Heat Stroke in Horses: Know the Signs

With the summer months bringing high temperatures it’s important that we keep ourselves and our horses safe from heat-related illnesses such as 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… Read more »

Five Tips for a Healthy Horse

Horse owners usually have a lot invested in their animals, both financially and emotionally, and they want their horses to be as healthy as possible. Keeping with a horse’s veterinary and farrier visits, vaccinations and medical records can be a lot to manage. Here are five tips from HorseChannel.com to keeping your horses happy and… Read more »

Jumpy Horse? Calm Them Down with These Tips

When a horse becomes jumpy, it is usually because they are afraid, which makes them unable to effectively gauge the situation around them. If a horse gets spooked, it could be dangerous for the rider. If you’ve got a frequently skittish horse, check out these tips to calm down your nervous horse. Forge a Relationship… Read more »

Showtime: Six Tips for a Successful First Show

You believe your horse is ready for his or her first show, but you want to be prepared. While there will always be nerves the first time your horse appears in a show, there are a number of steps you can take to ease the process. Here are a few tips from Horse Channel to… Read more »

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 »