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Maryland Equine Rotational Grazing Demo Site to Open

The University of Maryland's 5.5 acre equine rotational grazing demonstration site is set to open its gates in April 2009 to a small herd of grazing horses and hundreds of horse farm operators interested in learning about pasture management Read More

Assess Horse Nutrition, Manage Pastures to Save Money

Here are some tips to reduce the nutrition costs associated with your horses. Read More

Feeding Horses When Temperatures Drop

Winter presents a challenge to horse owners when it comes to feeding their horses. Low temperatures, harsh winds and rain, snow, and ice all contribute to the increasing nutrient requirements a horse has to keep themselves warm and maintain their Read More

Pasture, Manure Management are Focus of Maryland Equine Grant

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received grant funds to help owners and operators of small-sized equine operations with pasture and manure management. There are four regional equine specialists to provide assistance through the Read More

To Blanket or Not to Blanket?

The short answer might very well be "to blanket." However, for many horses blanketed during cooler months, that extra layer provides more comfort to their caregivers than to the animals themselves. Horses have evolved to have an Read More