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Toning Down Playtime

September 08, 2017

How can I make my horse a less attractive target for his pasturemate, who likes to tug at halters and fly masks?... Read More

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Yes, Horse Owners Can Take Vacations

June 30, 2017

Planning a vacation? Here are some tips for finding the perfect farm-sitter to care for your horses while you're gone.... Read More

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Parasite Control Recommendations for Boarded Horses

April 21, 2017

Vets recommend a whole-facility-focused approach to parasite control, but what do you do when you don't manage the farm?... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

October 27, 2016

Getting any horse agreement in writing can help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Housing

July 12, 2016

Of the 974 respondents, 634 said their horses live at home with them, while 259 said they board their animals.... Read More

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Who Cares for Your Horse During Vacations?

June 17, 2016

Drs. Thunes and Denney-Jones and Michelle from The Horse discuss how horse owners can prepare for going out of town. ... Read More

Cameras or video surveillance systems can help identify intruders and what they're doing.

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Staying Secure: Protect Your Horse Property From Theft

June 09, 2016

Thefts happen in barns, at horse shows, and from pastures. Learn how to keep your horses, possessions, and people safe. ... Read More

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Pasture vs. Stall: Which is Better?

June 07, 2016

Drs. Erin Denney-Jones and Clair Thunes offer advice for owners faced with the option of boarding in a stall or turnout.... Read More

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'Must Haves' for Your New Horse

June 03, 2016

Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, and nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, weigh in about what you need before getting a new horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Achieving the Work-Life-Riding Balance

March 22, 2016

Of the 441 respondents, 330 (75%) said they work full time but still find time to ride and care for their horses. ... Read More

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Insurance and Liability

August 14, 2015

Are you covered? Equine insurance experts answer your questions about horse and equestrian property insurance.... Read More

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Liability Releases for Equine Businesses

June 11, 2015

These waivers are worth far more than the paper they're written on. Find out what you need to know. ... Read More

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Life Is Short: Just Get the Horse

December 24, 2014

After 10 horseless years, The Horse's editor-in-chief is back in the saddle on her own gelding. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Thanksgiving Horse Care

December 03, 2014

Of the 1,096 poll respondents, 748 (68%) said they stay home at Thanksgiving and care for their own horses.... Read More

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Warning: You Might Need to Post Signs at Your Horse Facility

April 09, 2014

Find out how signage can protect people on your property, as well as you and your farm from liability.... Read More

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Safety: What to Look for in a Barn

March 26, 2014

What safety concerns should you look for when selecting a new stable for your horse? ... Read More

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Unattended Children at Boarding Stables

December 19, 2013

What is the risk of having unattended minors (e.g., persons under 18) at your equine facility?... Read More

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Relocating a Show (or Any) Horse

October 08, 2013

I've created a pre-moving checklist before relocating Lily next week.... Read More

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Horse Relocation Checklist

October 08, 2013

Use this handy guide next time you move your horse to a new home.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Business Management Course

August 10, 2013

Learn what makes a properly planned business stand out with an online course on equine business management.... Read More

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Biosecurity Agreement

March 13, 2012

Show or event managers might want to include an agreement requiring a signature on a compliance agreement.... Read More

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Online Budget Tools for Horse Owners Offered by UK College of Agriculture

December 19, 2010

Budgets might seem tedious and onerous to some, but they can also aid in decision-making related to starting a new business, operating an existing business more efficiently, or for tax purposes. In addition, for those who have horses but do not ... Read More