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Best Horse Barn Designs and Tips For Small Farms

I recently bought six acres near our house to build on it the perfect small horse barn! Planning is vital when building on a small acreage, so over this past weekend, my wife and I went through all kinds of designs before finally settling on one that would work well with what we wanted from …

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The Human Foods Horses Can and Cannot Eat.

My grandkids love to give our horses carrots and often want to feed them other human food. But because horses have different digestive systems than humans, there is some human food they can’t eat. But you’ll be amazed when you discover how many nutritional goodies they can safely enjoy! Generally, horses can eat human foods …

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Horse Ownership for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Horses can be a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. They are also a source of exercise, meaning you will look and feel better! This article is all about getting started with horses: from what they eat to how much space they need. Get ready to saddle up because I’m covering …

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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Best Hay for Your Horses!

While some people may think that all horse hay is the same, this is far from accurate. There is a wide variety of forages and qualities of hay, and some are much better for your horse’s health than others. Knowing how to choose the best hay for your horse is essential. To choose the best …

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Alfalfa Hay for Horses The Good, the Bad, and the Not So Good

Most horse owners I know feed their horses alfalfa daily. In contrast, I believe feeding alfalfa isn’t healthy unless a horse needs extra calories. Should you feed your horse alfalfa? The answer to this question is not a cut-and-dry one. It depends on what else you’re, their current level of exercise, their overall health, and …

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Is It Better to Feed a Horse Once or Twice a Day? 5 Tips!

Should I feed my horse once or twice a day? I often get asked this question, and it’s not easily answered. There are basic horse feeding principles, but you have to be flexible because some horses’ dietary needs are different than others. Feeding a horse grain once a day is fine, but horses need a …

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Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses: the Good and the Bad

I became interested in beet pulp when some friends were discussing the benefits of feeding it to horses. Beet pulp isn’t popular in my region, so I wanted to know the good and the bad about it before I fed it to my horses. I researched beet pulp and learned there is confusion surrounding its …

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Should You Feed Your Horse Before or After Riding? 5 Tips

A common dilemma that horse owners often wonder about is whether to feed their horses before or after riding them. It’s easy to get confused at first, but once I did my research, the answer seemed relatively simple. You should feed your horse hay just before riding or give them grain one to four hours …

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