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The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist for Your Barn

Children aren’t the only ones scribbling a wishlist to Santa Klaus. Many horse owners have a few things they’d like to request, as well! This list might include some new tack or riding apparel. And for those that have their own barn, you might find a few dreamy items…

Hay Substitutes for Horses

A good hay substitute should be high in fiber, and long-stem fiber is best because it provides adequate ‘chewing time’ that horses need to keep their digestive systems healthy. The nutritional value of the hay substitute is also important.

The following are several good hay substitutes for horses:

Chopped Forage: Chopped forage is usually…

What the Hay? Advice for Feeding Forage

Before that, I assumed hay was mainly a filler, something to eat in winter when the grass was dormant; I believed horses obtained most of their nutrition from concentrates. However, those courses taught me that this isn’t true in many cases.

I learned that horses should consume between 1.5-2.5% of…

Winter Prep on My Farm

It’s mid-October which means it’s time for me to start prepping my farm for winter.  I live in Park City, Utah at 7000’ elevation and the snow begins to fly around Halloween.

Here are the things I do to prep my farm for winter…

I have a Sunstar Tube Heater in…

Grooming Tips for Fuzzy Horses

In many areas, the horses are already starting to get fuzzy! With winter quickly approaching, their thick coat is gearing up for the cold temperatures. Each season presents its own grooming challenges. Specifically, your horse’s winter coat is likely to trap dirt, sweat and stains more easily. Fear not!…

6 Tips to Keep Your Horse Happy and Healthy this Fall

Though most horses are naturally well-equipped for cooler weather, they can all benefit from a little help on our part.

Here are six tips for keeping your horse happy and healthy this fall:

Invest in insulated bucket holders or heated water buckets. Horses tend to drink less in colder weather, and…

Top Three Dog Breeds That Make the Best Ranch Hand

Since the beginning of time, the dog has been not only man’s best friend but also a dedicated worker. From sun up to sun down they are a loyal companion for anyone out there looking for the best possible barn hand. They are confident in their work, obedient, and…

Natural Wound Care for Horses

After all, even in the cleanest of pastures, some horses just seem to attract accidents. Of course, with any serious wound, you’ll want to consult your veterinarian, but depending on the location and nature of the wound, sometimes, there’s not much a vet can do.

So how should horse owners…

8 Things to Know about Fall Pasture

However, when it comes to your pasture, there are a few things to be aware of during this time of year, especially if your horse has metabolic challenges or is at risk for developing laminitis. 

Here are eight facts you may or may not know about fall pasture:

#1 As grasses…

The History of Horseshoes

Horses and horseshoes—the two have a long history together, but believe it or not, horseshoes came about long after the domestication of horses around 4,000 BC. In fact, widespread need for hoof protection didn’t fully arise until hard-surfaced roads came along, and even then, horseshoes were mainly used in…