Smart Horse Keeping

October 2009 - Posts

Prepurchase Steps

During the horse shopping process, if you think you’ve found “the one,” don’t just stop there. Several steps are still necessary to ensure you’re making a sound investment and getting the most for your money.... Read More

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Alternatives to Buying a Horse

For many people, outright ownership on a horse is not necessarily the best option. Many can’t afford the caliber of horse they want or need; others may not want to spend the money on a horse whose skill level they anticipate outgrowing; and some only foresee needing a horse for a fixed period of time.... Read More

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Horse Shopping

It’s that time of year. Days are shorter, nights are colder, and your horse is fuzzier. As winter approaches and horse show season winds down, however, many people are contemplating the decision to either sell their current horse or shop for a new one.... Read More

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Care For Your Equipment

To conclude this past month’s segment on farm equipment, I want to emphasize the importance of maintaining your truck, trailer, or tractor to prolong its lifespan and value. A quality piece of equipment kept in good working condition should last and last – the money you spend on maintenance and upkeep is a fraction of what it would cost to fix major repairs or purchase a new machine.... Read More

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Smart Horsekeeping aims to provide practical advice for managing horses in a more environmentally friendly way, and on navigating difficult economic times as a hands-on horse owner. Our bloggers believe it’s possible to keep horses in an environmentally savvy way without breaking the bank!