Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The show starts at 6:30pm and will take place in the Walking Horse Arena. This is a fun show, only TDA rules apply. If you don't want to show, we could sure use cheerleaders! Come on out and bring the family!
For more information about Mule Days, go to: www.muleday.com
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Precious is showing classic signs now - so, hopefully we will have a beautiful foal for Precious to love (and she will finally know why she is so big) and for all of us to enjoy, in the next couple days.
Read: http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=13881.0 for the most up to date information.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I was out doing my morning rounds of "scoop the poop" and I yelled across the pasture to hubby, "They're back!".... of course he just rolled his eyes at me. But, those little insects are amazing little creatures and are just great for pasture management!
Did you know that Dung beetles help control internal and external parasites of equine and cattle? The beetles' activity can reduce nematodes (internal parasitic worms) by as much as 90% and horn flies by 95%. The Dung beetles do not actually kill the parasites. It's their dissipation of a poop pile. They disrupt or bury the parasites so they cannot complete their life cycle. Pretty cool stuff! (ok, I admit, I am a little wierd!)
There are several species of Dung Beetle in North America. The type we see around here most of the year are a tunneler. The adults make a tunnel under the poop pile and lay their eggs. Though we still have to clean the barn stalls, we have tried to create a "dung beetle friendly" environment by rotating our wormers, etc. This past year, (during spring, summer and fall) the manure accumulation in our pens and pastures were greatly reduced. We hope the dung beetles stay happy with us again this year!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009