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Calm Your Horse with Lavender

An anxious and nervous horse isn’t fun to be around. They can actually make YOU uncomfortable and on edge! No one wants to get stepped on or throw from a reactive horse. You definitely want to address the issue from the start. Essential oils may be the solution to…

5 Insect Eaters to Have Around the Barn

In the horse world, spring is synonymous with three things: shedding, sunshine, and the onset of super annoying insects. At least one of those things is pleasant, right!?

However, to deal insects and make barn life altogether easier, you can encourage several different insect-eating species to live nearby. Each of…

5 Ways to Improve Your Pasture

Is your pasture looking a little lackluster? Could it use some help? Spring is the perfect time to get started with improvements and here are five specific things you can do to create a healthier and more eye-pleasing pasture:

1.) Soil Testing and Fertilizer Application

If you’ve never had your soil…

6 Spring Herbs for Your Horse

Spring is a great time to add a few herbs into your horse’s diet. It’s the time of year when many herbs would be popping up in the wild, and our horses would likely choose to eat them if they could. Since that’s not always an option, here are…

A Spring Checklist for Your Horse

You may have started to notice warmer weather and longer days. Spring is making its arrival known! Most riders are anxious and excited for this beautiful season to come. It usually means more riding time, lush green pastures, and no blankets for the horses. It does come with some…

Tips & Tricks for Spring Shedding

With spring and warmer weather here, your horse will start shedding out their winter fur. Get ready for lots of hair everywhere! Their thick winter coat will come out in chunks, but leave them looking sleek and slick in their summer body. You can make the process a whole…

Spring Pasture Precautions

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of every horse person rejoicing due to daylight savings time and the arrival of warmer weather. Spring is underway, and with it greener grass, flowers, and so many lovely things.

However, spring also harbors danger for some of our horses in the form…

Grow and Harvest Your Own Hay

Depending on how many horses you have to feed, your hay bill can get expensive! One horse can consume between 15 and 30 bales of hay in a single month. It adds up quickly! If you have the resources and time to grow your own hay, it’s worth considering….

All About Alfalfa

It’s true that the higher protein and caloric content of alfalfa can be beneficial for certain horses, such as those that are growing, pregnant or lactating mares, or horses needing to put on weight, but if your horse doesn’t need the extra protein or calories, alfalfa may not be…

10 Fun Facts About the Horse’s Heart

When people speak of a horse’s heart, they’re not usually referring to the actual organ itself. If a horse has heart, we often mean that he/she has some intangible and admirable quality such as exceptional athleticism, gentleness, or stoicism. Interestingly enough, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the heart is…