Horseback riders have an immense amount of bits to choose from, all varying in style, function, discipline, and severity. Knowing the basics of bits is an important first step in choosing the perfect bit for you and your… Read More
Join us on Saturday, March 16th at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala as CFLAG and UF/IFAS Marion County Extension proudly present The Florida Horse Owner’s Educational Workshop, a day of horse focused learning and hands on demonstrations… Read More
November Edition of the Horse Herald focuses on behavioral issues we see in horses. Have issues with your horses exhibiting these behaviors? Contact your local extension for ways to combat stereotypic behaviors.
Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More
Equine Laminitis Laminitis is caused by disruption of the blood flow to the laminae tissue, a connective tissue that holds the pedal (coffin) bone to the hoof wall. After enough of the laminae tissue has died, the coffin… Read More
August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season. But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More
The Escambia County Equine Field Day is a hands-on learning opportunity for horse owners and enthusiasts in the western panhandle of Florida. Participants will be educated in the areas of equine vaccinations, hoof & leg care, nutrition, pasture… Read More
Sometimes we can get complacent and forget why we do things. A Coggins test in horses is one of those things. We know that it is a requirement in Florida to have a current negative Coggins test (within… Read More
Hippology- The Study of Horses The term “Hippology” comes from the Greek “hippo”, meaning horse, and “ology”, meaning “the study of”. Hippology is relatively new to Nassau County, but is rapidly growing. This program allows youth that… Read More
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