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Aging Horses by Their Teeth

Being able to pinpoint age within a fairly narrow range can be of use to owners of unregistered horses or horses whose age is unknown for any reason. Many health and nutrition management decisions are directly related to age and dental wear, making it eve...

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Barn Safety & Covid-19

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 and has caused a worldwide pandemic, imposes several lifestyle changes for those who own horses, donkeys and mules. As social distancing motivates us to spend more time at the barn working with a project horse o...

Ride Utah

Ride Utah! is an equine extension program that has been developed by Utah State University to provide a trail ride experience for military personnel and an invited guest. Trail rides are held throughout the summer and fall ranging from Cache Valley to St. George to San Juan County.

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Karl Hoopes

Karl Hoopes

Equine Specialist


Phone: 435-535-5140