How You Can Safely Light Your Horse Stable

Properly lit aisle horse barn

Lighting is an important aspect of housing horses. Your horses’ stable, including stall, aisle, and storage areas, should be well-lit, and all electrical systems should be secure. This is for your own sake as well as your horses’—stables and barns should be safe for all who enter them! Here’s how to light your horse’s stable… Read more »

Horse Riding Tips for the Winter

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As much as the romantic scene of riding a horse while the snow is falling around you can be appealing, it also happens to be one of the more dangerous times of year to be riding horses. While all bundled up, the snow and white scenery may be beautiful and peaceful, but the ground conditions… Read more »

Beginner Tips for Keeping Backyard Chickens

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Keeping backyard chickens as pets or food sources is a growing hobby in the United States. It can be fun and productive and is easy to get the hang of, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t require some dedicated work. Like any animal, chickens need constant care and maintenance, but once you learn… Read more »

First Aid Essentials for Your Horse Barn

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If you own horses, you know how injury-prone they can be. From small scratches and scrapes to more serious problems like muscle strains and broken legs, caring for horses can sometimes be difficult, especially during the harsh winter months ahead! Here are a few first-aid essentials you should keep in your horse barn for when accidents inevitably… Read more »

How to Take Care of Horses During the Winter

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Cold weather, snow, and ice can make life difficult for horse owners while providing care to their animals. Horse owners in frigid winter climates are often forced to navigate through mounds of snow to reach their stable. This can make taking care of and exercising your horse much more strenuous. Additionally, horse owners worry about… Read more »

Dietary Tips for Horses

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Horses’ diets vary based on where they live in the country and what season it is. Depending on the climate, there could be some dangerous things for your horse to munch on. If you pay attention to what your horse consumes and ensure they avoid a few key things, they will feel great and perform… Read more »

The Top Things to Consider Before Raising Alpacas

Alpaca herd on a spring meadow

People around the globe call alpacas “the world’s finest livestock.” There are many reasons to raise alpacas: they make great pets, are good with kids, and can make a farm profit. Plus, they are gentle on the landscape and easy to raise! Tending to a herd of alpacas can be an exciting source of revenue… Read more »

Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Farm Property

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Whether you plan on selling your farm in the future or want to make improvements to make your life a little easier right now, it is always a good idea to invest money and time to enhance your property. The value of your land will continue to grow as it ages if you know the… Read more »

How to Fireproof Your Horse Barn

Clean horse barn maintained for fire prevention

Let’s face it—disasters happen, including fires. You can’t change that, but you can be prepared. Since it only takes five to seven minutes between when a fire ignites and when it’s no longer safe to enter the barn and evacuate your horses, prevention is your best option. Here are a few tips on how to fireproof your… Read more »

Heat Stroke in Horses: Know the Signs

Overheated horse laying down in grass having heat stroke

With the summer months bringing high temperatures, we must keep ourselves and our horses safe from heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. Unfortunately, when a horse isn’t feeling well from the heat, they can’t express it verbally to us. That’s why it’s imperative to know what causes heat stroke and the signs that your horse might… Read more »