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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

Basic Horse Wound Treatment For Lacerations & Punctures

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Your horse is bleeding. What do you do? First, assess the situation by following these DVM’s tips. Identify & provide basic treatment for horse puncture wounds, lacerations, abrasions and how to put together a basic horse wound emergency kit.

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.

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.

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