Bedding

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Stall Stuff

The care of horse stalls is an inherently messy part of horse management. There are a variety of opinions on how to cope with this daily chore. Let’s face it: urine and manure reek. Additionally, an excess of these two elements creates unsafe and

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Shredded Court Documents Give Horse Allergy Relief

An allergy to hay and straw dust can be a tough sentence for a horse. But a black-and-white U.K. lesson horse with the problem is breathing more easily after a local community justice center and two magistrates’ courts began donating shredded

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Bedding Shopping

There was a time when bedding for horse stalls received little attention or discussion, especially in the agricultural Midwest. When horses provided the power for planting and harvesting crops, almost every farm had a field of oats. The oat

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Alternative Horse Bedding

Research has shown that Kenaf, a fairly new plant to North America that is a relative of cotton and okra, could be a viable product for horse bedding. Michael Yoder, MS, extension associate in the department of animal science at North Carolina

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Bedding Benefits and Risks

Most horse owners take great pride in providing their horses with clean, nice-looking stalls; some of us might even throw in that extra bit of bedding for added comfort. But could we be unknowingly harming our horses more than helping them? Let’

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Housing Your Horse

In the back of your mind somewhere there lurks a Dream Barn. Go on, admit it. You’ve planned it down to the last luxurious detail–from the Olympic-sized riding arena (with the climate-impervious perfect footing) right down to the automatic fly

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Breeding Facilities

Any way you look at it, building a barn is a major undertaking. Doing it right the first time, to avoid headaches later, is the smart approach. In addition to the usual considerations of location, aesthetics, cost, and

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Hemp A Hit In Ontario

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Secrets Of Rubber Mats

Where would we be without rubber? Make all the jokes you want; rubber’s indispensable stuff, especially in the barn. The tire on your wheelbarrow, the handle grip on your longe whip, your two-year-old’s first snaffle bit, that flexible curry

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Permeable Stall Flooring, Some Options

Permeable stall floor coverings function differently than rubber stall mats, whose main purpose is to provide cushioning for your horse’s legs. Rubber is basically waterproof, so urine and other liquids pool on top of such a surface, to be soaked up

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Which Bedding is Best?

Every horseperson has his or her preference when it comes to stall bedding. Some like the smell of sweet cedar shavings, some the traditional look of a deep straw bed, others the absorbency and softness of peat moss. But which bedding really is bes

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Salmonella: Beware The Bacteria

Although it’s ever-present, under normal conditions Salmonella will have little influence on your horse’s heath. But, if he’s stressed and his immune system is operating at less than full capacity, the bacteria can sneak in and strike.

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Better Breathing

When you walk down the center aisle of your barn, does the ceiling drip condensation on your head? Does the smell of ammonia make your nostrils twitch and your eyes water–even when the stalls are freshly cleaned? Worst of all, was that a hollow

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