Archive for the ‘North Brook Farms’ Category

Solid Rubber Mat vs. Foam Mattress…Which is ideal for your stalls?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

When choosing a surface for your stalls, how do you decide which material will provide the most comfort?  Comparing two popular mats, solid rubber and foam, can help with the decision. Solid Rubber Mats: Benefits: Long life; added ability to withstand continued use Can help keep dust production down Can help to reduce slippage May […]

Dust Control in your Arena

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

  Have you noticed your arena is dustier than usual? You’re not alone. Arena dust is more apparent in the summertime, especially with the hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing lately. Riding just exacerbates the problem because the more you ride, the more your footing breaks down, eventually becoming airborne and creating dust. Constant inhalation […]

Tips for Cooling Down as Temperatures Heat Up…

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

When the thermometer soars in summer it’s important to make sure your horse remains comfortable. Taking a few simple precautions will help you both keep your cool. Ventilation – Keep the air moving as much as possible in the barn. Try to keep windows open and use fans to circulate air (and keep flies away). […]

Respiratory Issues In The Ring

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I recently came across this article in The Horse on clinical signs of common respiratory issues in performance horses. Most of us are already vaccinating against influenza, herpes virus and other equine respiratory diseases, but plenty of other conditions can interfere with breathing and cause under performance in the ring. According to the author, Dr. […]

Stall Rest Recovery

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Having a horse on stall rest is something every horse owner will eventually encounter. Whether the recovery period is due to lameness, show fatigue, suspensory problems, or after an operation, you’ll both have adverse reactions to the confinement.  Here are some helpful tips and tricks to help make your horse’s recovery period manageable. Remember, your […]