Tips for Safely Introducing a New Horse to the Herd

Horse herds, just like a small group of friends, become close and familiar with each other the more they’re together. However, introducing a new horse into the herd can be difficult, potentially leading to upset herds and potential conflicts. If you’re expecting to bring a new horse into your existing group, check out these tips… Read more »

Man or Woman: Horses Respond the Same

Throughout history, men traditionally rode horses more than women, whether for transportation, work or sport, but in recent years that has begun to shift. Nowadays, more than 80 percent of horse riders are women, as the fairer sex has shown a natural aptitude and love for riding horses. One question that no one likely considered,… Read more »

Spring is Coming – Tips for Managing the Muddy Season at Your Horse Farm

Although many of us experienced a mild winter, everyone is always happy to see the arrival of spring – even if it also means that it’s “mud season.” Horse owners know this season well since a muddy season is inevitable in many areas of the country. It is worth considering, however, how to best deal… Read more »

Reasons for Horse Behavior Problems

Horses bring a great deal of joy to many people. Even those who do not keep horses often enjoy watching or riding these noble, intelligent animals. Horse behavior problems can be a stressful and frustrating interruption to an otherwise enjoyable pastime, but it is important to remember that behavior problems may be a sign that… Read more »

Horses Can Recognize Expressions?

Any animal lover will tell you that animals can pick up on human emotions. You might notice that your dog might pay you a little extra attention if he thinks you’re sad about something, and there are all of those reports about elephants who remember everyone they’ve ever met … So is it really any… Read more »

Horse Industry Rebounding from Great Recession

Horse lovers rejoice! We are finally seeing a general increase in the ownership of horses. After a few years of decline, the increase in ownership in recent years is encouraging for horse enthusiasts and equestrian-related businesses. If you are looking to purchase a horse or build a stable, 2016 is a great year to do… Read more »

Throw Away Your Tractor and Get a Draft Horse

The first week of January takes a little bit of adjustment. There is just simply too much emotion and ambition flowing in our hearts that it is tough to keep our feet on the ground. The best we can hope for is that we stick to our resolutions like glue so we don’t break them,… Read more »

Protecting Your Horse in Winter

It seemed that much of the country experienced warmer than average temperatures to close out 2015. That meant your horses were able to enjoy more of the outdoors than they are usually accustomed to experiencing. However, that has changed, as Winter Storm Jonas (also known as Snowzilla) ripped through multiple states across the Mid-Atlantic United… Read more »

Horses Built Our Cities

When you think of the city you live in, do you ever wonder how it came to be? All the blood, sweat and tears that went into the building of it, the time and patience it took to go from the bottom up. It is amazing to think about, especially if you are just walking… Read more »

Update on New York City and Horse-Carriages

If you are familiar with Deer Creek Structures, you are surely aware how much we care about animals. We take to heart what it says in the Bible about man as caretaker. Verses like “I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals” from Genesis cuts to the… Read more »