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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.(…)

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(…)

Tips for Halter Breaking Cattle

Use these tips for halter breaking cattle from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re planning on showing a calf this year, you’ll want to make it as easy for the calf as possible. Nutrena experts team up with Blain’s Farm & Fleet to give you some tips on halter breaking cattle in time for the fair. The Importance of Breaking Cattle The manner in which you halter break(…)

Tips for Fly Control on the Farm

Get rid of pesky flies on the farm with these fly control solutions from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As summer rolls around the corner, so does an increased fly population. The pesky insects are annoying in our homes, but it’s farm animals that suffer the most. While houseflies are a nuisance, stable flies are the real problem. Stable flies bite and suck the blood of farm animals. The flies actually(…)

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 Horse Feed

Choose the best horse feed for your horse with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You want only what’s best for your horse. When you’re deciding which horse feed to buy, the choices can be overwhelming. With so many types of feeds, how do you choose the right one? As your animal experts, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help. In order to find the right feed for(…)

How to Remove a Horseshoe

Why do horses wear horseshoes? Horse hooves are like our fingernails, they require trimming and care just like ours. A horse’s hoof can also wear down faster and unevenly if they are not properly shod by a farrier. Horseshoes protect the hooves from uneven wear and tear. Most horseshoes are made from steel, and they are nailed into the hoof wall. The hoof wall is similar to a person’s fingernails.(…)

Electric Fence Introduction

An electric fence will help keep your farm animals safe. Your farm is your life. Whether you need your farm to make a living, or it’s just a hobby, you want to protect the investments you’ve made. One way to start is by making sure your livestock and other farm animals are safe. An electric fence will keep your animals in and potential predators out, giving you peace of mind. Once(…)

Horse Hoof Care Tips

Give your horse some of the best care by following our horse hoof care tips. A horse’s environment and job have a great impact on their hooves. Proper horse hoof care is essential for the performance and overall health of your horse. As a responsible horse owner, you need to know about proper horse care. Daily grooming and maintaining your horse’s hooves should be some of your top priorities. Follow our(…)


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