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Last year’s hay is nearly gone from your hay lofts. The farmers have been busy growing and harvesting their hay crops, and fresh, new bales have just arrived at your farm. It should be a beautiful sight, right? Those bright green bales riding up the bale elevator to be stacked in your loft, ready to be greedily consumed by your horses. Yet some people have concerns about fresh, new …

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Making sure horses are comfortable in their stalls is important to all horse owners. Here are a few things to consider when bedding your horse down for the night. How do you buy shavings? Does size of bag matter, or do you measure the number of bags per stall? Bag sizes vary from 2.5 cubic feet offered by one major retailer, through to 3.5 cu ft. Price should vary …

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We all know that there are two cuttings of hay (although sometimes a third squeaks in in a particularly good year). But is one superior to another? Or does one suit a particular type of horse better? First cutting is hay that is the first cut of the year for that field. First cutting tends to be coarse, contain more grasses (timothy, brome, orchard grass and bluegrass), dries more …

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