Category Archives: Around The Farm

Good quality horse hay is essential to your horse's diet!

Buy Right: Seven Signs of Good Quality Horse Hay

Ideally, mature horses should eat 1% of their weight in good quality horse hay every day – about 10 lb. Here’s what to look for when you’re sourcing this critical part of their ration! What makes a horse owner happier than starting winter with a barn full of hay? Getting the right hay is important, though: you want quality forage for your dollars spent and avoiding Read More →

Energize Pastures Now for Great Grazing!

How-To: Energize Pastures Now For Great Grazing!

Horses are designed to graze and good quality pasture boosts their health and nutrition. Here’s how to energize pastures on your farm with the right fertilizer and seed! Early Fall is prime time to overseed pastures. Warmer soil temperatures encourage germination and adequate moisture, less weed competition, and cool, desirable weather conditions give grass a good head start. Taking the time to energize pastures now pays off in Read More →

Millcreek Manure Spreaders

How-To: Pick the Right Size Millcreek Manure Spreader

You’re ready to clean stalls faster and more easily, along with adding nature’s best fertilizer to your fields or farm – so you’re ready for a Millcreek manure spreader! But what size machine is right for your operation? “What size spreader do I need?” is one of the most common questions we hear from customers. “I wish I’d bought a smaller spreader!” is something we never Read More →

Riding Arena Maintenance

Fundamentals of Riding Arena Maintenance – Groom It Right!

Your riding arena is a big investment, so keeping it safe and comfortable for your horses is an important part of your farm routine. Read on for practical advice on riding arena maintenance and how the Millcreek Arena Spin Groomer can help! A well-maintained riding arena allows your horse to perform at his peak. The best riding surfaces offer your horse just enough cushion, good traction Read More →

Composting Horse Manure

How-To: 10 Tips for Composting Horse Manure

You know horses generate a lot of the world’s best natural fertilizer – but you’d rather compost it before spreading it on pastures, crops or gardens. Here are some important tips for composting horse manure, aka “What To Do With the Poo!” The goal of composting horse manure is to break it down into material that’s more beneficial to soil and plants and eliminate less desirable elements. Proper Read More →

Victory Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship Wins Millcreek Spreaders Sweepstakes

Millcreek Spreaders Sweepstakes Winner!

Victory Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship – Gastonia, NC “Rosie” and the other horses at Victory Farm might spend their days helping special needs children and adults through equestrian therapy, but they produce plenty of manure, too! That’s why Dory Pell, Program Director, and her volunteers at this great organization were so grateful to win the 27+ Standard in the “Spring Fling” Millcreek Spreaders Sweepstakes. “THANK YOU, Read More →

Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist - Millcreek Spreaders

Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has finally sprung – and it’s time to clean up the farm and barn! Here’s a handy Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist to help you get started: Thoroughly sweep out your hay storage area. Loose hay, dirt, dust and chaff need to go, along with older hay you shouldn’t feed. It will help with the barn’s air quality, too! Tackle the tack room: check Read More →

Winter Horse Health - 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Winter Horse Health – 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Ensure your horse stays well during the cold weather by using common sense and avoiding these winter horse health mistakes! Not keeping fresh water available at ALL times. Snow and ice are no substitute for clean, fresh drinking water, and proper hydration is critical for winter horse health and helping horses avoid impaction colic. Invest in (safe) heated water buckets or tank heaters if freezing over Read More →

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Seven Tips for Non-Toxic Fly Control on Horse Farms

Insect season is upon us! Are you ready? You know flies and other flying pests drive your horses crazy, and bug bites can spread disease and cause secondary infection. Are flies a big problem on your farm? Here are seven things you can do to reduce the insect population without resorting to the use of toxic chemicals. Get rid of the manure pile! Warm, moist Read More →

No more manure pile

Get Winter-Ready with a Millcreek Manure Spreader!

The clocks have changed, light is failing fast and YOU are dreading the cold and dark…. Your horses are bedded down and warm in their stalls, which means more mucking and manure. Wouldn’t you like to save time and energy that could be used instead for riding?  Have no fear, because Millcreek can help! A Millcreek manure spreader can be brought right to your stalls and Read More →

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