How do you safely store hay and horse feed?
Summer months are prime time for hay baling. But not just any hay is for horses. As a fire hazard and perishable crop, its environmental sensitivity and susceptibility to parasites can make it dangerous to consume or even store. Continue reading “Safe Hay: Feed Storage”
No living thing – with the exception of maybe plants – is immune to the occasional mood swing. Just like their human owners, an equine’s emotions can certainly be a source of frustration. However, they’re also important indicators of a horse’s physical health, safety, and overall well-being. Continue reading “What to Make of a Moody Horse + How to Help”
The earth is waking up after its winter slumber. Warmer weather and more daylight mean more opportunities to ride. It also beckons sprouting buds and growing grasses, which can present real dangers for grazing horses. Continue reading “Seasonal Safety: Spring Hazards for Horses”
Old man winter isn’t officially due for another few weeks. However, that doesn’t mean you need to wait on getting your horse prepared. As temps drop, horse owners are likely to face a variety of cold weather challenges from feeding changes to riding and exercise impediments. Continue reading “Winter Horse Nutrition and Riding Tips”
Did you know pasture grass can lose nutritional value as the seasons grow cooler? Though you may not know it from the outside.
While most tree leaves typically undergo a more visually significant transition in autumn, grass may not. Even if it doesn’t change colors right away, the internal structure of the plant has begun to shift. The process ends with an increase in health-adverse nonstructural carbohydrates (NCS). Continue reading “Dangerous Fall Leaves Your Horse Should Avoid”
What has a four-gallon stomach, but can’t burp or vomit? Hint: their systems function best when half full so all day grazing is a must. Continue reading “Healthy Horse Digestion Starter Tips”
Can you believe fall is next week? Although many of us are currently dreaming of pumpkin-fueled autumnal bliss, its scheduled arrival isn’t guaranteed to bring an immediate break in the heat. Continue reading “Caring for your Horse in High Heat”
Horses are majestic creatures with enviable features. After all, there’s a reason why women wear ‘ponytails’! But a horse’s healthy hair doesn’t happen by accident. It requires daily attention and maintenance. Continue reading “5 Steps to a Horse Show-Quality Coat, Mane and Tail”
Horses always fill our hearts, but sometimes they can also drain our wallets. Of all the expenses you shell out each month, keeping your horse well fed may top the list. If your horse feed bill has you spread a little too thin, these tips about how to save on your horse feed bill may help keep you in the black. Continue reading “Best Ways to Save on Horse Feed Bill”
Long before they were domesticated, horses survived on grazing alone. Today, foraging remains an important part of a healthy equine’s diet, but lurking inside every green, sunny pasture is the potential for danger. Continue reading “5 Common Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses”