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Fall in Place: Create a Winter Paddock

September 15, 2017

Alayne shares tips for improving the health and productivity of your horse pastures by creating a winter paddock.... Read More

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Installing an Outdoor Riding Arena: Where to Start

September 15, 2017

A riding arena is a major financial investment. Here's what to ask before you begin construction.... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

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Harmonious Housing Practices for Horses

May 05, 2017

By paying attention to horse herd hierarchy, you can help ensure harmony in the barn and beyond.... Read More

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.

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You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

April 12, 2017

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... 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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Before You Sell a Horse Property

January 15, 2017

Barn and farm improvements small and large can boost your property's appeal to equine real estate buyers.... 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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Does Electric Fencing Stress Horses?

November 04, 2016

Electric fencing might not cause horses extra stress, but most stay farther away from an electric fence than a wood one.... 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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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

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Managing Horses on Small Acreages

June 30, 2016

Do you want to keep horses at home? Get your fencing, horse housing, storage, pasture, and arena questions answered! ... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

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Managing Toxic Trees on Horse Farms

April 08, 2016

Some trees can kill horses, and horses can kill trees; ensure the equine-arbor relationship on your farm is positive.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 07, 2016

TheHorse.com readers share their top spring farm and barn cleaning and maintenance tips.... Read More

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Just the Basics: What Every Horse Needs

March 23, 2016

No doubt about it, horse ownership is a big responsibility. Here's a look at the basics of what every horse needs.... Read More

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Selecting Safe Horse Fencing

November 20, 2015

Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water offers tips on selecting horse-safe fencing.... Read More

By dividing a pasture area into smaller portions and rotating horses through each section, you can encourage horses to graze more evenly while keeping pasture grass from becoming overgrazed.

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Keep Pastures Healthy With Rotational Grazing

August 27, 2015

Rotational grazing helps increase pasture productivity and prevent overgrazing and soil compaction.... Read More

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10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

Here is a view of Adams' stable area from the farm's central courtyard. The two-horse stable is separate from the storage barn, which is across the courtyard.

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Designing and Perfecting Your Equine Property

July 29, 2015

An equestrian facility architect and a horse management expert answer your questions about horse farm design.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

July 28, 2015

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fencing Options

July 14, 2015

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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How to Protect Septic Systems and Wells from Horses

July 02, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains why you should keep horses off septic systems and away from wells.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2015

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More