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Breeders Notebook

Selection of articles collecting ideas, tips, and helpful resources for horse breeders.

Build a Self-Serve Milk Feeder for hands-off Calf or Foal Feeding

Long before I moved to Seattle I was living on a farm in Missouri and enjoying a childhood dream of raising horses. In the late 2000s, my favorite mare had her first foal- and promptly rejected it. Despite initial blood tests looking good, my foal, unfortunately, didn’t make it past the seventh night. Even though …

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10 Things to Do with a Yearling Horse – Early Training

Although a horse’s bones and joints aren’t mature enough to carry a rider until they are 2 to 3 years old, gentle unmounted training with 1 year old horses (called yearlings) can help prepare horses for mounted training. If you are raising a young horse to be your next trail, hobby, or show partner, consider …

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