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Equine academic professionals from across the country share their personal knowledge of all things horse to help you become a better owner.

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Equine academic professionals from across the country share their personal knowledge of all things horse to help you become a better owner.

    Winter Prepping: The story of not being the grasshopper

    Winter Prepping: The story of not being the grasshopper

    As the leaves begin to turn color and the ponies start to get fuzzy, it is time for horse owners to think about winter preparation. Dr. Bob Coleman, from the University of Kentucky,  outlines what you should be doing to not get caught in the cold!

    • 32 min
    Protecting Pastures: The Story of how to keep your pastures alive when the weather doesn't cooperate

    Protecting Pastures: The Story of how to keep your pastures alive when the weather doesn't cooperate

    Laura Kenney, a member of the Equine Extension Team at Penn State University, joins us to discuss practical strategies to keep pastures alive during droughts and floods. We discuss how to handle weeds that still seem to survive and thrive, the potential use of cover crops, and how to approach renovation if needed.

    For more information on pasture management, enroll in Managing Pastures for Horses, a short course offered by Extension Horses

    • 28 min
    Supplements 4: The story of doing your research

    Supplements 4: The story of doing your research

    Dr. Carey Williams of Rutgers University joins us for the finale of our supplement series.  We talk about how horse owners can better do their own research, great websites and resources in helping horse owners to make decisions, and do some fun impromptu math!

    Does my horse need a supplement: By Dr. Carey Williams

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    • 29 min
    Old Horses: The story of keeping our veterans going

    Old Horses: The story of keeping our veterans going

    Dr. Dianne McFarlane, department head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida, and expert in aging, shares some tips and tricks to keep the old horses feeling young.  As proper care can greatly extend the useful lifespan of a horse, there is no idea to "send them out to pasture" too soon. 

    • 50 min
    Feedstuffs: The Story of why we feed what we feed

    Feedstuffs: The Story of why we feed what we feed

    Dr. Randy Raub, Director of nutrition and research for Kent Feeds, joins us to talk about what goes into a horse feed, and why certain ingredients are included.  Why do we feed soybean meal, what the heck are wheat midds, and why feathers aren’t for horses!

    • 41 min
    Equine Assisted Services: The Story of Getting the Terms Right!

    Equine Assisted Services: The Story of Getting the Terms Right!

    Lissa Pohl, owner of The Engagement Quotient, a company which creates leadership skills in humans through the use of horses, clears up all of the terminology related to the use of horses in aiding humans.  She is a member of a working group which created a document to clarify and define the various terms.  So what is in versus what is out?  Equine assisted services – EAS, versus equine assisted therapy.  So get up to speed and learn what the professionals are using: Equine Assisted Learning, Adaptive Riding and therapies which utilize horses.  For more information and to see a full list of terminology involved in equine assisted services: visit the link below.


    Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States that Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document 

    • 36 min

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