The Barn and Facility

If your horse is kicking, chewing on his door, looking listless, or even banging his head on walls repeatedly, then the odds are good that he is suffering from a bad case of stall boredom. Let’s face it: Stalls keep horses clean, dry, and physically comfortable in winter, but too much time indoors is not conducive to your horse’s good mental health. Whether your horse is bored in his stall because inclement weather is preventing adequate turnout, or because he is recovering from an injury, or due to any of the other circumstances that can occur, the following tips for reducing stall boredom...
Reducing stall boredom results in a happier, healthier horse
Most equestrians find themselves in the position of choosing or designing horse stalls at some point. Basic horse stall designs are quite similar: In most cases, stalls are square or rectangular areas inside a barn. All stall designs serve as shelter, most take the horse’s safety in mind, and the best also provide comfort for the horse. Safety and convenience for the handler are also some considerations. Whether you are building a barn or choosing a boarding stable, there are quite a few things to keep in mind. Here are our top tips for selecting the right stall for your horse. Stall Size...
Choose the right stall for your horse's well being
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the country on property that’s suitable for equines, you’ll need to look into local horse stables that offer boarding. Here are some top tips for selecting the best place for your horse to live in comfort and safety. If you’re still in the process of choosing a horse, it can be very helpful to visit stables beforehand so you have a place already setup for him to stay. Determine Your Needs The first step in deciding on horse stables is to decide what your needs are. Will your horse need a large box stall and daily turnout, or would he rather spend most of...
                Cleaning out your horse’s stall is one of the most important things that you can do for your horse! A daily mucked-out stall is a great way to provide a clean, healthy environment for your horse to eat and live. Everyone deals with different horse environments and they may have a different routine of how they clean out stalls. But in the end, the technique/results are always the same!                  1.  Make sure you are appropriately dressed!                  You wouldn’t want to go clean out your horses stall, wearing your fancy best! You want to wear the right kind of...
If you own a horse, then you are familiar with their antics.  As horse owners we wish that we could simply wrap our horse up in bubble wrap and leave them in a padded stall every day.  Of course this is not a valid option, horses will be horses.  It is our responsibility as horse owners to BE PREPARED!  That is why composing a first aid kit for your horse is a very good idea.    You should have one barn first aid kit in an easy accessible place.  There are pre-packaged first aid kits available to purchase, however you can easily assemble one of your own.   Be sure to store your first aid kit...
Everyday Horse Antics that may need a first aid kit
As a horse owner, your tack room is extremely valuable. However, your tack room can become cluttered and disorderly quickly. After a long day riding, or training, it is easy to throw your tack inside the room without organization. Make it easy to find tack, keep it in proper shape, and put it away by giving your tack room a makeover. Gather up a few of your friends, pick a sunny day and it will not be long till your tack room looks nicer than your house! Step 1-Remove Items Place tarps or old sheets outside your tack room on the ground. Spread the tarps out and remove all items from inside...
Using natural remedies and repurposing items around the home saves time and money, but did you ever think about using them in the barn or pasture? Owning a horse does not have to be expensive or difficult. Taking control of your equine bills is as effortless as thinking outside of the box.   Horse Home Remedies Problem: Horse has serious thrush in its feet from standing on mucky ground. Solution - Bleach Mix a bleach solution of two-parts bleach to one-part water and dump it into a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the affected areas daily until thrush is gone. Problem: Horse's tail gets...