Tag: customized horse barns

First Aid Essentials for Your Horse Barn

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 »

Exploring Four Horse Fence Options

A good fence will keep your horses safe and secure, and give them defined areas to eat, exercise and socialize. Not all fences are created equal, though. Which type of fence should you use? Here’s our handy guide to horse fence options: Wood is the most traditional option for fencing. It’s one of the most… Read more »

Tips for Riding Your Horse Alone

A solo ride can be a great way to bond with your horse, relax and let your cares slip away. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. Accidents happen, so make sure to follow these tips for riding your horse alone: Make sure someone knows where you’re going Leave a note at the barn or call… Read more »

Build a Horse Barn or Board Your Horses?

To build your own horse barn, or to board your horses—that is the question. It’s a tough choice, but we’re here to help you weigh the benefits of building a horse barn vs. boarding your horses. When should you board? Here are two good reasons: You don’t have enough space to build a barn on… Read more »

The Truth Behind How Horses Learn

If you’re a horse owner, you probably think a lot about how to properly train your horses. In order to get your horses to behave the way you want them to, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about how horses learn. Desensitization Any horse owner will tell you that it can take… Read more »

Four Ways to Be Green with Your Horses

Going green isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also healthier for your horse and better for your wallet. Read on for a few easy ways to go green with your horses. Buy thoughtfully When choosing green products for your horse, consider the product’s ingredients, as well as how it’s packaged and how it’s made…. Read more »

How to Fireproof Your Horse Barn

Let’s face it—disasters happen, including fires. You can’t change that, but you can be prepared. Since it only takes five to seven minutes between the time a fire ignites and the time it’s no longer safe to enter the barn and evacuate your horses, prevention is really your best option. Read on to learn more… Read more »

How to Eliminate Flies from the Horse Barn

There’s no doubt about it: flies are an extreme nuisance for horses, not to mention their owners. In addition to being irritating, they can also pose health risks to your horse by spreading bacterial infections, causing diseases like equine infectious anemia and leading to painful sores on your horse’s legs. If you’re ready to say,… Read more »

How to Change Your Horse’s Feed

Are you thinking about changing your horse’s diet? If so, it’s important for you to do it as gradually as possible to prevent problems. Research has shown a definitive link between diet changes and certain types of health conditions like colic, so you should resist the urge to simply switch your horse’s diet altogether and… 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 »