Found 15 Results from The Practical Farm

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Fly Control: Keep Flies Off Your Horses

Summertime heat brings out all sorts of pesky insects including flies. Flies are common pests for horses. It is no surprise that houseflies and stable flies like to hover around horse barns, stables, corrals and pastures. Not only are these …

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Water Consumption for Horses

Water is essential for all living things and horses are no exception to the rule. In fact, water is the most important nutrient for horses. It is required for all body functions such as digestion, respiration, reproduction and lactation. Therefore, …

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Get Fencing Ready for Summer

The grass is green and summer is upon us. As a horse owner, now it is time to start thinking about making sure that your fence is in good working order. No matter what type of fence you have on …

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What to Look for in an Equestrian Property

Finding that perfect horse farm you’ve always wanted can seem a little overwhelming. With countless aspects to consider, from the type of fencing to the kind of weather an area receives, where do you start?

Begin your search with a …

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Protect Your Horse Properly With the Right Fencing

The large cost of properly building a fence can cause a person to lose sight of the fence’s primary function and choose the least expensive route. While it doesn’t have to break the bank, doing it right the first time …

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Secure Your Paddocks with the Right Gate

When designing a paddock for horses, safety and ease are the most important aspects to keep in mind. When it comes to adding gates, they should be designed to be used safely and efficiently when moving horses in and out …

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Winterizing Your Barn

Although we have already experienced the first taste of this year’s winter, there is still time to prepare your facility for the cold Canadian weather ahead. Countless precautions and alterations can be made in order to better prepare your farm …

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Give Them Shelter: Run-In Sheds

The drastically changing Canadian temperatures can be hard on animals. Cold rain and strong winds can make it difficult for horses to keep warm and the summer sun can be brutal and relentless. You do not want to keep your …

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Preparation Prevents Panic

Equestrians are passionate individuals and would do anything for their equine friends. Although many would rather not think about a worst case scenario that could impact their animals or facility, accidents and emergencies can and do happen, despite our best …

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Selecting Rubber Mats

Imagine how uncomfortable it would be to stand on an uneven or hard concrete floor for hours on end. The strain it would cause to your body’s joints is similar in horses. Some horses spend much of their time standing …

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Choosing the Right Stall

When looking for a durable and dependable stall system for your equine friends, you must consider a number of factors:

  • What features do I require…posts or no posts?
  • What is my budget?
  • What does the stall package include?
  • What type
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To Pick or Not to Pick: Ins & Outs of Field Manure Management

While not the most glamorous of topics associated with the equine industry, good manure management practices are essential for horse farm owners and the health of your horses.

Economic and environmental advantages are many and include:

• Improved soil quality …

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Outdoor Air for Indoor Care

Maintaining fresh air, comfortable temperature, and a well-lit environment for horses and humans through our ever-changing weather is challenging but achievable and economical – the natural way. And ventilating the barn properly is not only advantages to animal health, but …

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Preventing Dehydration

If you’re hot, your horses probably are too. Keeping your horses hydrated is extremely important. Preventing dehydration in horses can be a challenge, but there are many ways to encourage and control horses’ water intake in the hot and even …

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The New Three R’s for Pastures: Rest, Rotate, Repeat!

Grass is one of the cheapest foods available. Are you taking proper advantage of it for your land and animals? Using a pasture management system is essential for a renewable future.

Rotational grazing has become very common over the past …