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Brought to you by Eastern Hay and Grain, proud sponsor of the Central Park Horse Show Pawling, NY   The Best Dressage Team…Ever   That they would be brilliant there was no doubt. After all, they are the number one dressage team in the world, breaking their own seemingly insurmountable world-record scores several times. Winners of three Olympic gold medals, holder of the European, World, Olympic and World Cup titles …

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  Brought to you by Eastern Hay www.easternhay.com Pawling, NY   Horse people throughout the Connecticut/lower New York area count themselves very lucky to have New England Equine Practice (Patterson, New York) in their midst and we at Eastern Hay are proud to serve them. The practice provides a host of services from everyday ambulatory care to groundbreaking new technology. Co-owner Dr. William Bradley’s father was a physician. But he …

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We know you want to buy the best hay for your horse. But how do you find it? Here are some points to consider: Use all of your senses when buying hay. Does it look good? That nice bright green that is attractive to our eye also means the hay is fresh and full of the vitamins and protein your horse needs for a healthy diet. Although the outside …

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Whether your horse is an elite athlete, a pasture pet, or a trail horse, choosing the right feed for him is critical to his health. And one of the first places people look to determine the right grain is the feed tag. What do feed tags tell you? Not as much as you may think. Basically, there is some information that can be determined by reading the feed tags, …

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Instead of discussing hay this month, we’re going to diverge a bit to a business topic. At Eastern Hay, we believe in the importance of giving back. We’re all in this together, and helping those less fortunate than us, whether they are animals or fellow human beings, is always a win-win situation. Eastern Hay has supported Green Chimneys in Patterson, New York for 25 years. Using the powerful bond …

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GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are a source of concern among many Americans. Not only do we wonder if GMO crops are safe for us to eat, but should we feed them to our horses? As feed crops are often sprayed with Roundup, an herbicide, we have a right to be concerned. These crops, designated “Roundup Ready” are engineered to be herbicide proof so that they will survive while the …

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You want to buy the best hay for your horse. But how do you find it? Here are some points to consider: Use all of your senses when buying hay. Does it looks good? That nice bright green that is attractive to our eye also means the hay is fresh and full of the vitamins and protein your horse needs for a healthy diet. Although the outside of a …

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Is your pasture looking like a herd of elephants stampeded through it? Or are you cultivating a robust crop of weeds instead of proper forage for your horses? Fall is the time to take care of those pastures, and start the process of reclaiming them for healthy fields of nutritious grass for your horses. Why fall? Rain in the fall, plus snow over the winter, assures that any lime …

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A constant problem in horses, parasites can result in unthrifty condition, ulcers, respiratory problems, anemia, chronic colic and even death. Yet with the development of de-worming products that can be given orally rather than by tubing, allowing more widespread and frequent use of de-wormers, parasite infection has diminished and the pot-bellied, fuzzy haired “wormy” horses that used to be commonly seen are rare sights. The pendulum has, however, swung, …

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While your hay may be delivered in perfect condition, how you take care of your hay loft may determine the condition it’s in when it reaches your horses’ mouths. Hay lofts need to be clean. Old hay, insects, heat and moisture, will be very detrimental to the new hay stored in the loft. It’s a great time of year to inspect your loft. Does it smell like somebody’s musty …

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Last year’s hay is nearly gone from your hay lofts. The farmers have been busy growing and harvesting their hay crops, and fresh, new bales have just arrived at your farm. It should be a beautiful sight, right? Those bright green bales riding up the bale elevator to be stacked in your loft, ready to be greedily consumed by your horses. Yet some people have concerns about fresh, new …

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Making sure horses are comfortable in their stalls is important to all horse owners. Here are a few things to consider when bedding your horse down for the night. How do you buy shavings? Does size of bag matter, or do you measure the number of bags per stall? Bag sizes vary from 2.5 cubic feet offered by one major retailer, through to 3.5 cu ft. Price should vary …

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We all know that there are two cuttings of hay (although sometimes a third squeaks in in a particularly good year). But is one superior to another? Or does one suit a particular type of horse better? First cutting is hay that is the first cut of the year for that field. First cutting tends to be coarse, contain more grasses (timothy, brome, orchard grass and bluegrass), dries more …

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