As winter approaches and pasture sources are no longer available, the selection and purchase of hay or other roughage sources becomes an important decision for horse owners. Owners that have horses on confinement face the same decision all year. The quality and nutrient content of the hay or roughage source is critical because it is [...]
The Equine Science program at Montana State University is an option of the 4-year Animal Science degree program This option emphasizes science and technology combined with practical aspects of management, horsemanship and training. The program focuses on both Western and English riding, plus: Equine growth, development, reproduction and nutrition Backcountry horse-packing; horseshoeing Business, marketing and [...] Continue reading . . .
The key to preventing your horses or saddles and other tack from being stolen is identification. The key to tracking down your horses and saddles if they’re stolen is also identification. Before your property is gone: Branding – Whether you opt for the hot iron or freeze brand method on your horse, branding will give [...] Continue reading . . .
Montana State currently estimates that 8-10% of Montana is infested with noxious weeds. The losses from livestock eating noxious weeds in 17 western states were estimated at $107 million dollars, according to the 1978 Journal of Range Management. Horses will not seek out weeds to eat if there are other nutritious items available. However, there [...] Continue reading . . .
(HELENA) — The amount of horse-related travel into and around Montana increases in the spring, and the State of Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) has guidelines to ensure the health, safety and ownership of all animals involved. The guidelines apply to horses coming into the state, leaving the state, and traveling from county to county [...] Continue reading . . .