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 »

Benefits of Cypress Siding

Buying a barn or shed is an investment not only to improve your property, but also to improve the quality of life for your animals. As an investment, you want the building to look good and last for a long time. Many of the sheds and barns that Deer Creek Structures builds feature cypress board… Read more »

Downsizing: The Popularity of the Tiny House Movement

One of the most popular documentaries on Netflix has been “TINY: A Story About Living Small,” which looks at the tiny house movement. The movie focuses on the filmmaker and his search to downsize his life. The tiny house movement has been growing in recent years as people around the world look to take some… Read more »

Add Metal Roof Siding to Your Barn

Are you considering what material to use for the roof or siding of your new barn? Metal has become an increasingly popular option in recent years. Metal roofing panels are durable, cost-effective and available in a wide range of designs that will likely suit the needs of any property owner. Metal roofing is available in… Read more »

Add Value to Your Property with a New Shed, Garage or Barn

Even if you’re not planning on selling your property in the very near future, it’s important that you are constantly making improvements to your home and property to boost its potential market value. One way to do this without spending tons on renovations is to add a portable, freestanding shed, garage or barn to your… Read more »

Hot Weather Horse Care

Beautiful summertime weather is ideal for taking your horse out for a ride. Although this is the perfect time of year for riding, it is important to keep your horse’s health in mind when taking him or her out in the heat and sun. To keep your riding buddy in top shape, keep these care… Read more »

Tips for Giving Your Senior Horse the Best Quality of Life

It can be difficult to watch a beloved horse grow older and slowly decline. If you are facing the tough decision of whether to retire your mature horse, there are a few options to consider first. According to Dr. Karyn Malinowski, an equine extension specialist at Rutgers University, many horses can continue to be active… Read more »

Creating an Unbreakable Bond With Your Horse

When you bring home a new horse, you can’t just expect them to trust you and do as you say. Instead, you must form a bond with them that will foster that trust as well as loyalty. If you are unsure how to do this with your horse, here are a few tips. Get to… Read more »

Reap the Physical and Mental Benefits of Horseback Riding

For anyone who has ever gone horseback riding, you know what an exhilarating experience it can be. Horses are one of the most beautiful and powerful animals on earth and it is an absolute privilege to be able to ride one. Horses are an extremely obedient animal and are able to help people get over… Read more »