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How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

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How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

The causes of climate change may be hotly debated, but there's no debate that climate change effects animals, sometimes drastically. Understanding how your horses may be effected by climate shifts can help you be better prepared to keep your horses safe and comfortable in new weather conditions. What Climate Change Means Climate change is more than just one hot day or an unusually strong storm, but long-term, consistent alterations of climate patterns – hotter summers, colder winters, more severe storms, more frequent floods, longer droughts, etc. – are indications of overall climate change. Those changes can be very stressful, uncomfortable,...

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Fine Tune Your Gas Grill for the Grilling Season

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Fine Tune Your Gas Grill for the Grilling Season

Nothing says spring better than a rich, smoky barbecue aroma wafting on the breeze, but is your grill up to the task? After a long, chilly winter stored away, your gas grill may need some fine tuning to be ready for the tastiest spring and summer grilling. Spring Cleaning for Your Grill Even if you cleaned your grill thoroughly in the fall, plenty of dust and wind-blown debris can accumulate over the winter months and spring cleaning is always wise to ensure safe, delicious spring grilling. To clean up your grill… Remove all grates and scrub them thoroughly, removing any...

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How to Tack Your Horse Properly

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How to Tack Your Horse Properly

Getting your horse ready to ride can be a challenge if you don’t know the tips and tricks to make it easier. Movies and people who have been doing it for a long time make it seem easy as if throwing on a saddle is all it takes. The truth is, applying the tack or equipment used for riding a horse can be harder than it looks. Therefore, follow these tips on how to apply tack on your horse so that your next ride is both safe and enjoyable.The first tip to applying tack on your horse is to always...

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Spring Garden Guide

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Spring Garden Guide

Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening. As snow begins melting, the following tasks should be on every gardener's to-do list… Planning garden beds, including any new beds or plantings. This includes adjusting beds for space as needed and deciding which plants will work well together. Cleaning out any remaining plant debris from the previous year, including removing winter...

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Grooming Tips: How to Shed Out Your Horse's Winter Coat

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Grooming Tips: How to Shed Out Your Horse's Winter Coat

Your horse's winter coat provides essential protection from frigid temperatures, biting winds and snow and ice. When the temperatures rise, breezes turn balmy and the rains warm up with spring, however, that same coat can be uncomfortable and unsightly as it begins to shed. Shedding is natural, but the process can take several weeks and in the meantime your horse will look shaggy and the extra hair may attract unwanted dirt, bacteria and insects. Fortunately, it's easy for you to help your horse shed that winter coat and look its best for spring. Helping Your Horse Shed There are several...

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