How to Prepare for a New Horse

A potential horse owner has a horse checked by a veterinarian before deciding the horse is fit to bring home.

Bringing home a new horse can be incredibly exciting. You’re counting down the days in anticipation, but don’t neglect the things you need to do to prepare for the arrival. While every animal is different, it can be difficult for a horse to adjust to a new home, especially if the proper preparations haven’t been… Read more »

The Benefits of Therapeutic Horse-Riding Programs

A boy riding a horse during his therapeutic horse-riding program

Therapeutic riding is essentially adaptive horseback riding lessons, where participants learn horsemanship and riding skills to suit their individual needs. This form of riding can benefit individuals with a wide range of challenges, be it cognitive, physical, emotional, or social. Horseback riding lends independence and mobility to a person with disabilities who may be otherwise… Read more »

Barn Safety Tips

An open barn stable under construction to add more safety features.

Whether you have worked on a farm for years or are just getting started, safety should always be your top priority. Taking the necessary precautions will ensure that both humans and animals on the farm will remain safe and healthy. Here are a few barn safety tips that should never be overlooked! Keep First Aid… Read more »

Tips for Dealing with an Aggressive Horse

Two horses aggressively playing in a field together

While aggression is a normal part of horse behavior, horses are not an overly aggressive species by nature. The most dangerous horses are those that show aggression towards people. Human-aggressive horses are rare, but the problem can get serious. Causes of Aggression Horses are generally not inclined to fight when they are startled. Their first… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Your Horse Property

Large horse farm with horses grazing around newly repaired fences

Owning a horse farm is a great responsibility that should not be taken lightly. You need to invest your time and money into maintenance and updates to improve your property conditions. Doing so will not only extend the life and value of your farm but make the living conditions for your animals more comfortable. Here are… Read more »

3 Advantages of an Aisle Barn

Portable Aisle Barns for Sale in Texas

Horse owners and ranchers understand better than anyone the value of having a quality, well-designed barn to house your animals. A good barn will not only provide shelter for livestock, but also improve the look and increase the value of your property. When choosing a structure, it’s important to select one that meets these standards,… Read more »

Do You Need to Heat Your Horse Barn?

Pre-Built Portable Horse Barns in Texas

It may seem premature to be thinking about heating any building now, while the temperatures are still high and the sun is still bright, but cooler weather will be upon us before you know it. If you own a horse or other livestock, then it’s especially important to anticipate the seasonal needs of your animals… Read more »

4 Ways to Make Your Barn Eco-Friendlier

Portable Horse Barns in Texas

If you’re a person who owns barn animals or runs a farm, it’s probably safe to assume you care about the environment. We have been blessed with a lot of natural beauty and resources to sustain us, so it is only right that we put in the effort to sustain them in return. As a… Read more »

Keeping Your Chickens Safe from Predators

Prefab Chicken Coops for Sale in Texas

When you start to keep backyard chickens, you quickly become attached to the members of your flock. If one day you come outside to greet them and find a few birds missing or worse, a gruesome scene of their demise, not only is it inconvenient, but heartbreaking as well. As a flock owner, it is… Read more »

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Barn

Horse Barns for Sale in TX

A good quality barn makes a great home for your horses, cattle, and other livestock. Unfortunately, a barn is also an attractive place for rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels to hole up. While this may not seem like a major issue, these animals can spread disease to your livestock, chew through wiring and insulation,… Read more »