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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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Spring Liming of Horse Pastures

Liming horse pastures is one big way you can help most horse pastures become more productive.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Getting Ready for the Growing Season

Now is the time to get things done around your horse property so you will be ready for the upcoming growing season.... Read More

Winter Boredom Busters for Riders

Your outdoor pen is frozen. Roads are too icy for hauling horses to indoor arenas. Sound familiar? Here are some tips for helping you through the winter blahs. ... Read More

Winter Boredom Busters for Horses

Let’s look at some ideas for dealing with horse winter-related boredom. ... Read More

Tricks of the Trade

Sometimes in our horsey lives it’s the little things that make all the difference when it comes to chores. Here's my list of the “little things” I appreciate each day.... Read More

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About This Blog

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!