Welcome back to the third edition of Monthly Musings On The Farm! It has been a season of change here, with lots of chickens going to new homes. In order to keep the amount of chickens and roosters at a number the town approves of, every year some must go. Although it is hard saying […]
Gregg learned about using heavy draft horses for work on his homestead, and the rest…as they say…is history. He will never go back to light horses again! In a research paper that he wrote for college he learned the following fact: A regular tractor loses two-thirds of the energy it uses in the form of […]
Having recently adopted a horse that has a developing bone spur, I was curious what exactly it was. Is it painful? Is it debilitating? Just what on earth is it? Well after some research, here’s what I’ve come up with.
In the last hoof care article, I discussed how, although it is legal and possible to trim and shoe your hoofed animal’s feet on your own, it is not advisable without proper training. It is best to allow a professional farrier to trim and shoe your hoofed animals. However, there is a lot you can […]
February is International Hoof Care Month; and here at Mom Prepares, we have examined the best way to care for your hoofed animal’s feet. We have discussed whether you can shoe your own animals, and what tools you need to keep your hooves healthy. Today, we discuss the issue of shoeing your horses versus allowing […]
West Nile virus can infect horses as well as people. Horses can become infected with the disease through the bite of an infected mosquito in much the same way that people become infected.