Editor’s Postcard: The Grass Dilemma

Grass
Welsh Cob Gus practices yoga poses to reach a blade of grass. Photo Courtesy Kim Roe, Blue Gate Farm.

Managing Plump, Bored Horses Means Rethinking Equine Husbandry With nearly 40 acres of pastures, fields, and woods, my place, Blue Gate Farm, sits on fertile soil and has plenty of water. Even in the hottest, driest summers the grass stays green without irrigation. I’ve spent thousands of dollars and many …

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Trail Savvy: Five Ways to be a Better Client for Your Farrier

Trail Savvy: Five Ways to be a Better Client for Your Farrier
Photo Courtesy Robert Eversole

A Great Farrier is a Horse Owner’s Best Friend My mule Ellie kicked my farrier, Alex. It was a stark reminder of my oversight as I hadn’t upheld my end of the bargain and had neglected to train her appropriately. That was a few years ago, and I’ve learned a …

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Media Barn: New in Books – No Bored Horses

No Bored Horses

Essential Enrichment for Happy Equines By Amanda Goble Today, horses are thought of as family members, athletic partners, teachers, and therapists. Most of us do our best to give them all the benefits that domestic life can offer such as comfortable stalls, carefully prepared and regular meals with vitamins and …

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Media Barn Book Review: Shoeing the Modern Horse

Shoeing the Modern Horse
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The Horse Owner’s Guide to Farriery and Hoof Care By Steven Kraus with Katie Navarra Horses’ hooves are integral to their overall health, their athletic ability, and ultimately, their longevity. But not all horses are the same. The individual needs of each horse require an understanding of responsible, informed hoofcare …

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How to prepare your horse property for winter?

Winter storms can be damaging and dangerous, especially for horse owners. To ensure the safety and well-being of your horses during the cold season, it’s important to make some chore efficiency updates on your horse property and have backup supplies on hand. Here are some top considerations for winter preparedness …

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