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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.

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?

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.

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

Introducing the Saddle: Horse Training Tips

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Saddling a young horse for the first time can be intimidating and dangerous. Follow these Ten Tips to make the process easier and safer for both you and your horse.

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.

Winterize Your Horse's Feeding Program

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Winter weather can be responsible for stresses that can compromise your horse's health. The good news is that you can prevent some of that stress through proper feeding management. Most horses have some down time in winter, where adverse weather will not permit much riding or showing activity. It is during these times that it is easy to neglect your horse's nutrition program.

Trail Riding - The Code Of The Trail

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Riding the trails on your horse is like taking a trip back into Americana. Though the phrase trail riding may evoke past memories of galloping through the woods, jumping over logs and wading through rushing rivers, these days it's a bit more tame. Any true horse owner knows that enjoying trails on horseback means being an ambassador for the equine community.

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