​Robert Chown’s Secret Weapon

With over 20 world titles in Cow Horse and Reining, Robert Chown knows a thing or two about getting a horse to perform at his best. It takes a great horse, excellent training, and a talented rider to help a horse excel, but Chown would argue there is a fourth component to consider. “In competition horses, or even pleasure horses, when you are trailering them [and training on them], you’re putting…

Hay Quality Determined by Time of Harvest

Harvest time of hay is one of the most influential factors that determine the quality of hay. As grasses and legumes continue to grow and mature the amount of valuable nutrients such as protein and energy decrease. Each day harvest is delayed reduces the quality of the hay.As plants progress from the vegetative state (no seed heads or flowers) to the final seed formation state, the amount of s…