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Planting Native Plants in the Fall

Not many horse owners realize how helpful native trees and shrubs can be on a horse property. Learn more in this post.... Read More

Trail Riding Safety for Hunting Season

While the fall weather is cooler and often more pleasant for riding, if you live near or trail ride in rural areas it's important that you're aware of these hunting season safety tips. ... Read More

Tips for Developing a Firewise Evacuation Plan

Wildfire can quickly become a real threat to rural landowners, and when horses are involved, action needs to be taken quickly to save the lives of your animals and reduce property damage.... Read More

Wasp Control for You and Your Horse

Late summer is when wasps are most prevalent, so beware of these flying insects when trail riding with your horse.... Read More

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Experiences Feeding the Post-Laminitic Horse

Dealing with the post-laminitic horse has its challenges, but it is also rewarding when you're able to see your horse living a good quality of life and returning to his or her former profession.... Read More

Pasture Tips to Control Weeds

The key to avoid having weeds overtake your horse pastures is to make your pastures as competitive as possible for grass--a healthy stand of grass will go a long way towards out competing the weeds.... Read More

Firewise Tips for Horse Owners

Here are a few points to help you identify wildfire risks for your horse property along with the appropriate actions to minimize those risks.... Read More

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Build an Outdoor Wash Rack

Outdoor wash racks are a super idea and a wonderful way to hose off or bath your horse while allowing water to recharge the natural system. Here are a few key points to keep in mind for setting up your outdoor wash rack. ... Read More

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Determining Space Requirements for Manure Storage

Building your horse property or relocating your manure storage? Here are some factors to consider when figuring out how much space you'll need for your manure or compost pile.... Read More

Rain Gardens on Horse Properties

Rain gardens are a bright new idea for dealing with an age-old nemesis on horse properties--too much water and mud! Plus, they're a fun way to deal with April showers.... 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!