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Severe Weather Checklist for Your Horse Farm

Luckily there was a good amount of advance warning and many people were able to evacuate and/or make preparations to weather the storm. Over the last few years, it seems like there has been an abundance of hurricanes, tropical storms, tornados, and wildfires, doing extreme damage one after the…

Banishing Bot Flies

Many of us are eagerly looking forward to the onset of fall. But summer’s end brings yet another nuisance for our horses: bot flies.

This is the time of year when these bee-like insects tend to appear, buzzing around our horses’ legs and faces in search of a place to…

Making Your Hay Supply Last

Hay is likely on many people’s minds this time of year. Most of us are stocking up in order to get ready for the coming fall and winter. Of course, we all know that hay can be one of the more expensive parts of horse ownership, but fortunately, there…

Hay is for Horses

Every horse owner knows hay is a crucial part of their horse’s diet since it makes up 1.5 – 2.5% of their body weight. But one question that many horse owners need to ask themselves is, ‘Is my horse getting premium hay?’. One thing they might not know is…

8 Tips to Winterize Your Farm

The end of summer is fast approaching. I am with you; I don’t want to think about it either. This has been a good horse filled summer! But as much as I know August will soon be headed into September and daylight is beginning to become slightly shorter, we…

The Backbone of Your Fence

Our horses’ pastures are their homes. Whether a horse is turned out for a few hours or for daily living, your pasture fencing needs to be strong and able to hold your horses. Posts hold the entire fence system together – keeping the rails in place, offering stability between…