Cover Story: The 23rd Annual Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo
Photo credit Alise Lamoreaux. BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe.

The Show Continues, March 22–24, 2024! Compiled by Kim Roe Few things bring horse people together like an expo, and we here in the Northwest are lucky to have the opportunity to attend and participate in the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo in Albany, Oregon. The 23rd annual expo, presented …

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Small Farm Makeover: Winter Preparedness on Horse Properties – Part 2 of 2

Winter Preparedness
Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle

Take Winter by Storm! The dead of winter and early spring are times for damaging, dangerous storms in North America. Making chore efficiency updates on your horse property and having backup supplies on hand is helpful for getting through the most challenging time of the year for horse owners–and it …

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Feature Story: Winter Preparedness on Horse Properties – Part 1 of 2

Winter
Regular manure removal is critical in winter. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle.

Fall Chore Efficiency Farmers and ranchers know the drill well—they use late summer and early fall to do their prep work for winter. Horse owners can take notes from our older and bigger cousins and do the same, as fall is the right time to get things done! Cooler temperatures …

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Small Farm Makeover: Spring Cleaning Tips

Early spring is a good time to hang nest boxes. Photo Courtesy Alayne Blickle

Get Ready for the Busy Season Ahead! Earth Day is just around the corner on Saturday, April 20, 2023. In some parts of the country, daffodils are poking their heads up and may even be blooming. That means now is the time to get things done around your horse property …

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Small Farm Makeover: Composting Horse Manure-Simplified!

Composting Horse Manure
Photo from Alayne Blickle

Correctly Managing Manure Doesn’t Need to be Difficult or Expensive There are many reasons why a mismanaged manure pile is a problem—from chore inefficiency to horse health issues (horses allowed to graze near their own manure are quickly reinfested by larva that hatch from worm eggs shed in manure), to …

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Small Farm Makeover: Create a Winter Paddock

winter paddock
Photo by Alayne Blickle

Considerations for Building and Locating a Sacrifice Area on Your Farm Probably the most important aspect of managing pastures is the time when you take your horses off your pasture. You can greatly improve the health and productivity of your pastures by creating and using a winter paddock or confinement …

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