Bedding Basics for Equine Managers

Bedding. It's a topic and a need that's as old as, well, horses. Bedding choices have remained relatively consistent throughout the years. Deciding which bedding might work best for your...

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Research Update: Bedding and Horse Behavior

Bedding material used in stables is an important factor affecting the welfare of horses. One of the factors used for investigating the level of welfare of animals is behavior observations. The aim of...

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Safe Plants for Horse Stable Landscaping

Spring is in the air. It's the perfect time to plan enhancements to your stable's landscape. There are a wide variety of plants that can add color, texture and beauty to the exterior of...

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Spruce Up Your Barn

Spring is a great time to evaluate your barn’s condition. Following is a 10-step guide to getting your barn in tip-top shape. Tackle one task at a time, and before you know it, your horse’s indoor environment will be clean, comfortable, and

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Horse Barn Disaster Planning

Most horse owners would rather not think about a worst case scenario that would affect their animals or their property. However, planning before an emergency is important for managing risk from an...

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Storing Manure on Small Farms

Small farms can choose to spread or store manure. Most small livestock or horse farms are handling solid manures usually with some form of bedding--straw, wood shavings, sawdust, etc. Rather...

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Weed Control on Horse Farms: Mowing and Weed Removal

Mowing and clipping are methods that can reduce weed problems. "You need to mow in a timely manner, before the weeds get too big, and definitely before they go to seed and spread...

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5 Clutter Busters to Get You Ready for Spring

If your goals for 2015 included getting organized, you're in luck! These five "Clutter Busters" will help you achieve your goals and help you fight clutter all year long. Clean-up for a good...

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The Scoop on Poop

You pick it up. You toss it out. But do you ever take the time to pay attention to your pony’s poop? Find out what you can learn about your horse’s health by reading his manure.

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Your Horse Barn

Here’s a simple eight-step plan for getting your barn, trailer and more in order before you launch into a full schedule of warm-weather equestrian activities.

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Five Essential Energy Saving Tips for Equine Facilities

How do you maintain a pleasant indoor environment without wasting energy and spending too much...

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Are fruit trees safe in horse pastures?

Some fruit trees pose a threat to equine health.

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