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Pastures and Fencing

Horse pastures provide a large portion of a horse’s nutrition and room to exercise, while horse fencing keeps horses safe from harm. Topics surrounding pastures from Horse Illustrated include maintenance, how to provide the proper nutrients for your horse, how to keep him safe from excess sugars in the grass, poisonous plants, growing hay, creating fields from scratch on the new farm, and more. Topics surrounding your horse’s enclosures include what materials are safe and appropriate for horses, how to maintain fencing, ways to save money when creating your horse property, and more. Horse Illustrated has all you need to know to keep your horses safe and healthy on the farm.

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

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

Constructive Advice: Designing a Horse Barn and Horse Property

My horses now live in my 2-acre backyard, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As I write, I…

1 year ago