University of Maryland Extension


Considerations for Equine Lease Agreements

Offering a horse for lease can be a good option for an owner who is unable to ride or care for their horse due to physical, time, or financial constraints but still wishes to maintain ownership. A lease can be an alternative to selling the horse, a way to cut maintenance costs, or an avenue to...

Pasture Walk - Promoting Healthy Soils

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kindred Spirit Farm
Pastures have started to green up. Did you know that having healthy soils will make your pasture more productive? Join UME agriculture educators on a pasture walk where you will learn how to scout a pasture to determine soil health and forage available for livestock to graze. Regularly scouting and...

Evening Equine Pasture Management Seminar

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Extension Office
University of Maryland Extension is offering an evening equine seminar focused on nutrient management and pasture management. Speakers include Dr. Amy Burk, equine specialist at the University of Maryland; she will be speaking on setting up and managing a rotational grazing system. Dr. Lester Vough...
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Intro to Farriery Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Bay Point Equestrian Center
Through a combination of lectures and demonstration, equine professionals and casual horse enthusiasts alike will gain a basic understanding of the equine hoof, its anatomy and function, and care requirements. Lecture topics will include the basics of trimming and how to evaluate shoeing. During...

Delaware Ag Week

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 (All day)
Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington DE
Monday, January 9, 2017 – Poultry Session – Afternoon – Poultry Session – Evening – Fruit Session – Beef Session Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – FVGAD General Session – FVGAD Fresh Market/Vine Crops Session – FVGAD Awards Banquet – Hay and Pasture Conference – Morning – Hay and Pasture Conference –...

Pasture Walk to Control Buttercups

Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Fox Wood Farm
This spring has brought weeks of rainy weather. With all the mud and rain, controlling pasture weeds has been challenging. This pasture walk will focus on controlling broadleaf weeds (including buttercups) in order to best manage pastures for weed control into the summer season. Identify weed...

Introduction to Farriery Workshop

Friday, May. 15, 2015 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, casual horse enthusiasts and professionals alike will gain a better understanding of hoof care and management. The program will begin with a lecture covering anatomy and physiology of the hoof, how hoof health and function is affected by...

Equine Disposal Guide for Maryland Horse Owners (EB-421)

Have you ever lost a horse or made the difficult decision to euthanize a horse? Then what do you do? Properly handling a large animal after it has passed away can be difficult. Publication EB-421 from the University of MD Extension helps guide horse owners in each MD county in the disposal options...

Helpful Maryland Law for Stable Owner-Operators

Photo by Edwin Remsberg A useful section of Maryland law allows the owner or operator of a stable or other establishment caring for livestock the ability to recover unpaid costs related to that care without the need to file any action in court, by enforcing a lien in that livestock. What is a lien...


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