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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(…)

Keeping Your Horse Stable Clean

Learn how to keep your horse stable clean with tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to keep your horses clean and healthy, and that includes keeping their stable and stall clean, too. Not only does a clean stable look and smell better, it also helps keep your horse healthy. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn all about keeping your horse stable clean.  How(…)

Learning About Horse Skin Health

Learn about horse skin health with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to your horse, keeping its skin healthy is a must. Horses can have many skin health issues on a daily basis. Location, environment and seasonal changes can all factor into your horse’s skin issues. With the help of Nutrena experts and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn all about horse skin health. Five Skin(…)

Unusual Eating Behavior in Horses

Find out what’s causing your horse’s unusual eating behaviors with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Unusual eating behavior–also known as pica–can be caused by a number of factors when it comes to horses. It may cause your horse to eat manure, eat dirt, eat tree bark, chew on fence boards, chew on a stable mate’s mane and tail or chew on tool handles and leather equipment. Nutrena Roy J.(…)

How to Clean Your Leather Saddle

Learn how to clean your horseback riding saddle with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You spend hours caring for your horse. Be sure the leather saddle you ride on gets the proper care it needs, too. Cleaning and caring for your saddle is a quick way to protect one of investments you’ve made in riding. Follow these steps to ensure your saddle is properly cared for. 1. Use(…)

Changes in the Broodmare During Pregnancy

Learn what’s happening inside the broodmare’s belly with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With spring around the corner, it’s almost time for the first foal of spring. If you have a broodmare expecting a foal, you’ve probably been preparing the foaling stall and have your vet on speed dial. While you’ve been preparing, there are some changes that have taken place (or are about to take place) in your(…)

Feeding the Broodmare During Lactation

Learn about feeding your broodmare during lactation with the help of Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The broodmare needs proper nutrition during lactation so she can produce adequate milk for her foal. It’s also important for maintaining her body condition so that she’ll re-breed successfully and safely carry her next foal. With the help of Nutrena expert Roy J. and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about feeding(…)

Feeding Foals Through Weaning Time

Learn about feeding foals in weaning time with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. To make the process easier, foals need to be properly prepared for weaning. Feeding foals the right way is part of that process. With the help of Nutrena expert Roy Johnson and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about setting up a successful feeding transition for the foal. Feeding Foals and Weanlings Foals and weanlings(…)

Cold Weather Care and Feeding of Horses

Follow these tips on feeding and caring for your horses in cold weather. With the help of Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn some of the basics of cold weather care for your horses. Cold weather, especially below-freezing temperatures and cold rain, requires owners to pay careful attention to their horses, and make certain they maintain their weight throughout the cold winter months. Monitor Body Condition Score(…)

Selecting the Right Stall Mat

Keep your horse supported from the ground up with the right stall mat. If you own a horse, you know that they spend a great deal of time in their stall. Making sure they’re comfortable should be a priority. With the right stall mat, your horse can have a comfortable place to stand all day long. There are a few features to consider when choosing a stall mat, and Blain’s(…)

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