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Tips for “Showing” Up Prepared

Follow These Tips the next Time You Show Your Livestock: 1) Involve a Veterinarian – Before any animal arrives at your farm, make sure you have a veterinarian apply the appropriate vaccinations and check the overall health of the animal. Ask the prior owner for a full list of the animal’s previous health history so that you have all of the animal’s health information on hand. 2) Establish a Feeding(…)

The Hard Keeper: Horse Weight Gain Tips

Follow these horse weight gain tips from Manna Pro and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As horse owners, most of us have struggled keeping weight on that one “hard keeper” in our barn at one point in our lives! You try giving him the same ration of grain and quality hay the other horses are thriving on, he is on a regular de-worming schedule, and you even had his teeth checked.(…)

Why are Amino Acids for Horses Important?

Learn about the importance of amino acids for your horses with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. In order to fuel, repair and recover muscle, equine diets must optimally contain a superior amino acid profile, including all 10 of the essential amino acids. Most horse owners can quickly name the crude protein level in the feed they provide their horses. But, what horse owners really need to know about is(…)

Buzzed Into Madison: Blain’s Farm & Fleet Horses

You can find everything you need for your horses at Blain’s Farm & Fleet. From grooming supplies to horse treats to fly control products, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is your one stop shop for all things horses.

How to Wrap a Horse’s Leg

Learn how to properly wrap a horse’s leg with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re a horse owner, you’ll have to wrap your horse’s legs at some point. Bandages can be used to help support the horse’s legs when they’re in stalls or being transported. They can also be used for wrapping an injury or to hold medication in place. Whether it’s to provide support and protection(…)

Transition to Spring Pasture

Learn about transitioning your horse to spring pasture with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As a horse owner, you work hard to provide your horses with what they need – pastures seems all too natural to resist. It’s important to understand the unique nutritional properties of early spring forage and its effects on your horse’s digestive system. Learn more about transitioning your horse to spring pasture with Nutrena and(…)

Getting Ready for 2017 Midwest Horse Fair

Get ready for 2017 Midwest Horse Fair with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The Midwest Horse Fair is one of the biggest horse fairs in America. The three day event is great for new horse owners, seasoned equestrians and horseless horse lovers. From vendor booths to clinics to meeting different horses up close, there’s something for everyone at the Midwest Horse Fair. If you’re new to Midwest Horse Fair, you’ll want(…)

Selecting the Right Horse Brush

Find the right horse grooming brush with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When you’re grooming your horse, you probably don’t give much thought to the grooming tools you’re using. The right grooming brush can help you get the job done quickly. Plus, it’s essential to have a few different types of brushes and combs in your grooming kit. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can(…)

What’s the Shelf Life of Horse Feed?

Learn about the shelf life of horse feed with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena. Feed freshness is a concern for many horse owners.  We all want to feed our horses the best we can.  When it comes to freshness there are several factors involved, one of those being the expected shelf life of feed.  Horse owners and barn managers who understand these factors and practice good inventory rotation will(…)

Weighing Your Horse Without a Scale

Learn all about weighing your horse without a scale with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Knowing your horse’s weight can help with choosing the right feeding program, giving them medications and just keeping track of their overall health. However, most horse owners don’t have a scale that’s big enough for a horse, or even access to a scale that size. Thankfully with help from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, weighing(…)

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