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horses

Horse Shopping? Better Ask Some Questions!

If you are in the market for a horse, take your time and do your homework. Determine your goals for both you and your horse and develop a prioritized list of requirements for your horse. The list may include breed, gender, height, disposition, conformation, movement, previous use, or breeding...

Keeping Horses on a Budget

Horses are expensive to care for, and the costs can quickly become burdensome unless they are managed carefully. It is possible, however, to reduce horse care costs while providing a high standard of care. Before you can cut expenses, you must have a good understanding of your horse-related...

Toxic Plant Seminar

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Harford County Extension Office
Do you know what plants in your pasture pose a threat to your livestock? What steps are you taking to reduce your animals’ risk of eating something toxic? Dr. Anna Snarski and Extension Educator Sara BhaduriHauck will discuss the principles of plant toxicity, identification of toxic plants, and...

Keeping Horses on a Budget

Horses are expensive to care for, and the costs can quickly become burdensome unless they are managed carefully. It is possible, however, to reduce horse care costs while providing a high standard of care. Before you can cut expenses, you must have a good understanding of what your horse-related...

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...

Selecting a Horse Trailer (FS-948)

Horse trailers come in a variety of configurations and sizes. From tagalong one-horse trailers to self-propelled horse vans to semi-driven rigs, the choices can be daunting. Learn about the factors to consider when determinig which type of trailer is best for you.

Keeping Horses on a Budget Workshop

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wicomico County Extension Office
Owning a horse can be an expensive responsibility. The cost of owning a horse goes beyond the purchase price. Learn what the average annual cost is to own a horse and cost saving tips to keep in mind during the year to save money! Registration can be completed by mailing in the registration form...

Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar

Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 (All day)
Central Maryland Research and Education Center
Are you disappointed with your pastures? Are the weeds and clover taking over? Do you want to reduce your hay and grain bill? Then our Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar is right for you! This seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn how to maximize your use of pasture for improved farm...

Keeping Horses on a Budget

Horses are expensive to care for, and the expenses can quickly become burdensome unless they are managed carefully. It is possible, however, to keep horse care costs to a minimum while still providing a high standard of care. Before you can determine where to cut expenses, you must first have a...

Introduction to Farriery Seminar

Saturday, May. 24, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, casual horse enthusiasts and professionals alike will gain a better understanding of hoof care and management. The morning session will consist of lectures covering anatomy and physiology of the hoof, how hoof health and function is affected by...

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