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Barn Closed

Has your barn closed? Many barns across the country (and worldwide) are closing to the public because of Covid-19. The influx of people is putting barn owners and barn workers at risk, not to mention other borders. For horse owners this is traumatic. In the midst of the craziness of shelter in place, cut off […]

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Predictably unpredictable

Predictably unpredictable. That’s how I’d describe the feeding schedule at our barn. Yes, we have “windows” where we’d like the horses fed. In the mornings that would be anywhere from 7-9 and in the evenings between 5 and 6. But at a co-op barn where everyone has a life and lots of responsibilities, sometimes those […]

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So nice to see the sun again

I know it’s only been raining since Tuesday but here in New England it felt like the Ark was going to appear soon to whisk us all away. It has been cold with heavy rain and blustery winds. Every time I was at the barn the horses were inside, looking out at the fetlock deep […]

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Smaller, more frequent meals help horses gain weight

When I had a horse that needed to put on some weight a nutritionist gave me two simple pieces of advice. 1) Feed more and 2) Feed more frequently. In fact, he said, is you feed several small meals you might not even need to feed more grain. Most barns feed a concentrate twice a […]

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