Articles - farm management


Storm Warning

Don’t let snow and ice storms catch you off guard. Take it from people who have been through the worst winter can dish out and get prepared!


Scratching The Surface

The FEI’s Equine Surfaces White Paper lacks concrete recommendations about what types of footing to use for each equine discipline.


Hope for the Best … but Expect the Worst

When disaster strikes, having a plan and being prepared could mean the difference between life and death for both horses and humans.


Surviving the Ice Storm

After the ice storm Kirsten Brunner's Beaverwood Farm was without electricity for seven days, leaving her struggling to feed, water, and manage her horses.


Best Biosecurity Practices

The term biosecurity refers to management practices designed to reduce the chance of infectious disease transmission on your farm.


Eco-Friendly Horse Keeping: 10 Ways to Be Green

Making an effort to be a greener horse owner through eco-friendly management practices is beneficial to your horse’s health, the environment and your wallet


Buyers’ Guide – Treadmills, Equine Style

Treadmills for horses are becoming standard equipment at horse farms nowadays and for a variety of reasons, they reduce the need for labor and more.

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Top 10 Fencing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Besides the obvious, such as never using barbed wire, etc. here are some common fencing mistakes and how to prevent them.


Electric Fencing Options

Gone are the days of the unreliable, ugly, sagging bare wire running around the perimeter of your pasture and in come the electric fencing options.


“Got Ice?”

For horse owners, the winter months bring icy walkways, frozen buckets, frostbitten fingers and snow drifts to wade through on the daily trek to the barn.