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10/26/2017

From Trail Riding 101 My Horse University Online Course

Why Horses Spook

As a prey animal, horses by nature are very alert (vigilant). Nearly everyone has had the experience of being on a trail ride and having one person's horse spook, only to have all the other horses s...

9/25/2017

THE FOALING MARE
Kathleen P. Anderson, PhD 
Extension Horse Specialist
University of Nebraska 

 

The ultimate goal of any breeding operation should be both maximal foaling and a high survival rate of foals. Most mares will have a normal parturition if left unattended. H...

ARE YOU "STRESSING OUT" YOUR HORSE?
Carey Williams, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist in Equine Management
Rutgers University

What is Stress?

Stress is the body’s response to anything it considers threatening. For a horse this could be anything, including trailering and traveli...

9/25/2017

USING LEARNING STYLE PREFERENCES TO TEACH MORE EFFECTIVE RIDING LESSONS
Karen L. Waite, PhD., Michigan State University eXtension

Try to think back to when you first learned to ride a horse with any finesse, i.e., when you learned to ride correctly as opposed to just st...

9/25/2017

PERFECT PLANNING PREVENTS PROBLEMS

Michigan State University Extension  
MSUE Equine AoE Team 

Believe it or not, some people think horse manure stinks! People don’t like to see it out their window or drink it in their water. By using some “perfect” planning suggest...

POISONOUS PLANTS COMMONLY FOUND IN HORSE PASTURES
Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota eXtension

Each year numerous horses (and other livestock) are injured or die as a result of accidentally ingesting poisonous plants. Recent wide-spread drought has exacerba...

9/25/2017

FORAGE FOR HORSES
[Adapted from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin ANSI-3980]

Daren D. Redfearn
Extension Forage and Pasture Management Specialist

David W. Freeman
Extension Equine Specialist

Forages supply energy, crude protein, minerals, and vitamins at var...

9/25/2017

WHAT IS COMPOSTING, ANYWAY?
Adapted from the Michigan State University Extension Bulletin
WO 1022 (No. 5 in Series) 
MSUE Equine AoE Team

Every horse owner has to deal with the same by-product of horse ownership — manure.  Horse owners have a common obligation to practi...

9/25/2017

EQUINE LAMINITIS: CAUSE, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Exert from the MHU Horse Nutrition Course

Laminitis, a metabolic disorder commonly referred to as founder, can affect all four feet, but is most common in the front feet. Laminitis causes the sensitive and insensitive la...

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