Category: Horse Industry

First Aid Essentials for Your Horse Barn

Frist Aid for Horse Barns

If you own horses, you know how injury-prone they can be. From small scratches and scrapes to more serious problems like muscle strains and broken legs, taking care of horses can be a lot to handle sometimes. Here are the first aid essentials you should keep in your horse barn for when accidents inevitably happen:… Read more »

How You Can Safely Light Your Horse Stable

Lighting your horse stable

Lighting is an important aspect of housing horses. Your horses’ stable, including stall, aisle and storage areas, should be well-lit, and all electrical systems should be secure. This is for your own sake as well as your horses’—stables and barns should be safe for all who enter them. Here’s how to safely light your horse’s… Read more »

How You Can Get to Know Your New Horse Better

When you add a new horse to your barn, it’s likely that you’ll fall in love right away. Unfortunately, that may not be true for the horse. He may need some time to get used to the new surroundings and feel comfortable with you. Of course, it’s natural to want to bond with your new… Read more »

Animals that Get Along Well with Horses

Animal Companionship Tips

Horses benefit from companionship, and although they often keep each one another company, other animals can provide companionship to horses as well. Deer Creek Structures has compiled a list of animals that get along well with horses, and are good at providing companionship to them. Dogs Dogs make great companions for horses, especially horses who… Read more »

Managing Hydration with Sport Horses

Horse News

You know how thirsty you feel running around in the summertime? How nothing sounds as nice as a cool drink of water? Well, your sport horses feel the same way! It’s essential to make sure your sport horses keep hydrated in the summer to avoid exhaustion, heat stroke and other heat-related injuries. Read on for… Read more »

Horse Has Twins in Texas

Foal News

Can horses have twins?This is a rare, intriguing and miraculous occurrence not many know about since only around 1 in 10,000 twin foals survive to term, but the short answer is yes! If you’re a horse owner, you know the joy and excitement that comes when a foal is born. But can you begin to… Read more »

Understand the Dangers of Grazing

Do you limit grazing time with your horses? Horses surely love to graze, but as you probably know, keeping to a strict diet and limiting grazing can help keep your horse healthy and feeling great. But why exactly is grazing so dangerous? According to HorseChannel.com, unlimited grazing can trigger a condition known as laminitis in… Read more »

Tips on Deworming Your Horse

Many people have different opinions when it comes to deworming horses, and surprisingly, there are a lot of “myths” surrounding deworming practices. Although it is important to get your horse dewormed, it’s even more important to understand the concept and remain well educated on it. Let Go of the Strict Schedule Many people believe that… Read more »

Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring

With warmer temperatures approaching, it’s time to start preparing your horse for the spring and summer season. Schedule a Veterinarian Appointment It is important to get your horse examined by a veterinarian before spring weather is in full swing. Mosquitoes start rising in the spring and many horses can get diseases from them if they… Read more »

Transporting Horses Safely

Horses require special attention when transporting and it’s important to know what precautions to take when transporting your horse. Even the calmest of horses can become agitated when the loading process begins, and some grow weary the minute they see the transport trailer. Some horses can experience dehydration, weakening of immune functions, and even exhaustion… Read more »