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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.

10 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.…

6 days 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 week ago

Fall Farm Prep

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

3 weeks 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…

3 weeks 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…

2 months 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…

4 months ago

Harmony in the Herd: Risk Management for Pastured Horses

If you’ve ever kept a horse on pasture full-time, you may have noticed he’s calmer and more relaxed to ride…

5 months ago

Initial Results from UK Indoor Horse Arena Survey Released

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment graduate student Staci McGill set out to learn more about…

6 months ago

GMO and Glyphosates: What You Need to Know for Your Horse’s Health

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and the herbicide Roundup®, which includes the active ingredient called glyphosate, continue to affect the health…

8 months ago