How to Take Care of Horses During the Winter

white horse grazing in the snowy meadow at sunrise

Cold weather, snow, and ice can make life difficult for horse owners while providing care to their animals. Horse owners in frigid winter climates are often forced to navigate through mounds of snow to reach their stable. This can make taking care of and exercising your horse much more strenuous. Additionally, horse owners worry about… Read more »

Dietary Tips for Horses

Horse eating hay

Horses’ diets vary based on where they live in the country and what season it is. Depending on the climate, there could be some dangerous things for your horse to munch on. If you pay attention to what your horse consumes and ensure they avoid a few key things, they will feel great and perform… Read more »

The Top Things to Consider Before Raising Alpacas

Alpaca herd on a spring meadow

People around the globe call alpacas “the world’s finest livestock.” There are many reasons to raise alpacas: they make great pets, are good with kids, and can make a farm profit. Plus, they are gentle on the landscape and easy to raise! Tending to a herd of alpacas can be an exciting source of revenue… Read more »

Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Farm Property

American Country Farm With Blue Sky

Whether you plan on selling your farm in the future or want to make improvements to make your life a little easier right now, it is always a good idea to invest money and time to enhance your property. The value of your land will continue to grow as it ages if you know the… Read more »

How to Fireproof Your Horse Barn

Clean horse barn maintained for fire prevention

Let’s face it—disasters happen, including fires. You can’t change that, but you can be prepared. Since it only takes five to seven minutes between when a fire ignites and when it’s no longer safe to enter the barn and evacuate your horses, prevention is your best option. Here are a few tips on how to fireproof your… Read more »

Heat Stroke in Horses: Know the Signs

Overheated horse laying down in grass having heat stroke

With the summer months bringing high temperatures, we must keep ourselves and our horses safe from heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. Unfortunately, when a horse isn’t feeling well from the heat, they can’t express it verbally to us. That’s why it’s imperative to know what causes heat stroke and the signs that your horse might… Read more »

The Benefits of Horseback Riding

A couple on horses enjoying the benefits of horseback riding

Horseback riding is an age-old activity that began as a necessary form of transportation and has since transformed into a more leisurely pastime. Above the recreational aspect, we derive a series of physical and mental health benefits from riding a horse. Many studies have shown it can improve your overall physical and mental well-being. Here… Read more »

Summer Horse Care Tips

Chestnut horses drinking water outdoors on sunny day to stay hydrated.

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your horses for the hot weather ahead. Nice weather means beautiful riding conditions and long hours spent outdoors. Just like humans, horses are sensitive to heat. Extreme summer heat and sunlight can be dangerous for horses resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat… Read more »

How to Eliminate Flies from the Horse Barn

Several different kinds of flies

As the weather begins to warm up, pesky insects start to make an appearance. There’s no doubt that flies are an extreme nuisance for horses, not to mention their owners. In addition to being irritating, they can also pose health risks to your horse by spreading bacterial infections, causing diseases like equine infectious anemia, and… Read more »

4 Ways to Protect Your Livestock from Predators

Purebred border collie herding a flock of sheep on a summer day.

Owning and raising livestock is a full-time job, especially if you are just beginning. Your livestock is a crucial part of your agriculture business, and it is important always to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Farmers and homesteaders alike need to protect their livestock from predators. Since there are so many variables to consider, from the… Read more »