The Farrier Came To Town (Sunday Horses)

The Farrier Came To Town (Sunday Horses)

For pasture horses such as my own a good farrier schedule is 8-12 weeks. This depends on the nutrient content of the pasture (it has more sugars, and thus creates more hoof growth in the spring), what the horse eats otherwise, and how much the horse wears down its...
Sunny Days, Watching Horses, and I’ve Missed This…

Sunny Days, Watching Horses, and I’ve Missed This…

After finishing the mowing, I went to work on the garden next to the chicken coop. I watched the horses who had come up toward the house, because they saw me there and thought they might be getting an extra feeding. So they came up to make sure they didn’t miss...
Fly Masks & Funny Faces (Sunday Horses)

Fly Masks & Funny Faces (Sunday Horses)

It’s that time again, when the grass is green, spring is here, and so too are the flies. While good fly control is important to any horse property, which includes such mundane things as manure management, fly masks are also a good idea. A fly mask is a mesh...
Dapple Season (Sunday Horses)

Dapple Season (Sunday Horses)

Though everyone still needs to finish shedding, this is the part of spring that I, as a horse owner, really love–dapple season. Dapples are often seen as a sign of health and bloom on a horse’s coat. The more dappled the horse, the healthier it’s...

The Hay Has Lasted! (Sunday Horses)

It’s nearly the end of March, the time when I figured if the hay could make it to this point we’d be okay. After all, our lows are now at or above freezing and the grass has turned green. I can see the pasture growing. We made it through winter. And I have...

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