Keep Your Confined Horses Happier

Locate your confinement area so your horse will have interaction and stimulus from the world around them. Photo by Kim Roe

Winter can be a challenging time for riders and our horses. Shorter days with inclement weather can make finding time to ride a challenge. Horses confined in paddocks or dry lots during winter still need something to do. Increasing turnout time, allowing social interactions between horses, and providing sufficient forage …

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Old Bits: Blanketing Tips

Welcome to the 1st article from our archives! This was from our very first magazine, December 1995 Old Bits: Blanketing Tips By Barb Reilly, Whatcom Farmer’s Co-op When measuring your horse for a blanket, measure from the center of the chest, around the side, to the center of the tail. …

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Have a Question? Ask The Experts!

Send us your question and we’ll select the best expert for you. NW Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts …

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A Horse of Another Color: Green ~ Part 6

Pt. 6: Green Lessons We Learned by Mark P. Dangelo   It has been nearly two years since we finished our green equestrian facility.  And, like most things, we learned some things only in hindsight as we watched segments of this unique venture either deliver or fall short of our …

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A Horse of Another Color: Green ~ Part 3

How to Work with Nature for Proper Barn Ventilation by Mark P. Dangelo   Working in harmony with nature and unique geographic surroundings is a cornerstone of sustainable designs, especially when it comes to agricultural solutions. It’s also easier and economically beneficial.  Proper ventilation usually falls behind other horse care …

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A Horse of Another Color: Green ~ Part 1

Green

Building a Sustainable Equine Facility by Mark P. Dangelo Our family loves our horses and we do everything possible to make them healthy, comfortable and, well, part of the family.  From the feed we choose, to the training they receive, to their stall upkeep and outdoor runs, we create an …

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