Smart Horse Keeping

Choose the Right Winter Clothing for You

Before winter hits with a one-two punch make those needed additions to your wardrobe which will help ease you through what winter has to dish out.... Read More

Chore-Efficient Winter Water Supply Ideas

Now's the time to evaluate how your watering system will work for you and your horse this winter. Read on for ideas on how to manage winter water supplies for horses.... Read More

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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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!