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NYSGC Investigating Spate of Horse Deaths at Saratoga

August 16, 2017

The NYSGC is working to determine what might have contributed to a dozen recent racing- and training-related deaths.... Read More

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The Modern Horse Farm

July 30, 2017

Design your farm with your horse's fundamental needs in mind. ... Read More

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Odor Control in Horse Paddocks

July 09, 2017

How do you keep ammonia and odors to a minimum in horse paddocks during the summer? ... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Squelching the Stink on Horse Farms

May 30, 2017

Use these simple, yet important, tips for preventing unpleasant smells on your horse farm. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

May 30, 2017

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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Equine Pastern Dermatitis

March 31, 2017

Learn about six different types of scratches and preventing and treating this frustrating skin condition.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... 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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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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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

January 18, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you mange him after the worst is over.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Horse Care Concerns

January 17, 2017

Of the 556 respondents, 190 (34%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses' water sources from freezing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dealing With Ice and Horses

January 10, 2017

Of the 395 respondents, 234 (59%) said ice is a problem on their horse property during the winter. ... 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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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

December 10, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More

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Not Your Grandmother's Bedding: Horse Bedding Alternatives

December 08, 2016

In search of a new type of bedding for your horse? Check out these different options.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Building an Indoor Riding Arena? First, Do a Needs-Analysis

November 12, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains how she weighed the need for an indoor arena against the cost.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 10, 2016

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More