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Safety Tips for Trail Riding During a Pandemic – Getting Out is Possible if You Use Caution

Photo by Alayne Blickle

Park with extra distance between rigs so no one is tempted to visit closely and so you can comfortably maintain a six to ten-foot distance from others. Avoid trailering with others in the same vehicle by driving separate rigs instead.   Typically, this monthly column focuses on smart, healthy, and …

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Above-Ground Burial Options for Equines – An Interview with Michelle Melaragno of Compassionate Composting

Photo by Alayne Blickle

This past fall I was a presenter at the Best Horse Summit in Maine. While there, I had the opportunity to tour a unique equine business, Compassionate Composting, which deals exclusively with composting dead horses. Before you wrinkle up your nose and turn away, ponder the fact that in many …

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Small Farm Makeover: Winter Preparedness on Horse Properties

Small Farm Makeover: Winter Preparedness on Horse Properties

Increase Chore Efficiency for an Easier Winter by Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Making chore efficiency updates on your horse property and having backup supplies on-hand is helpful for getting through the most challenging time of the year, and it may help you avoid disasters when winter storms …

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Slow Feeders for the Health of Your Horse

Exploring Options By Alayne Blickle   A lack of enrichment opportunities and boredom in horses can contribute to health issues such as weight gain, ulcers, stall vices (chewing, pawing, weaving, cribbing), fighting between horses, crabbiness under saddle, even colic. An increased exercise schedule, more turnout time, utilizing track paddocks, or …

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