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 threeÔÇÉhorse 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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Superior Livestock Auction Purchased by National Livestock

National Livestock Credit is pleased to announce the purchase of Superior Livestock Auction, Inc. National Livestock and cattlemen from several states have formed a limited partnership to acquire Superior.

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LexLin Gypsy Vanner Horse Ranch Announces Unique Care Lease - Foal Partnership Opportunity

LexLin Gypsy Ranch, the largest breeding farm for Gypsy Vanner horses in North America, announced today a new broodmare partnership program to introduce prospective owners to the Gypsy Vanner breed.

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Deworming

Deworming horses has always been sort of like going to the dentist: You know it’s necessary, but you’d just as soon skip it. Fortunately, nowadays, worming products are convenient to administer, have proven to be safe, even for pregnant mares and baby foals.

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Barn Politics: As the Muck Cart Turns

by Toby Raymond

When you board a horse, you are signing up for stall space, feed and turnout time, you may also be getting a ration of barn politics thrown in too. I know this from prior experience, having been involved in my share of high barn drama.

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