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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.

Choosing the Right Horse Trainer

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The right horse trainer can make a world of difference in helping you to achieve your equestrian dreams. The best way to start your search for a trainer is to ask around. Ask your friends what their experiences are with trainers you are interested in; contact local horse associations for a listing of trainers; or even pose the question at your local tack shop. Getting recommendations from others is even more important if you are looking at switching disciplines.

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

Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses

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Beet pulp is an excellent ingredient for complete horse feeds

What to Do When Your Foal Fails to Thrive

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If you’ve been tending to your broodmare and all her nutritional needs, chances are you will be greeted with a healthy foal that sails through the baby stages without problem. Unfortunately even with the best laid plans, problems may arise. So what should you do if your foal doesn’t thrive?

Good Etiquette for Horse Shows

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As a parent or supporter of a rider, you only want what's best for your child. After a great deal of practice and preparation, your rider is ready to show his or her skills in the competition arena. And there are things you can do to help. By following a few etiquette suggestions, you can make sure

Feeding the Foal for a Successful Weaning

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There are two areas to concentrate on in order to have a successful nutrition program for a weanling foal and insure a vigorous and healthy first year of life for your new horse. These two areas are creep feeding of the nursing foal and a proper feeding program for the weanling foal.

Tips for Riding Horse Trails

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It is a good idea to spend a little time thinking about possible trail emergencies and how you might deal with them.

Choosing the Best Horse Fencing

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When it comes to choosing the right fence for your horse farm, there are no hard and fast rules. As fencing is one of the most important investments a farm owner will make, take care to evaluate which type of fencing is right for your horses, location, situation and budget. Other things to consider include horse safety, containment, maintenance and aesthetics.

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