Recent News for Pastures

Crabgrass provides nutritious and palatable grazing to horses in the summer months.

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Warm-Season Tips for Managing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

May 26, 2017

Cool-season pastures grow rapidly in the spring and fall, and management techniques must change with the seasons.... Read More

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Suspicions About Stiltgrass

May 24, 2017

Can Japanese stiltgrass cause digestive upset in horses? ... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Farm, Facilities Expo to be Held June 8

May 18, 2017

Attendees can receive tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrient intake regulation, pasture management, and more.... 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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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

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Pasture Management for Parasite Control

April 12, 2017

With parasites' growing anthelmintic resistance, remember to include pasture management in control efforts.... Read More

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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How Do I Transition My Horse to Pasture?

April 03, 2017

Our equine nutritionist shares tips for keeping your horse healthy and your pastures in good shape this spring. ... Read More

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Tips for Producing High-Quality Alfalfa Hay for Horses

March 27, 2017

When harvested correctly, alfalfa is a high-quality source of protein and calcium for horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... 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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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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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