University of Maryland Extension

Maryland Horses

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horses

Development

A New Idea Horses can have a big impact on the environment, especially when it comes to the fields and pastures where they live. The relationship between horses and how they affect their environment is largely dependent on how the farm owner manages the land. There are a lot of things farm owners...

Facility

Overview The Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Farm encompasses 5.5 acres of the Central Maryland Research and Educational Center at 4241 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, Maryland. This area includes a sacrifice lot and laneway, two vegetative heavy use areas, and four rotational grazing...

Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site

Welcome to the virtual home of University of Maryland’s Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Farm! Here you will find information on the development and management of the farm, a listing of our upcoming educational events, and links to information about pasture management and developing your own...

Maryland 4-H Horse Program

4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation with just over 6 million youth participating annually – 83,000 of them are right here in Maryland! Learn more about the Maryland 4-H Horse Program here.

Publications

Pasture Management UMD's Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site Development of an Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site for Extension Education Getting Started A Horse Owner's Guide to Greener Pasture and Cleaner Streams Big Dreams for Your Horse Farm? Do Your Homework First! Assessing the...

Recorded Webinars

Our Recorded Webinars have been grouped by topic area into categories of General horse information, Pasture and Facilities , Equine Nutrition , and Equine Health . General Information Horse Shopping? Better Ask Some Questions! Elaine Bailey, Extension Educator University of Maryand Extension -...

Pasture Management

Demonstration Farm The University of Maryland operates a Rotational Grazing Demonstration Farm at its Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Ellicott City. Visit the demonstration farm's page to learn about grazing facility design, grazing research being conducted, and educational events...

Our Programs

We offer equine educational programs throughout the year, primarily focused on the topics below. See our event calendar to the right of this page for details about upcoming programs. Printed and electronic resources are also available for each topic area. Click the headings below for more details...

Instructional Videos

Finding Your Horse's Weight How to Hook Up a Gooseneck Trailer How to Hook Up a Bumper Pull Trailer Estimating Pasture Cover The data collection form used in this video is available as the last page of this publication . How to Take a Soil Sample A list of soil testing laboratories as referenced in...

Nutrition

Publications Common Plants Causing Toxicity to Horses in Virginia Evaluating Hay Quality Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part I: Making the Equine Digestive Tract Model Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part II: Equine Digestive Anatomy and Physiology Trimming the Fat: Weight Loss Strategies for the...

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