What is EEE? The equine encephalitis viruses (EEV) are mosquito transmitted diseases that can cause severe inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) in horses and humans. As the names suggest, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) most commonly occurs in the… Read More
Big jackets and hot chocolate is a sign of winter weather in Florida, but this time of year can also bring additional challenges for horse owners. During these cooler weather months horses can decrease their water consumption amount… Read More
Rodent Control Rodents can cause a lot of damage to feed and tack rooms, plus they can put your horses health in jeopardy. Learn how to control rodents in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up… Read More
The Osceola County 4-H Horse Program is a great opportunity for youth to expand their knowledge and improve their horsemanship skill while having fun! Youth will participate in activities to help improve their citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, and competitive… Read More
Bedding Considerations Searching for the perfect stall bedding for your horses? Think about these considerations before choosing! Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
If you are still considering 4-H for your family, we have a spot for you in one of our clubs! Wakulla 4-H accepts new enrollments throughout the year. The $20 annual fee is payable on enrollment throughout the… Read More
Many of our Wakulla 4-H meetings are live and in-person! We are wearing masks and practicing social distance while engaging in hands-on learning. Most of all, we are having fun while learning new information and developing skills together…. Read More
Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock. Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and… Read More
Barrel Racing Spotlight Learn about the riding discipline, barrel racing, in this months edition of the Horse Herald! Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and “ranchettes.” In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties with sensitive… Read More