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Nutritional Support For Your Horse at All Life Stages

Nutritional Support For Your Horse at All Life Stages

| June 19, 2019 | Reply

What does your horse need from a nutritional perspective?    And more importantly…is he/she getting that from your feeding regimine? In this video, Purina Livestock Production Specialist, Ashley Hansen outlines what a normal, healthy horse at any stage in life,  needs from a feeding program.  She also provides insights into some great feeding options from Purina.  […]

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Nutrition for Horses with Metabolic Issues

Nutrition for Horses with Metabolic Issues

| June 13, 2019 | Reply

*Statistically speaking, older horses are more likely to develop metabolic issues like Cushings, Insulin Resistance, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, etc..  The signs and symptoms can develop slowly over the course of time but there are some very visible/apparent signs:  abnormally (sometimes curly/wavy) long coat, excessive sweating, increase thirst, delayed wound healing, chronic laminitis and more can […]

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Nutrition for the Performance Horse – Part 2

Nutrition for the Performance Horse – Part 2

| June 12, 2019 | Reply

In our on-going series of Equine Nutrition, Part 2 of  ‘Nutrition for the Performance Horse’ is officially launched! Join Ashley Hansen, Purina Livestock Production Specialist, as she walks us through the do’s and don’t of equine nutrition when it comes to performance horses, especially.    Regardless of whether you’re on the show circuit, riding the trails […]

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Nutrition for the Performance Horse

Nutrition for the Performance Horse

| June 12, 2019 | Reply

Choosing the right feed for your horse can be a daunting task.  Regardless of whether you’re doing work on the ranch, barrel racing, cutting or riding the trails, horses are athletes.  Regardless of the specific work/performance environment, their nutritional needs can change from day to day, depending on their activity, overall health and stress levels. […]

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Clean Sweep: 7 Tips To Get Your Horse, Barn & YOU Ready To Ride

Clean Sweep: 7 Tips To Get Your Horse, Barn & YOU Ready To Ride

| April 3, 2019 | Reply

We survived.    It was one of the snowiest (not sure that’s even a real word?) and most brutal winters on records here in the Midwest.  Ice, wind, snow and then more ice.  It seemed like storms were coming ever 2-3 days for February and March and we struggled to get to our barns & horses […]

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Horse Family Launches New Product Review Program

Horse Family Launches New Product Review Program

| March 13, 2019 | Reply

Effective immediately, we are positioning Horse Family to enhance and expand our Product Review service in hopes that we can help you find reliable, durable and effective products. In previous years, we charged a nominal fee to businesses and manufacturers for this service but have decided to now offer this service for *Free (businesses/manufacturers will […]

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A “Bit” About Warming Up Your Horses Bit

A “Bit” About Warming Up Your Horses Bit

| January 29, 2019 | Reply

Temperatures here in the Midwest have plummeted deep into the negative category.  It’s literally too cold to ride anywhere (-51 with wind chill) other than a heated arena, however these temps did remind me about the importance of warming up your bit(s) during the cold winter months, especially if you don’t have access to a […]

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The Right Horse Initiative – Changing Perceptions & Lives

The Right Horse Initiative – Changing Perceptions & Lives

| January 22, 2019 | Reply

I am always keeping an eye out for people, organizations,  products and services that I believe will inspire, motivate and benefit you, your family, your horses and your community.   One of the things that is near & dear to my heart is the plight of horses who find themselves abused, neglected or just looking […]

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Lady Long Rider – A Memoir of Faith, Fear & Courage in Traversing 29,000+ Miles Across America On Horseback

Lady Long Rider – A Memoir of Faith, Fear & Courage in Traversing 29,000+ Miles Across America On Horseback

| December 15, 2018 | Reply

If you’re looking for an inspiring read or a gift for an equestrian in your life, let me recommend “Lady Long Rider – Alone Across America on Horseback”, written by Bernice Ende. This memoir was written by accomplished horsewoman & long-rider, Bernice End and in the spirit of full disclosure, I had not heard of […]

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Check Out Our Recipe For Horse Muffins :)

Check Out Our Recipe For Horse Muffins :)

| December 1, 2018 | Reply

I don’t know about you, but every single time I purchase horse treats, I invariably wonder how easy it would be to make my own.   (Oh, and I wonder if any of my horses would actually eat them.  🙂 ) This week, I decided to get answers to both questions. My horses have always […]

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