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Wellington Horse News
Sep 22, 2014
Fall Feeding Tips for Horses
By Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS
As temperatures drop, horse owners should begin to make changes in their horse's feeding program in preparation for winter. But what alterations are needed? Here are some points to consider when preparing to adjust a nutrition program for the colder weather.
The most common way to provide forage to a horse is by supplying them with hay. Depending on the type (grass or legume) and harvest time, hay can provide a significant amount of a horse's daily nutritional needs. In addition, hay provides the horse with the required fiber for hindgut health. More info...
Sep 17, 2014
My Leased Horse Looks Neglected – Now What?
by Julie Fershman
You leased out your horse to a family whose horse-crazy teenaged daughter promised to give him the best of care. After a few months passed, you paid your horse a visit but were shocked at what you saw. The horse appeared ribby, and his hooves had not been trimmed in months. It turned out that the teenager lost interest in your horse, but her parents knew little about horses to ensure that your horse received proper care. When you demanded return of your horse, the family refused and insisted that they were entitled to keep him until the lease term ended. More info...
Aug 26, 2014
Minis just want to have fun
Miniature Horses find plenty of ways to have fun on their beach holiday.
Aug 24, 2014
Wellington Equestrian Board OKs Horse Trail Map
The Wellington Equestrian Preserve Committee on Monday recommended the inclusion of a comprehensive map of the village’s horse trails in the equestrian element of Wellington’s comprehensive plan, even though the map remains incomplete.
Wellington Projects Manager Mike O’Dell said the map is an overview of the village’s bridle path system and that village staff would be looking to adopt a master pathway plan when it is complete. More info...