Smart Horse Keeping

April 2011 - Posts

Dealing with Dust

While it may seem a little early to be thinking about dust, mud in the winter becomes dust in the summer. If you had muddy spots this past winter, that might mean you’re getting lined up for dust bowls this summer. The good news is that it’s still early enough in most parts of North America to deal with dust. Control dust by planting grass in bare areas now. Do you recall what happen during the 1930s... Read More

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Spreading Compost

It’s that exciting time of the year when grass is starting to turning green and we’re itching to get our horses back out on pasture. Once soils are no longer saturated and while we still have some spring rains ahead of us, do your horses and your pasture a favor by spreading compost. The nutrients, organic material and beneficial bacteria and fungi in the compost will help your grass plants become... Read More

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