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Are Bugs Bugging You (and Your Horse?)

An integrated pest management program can help keep insects, such as flies and mosquitoes, from bugging you and your horses Here are a few inexpensive tips.... Read More

Blister Beetles in the Pacific Northwest

Horse owners in many parts of the United States already deal with concerns of blister beetles in alfalfa hay as part of their everyday regimen. The Pacific Northwest has been relatively free of that worry, until now. ... Read More

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Tips for Greener Horse Trails

Horse owners can reduce our impact on the environment and take better care of the land even while trail riding. Here are some tips to get you started down the right path.... Read More

Interview with Jane Myers, Small-Acreage Horse Farm Expert

Alayne interviews Jane Myers, an equestrian and small-acreage horse farm expert in Australia and the United Kingdom. ... Read More

Give Away Horse Manure and Stall Waste

Looking for a suitable manure management plan for your horse property, but not interested in composting? Finding a good home for all that stall waste is a useful option to consider.... Read More

Creating a Sacrifice Area for Horses

Probably the most important aspect of managing pastures is the time when you take your horses off your pasture.... Read More

Sacrifice Areas for Your Horses

A sacrifice area is a small enclosure that serves as your horse's outdoor living quarters, protecting pastures from overuse.... Read More

Alternatives to Buying New Farm Equipment

The list of equipment needed to manage a horse property is long. Here are some alternatives to buying, and ways to save money and time in the process.... Read More

Spring Pasture Management Tips

Putting horses on pasture too soon can reduce pasture productivity this coming summer; unlimited grazing can also be harmful to horse health. Here are some considerations to keep in mind before opening up the pasture gates.... Read More

We Be Jam’n on Horse Stall Door Jams

Installing a threshhold into stall doors helped save time spent on chores at Sweet Pepper Ranch. Here's how.... 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!