Nicker Notes

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For the past few months, I’ve been working on some online networking with horse enthusiasts and professionals. Thanks to an excellent marketing ...

Calendars wiped clean. Face masks a fashion statement. Social distancing measured in feet not inches. I am waiting for historians and media pundits to...

If dipping or soaking your horse’s hay conjures visions of wasted water, contaminated liquid, and too much time seeping away...

In the past, soaking forage was a popular method to both decrease dust, allergens, mites, spores, and other respiratory irritants...

Dusty hay harbors allergy triggers. Low levels of these fine particles irritate a horse with sensitive respiratory airways....

As horses age, their ability to thoroughly chew and digest hay and grain may be affected. A tooth extraction, disease, or a dental abnormality like sh...

Are you on week two, three, or five with staying at home? Are you and your horse chomping at the proverbial bit desperate to escape your boredom and a...

Near the end of February, I launched a freshly designed Equi-Libris website. Excited and inspired by the incredible work of EquiLuxe Marketing on the ...

A broodmare too old to produce. A failed racehorse prospect. A chronically lame workhorse. Each year, thousands of horses like these are sold at publi...