Three brown horses on the CMREC horse demonstration field
Feb 05, 2021

Equine 

While Maryland may play host to one leg of the Triple Crown, not all horses in Maryland are bound for Pimlico. Use the following publications and resources to better understand how to raise healthy horses through nutritional and breeding management. Utilize the economic section to better manage the business side of your equine operation. Most importantly, check out the University of Maryland Extension Equine page to have access to publications covering all aspects of equine production including pasture management and nutrition.

General 

Selecting the "Right" Horse for Youth or Adults (G1540) - University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

  • Select the right horse for you with the Nebraska Guide to Selecting the Right Horse for Youth or Adults.

Economics 

Equine Business Network Articles - Extension.org 

  • The Equine Business Network provides resources for many different economic equine topics related to Legal Documentation, Employees, Establishing a Business and more.

Using the Agricultural Economics Equine Enterprise Budgets - University of Kentucky Extension Service 

  • Use this tool to understand and access Equine Enterprise Budgets provided by the University of Kentucky Extension. 

Breeding & Reproductive Management 

Understanding Mare Reproduction (EC271) - University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension

  • Learn about reproduction cycles, hormones, and typical issues with breeding in University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s publication Understanding Mare Reproduction.

Health Management

Evaluating the Health of Your Horse (ID-179) - University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service 

  • Evaluate the Health of Your Horse with this short publication from the University of Kentucky Extension service.

Introduction to Horse Health (AS-555-W) - Perdue University Cooperative Extension Service 

  • Perdue University provides an Introduction to Horse Health in this publication covering parasite control, vaccination, hoof car and more.

Assessing Health & Well-Being of Horses - Perdue University Cooperative Extension Service 

  • Perdue Extension offers a publication on Assessing the Health and Well Being of Horses with this publication 

Nutrition Management 

Selecting Feeds for Horses - University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service 

  • University of Kentucky Extension provides an overview of feedstuffs for horses in Selecting Feeds for Horses.

Nutritional Management for Horses (AS-429) - Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service 

  • Perdue Extension service provides an overview of Nutritional Management for Horses in this publication, including minimum daily nutrient requirements for mature and growing horses.

Facilities 

Equine Facilities and Pasture Considerations - University of Maryland Extension

  • University of Maryland Extension discusses resources, needs and wants, facilities, and equine pasture systems in this presentation

Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures - University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

  • Learn and understand Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures with this University of Kentucky Extension publication.

Introduction to Housing for Horses - Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service 

  • Perdue Extension provides an Introduction to Housing for Horses.