Recent Blog Posts

  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    November 1, 2018
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 1, 2018
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    June 1, 2017
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

    March 1, 2017
    Ideally, a natural grazing diet would meet all of your horse's nutritional needs, but that isn't always possible or practical. How, then, do you know if supplements are necessary, which ones may be best and how they can benefit your horse?
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  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    January 1, 2017
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • Adopting a Horse: What it Takes

    August 1, 2016
    Most horses are rescued due to owners who can no longer afford to care for them or they are breeds that people just don’t want. Anyone who has ever adopted any animal can tell you it’s a journey that’s not for everyone.
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  • Steps for Washing Your Livestock and Horses

    August 1, 2015
    Whether you want to wash your livestock to make them look their best for a show, be more comfortable, or to avoid contamination that could lead to health problems, the steps for washing your livestock and horses are the same, and easier than you may think.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    June 1, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

    May 1, 2015
    The causes of climate change may be hotly debated, but there's no debate that climate change effects animals, sometimes drastically. Understanding how your horses may be effected by climate shifts can help you be better prepared to keep your horses safe and comfortable in new weather conditions.
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  • Choosing The Right Feed For Your Equine

    February 13, 2015
    Choosing the right feed for your horse can be a difficult task sometimes. When it comes to feeding your horse, there is no one size fits all method.
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  • Is It Time To Shoe Your Horse?

    June 1, 2014
    It might sound crazy to some, but like humans, horses need shoes too. To understand why a horse needs shoes I will answer two important questions. First, why does a horse wear shoes and second, how do you know when your horse needs shoes?
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  • Preventing Snowballs in Your Horse’s Hooves

    February 21, 2014
    When it comes to preventing snowballs in your horses’ hooves, many of our clients find that home-grown solutions are easiest and relatively effective. If your horse is only in the snow from time to time, products you most likely already have at home are adequate means of preventing snowballs.
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    September 1, 2013
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    July 1, 2013
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Supplying Your Horse with Water

    June 1, 2013
    Horses are not unlike people, in that they too enjoy fresh, clean water. Not only will it keep your horse content, it will help keep away many easily preventable sicknesses, too. Colic is one example. According to About.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    February 1, 2013
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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