How You Can Get to Know Your New Horse Better

When you add a new horse to your barn, it’s likely that you’ll fall in love right away. Unfortunately, that may not be true for the horse. He may need some time to get used to the new surroundings and feel comfortable with you. Of course, it’s natural to want to bond with your new… Read more »

How to Change Your Horse’s Feed

How to Change Your Horse’s Feed

Are you thinking about changing your horse’s diet? If so, it’s important for you to do it as gradually as possible to prevent problems. Research has shown a definitive link between diet changes and certain types of health conditions like colic, so you should resist the urge to simply switch your horse’s diet altogether and… Read more »

Tips for First Time Horse Owners

Choosing to become a horse owner is an exciting decision that is incredibly rewarding. It is also a role that comes with an incredible amount of responsibility. There are many things to love about horse ownership, and caring for your own horse is an enriching experience without a doubt. If you are considering purchasing a… Read more »

Winter Horse Care Tips

winter horse care

Winter is coming, and although Texas has relatively mild winter temperatures, you will need to make adjustments to the care you provide your horses as the season changes. Deer Creek Structures strongly recommends making seasonal changes to help you and your horse better face the winter season together. Stock Up On Winter Horse Essentials Food… Read more »

Animals that Get Along Well with Horses

Animal Companionship Tips

Horses benefit from companionship, and although they often keep each one another company, other animals can provide companionship to horses as well. Deer Creek Structures has compiled a list of animals that get along well with horses, and are good at providing companionship to them. Dogs Dogs make great companions for horses, especially horses who… Read more »

Prevent Horses from Getting Summer Sores

Protecting Horses

If your horses are suffering from wounds that don’t seem to heal and get infected rather easily, it might be a sign that your horse has summer sores. Unlike many common horse infections, summer sores are brought on by parasites that live in your horse’s stomach. Summer sores are usually caused by worms that typically… Read more »

Properly Store Hay to Ensure Fire Free Farm

Properly Store Hay to Ensure Fire Free Farm

There’s no doubt about it: owning a farm comes with a lot of responsibilities, including practicing fire prevention. Many people that aren’t familiar with farming practices are surprised to find out that hay can be a huge fire hazard if it’s not put away correctly. The key to preventing farm fires is to be aware… Read more »

Managing Hydration with Sport Horses

Horse News

You know how thirsty you feel running around in the summertime? How nothing sounds as nice as a cool drink of water? Well, your sport horses feel the same way! It’s essential to make sure your sport horses keep hydrated in the summer to avoid exhaustion, heat stroke and other heat-related injuries. Read on for… Read more »

Best Places to See Wild Horses

If you are traveling this summer and you’re hoping to get your horse fix along the way, consider stopping somewhere to see wild horses. Deer Creek Structures has scouted the best places in the United States to see wild horses, narrowing it down to four favorite spots. The Virginia Range, Nevada A top location to… Read more »

Danger of Buttercups to Horses

Horse News

A horse’s perfect day is probably spent grazing out in the field. However, there are some dangers associated with grazing that could be very harmful to your horse, including buttercups. Many people are unaware that buttercups are toxic to horses and other livestock. The leaves and stems of buttercups contain ranunculin, which forms the toxic… Read more »