During the winter your horse spends more time in his stall and in the barn than he typically does. And although you’ve tried hard to make your barn a safe place for your horses, there are some hazards that are common in barns that you may have overlooked.
Foaling season is already right around the corner. If you have mares who are expecting foals this year, it is time to start preparing to make sure that you’re ready when the foals arrive. Communicate with Your Vet If you haven’t done so already, make sure that your vet knows your mare’s expected delivery date, and that you may be needing assistance around that time.
Did you know that there is only one truly American draft horse breed? The American Cream Draft has existed for more than a century, and the breed of today still has the striking appearance of the mare from which the breed originated. History The American Cream Draft is descended from a mare named Old Granny who lived in Iowa during the early 20 th century
It seems that the entire world is now connected to the internet, which means that your barn’s website is now more important than ever before. A website can be a powerful marketing tool for your barn, but only if it’s done well. Here are some tips to bring your website up to speed in today’s ever-connected world
If you find yourself with a horse who needs more work and attention than you can devote to him, or if multiple horses are straining your budget, then looking into leasing out one of your horses might provide the perfect solution. A lease can be an enjoyable situation for everyone involved, as long as you go about setting up the lease carefully. What Kind of Lease?
The Jutland horse is a beautiful, proud breed. But like many of the lesser-known horse breeds , its numbers are declining. Luckily, the Jutland’s importance to Danish history and culture likely ensures that the breed will not ever be allowed to go extinct
We all pay a lot for horse feed . By storing it properly you can minimize the amount of feed that goes to waste, while ensuring that the feed your horse eats is safe and good for him. Hay Quality Buy only hay that has been properly cured and stored, and inspect every hay delivery you receive.