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

Loading your Weanling Foal on a Horse Trailer

Tips for that first crucial first trailer ride home with your brand new horse. Since weanlings generally lack the patience to tie quietly or the experience to stay calm in a horse trailer, it’s best to haul a weanling in a horse trailer that allows them space to move around and stand in whatever way …

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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 investing time …

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