Recent News for Pastures

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.

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Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

July 06, 2016

Is it dangerous for my horse to graze near areas with black walnut trees and walk through fallen walnuts? ... Read More

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10 Small Property Horse Keeping Resources on TheHorse.com

June 30, 2016

Here are 10 resources to help you make the most of your land when keeping horses on small properties. ... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue

June 26, 2016

Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade. ... Read More

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Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2016

Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses.... Read More

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Horses Grazing Summer Pastures

June 21, 2016

Regulate grass intake to prevent excess weight gain when fields are at their greenest.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 12, 2016

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

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NDSU Extension to Hold Equine Workshops

May 22, 2016

Lecture topics include weed identification, pasture management; deworming, composting, vaccination programs, and more.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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BHS: Be Vigilant This Spring for Sycamore Seedlings

May 06, 2016

Owners are encouraged to watch for sycamore seedlings, which can cause atypical myopathy, in horse pastures.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring and Summer Pasture Access

April 26, 2016

Of the 1,442 respondents, 684 (47%) said their horses have access to fresh pasture for 12 hours or more each day.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Bahiagrass

April 22, 2016

Bahiagrass is a hardy grass species tolerant of drought and poorly drained soils of any type.... Read More

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Keep Horses Away From Creeping Indigo

April 20, 2016

What is creeping indigo and will it hurt my horse? ... Read More

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Study: Not All Maple Species Contain Hypoglycin A

April 16, 2016

Hypoglycin A is the toxin behind the potentially deadly muscular disease atypical myopathy.... Read More

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Managing Toxic Trees on Horse Farms

April 08, 2016

Some trees can kill horses, and horses can kill trees; ensure the equine-arbor relationship on your farm is positive.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 07, 2016

TheHorse.com readers share their top spring farm and barn cleaning and maintenance tips.... Read More

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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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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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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

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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