Creating a Dry Lot Your Horse Will Relish

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This week I’m taking an opportunity to share with you an article I wrote that was originally published in the April 2018 issue of EQUUS magazine. In it I share eight of my personal tried and true tips for creating a dry lot. Whether your horse requires restricted grazing or perhaps you’ve considered a dry lot as part of your farm’s pasture management plan, the creation of a dry lot can be an effective way to accomplish your goals. I hope you’ll read on to see how I used these tips to make my own dry lot a place where my horse is safe, healthy, and happy. Continue reading

Expert Perspectives on Thrush

 

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Soft heel crack with deep thrush. Photo Credit: Jeremy Davis

 

As a writer, creating content for the American Quarter Horse Journal has long been on my bucket list. In addition, whether what I am writing about is a fresh perspective on an old subject or a new topic all together, I always learn something when I interview experts in their fields. That’s why I’m especially excited to share with you my article on thrush and smelly feet recently published in the April 2018 health issue of the Journal. Continue reading

Carly Kade’s Equestrian Author Spotlight

 

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This past summer, at the American Horse Publications Equine Media Seminar, I met THE Carly Kade! In addition to being a fellow blogger, Carly is the author of the best selling In the Reins series along with a slew of other extraordinary accomplishments. Here’s a link to her web site where you can purchase her books and learn more, Carly Kade Creative.

Carly is energetic, friendly, and just plain FUN to be around! It was easy to develop an instant connection. That’s why I was so delighted when she invited me to be a part of the Equestrian Author series that she writes on her blog. Carly’s interview with me went live yesterday and I’m positively thrilled to include on it here today! I hope that you will give it a read and follow Carly today! Sound like fun? Then read on! Equestrian Author Spotlight: Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Pasture Management 101: High Traffic Areas and Overgrowth

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The fifth blog post in my miniseries on pasture management for TheHorse.com is up! With help from my expert sources I talk about the best ways to manage these important issues. Miss the first four posts? Don’t worry! For your convenience I’ve categorized them here on the blog under ‘The Horse’ articles. The link to this week’s post can be found below: Continue reading

Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

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Have you ever thought about the best way to manage your horse’s pasture during a period of drought or even excess rain? How about erosion control? If you’ve ever given it a passing thought or noticed that your pasture needs help, don’t miss the latest installment to my pasture management mini-series for ‘The Horse’. Link below Continue reading