Category: Deer Creek Stables Blog

Owning a Horse Barn Versus Boarding

Many horse owners face a difficult decision when deciding between building their own horse barn or renting space to have their horse stay at another person’s barn.  Boarding their horse is a necessity for some owners, as perhaps they don’t have the pre-requisite space needed to build a barn on their property.  Or perhaps the… Read more »

Training Horses with Bad Attitudes

Equestrian enthusiasts are exactly that, enthusiastic about horses- all horses. Ideally, when starting, you would select a happy horse- ready for learning. However, life does not always take us down the roads we planned. You may meet a horse that needs a home, or a stubborn horse that trainers refused. When you love horses, it… Read more »

Taking Care of Horses During the Winter

Cold weather, snow, and ice can make life difficult for horse owners while providing care to their horses. Horse owners in frigid winter climates are often forced to navigate through mounds of snow in order to reach their stable.  This can make the process of taking care of and exercising your horse a much more… Read more »

Things Veterinarians Wish For Horses

We stumbled across a very interesting article that discusses the things that veterinarians would wish for our horses in 2013.  The article speaks to several veterinarians across North America, each of whom offer suggestions as to things they would recommend horse owners do to improve the health and overall wellness of their horses.  The article… Read more »

Selecting a Stall Door for Your Stable

One of the most important and exciting decisions that barn owners must make is deciding what type of stall door best suits their barn.  Regardless of whether you are in the process of constructing a custom-built barn, or if you just want to replace your current doors, selecting the right type of door has tangible… Read more »

An Unforgettable Horse Race

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius had an unforgettable showing at the 2012 Olympic Games.  Pistorius was the first double leg amputee to run in the Olympics and had a successful showing in the men’s 400-meter race.  He was also a key member of South Africa’s 4X400 meter relay team.  Shortly after making history at the… Read more »

A Festive Horse Barn

Are you sick and tired of having the same set up for Christmas lights and decorations every year?  Do you need a creative idea that will help make your property stand out during the holiday season?  If yes, and if you own a horse barn or stable, why not decorate your barn?  Taking the time… Read more »

Tailored to Your Needs

Sometimes, an item or structure that is mass-produced and entails a “one-size-fits-all” approach fits what you need.  Oftentimes, it does not.  Each person has different things they look for in a product, and trying to find an item that best suits your needs can be difficult and time consuming. As a general rule of thumb,… Read more »

A Conference to Help our Horses

According to TheHorse.com, a 5 day conference centered on equine infectious disease took place this month in Lexington, Kentucky, at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center.  The international conference was comprised of more than 300 guests and 29 different countries were represented.  Numerous topics were covered, including diseases in the respiratory,… Read more »

How Horses Have Helped Children in Therapy

Animal lovers enjoy the companionship of horses for a plethora of different reasons.  Some love horses because they have a passion for riding or need horses for transportation purposes.  Moreover, some use horses to supplement their income and offer riding lessons.  Others love horseracing or other show competitions.   Many people just love having a graceful… Read more »