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April 2018

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Driving through Kentucky recently, I passed breathtaking farms – acres and acres of meticulously manicured pastures, lined with black Kentucky-style four board fences that seemed to travel for miles. What struck me, however, was their barrenness.

Empty fields in Kentucky


Where are all the horses?

Placed high on mounds in the distance were spectacular barns – horse “hotels” where horses reside –...

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April 27, 2018 posted by Content Admin

Blog by Nikki Alvin-Smith

As a pet owner breeding the family pet or as a professional dog breeder that operates a successful business, the wonders of whelping are an exciting time. The needs of the mother necessarily come first, and like any birthing there is much that can be done to provide an optimum experience and outcome for the health and happiness of both the breeding bitch and the litter of cuddly puppies.

Dog Breeding Tips - Little Gem Onyx of Windy Ridge


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April 21, 2018 posted by Content Admin

Blog by Nikki Alvin-Smith

With the popularity of ‘Airbnb’ and other resources to accommodate the needs of the adventurer and travel-minded population, it is little wonder that property ownership can offer income streams previously too complicated to contemplate including farm tourism, photography, and venue rental.
Folks love the idea of enjoying the experience of the rural lifestyle - living or spending time at a private location for an event.  As a result, many are increasingly shying away from chain hotels with boring conference room décor and bland...

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April 13, 2018 posted by Content Admin

Blog by Nikki Alvin-Smith

Many riders struggle to be the best athlete they can possible be, to complement their talented equine partners. Fitness for the equestrian is just as important as for an athlete in any other sport. Finding time to work out and hit the gym is difficult.

Many outdoor loving equestrians do not enjoy the stale air of the indoor gym environment and the distraction of other gym users. When the drive time to and from the gym and time away from the stable is added to the mix, the local gym is often not the favorite arena to meet...

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April 10, 2018 posted by Content Admin