Recent News for Farm and Barn


Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

June 09, 2015

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. ... Read More


Summertime Shade and Shelter

June 05, 2015

Trees, sheds, and other structures can provide horses relief from wind, rain, heat, and more. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More


What is a Saddle Tracing or Template?

June 01, 2015

Saddle fitters use tracing or templating to record the shape of a horse's back. Here's how it works.... Read More


Practical Management of Strangles Outbreaks in Horses

May 31, 2015

Strangles outbreaks can be devastating, but the damage can be minimized or prevented through practical control plans.... Read More


Weed of the Month: Hemp Dogbane

May 30, 2015

Hemp dogbane is poisonous to horses. The leaves are toxic at all times, even when dried in haybales.... Read More


UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2

May 29, 2015

The event will feature presentations on footing, pasture weed management, landscape decisions on horse farms, and more.... Read More

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.


Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

May 27, 2015

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More


Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More


Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

May 24, 2015

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country.... Read More


Australian Vets Welcome Biosecurity Bills Passed in Senate

May 23, 2015

The bills are designed to strengthen disease control measures to better manage disease risk in Australia.... Read More


Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More


Improving Arena Surfaces

May 20, 2015

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More


Help, My Horse Won't Get Out of the Trailer!

May 14, 2015

A Facebook fan asks for help with his horse, who's become a reluctant unloader. ... Read More


Finding Housing for Horses During Evacuations

May 13, 2015

Don't wait until disaster is on your doorstep to find a place to take your horses when evacuating. Remember these tips.... Read More


Poll Recap: Summer Travel Plans

May 12, 2015

Of the 674 respondents, 167 (25%) said they plan to travel more than 200 miles from their barn this summer.... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More


Groups Urge Congress to Help Maintain Trails

May 03, 2015

Organizations encouraged Congress to pass the bipartisan National Forest Trails System Stewardship Act.... Read More


2015 National Issues Forum Scheduled

April 30, 2015

The theme for this year's AHC National Issues Forum is "Protecting and Promoting the Horse."... Read More


Federal Legislators Reintroduce PAST Act

April 30, 2015

Lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would stiffen penalties for those that sore Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More


12 Tips for Selling a Horse

April 29, 2015

Experts share their suggestions for marketing horses and ensuring a smooth and legal transaction.... Read More


Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against WNV, EEE

April 27, 2015

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More


The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

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


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