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Preparing for a Trail Ride

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Regardless of age or level of riding expertise, most anyone can trail ride. However, there is more to trail riding than just getting on a horse and heading out on a trail to explore. Preparation is key to having an enjoyable trail ride experience. Before you begin your adventure, make sure both you and your horse are fit for the conditions that may be present on the trail.

Pasture Management: More Than Green Grass

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When you look at your pasture what do you see? Some people look at pastures as a place to turn their horse out for exercise while others realize a pasture can be an important part of their total feeding program. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as watching the grass grow and turning your horse out in the field. Proper pasture management has many components spread across all four seasons.

How To Develop a Horse Barn Management Plan

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In a perfect world, a barn management plan would be in place prior to the first hooves stepping on your property. Luckily it's never too late to improve your barn's management practices. Remember, the better managed your barn is, the healthier and happier all horses and humans involved will be.

Teach Your Horse To Load Into A Trailer

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Some horses load into their trailer easily by one of several common methods. If yours is the exception, you may learn a thing or two about loading in this article.

Small Horse Farm Layout

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Have you ever dreamed of owning a small horse farm? Before you head out to find several acres for your dream farm, it's important to have a layout and management plan in mind.

Designing a Stable Environment for Your Horse

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A well-designed horse barn promotes the health, safety and performance of your horses.

Danger in the Grass

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guidelines to use to properly manage pasture for your horses and keep them safe from colic and laminitis

Stinky Feet: The Dangers of Thrush

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Thrush is a primary concern, whether your horse lives mainly at pasture or in a stable, especially in wet weather.

Leg Protection for Performance Horses

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From sliding stops on reining horses, to lateral dressage moves, to rubs while jumping and unexpected encounters with fences in the field, horse’s legs experience a lot of wear and tear. Applying boots or bandages to your horse’s legs can help prevent trauma and provide lower leg support.

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