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Home and Acreage

Many horse owners have their horse on the same property as their house along with enough acreage to support their horse’s nutritional needs. Whether you want to design your own property for an overall horse home or you want tips on maintaining your farm or ranch and its acreage, Horse Illustrated has you covered with its articles on home and horse farms. Delve deeper into topics, such as arenas and footing and pastures and fencing. Topics include designing your perfect horse property, building a barn, creating an arena on site and how to maintain that arena, types of footing, pasture maintenance, managing mud, poisonous plants, types of horse fencing, what fencing to avoid, and more.

Horse Pasture Rehab

On a rise near the edge of our horse property, we have two adjoining pastures. This is where a couple…

4 months ago

How to Grow Your Own Hay

Most horse owners must purchase hay every year—a process that can be somewhat frustrating as it puts you in search…

7 months ago

Winter Survival Guide: How to Get Your Horse Through Winter

Winter horse keeping can be a real pain in the neck, no matter where you live and what challenges come…

11 months ago

Help a Local Equine Rescue

Most of us seek to do good in the world, especially when it comes to helping horses in transition. But…

12 months ago

Ten Trees Toxic to Horses

There’s nothing like having some nice shade trees around your pasture to protect your horses from the hot afternoon sun.…

1 year ago

Eco-Friendly Horsekeeping

You drive a gas-saving vehicle. You bring cloth bags to the grocery store. You turn off the faucet while brushing…

1 year ago

Fall Farm Prep

When it still feels like fall to you, your horses know better! And they start putting on their winter coats…

1 year ago

Fall Wellness Countdown for Your Horse’s Care

Each season change brings its own set of challenges and opportunities. Here are the most important checkpoints to carefully consider…

1 year ago

Ten Plants Toxic to Horses

Horses are usually content to simply graze on the grasses that you want them to, but there are some poisonous…

1 year ago

Fall Forage for Horses

As you gaze out at your horse’s field, it’s evident that winter is coming. The once-green color of lush grass…

1 year ago