Pasture & Forage Management

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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

Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre horse property in Hobart, Washington, houses sure-footed Paso Fino horses that are well-suited for riding on nearby trails.

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The Chore-Efficient Horse Property

October 12, 2016

Take a tour of Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre Washington horse farm designed to minimize labor. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More

The red imported fire ant is red to brown with a black abdomen.

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Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

October 07, 2016

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. ... Read More

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Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More

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Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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UK Pasture Evaluation Work Showcased at Rangeland Congress

August 28, 2016

The program staff have performed 160 pasture evaluations, representing more than 30,000 acres, in 20 Kentucky counties. ... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Red Clover

August 28, 2016

Red clover provides excellent forage quality when grazed or harvested before the flower blooms.... Read More

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Old Friends Hosts Field Day, Highlights Pasture Improvements

August 25, 2016

Last year Old Friends developed and implemented plans for improving all the paddocks on the farm.... Read More

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The Grass is Always Greener: Quick Pasture Management Tips

August 20, 2016

Basic pasture management is relatively simple but requires diligence and understanding.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Temporary Horse Fencing

August 11, 2016

This portable and cost-effective barrier comes in handy when managing pastures, traveling with horses, and more.... Read More

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.

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Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More