Pasture & Forage Management

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.

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You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

April 05, 2016

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More

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Rain Gardens on Horse Properties

April 01, 2016

Rain gardens are a bright new idea for dealing with an age-old nemesis on horse properties - too much water and MUD!... Read More

Article

The Trouble With Mud

March 22, 2016

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

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 13, 2016

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

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How Does Rotational Grazing Benefit Horse Pastures?

March 04, 2016

Using your horse like a "lawnmower" can improve pasture health. Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water explains.... Read More

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Simple Steps to Improve Pasture Management

February 26, 2016

Discover how you can make improvements to your horse pasture with little investment or effort required. ... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Perennial Ryegrass

February 26, 2016

This cool-season grass has a high nutritive value and works well in rotational grazing. ... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis

February 05, 2016

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More

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Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 30, 2016

Construct horse-safe, aesthetic, and eco-friendly confinement areas on your horse property... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 29, 2016

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

Article

UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 28, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More

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The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

January 28, 2016

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. ... Read More

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Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

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

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Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.

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The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2015

December 26, 2015

Popular blog topics included pasture management, old horses, saddle fit, trailer safety, and more.... Read More

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Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

December 19, 2015

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales.... Read More

Here's an example of traditional runs off barn stalls used as confinement areas. Good footing helps minimize mud.

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Confinement Areas for Healthy, Happy Horses

December 16, 2015

Few horses can spend all their time in turnout. Use these tips to keep your horse content when he's cooped up.... Read More

Article

Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

December 12, 2015

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Sacrifice Areas on Horse Farms

December 10, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains what a sacrifice area is and how it helps in pasture management.... Read More

Article

How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More

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How to Manage Mud Around Horses

December 04, 2015

Learn easy ways to manage mud and manure from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water. ... Read More

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Nontoxic Rodent Control on Horse Farms

October 23, 2015

Discover natural ways to control mice, rats, and other problem rodents on your horse farm. ... Read More

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Horse Barn and Paddock Odor Control

October 16, 2015

Does your barn stink? Alayne Blickle shares ways to control urine odors on your horse property.... Read More

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Preventing Water Run-Off on Horse Properties

October 09, 2015

Gutters and downspouts can prevent mud from accumulating around barns. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains.... Read More