Matt Littrel and his two mustangs…on their journey across America.

Matt Littrel and his two mustangs...on their journey across America.

Matt and his two horses are packing it across the US to fund raise money for the Semper fi fund. If you would like to help Matt and keep up on his journey, you can follow him on Face Book on community page called “the long trail home”.


So where are the HOT deals for all horse people???

hotdeals In our Face Book Group (Delmarva Hay and Feed Group),  we                  asked our followers…..Where do you go to get the “Hot” deals???  Some people commented that a lot of deals come from Face Book pages and groups…one young man said he was able to buy someone’s tack room for $450… in that tack room was a nice saddle that he then sold for $450…not only did he get his money back but he was able to use all of the tack inside! Now… that is a good deal!!! So we’re wondering…. what are some of your “hot” deals??????

Equine Joint Supplement

Love the presentation of this supplement…what do you think?? Would you consider using this for your performance horses?

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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a normal component of the synovial fluid and joint cartilage. Hyaluronic Acid holds more water than any other natural substance, thus bringing moisture to the joint and supporting hydration and lubrication.

Joint pain in older horses

As animals age, the body produces lesser amounts of Hyaluronic Acid and it becomes more difficult to replenish. The body’s natural store of HA may become degraded or destroyed. The joints may become stiff and movement painful. Hyaluronic Acid promotes an increase in the viscosity of synovial fluid which can lubricate and cushion the joints.

Hyaluronic Acid treatment options

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Digestive Support II – Yeast and the Farting Horse

What an interesting title for an article… full of useful information… take a gander.. what do you think?

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When you look at the ingredient list of many feeds and digestive supplements, you will see some sort of yeast inclusion.  Why is this?  How beneficial is it, and when do you need it?

The digestive tract is full of components and organisms that help the horse break down, digest, and uptake nutrients.  Yeast is a microscopic fungus that grows on plant sugars and certain cultures can enhance the activity of good (beneficial) hind-gut activity in your horse.  Not to be mistaken for curing hind gut issues, just enhancing proper activity.

Yeasts are high in B-Complex vitamins, and food yeasts are 40-55% protein and contain all the essential amino acids for complete protein utilization. Brewer’s yeast and distiller’s grains can be incorporated into equine diets as a means of increasing protein values.

Yeast improves utilization of feed and inhibition of pathogenic organisms. The yeast saccharomyces has similar benefits to probiotic bacteria and…

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Horse Ulcer Treatment and Prevention

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Ulcers are the single-most preventable, performance inhibiting disease that horses are forced to deal with today. Treatment and prevention are easy even for the inexperienced horse owner.

What can I do to treat and prevent horse ulcers?

The first suggestion is a change in diet. Horses whose diets lack enough hay typically have ulcers. Grains containing carbohydrates and sugar cause high levels of acid production during digestion, which also promotes ulcer formation. It is very important for horses to be able to

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Where is the best place to get round bales (Hay) on Delmarva?

Who on Delmarva has round bales of hay available? 

   Recently, while keeping an eye on some of  Face Books busy group pages,  (Eastern Shore Horse Network) for example I was seeing this post continuously… so with the help of some posters, I was able to nail down a few distributors…. The first one was:

 Parker Plant Depot: located in Pittsville, Md. Ask for Tom at 410- 726- 2887 for price and delivery options. 

Frank Chick Jr from Chicks posted : “We have horse quality round bales for $58 at Chicks in Harrington DE. Give us a call 302-270-4432. Delivery Available!!!”

Paul Rineholt  ……. posted: “I have round bails. There mostly grass hay. They sat out over winter but still in good shape. 30 bucks a bail. Can be used for horses but best for cows. But must be picked up. Private message would be preferred if need for more info. Located in Cambridge MD on Palmer Farms “

My suggestion is you never know what quality you will find at public auctions! Why not try Randy Ridgely Auctions, held at his farm Wicked R in Camden, Wyoming.  His next auction will be May 31. 

If there is a favorite place that you like to purchase your round bales of hay from please share your info here!  As Always we would love to hear your comments!