Landrace and Heritage Horses and Cattle

It’s time to step away from highly specialized livestock and machinery to manage them and re-look at heritage and landrace breeds.

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Finding a Farrier
December 27, 2022 · · Horses-Donkeys

Whether you want your equines shod or not, a good farrier is necessary because, by the nature of the work, it’s the farrier who finds hoof and even leg problems that you might not see or even realize.

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Winter Hoof Care for Horses

Hoof care is important any time of year, but particularly so in winter when conditions are the wettest and most worrisome.

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Safe Ways to Restrain a Horse
November 1, 2022 · · Horses-Donkeys

A well-trained horse might stand still because they trust the horseman, whereas a high-strung, untrained, or spoiled horse might vigorously protest or try to get away —and some type of restraint is necessary to hold them still.

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Putting Agritourism Ideas to Work on Family Farms
September 9, 2022 · · Homesteading, Horses-Donkeys

Farming is tough. But agritourism ideas help people pay bills and create the lives they want for their families.

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Care of Older Horses
September 1, 2022 · · Horses-Donkeys

Health and body condition should be monitored since certain issues need to be recognized and addressed when caring for older horses.

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Basic Hoof Care for the Horse Owner

“No foot, no horse” is an old saying that is still true. A sound and healthy hoof is crucial to the health and function of the horse. Regular hoof care is one of the most important aspects of keeping a horse.

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Diagnosing Snakebite Symptoms in Horses and Livestock

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – It’s important to know the various snakebite symptoms in case you need to take action in a quick manner. Horses and cattle …

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Horses, Donkeys, and Mules

Here’s a short course in the three different worlds of three very different equines — horses, donkeys, and mules.

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To Shoe Or Not To Shoe Your Horses

Add to Favorites By Bryan Farcus Thinking back 15 or 20 years ago who would have imaged that we would have all this information at our fingertips? Just click-on to the …

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A Second-Chance for Horses

Add to Favorites By Shirley Kelly, Colorado The Horse Sanctuary Mission offers horses a second chance to be cared for, nurtured, and valued, and to provide shelter and humane treatment …

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Become a Horse Farmer

Add to Favorites Ralph Rice is about to live his life-long dream — to become a full-time horse farmer. At age 56 years, Ralph is on target to retire from …

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Understanding Laminitis in Horses

Add to Favorites Heather Smith Thomas Laminitis in horses is a very treatable condition but it’s important to detect it in its early stages. Laminitis is the term for inflammation …

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Horse Hoof Abscess Treatment

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – Your horse is suddenly lame, with heat and swelling above the hoof. These signs might mean an abscess — a pocket of …

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Basic Horse Equipment List for the First-Time Owner

Add to Favorites Owning your first horse is exciting, but you likely have a million questions. With this basic horse equipment list, you’ll have a better idea of what to …

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