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Kids love horses, but riding or being around them can be dangerous. Follow these tips from Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (fs4jk.org) to help keep everyone safe and happy.
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This Iowa couple took the plunge and moved from town to their country home where they breed racehorses, birdwatch, and garden.
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Leave the tractor in the shed and hitch up the horse for more flexibility and less environmental damage
If you have a woodlot of 10-acres or less, bulldozing your way through it to take out a few trees can do more harm than good. Using horses to haul logs out of the timber allows you to be selective...
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Obesity in horses in a common problem, and owners should know how to evaluate and manage their horse’s weight.
Is your horse too fat? Just as snug-fitting clothing or becoming winded after going up a flight of stairs might be an indication to people that they’ve gained some extra weight, so a horse...
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Your chance to mold a new foal's personality happens within days of birth
Through a process called imprinting, a newborn foal will learn to relate well to humans and accept new things with interest, rather than suspicion. Imprinting is the first step toward a well-trained...
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"Horses remain vastly important to many Native Americans, especially the Plains tribes, as objects of pride, as tokens of tradition, and for the ancient values they help channel into a difficult...
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Readers love sharing their animal photos with us. These cute couples came to us from a photo contest on Facebook. We were all smiles when we thought a few of them brought a song to mind. What songs...
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Stirred up dust in the barn can have an effect on the health of your horse
A lot of our equine companions spend a good part of the day confined to their stall. A horse that’s coughing, wheezing, and has nasal discharge might appear to have a cold, but could in fact be...
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Be sure to remember your horses' hooves, warmth, and feeding regimens during cold weather.
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A crooked road on the back of a horse led to a music career
Horses and music have always been a part of Jaida Dreyer's world. The up-and-coming country music artist was born in Canada, raised in several U.S. states, and is now living in Nashville,...

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