Pasture & Forage Management

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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

Article

Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

Spring is in the air! Now’s the time to get your horse property ready for the season.

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Getting Ready for Growing Season

March 19, 2015

What are your spring cleaning goals? ... Read More

Blog

Miserable Mud

March 17, 2015

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ... Read More

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The Best Hay, Grass, and Other Forages for Your Horse

February 23, 2015

Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Find out what you should feed your horse. ... Read More

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Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More

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Why Is It Important to Protect Waterways from Horses?

January 29, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle shares reasons to protect streams from livestock and how to do it.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

Article

An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 24, 2015

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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How Big of a Drylot Does a Horse Need?

January 22, 2015

Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water describes the appropriate drylot size for one horse.... Read More

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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar to Take Place Feb. 8

January 20, 2015

This year's program will focus on "Grazing Rewards and Concerns: How and Why to Manage Your Pastures."... Read More

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Is it Bad for Horses to Stand in the Mud?

January 14, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving weighs the pros and cons of keeping horses inside vs. turning them out in the mud.... Read More

Article

Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... 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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UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program: 10-Year Review

December 26, 2014

To date, the program has performed 160 evaluations representing over 30,000 farm acres in 20 counties across the state.... Read More

Article

10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

December 08, 2014

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

Article

Defra, BHS Work Together to Lead British Ragwort Debate

November 29, 2014

The BHS conducted a survey of the English equine population to assess levels of awareness and concern about ragwort.... Read More

Article

Equipment for Managing Horse Pastures

November 29, 2014

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

Article

Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

November 28, 2014

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Mud Management

November 25, 2014

Of the 600 poll respondents, 161 (27%) said they use sand in their paddocks to reduce mud.... Read More

Blog

Winter Pasture Grazing

November 12, 2014

Alayne shares winter-weather pasture management tips and her own experience on getting the most out of her grass.... Read More

Article

Feeding in Drought Conditions

November 10, 2014

Prepare for drought long before pastures wither and hay supplies dwindle.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Winter Horse Keeping

October 29, 2014

Use these tips to keep your horse healthy during the winter months.... Read More