Safety First – Safe Horse Tips for National Safety Month

When working a horse, it’s important to always practice safety as even a slight misstep or miscue can lead to serious injury – and even death! With June recognized as National Safety Month, here are few tips to keep yourself safe when handling a horse. Stay within 5 Inches or outside of 5 Feet No… Read more »

Natural Competition: Using Wasps to Fight Flies

Flies are huge nuisances to horses, and unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of highly effective options available to farmers and ranchers to prevent these pests from bothering their horses. Fly screens and nets can be useful, but are often uncomfortable and unsettling to many horses, but as an article posted by Entomology Today points out,… Read more »

Three Advantages of an Aisle Barn

Horse owners and ranchers understand the value of having a quality, well-designed barn to house animals. A good barn not only houses animals, but also is aesthetically pleasing and improves the value of the property. A well-designed barn also makes it possible to house multiple animals in one location. That’s why aisle barns offer several… Read more »

Use Sheds to Provide Protection from the Elements

As a horse owner, no matter where you’re working, it is always important that you do what you can to protect yourself and your horse. If you’re looking for a way to do just that, then a few portable run-in sheds from Deer Creek Structures would be a great investment for you. Our sheds are… Read more »

Attacking Horse Tack – Covering Every Detail

When it comes to horseback riding, your comfort and safety are everything. Think about the last time you rode a horse, even if it was a pony at the state fair when you were just 8 years old. If you were older, you likely hopped on the back of the horse yourself, and if you… Read more »

Dealing With a Horse that Rolls You

When a horse rolls you, it’s often because they are feeling hot and sweaty and want to cool off for a minute. Horses rolling will often drop their legs and lean to the side, so that they can roll around in the cool dirt or mud or dip into water being crossed. When this happens,… Read more »

First-Ever Japanese Horse Competes in Preakness

This weekend at the Preakness, while Nyquist was trying to further his quest to join the history books as a Triple Crown champion, another horse was making history by being the first Japanese horse to compete at the event. Lani, a gray colt from Japan, finished fifth at this weekend’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race… Read more »

How to Build Trust and Respect with Your Horse

When you buy a new horse and bring him or her to your farm, sometimes the relationship between you and the animal isn’t instant. So if you’re looking to build a welcoming relationship with your newest horse, here a few tips to get off on the right hoof. Approach your Horse Softly The most important… Read more »

Horsie See, Horsie Do? Selective Copying in Horse Behaviors

Both children and adults alike copy the behavior of others in some way or another. For example, the brain of a child is like a sponge – it soaks up and absorbs actions they see others do and what they hear others say. Sure enough, what they see something that you or someone else does,… Read more »

Help Keep Your Heels in Place with These Exercises

Whether you are herding the bulls or just out for fun, it is important to stay safe while practicing proper riding, and one of the most important things to remember is to keep your heels in place. While proper technique is crucial, a large part of control also comes down to calf and leg strength…. Read more »