Recent News for Tack, Equipment & Products

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 04, 2015

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm.... Read More

Make an annual wellness exam the number one item on your horse-health to-do list, recommends Tanner. The exam will include evaluating your horse’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, soundness, and dental health. This is also a great time for you and your vet to plan a deworming strategy for the year.

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How to Own a Horse Without Breaking the Bank

February 28, 2015

While you can't cut costs in all areas, here are several ways to reduce your horse-related expenses.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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Readers Share Tips for Horse Blanket Repair and Maintenance

February 01, 2015

Readers share useful tips for repairing and maintaining horse blankets. ... Read More

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Are You Crash-Ready?

January 19, 2015

Here's what to do if you have a horse-hauling accident and how to avoid a wreck in the first place.... Read More

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Take Precautions when Hauling Horses in Cold Weather

January 18, 2015

While hauling during cold weather can be challenging, proper planning will keep your horse performance-ready.... Read More

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University of Maryland to Host Hay and Pasture Conferences

December 28, 2014

The conferences are designed to show attendees how forage management can make a difference in a farm's bottom line.... Read More

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

December 14, 2014

Researchers examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related welfare and performance issues. ... Read More

Flat halters made of nylon are inexpensive, strong, versatile, and a popular choice for regular barn use. Their synthetic material wears well and comes in a rainbow of colors.

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Poll Recap: Halter Preferences

December 09, 2014

Of the 1,228 respondents, 378 (31%) said they primarily use flat nylon halters for their horses.... Read More

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Electric Fencing

December 01, 2014

Can electric fencing be used to separate a stallion from other mares and geldings on the property?... Read More

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Equipment for Managing Horse Pastures

November 29, 2014

Learn about pasture management equipment and how and when to use each implement.... Read More

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The Good Ride

November 21, 2014

Don't load your horse onto the trailer before understanding exactly what he's getting into.... Read More

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UF Researchers Seeking Input on Survey

November 14, 2014

The survey is designed to gauge interest for a unique service that could be provided by local equine hospitals. ... Read More

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Saddlers Support Saddle Research Trust Conference

November 05, 2014

The conference will focus on applying science to horses, saddles, and riders to help improve horses' health and welfare.... Read More

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Virginia Man Charged After Trailer Crash

November 05, 2014

The crash killed two horses; one died at the scene while the other was euthanized.... Read More

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Infographic: Protecting Your Horse From Disease

October 15, 2014

Protect your horse from infectious disease exposure by using tips from our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holds Large Animal Rescue Courses

October 10, 2014

Speakers encouraged attendees to take what learned back to the industry to help improve emergency rescue success rate.... Read More

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How to Teach a Horse to Drink from an Automatic Waterer

October 02, 2014

A veterinarian and horse behavior expert offers advice for introducing your horse to an automatic waterer.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Hauler Enters Plea Deal

September 03, 2014

A horse hauler whose firm was shut down by federal authorities has pleaded guilty to a single charge under a plea deal.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More