Recent Blog Posts

  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    August 15, 2018
    Horses are considered some of the finest animals known to man. Like any animal, during the hot summer months, horses need fresh, clean water to stay hydrated and healthy. Every horse is unique to its own. Therefore, the needs of your horse will differ from the needs of other horses.
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  • Removing Ticks From Your Pets

    August 1, 2018
    Ticks are disgusting little insects that survive by sucking blood from their hosts, often times from your four-legged friend. Here are some tips to get that pestering tick out: You should check your animal pretty regularly to see if it has ticks on it.
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    September 1, 2017
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    May 1, 2016
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • 5 Steps to Stop Your Horse From Pawing

    September 15, 2015
    There are many reasons why a horse may be pawing at the ground – it may be bored or restless, playful, anxious, stressed or simply seeking attention – but once you understand why your horse is pawing, you can take simple steps to stop the undesirable behavior.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    July 2, 2015
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    June 2, 2015
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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  • Maintaining Horse Hydration: The Roles of Water and Salt

    May 14, 2015
    Keeping your horse hydrated is a key component in keeping him healthy. There are several ways to ensure that your horse drinks enough and maintains hydration. Read more
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  • That’s Not Hay! Three Ways To Stop A Horse From Chewing Tails

    October 1, 2014
    If you have one horse with a nice tail, and all the rest of your herd’s tails are mangled, you might have a tail-chewer on your hands. Seeing these tips in a few places including from Dr. Karen Hayes on Equisearch.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    June 1, 2014
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Minimizing Stress When Weaning Foals

    June 1, 2014
    Weaning a foal naturally induces high stress and can lead to illness, loss of weight, or injury. That means an unhappy foal that is costly of your time, money, and resources.
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  • Effectively Creep Feeding Your Foals

    May 1, 2014
    Creep feeding foals is one of the best ways to help with the weaning process away from dependence on the mare.
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  • The Best Practices for Cleaning Your Horse’s Hoof

    April 1, 2014
    Routine hoof care is best when provided by a professional Ferrier. As a horse owner, knowing the anatomy of the hoof will present you with a methodical understanding of thorough cleaning practices.
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  • Winter Care for Horses

    October 1, 2013
    Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    September 1, 2013
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • How to Adjust Horses to the Changing Seasons

    June 1, 2013
    Changing seasons can bring about potential problems for horses and their owners. Pasture quality changes with every season, but the changes from summer to fall are especially significant. During the fall, there are often warm sunny days and cool nights.
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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    May 1, 2013
    For some horses, the advent of spring means that the source of forage changes from hay to fresh grass. If this is the case, the horse owner should take care to minimize the risk of laminitis as horses are exposed to fresh pastures. Why can fresh grass cause laminitis in horses?
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  • Protection and Support for Optimal Joint Health

    February 1, 2013
    Daily exercise and the rigors of competition are some of the most common causes of joint injuries in horses, injuries which can lead to a considerable amount of lost training time.
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  • Preventing Snowballs in Your Horse’s Hooves

    December 1, 2012
    When it comes to preventing snowballs in your horses’ hooves, many of our clients find that home-grown solutions are easiest and relatively effective. If your horse is only in the snow from time to time, products you most likely already have at home are adequate means of preventing snowballs.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    July 1, 2012
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • How to Use Complete Feeds to Stretch Your Hay Supply

    June 1, 2012
    Fiery blazes, drought, and poor growing conditions have made hay difficult to find and expensive to buy in many locations throughout the nation. These conditions have left horse owners with the difficult task of finding an affordable source of quality hay for their horses.
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  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    February 1, 2012
    Just like humans, horses will begin to show signs of deterioration as they reach their senior years. We typically define a “senior” horse as one about fifteen to eighteen years old, although you may notice these changes well outside of this age bracket.
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  • Controlling Horse Stall Odors

    January 1, 2012
    Controlling horse stall odors begins with the building of the stall itself, so take care to consider the materials you choose in stall flooring.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    December 1, 2011
    Proper storage of hay between harvest and feeding is critical for preserving nutrients and assuring that you'll have high quality hay to feed your cattle during the winter months they need it most.
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