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While you may know exactly how to get yourself and your horse in shape and ready for springtime activities, there’s another area of barn life that requires your post-winter attention: your farm machines and equipment. Whether it’s a small tractor,...
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Clean Sweep

There’s something symbolic about shaking off the winter grime to welcome warmer temps. While major energy expenditure may be needed to get through the clutter that has built up over a long winter, it’s helpful to channel that strength...
By Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco You’ve probably seen horses tied to all kinds of inappropriate things, from lightweight plastic chairs and moveable objects like gates, truck mirrors and bumpers, to flimsy fence rails instead of solid posts. You’ve probably...
You feel a sense of dread as the days start getting shorter. The air has a distinct new chill to it, and right on cue, your horse sprouts a longer, thicker coat with every passing day. If you plan...

Going Bitless

Photo: S.M./Shutterstock Metal and synthetic bits are long-established cornerstones of control, but they aren’t for every horse or rider. Some see bitless riding as the perfect expression of unity between horse and human. That doesn’t mean bits are inherently harmful;...

Winter is Coming

  Whether you’re facing mounds of snow, frigid wind and ice, or just some dark and desolate months ahead, your winter horsekeeping routine will need some adjustments. Let’s tackle some common cold-weather horse care myths to help you provide the...
From Equine Guelph With cooler, darker days ahead – and more pressure on heating and lighting systems – the risk of barn fires increase. So, now is the time for your annual combustible clean-up! Combustibles are everywhere and unavoidable around...
Senior horses really are the champions of their species. These are the mounts that are the bombproof schoolmasters helping shape riders into becoming true equestrians, and the gentle old souls who have kindled the flame of many lifelong lovers...

Stall Bedding Options

The most important features of stall bedding are absorbency, comfort, non-toxicity, availability and affordability. Here are a few to consider: Straw Pro: Offers cushioning Cons: Can be dusty or moldy; can be palatable, especially oat straw; not absorbent of moisture or odors Pelleted...

Muck Mastery

  I’d been a horse owner for four years before I actually learned a system for cleaning a stall. As a horse-crazy 15-year-old, of course, I thought I knew everything from the day my first horse came home with me....
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