Then you don't need me to tell you how much work there always is to do. At some point, as your operation grows, you may find that your wheelbarrow and pickup truck just aren't cutting it anymore. You need some heavy metal. You need a tractor.

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Breeding, Training and Raising Horses

If you're going to breed horses, raise them and train them, then you're significantly more important than the genetics involved. Yes, you!

 

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Horse for Travel

Horse travel can be a challenge for horse owners of every experience level, but as difficult as it can be for you, travel is even more stressful for your horse.  After all, he has no idea where he’s going, when he’s going to get to his destination or what’s going to happen when he gets there.  While you’re doing the driving, he may be busy worrying himself into a frenzy.

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Nutrition for Horse Pastures

Just like horses, pastures need proper nutrition.  Fertilizer can provide the nutrients which the soil may be lacking. But, what do the numbers mean?
 
Commercial fertilizer products will have three numbers, for example: 23-10-22. The first number represents the nitrogen content; the second the phosphorus, and the third is potassium. Each of these ingredients provides a specific nutrient needed by the plant.

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published by the FEI

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has published the "world’s most extensive study" into the effect of arena surfaces on the orthopedic health of sport horses in the seven disciplines and in racing, the organization announced April 17.

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7 Musts to Get Your Horse Ready for Springtime Showing

By Dr. Michael Lowder, DVM, MS

Springtime is around the corner, and the best of the year is yet to come. Now is the time to get your horse into shape for the great summer to come. Whether showing, cutting or just plain pleasure riding, your horse is just like any other athlete - they may need a little fine-tuning before the activities of the spring and summer.

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2013 KWPN-NA Keuring Tour Will Showcase Future Stars of Equestrian Sport

The Royal Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA), the continent's premier warmblood registry, proudly announces dates and locations for the 2013 KWPN-NA Keuring Tour. These annual inspections are the highlight of the year for United States and Canadian breeders of Royal Dutch Sport Horses as they have the opportunity to showcase their best young horses, and see the results of their passion and dedication for producing the next generation of equine sport superstars.

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Exiss Aluminum Trailers Announces Trailer Giveaway

Exiss Aluminum Trailers is giving away a three‐horse living quarters trailer (Model Express 3H LQ) to one lucky winner! Entries opened July 1 and will close Nov. 8.

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National Coalition of Equine Organizations and Companies Launch TimeToRide.com

Joining a national initiative to increase awareness of and interest in horse-related activities, The American Horse Council announces the launch of a new Website and social media platform, TimeToRide.com.

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