Content tagged "horse management"

Horse Transportation

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

As someone involved in the horse industry, you may frequently haul horses under your care. It may be necessary to transport them to the veterinarian, the...

An Introduction to Horse Management

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

Colleen M. Brady, Department of 4-H Youth Development; K.S. Kanne, Department of 4-H Youth Development; and Mark Russell, Department of Animal Sciences,...

Winter Horse Care

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

Crystal Smith, Animal Science Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service   As we gear up for the arrival of Old Man Winter, we are reminded of...

Health Care for Horses

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

Crystal Smith, Animal Science Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Thoughtful and planned care will allow your horse to live a longer and...

Considerations When Hauling a Horse

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyDrivingIf you are going to take the horse yourself, how well you drive will certainly affect how well your horses...

Blanketing and Wrapping Horses for Transport

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe need for a blanket will depend on the weather conditions, type of trailer, and ventilation available. In a...

Responsible Horse Care for Winter and Summer

Horses Updated: November 06, 2014

Steven M. Jones, Extension Horse SpecialistYour horse depends upon you to provide all its basic needs for survival and good health. The enjoyment of horse...

Horse Manure Management

Horses Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2014

J.G. Davis, A. M. Swinker, and Crystal Smith Manure management is a vital part of modern day horse ownership. Many horses spend a significant portion of...

Horse Trailering Tips

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Doyle G. Meadows, Professor, Animal Science; John E. Henton, Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine  In...

Traveling With Your Horse

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Doyle G. Meadows, Professor, Animal Science; John E. Henton, Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences,College of Veterinary Medicine; W....

Estimating Body Weight from Measurements

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Jason Turner, New Mexico State University Extension Horse Specialist The 1,000-pound estimate is good enough for many purposes. For example, for deworming,...

Pre-Travel Vehicle and Trailer Check for Hauling Horses

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyIn addition to preparing the trailer for the horse's comfort, it is also important to consider the maintenance of all...

Management Tips Related to Horse Behavior

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Cindy McCall, Extension Horse Specialist, Auburn University Horse owners who have a sound understanding of horse behavior can use their knowledge to help...

Safe Loading Practices for Horses

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyWhen loading a horse in a trailer, it is important to recognize and carry out safe loading practices. It is your job to...

Do you have a sample template for half-leasing a horse?

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Here is a link to the Equine Legal Solutions Web site that has many Equine legal forms for you to download. They have a partial lease agreement form that you...

My horse will not eat and has some white foam in his mouth. What could be wrong?

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Any time a horse is unwilling to eat, there is reason for concern.With foam coming from his mouth, one of the first problems to consider is choke (a blockage...

Winter Care for Horses

Horses Updated: July 02, 2014

Proper horse care and management during the winter is essential. As it becomes colder, the horses requirements for energy, shelter and hoof care begin to...

Cold Weather Feeding Practices for Horses

Horses Updated: August 09, 2013

 Prepared by Dr. Robert A. Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry SpecialistThe amount of energy required by the horse to meet daily energy needs is measured as...

HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Basic Horse Care and Management

Horses Updated: June 17, 2013

This Learning Lesson will teach you about horse welfare, behavior, nutrition, health and other management information.Objectives of this lesson...

Horses and Humans for a Healthy Habitat

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Ways to keep our planet beautiful for us and our horsesCompiled by: Melissa J. Philbrick, Graduate Student, University of Connecticut. Under the supervision...

15 Steps to Minimizing Theft of Horses and Equipment

Horses Updated: November 15, 2011

Pete Gibbs and Leman H. Wall, Professor and Extension Horse Specialist, and Extension Assistant-Animal Science/4-H; The Texas A&M University SystemAlmost any...

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