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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.

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

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?

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.

Storing Hay - Common Problems to Watch For

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There are several items to be aware of when storing hay, not only to maintain the quality of the hay, but also to prevent threats to your livestock and horses such as mold and fire.

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.

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.

Nutrition of the Foal

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Your new foal arrives and you want to provide for its proper growth and health.

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

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