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Joint Supplements for Horses: Waste of Money or Do They Work?

We traditionally use bute to treat our horses’ joint pain. Although it can effectively relieve the discomfort, it can have side effects–and some of those include liver damage. So, I recently started using supplements because many don’t carry the health risks associated with traditional medications. But do they work? Joint supplements for horses can reduce …

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Differences Between Timothy, Bermuda Grass & Alfalfa Hay

The type of hay you choose can make a big difference in your horses’ well-being. It is vital for you as an owner to know what types of hay are available so that you can find the best fit for your horse. The three types of hay most horse owners choose are Timothy, Bermuda grass, …

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Why Horses Stop Eating: 13 Common Causes

Last winter, my friend’s horse stopped eating for a couple of days. It turned out she had developed ulcers in her mouth and, thanks to our vet, she recovered and started eating again. Her experience made me wonder: what other factors can make horses stop eating? In general, horses stop eating when they’re sick, have …

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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 doing, their current level of exercise, their overall health, …

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