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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

Spring Pasture Management Tips

The grass is green and growing fast! However, putting horses out too soon can reduce pasture productivity, and letting your horses graze too much can be dangerous to their health.... Read More

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Looking for More Manure Disposal Options?

If you are not using your manure and stall waste on your property, or if you have more than you can utilize, consider an alternative, off-site use for manure and stall waste.... Read More

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Give Away Your Manure or Compost

If you’re not saving your manure or compost for your own use, an effective disposal option is giving it away to places that can utilize it. Here are tips to make your system effective.... Read More

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Coolers are Basic Winter Horse Gear

At this time of year when we are finally able to get out to ride, our hairy horses are often fresh and our rides long, increasing the odds of ending up with a hot, sweaty horse.... Read More

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Winter Paddock Footing for Horse Properties

One of the most frequent horse property management questions I get at this time of year has to do with choosing the right footing for a winter paddock.... 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!