How to Evaluate a Weanling

Use these tips to evaluate the quality of a weanling to buy or for other consideration. By Robin Gollehon with Juli S. Thorson for Horse & Rider magazine.

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Tent Caterpillars Threaten Kentucky Foals

Eastern tent caterpillars are increasing this spring and horse breeders in Kentucky are worried. Researchers believe tent caterpillars are responsible for Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome. "Populations

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Is It That Time of the Month?

With the buds starting to peak out, and the weather warming, your mare's sudden mood change may signal the start of breeding season. Each mare is different, so keep in mind that the general information

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Winter Care for the Pregnant Mare

If you bred your mare sometime in late spring, she should be well on her pregnancy journey by now. Winter care for pregnant mares should focus on maintaining healthy nutrients in her diet and making

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Expenses of the First 21 Days of Breeding

Before breeding your mare, consider the expenses you'll face to (hopefully) get a healthy foal on the ground. From the editors of Practical Horseman magazine.

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How to Throw a Foal Shower

A foal shower is a great way to celebrate an impending foal--and have fun with your horse pals, equine and human.

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Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal

What is quick and capable and spry on its feet, but stands only a few feet tall? What can run and jump with exuberance, but be fast asleep in your lap a moment later? What is absolutely precious, totally dear, and yet fully functional at birth?

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Take the Hazard Out of Foal Handling

In many ways, foals are like children. their early experiences stay with them for a lifetime and can make for either a well adjusted, trusting companion-or a horse that will pose a constant challenge.

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Orphan Foal Resources

When you're dealing with an orphan foal, or a mare who won't let her baby nurse, try these helpful resources. From the editors of Horse & Rider magazine.

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What Does Your Foal's Temperament Mean?

A French study found that the results of nine simple tests on horses as young as 8 months can help owners and breeders guide them toward appropriate careers. From the editors of Practical Horseman magazine.

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Foal and Mare Health Care

A spanking-new foal may not be quite the picture you envisioned. However, it's important to recognize what's normal and what's not.

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Horse Gestation Period

Learn the basics about the horse gestation period.

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