Footing

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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

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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

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

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Peterson Named UK Ag Equine Programs Director

October 11, 2016

Mick Peterson, MS, PhD, an authority on racing and equestrian surfaces, will begin his new role in January 2017.... 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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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 21, 2016

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More