Recent Blog Posts

  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    December 15, 2015
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2015
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • How to Tack Your Horse Properly

    November 15, 2015
    Getting your horse ready to ride can be a challenge if you don’t know the tips and tricks to make it easier. Movies and people who have been doing it for a long time make it seem easy as if throwing on a saddle is all it takes.
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  • Squirrel Free Bird Feeding

    November 1, 2015
    Squirrels may seem cute and fuzzy, but they can be treacherous pests when bird feeders are involved. Not only will squirrels eat all the food, but they may cause severe damage to the feeder in their quest for a meal.
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  • Getting a Grip on Dog Leashes

    October 15, 2015
    Dog leashes are a necessary part of walking your dog. Since you're likely use one on a daily basis, it’s good to know the different types and their purposes:StandardYour standard leash just has your standard 6-foot long lead with a loop at one end and a clip for the collar at the other.
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  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    October 1, 2015
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    September 15, 2015
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    September 1, 2015
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    August 15, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    August 1, 2015
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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