Small Farm Makeover: Natural Solutions for Insect Control

Swallows Eat Thousands of Flies and Mosquitoes Daily by Alayne Blickle   Horse people love spring, but what gives us great hope of summer being just around the corner is the return of swallows to North America. Depending on where you live, you should begin seeing swallows in March and …

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Installing Rubber Stall Mats – A Case Study

Photo by Alayne Blickle.

Rubber stall mats are the gold standard in horse stall flooring. Unfortunately, they’re so cumbersome in size and shape, they can be a struggle to place perfectly in a stall. If not perfect, they end up working themselves loose, twisting, turning and creating hassles. Anita Medina and her two horses …

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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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Small Farm Makeover: Shelter Requirements for Horses

Small Farm Makeover: Shelter Requirements for Horses

Begin with the Essential Basics when Designing a Home for Your Horses By Alayne Blickle   Providing shelter for your horse can mean anything from a tree in a pasture to a nice, big barn. In this article I will consider the basic shelter requirements. Future articles will review considerations …

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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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Farm Design Competition Winner Update

New Paddocks Make Life Better for Horses, People, and the Earth By Katie Pencke, Whatcom Conservation District   Are you a Sound Horsekeeper? Robin Probst is on her way…and her land and animals are thankful for it! As the winner of the 2018 spring Sound Horsekeeping Design Competition, Robin received …

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