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Poll Recap: Winter Water Sources for Horses

January 16, 2018

Of the 838 respondents, nearly 500 use heated water buckets or a tank with a heating element to provide fresh water.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

January 06, 2018

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2017

December 30, 2017

Learn about horse coat colors, skin conditions, pasture weeds, parasites, horse properties, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Shopping for Saddle Pads

December 28, 2017

Most respondents said their horses' comfort is the most important factor when choosing a saddle pad.... Read More

Charish Arthur, USDF Silver Medalist and former long time ARIA Certified Instructor shared on a Facebook post "What not to do".

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Heated Water Trough Safety

December 25, 2017

Are you using heated water buckets or troughs this winter? Stay safe with these tips.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading During Emergencies

December 19, 2017

Of the 329 respondents, 257 (78%) said they're confident their horse would load into a strange trailer in an emergency.... Read More

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Keeping Water Troughs Thawed With or Without a Heater

December 17, 2017

Our equine nutritionist offers tips and asks for your input on dealing with ice in horse watering tanks. ... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Is Best?

November 10, 2017

Scientists sought an answer but found there's no perfect bedding for all situations. Each has benefits and drawbacks.... Read More

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Food Enrichment Activities for Donkeys

November 05, 2017

Is your donkey bored? Here are suggestions for adding entertaining food to your donkey's environment.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Grooming, Riding, and Transporting Horses

October 17, 2017

Our staff offers tips to help save time during your daily grooming, riding, and exercise routine. ... Read More

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Bill Would Outlaw Double-Decker Horse Trailers

October 14, 2017

The bill would made it illegal to transport horses across state lines in double-decker trailers.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

September 03, 2017

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care: Painful Points and Uneven Arcades

August 11, 2017

Here are some common dental issues to watch for and how they can be corrected. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hot-Weather Horse Transport Concerns

August 08, 2017

Of the 502 poll respondents, 224 (45%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses from overheating in the trailer.... Read More

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Does Horse Water Bucket Placement Matter?

August 05, 2017

Horses drank significantly more water from a bucket closest to the stall door compared to one near the feeder.... Read More

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How the Rising Trot Impacts the Horse's Back

July 31, 2017

Changes in force distribution, combined with saddle fit, have a big impact on equine back health, for better or worse.... Read More

While substantial pasture improvements require time and diligent management to maintain, there are some quick fixes that can produce noticeable results.

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Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures

July 29, 2017

While substantial improvements are long-term endeavors, some quick fixes can improve pastures in six weeks or less.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

July 05, 2017

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Farm and Facilities Expo Provides Practical Information

June 23, 2017

Find tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrition, and pasture management.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More