Pasture & Forage Management

Here at <em>The Horse</em>, we've been anxiously counting down the days until spring. Check out some of our top tips from our Countdown to Spring Challenge to get your horses and farm ready!

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Countdown to Spring Challenge

March 20, 2017

Our staff has been anxiously counting down to spring. Check out our top tips to get your horses and farm ready! ... Read More

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The Springtime Sweep for Horse Facilities

March 15, 2017

Get tips for cleaning and repairing your horse facility this spring. ... Read More

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Spring Calories Count for Horses

March 13, 2017

Your horse came out of winter in good body condition. Find out how can you keep that trend going as the grass greens.... Read More

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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

March 08, 2017

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... Read More

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Equine Fescue Toxicosis

March 07, 2017

An unseen threat to your mare and her unborn foal might be lurking in your pasture. Learn more about fescue toxicosis.... 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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Fertilizing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

February 25, 2017

Good pasture management begins with maintaining soil fertility to promote the growth of desirable grasses.... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Pasture Buddies

February 14, 2017

Of the 1,293 poll respondents, 340 (26%) said their horse is turned out with one other horse.... Read More

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Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, Stored Forages

January 28, 2017

Attendees will learn how they can improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production.... Read More

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Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2017

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more.... Read More

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Plants That Kill

January 08, 2017

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and eliminating harmful species.... Read More

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Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 06, 2017

Find out how to construct safe, aesthetic, and eco-friendly confinement areas on your horse property.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2016

December 31, 2016

Audio features on behavior, old horse care, mud management, skin issues, caring for your new horse, and more.... Read More

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Mud Management 102: Paddock Footing

December 30, 2016

Alayne shares tips for simple changes you can make to reduce or even eliminate mud on your property.... Read More

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Setting Goals for Managing Your Horse Property

December 29, 2016

Winter is a great time for planning. Here are some tips for planning, prioritizing, and tackling your "to do" list.... Read More

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Take the Winter Solstice Chore Efficiency Test

December 21, 2016

Can you pass Alayne's test? Get advice for winterizing and making your horse property chore-efficient. ... Read More

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UK to Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

December 21, 2016

The workshop will take place March 9, 2017, at UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Spindletop Research Farm.... Read More

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Six Things Your Horse Really Wants for Christmas

December 01, 2016

Tractors, breeches, and horse-themed jewelry might make up your wish list. But what would your horse ask Santa for?... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

October 29, 2016

Ensure your pastures are clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Grass Guides: Timothy

October 29, 2016

Timothy is a perennial grass that can survive harsh winters and wet soils better than most cool-season grasses.... Read More

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Winter Horse Pasture and Paddock Management

October 28, 2016

Protecting your horse's turnout now can help ensure green pastures later.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Managing Small Horse Pastures

October 17, 2016

Proper management of pastures on small acreage can mean better grazing for your horses and reduced hay costs.... Read More