Horses-Donkeys

Horses, Donkeys, and Mules

Here’s a short course in the three different worlds of three very different equines — horses, donkeys, and mules. Their various characteristics, foibles, and behaviors are interesting, and knowing more about them will give you a better ability when being around them.

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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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Wintertime Hoof Care For Horses

Add to Favorites By Bryan Farcus MA, CJP; ©2007-2014 “Farrier-Friendly” Series It’s that time of year, once again, and I’m finding that the evening chores at the barn are getting a …

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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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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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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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Owning a Horse 101

Add to Favorites If you are new to country living and are just beginning to look for a horse, it is probably time to take a long and honest look …

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6 Signs of a Horse Hoof Problem

Add to Favorites By Bryan Farcus MA, CJF of “Farrier-Friendly” – A much-needed tune-up on your truck or used livestock trailer might be on your “must-do” list. Have you considered the …

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Buying a Horse Checklist: 11 Must-Know Tips

Add to Favorites By Stan W. Caudell – When choosing a horse it is more important to choose the type of horse rather than the breed. Within almost every breed …

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How to Start Keeping Donkeys on the Homestead

When you think of keeping donkeys, the first thing that comes to mind is big ears, a comical, rusty, door-hinge bray, and a short whiskbroom tail. When the donkey was designed, these adaptations allowed it to succeed and survive in a harsh desert environment.

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Choosing Electric Fencing for Horses

Add to Favorites Installing electric fencing for horses is probably one of the smartest decisions we’ve made on our homestead. The heart of owning a horse 101 is fencing. Without it, …

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Putting Agritourism Ideas to Work on Family Farms
February 25, 2019 · · Homesteading, Horses-Donkeys

Add to Favorites Farming is tough. Often, farms stay afloat because one parent works outside the home. But agritourism ideas help both parents pay bills and create the lives they …

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