Tag: Portable horse barns

Bedding Choices for Horses

Bedding is an important consideration for every horse owner. Wood shavings and straw are the mainstays, but there may be other options available in some areas. No matter what you choose, the purpose of bedding is to keep your horse dry, comfortable, healthy and safe. Need some guidance choosing the right bedding for your horses?… Read more »

Budgeting for Your Horse Vet Bills

What do you do when your horse breaks a leg or gets colic? Do you panic, wondering how you’re going to afford the expensive vet bills that are bound to pile up? Or do you rest assured knowing that you’ve budgeted for your horse’s vet bills and that everything will work out? If the latter… 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 »

Dietary Tips for Horses

Horses’ diets tend to vary based on where they live in the country, and what season it is. And, depending on what type of climate you live in, there could be some dangerous things for your horse to be munching on right out in the field. If you pay attention to your horse’s diet and… 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 »

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 »

Winter Horse Care Tips

Winter is coming, and although Texas has relatively mild winter temperatures, you will need to make adjustments to the care you provide your horses as the season changes. Deer Creek Structures strongly recommends making seasonal changes to help you and your horse better face the winter season together. Stock Up On Winter Horse Essentials Food… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »