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Making Friends With Horseless Neighbors

A friend recently asked for advice on how to make a good impression on nonhorsey neighbors. Here are some tips. ... Read More

Mustang Mania in Idaho

The 2015 Nampa, Idaho, Extreme Mustang Makeover featured 5- and 6-year-old mustang mares. I liked one so much I brought her home. ... Read More

Homemade Weed Control Spray

Trying to beat those weeds? Here’s a homemade herbicide recipe for tank sprayers or spray bottles that’s low in chemicals and caustic substances. ... Read More

Keep Pastures Healthy With Rotational Grazing

Rotational grazing is utilized to increase pasture productivity and prevent overgrazing and soil compaction. ... Read More

Washington Horse Farm Uses Rain Gardens for Mud Control in Paddocks and Mountain Trail Course

The owners of this recently purchased 17-acre farm are incorporating rain gardens in paddocks and on a mountain trail course to help with mud control.... Read More

Buffer Your Horse Paddocks

You can help to control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by a buffer strip.... Read More

You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

Take a brief look at “green” horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More

Free, Non-Toxic Insect Control for Horse Properties

Here's a non-toxic insect-control approach that can work for anyone: Encourage insect-eating birds to move into your yards, pasture, and barn areas.... Read More

Footing Q&A for Outdoor Reining Arenas

Interested in what kind of footing to put in your outdoor arena? Find out what this reiner uses in his outdoor arena. ... Read More

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Build a Horse Manure Composting System

Spring is a great time to make plans for building your new manure composting bins! Check out how you can do this here.... 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!