Buildings & Structures
Winter Shut Ins: Tips to Make Stall Time Fun and Healthy
It's winter in most parts of the country and horse owners may find their equine friends locked in the barn more frequently and for more hours at a time. The stalled horse, besides being bored, can turn destructive, irritable and may develop health problem
Experts Weigh In on Horse Grain Storage
Storing horse grain improperly can lead to feeding spoiled horse grain, which can make your horse sick. And tossing out spoiled or molded horse grain will cost you extra money. With those concerns in mind, we asked three horse grain experts for advice abo
Wire and Metal in Hogfuel Cause Puncture Wounds in Horse Hooves
Hogfuel is a popular dressing for arenas and paddock areas, especially in regions with strong timber industries.
Nobody wants to trash the environment, especially horse people. By definition, horse people have a very special relationship with nature and her livestock. And, thanks to the horses that forge that special relationship, horse people are also chronically checkbook-challenged, so we need practical, affordable solutions to environmental horsekeeping problems.
Connecting With Your Horse in the Round Pen
In this article, we'll give you an overview of the 20-step program that I use as a foundation for lessons such as halterless leading, spook in place, and teaching a horse to stand tied. We'll assume that you've done some groundwork with your horse—ideally the bridlework lessons— and that you can work safely around him.
Making Horse Boarding Contracts Work for You
In the old days, when people agreed to board someone's horse, there was a discussion followed by a handshake. These days, the discussion about horse boarding is just as important, but the handshake has been replaced by a horse boarding contract. We asked
Get Control of Horse Arena Dust
Have you ever entered a horse arena and felt like you were riding headlong into a sandstorm? A dusty horse arena is unpleasant for riders, trainers and spectators alike, and it's not great for neighbor relations, either. Not only that, but frequent exposure to dust may pose significant health risks for you and your horse, as well as compromise his performance.