How New Technology Can Alert You to a Colic Episode

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When it comes to colic episodes, the sooner you realize your horse is in trouble, the better the chance of your horse surviving the colic. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep a constant eye on your horse when he’s out to pasture or once you leave the barn to go to work or to go to sleep for the night.

Technology is stepping up to help horse owners monitor their horses for colic and health issues, even when they can’t be there with their horses in person. Consider using these four options in your barn.

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The Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Fly Control for Your Stable

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Summer is here, but with it come the flies. When it comes to controlling flies in and around your barn, you have many different options. Choosing the right type of fly control for your stable will depend on a number of factors, and each fly management system has its own pros and cons. 

What You Need to Know About Different Types of Fly Control

Here are the details you should know about the different types of fly control options available. We’ve highlighted some of the most common options to help you get started. 

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The Top 5 Apps for Equestrians

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Have a smartphone? Then you have a valuable tool that can improve your riding, competition results, horse care skills, and more. Thanks to the countless apps for equestrians available now, you can turn your phone into a horse health database, a way to access the rules for your next competition, and even an alarm that will alert others if you get into trouble while riding alone. These top 5 apps for equestrians are must-haves.

Horse Side Vet Guide

Have questions about your horse’s health? Horse Side Vet Guide is a database loaded with valuable equine health […]

How to Make Managing Blanketing in Your Barn Easier

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Blanketing Your Horses Simplified

Owning a barn in the winter is full of challenges. From plowing snow to keeping water buckets from freezing, you’ll have plenty of work ahead of you. But one chore – blanketing – is particularly time-consuming. These five tips can help to simplify your blanketing to save you time and frustration.

Minimize Your Blanketing

Perhaps the best way to simplify your blanketing program is to minimize the amount that you need to blanket your horses. If a horse has the winter off from riding, or is retired, let them grow their coats […]

New Technology Can Help You Monitor Your Horse’s Health

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Advancements in technology are revolutionizing the world. Lucky for us, they’re also improving our capabilities in the horse world. Whether you’re worried about your horse having an emergency while you aren’t there, or want to improve the effectiveness of your training program, chances are that there’s a new type of technology that can help you with that.

These three apps, programs, and devices can help you monitor your horse’s health for improved safety and even improved care for the horses in your barn.

Nightwatch

Nightwatch, deemed the world’s first smart halter, can […]

Ways to Keep Your Arena Footing From Freezing This Winter

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It can be difficult to keep your horse in work through the winter with the unpredictable weather and the shorter daylight hours. But if your arena footing starts freezing, then it can prevent you from being able to work your horse at all, no matter how determined you are. These tips can help you to prevent your arena footing from freezing so you can continue to work and even get a jump on next year’s show season.

Start with a Quality Arena

If you’re building a facility, then you really need to invest in a quality […]

5 Tips for Coping with Springtime Mud

At long last, the snow is melting, the sun’s coming out, and it’s time to get back in the saddle! While horseback riders rejoice when spring finally arrives, the melting snow and April showers bring something that we also dread – mud. And lots of it. Mud can make doing even the most basic chores a challenge. If springtime mud is overwhelming your farm, these 5 tips can help.

Use Sacrifice Paddocks

If you’re not already using sacrifice paddocks, now is the time to start. Sacrifice paddocks give you a place to turn out your horses […]

Hot Walkers and Treadmills

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Horsemen often rely on hot walkers and treadmills as opposed to hand-walking as an efficient method of conditioning, rehabilitation therapy, and for cooling horses down after work. These devices come in many shapes and sizes, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits. Walkers allow several horses to be exercised or cooled off simultaneously, providing time saving systems and quicker results.

Traditional Hot Walker (or Lead Walker):
This style of hot walker has been used by trainers and farm managers for years. An example of this would be the units made by Priefert (www.prieferthorsewalkers.com). It […]

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