Barns and Sheds

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Barn Construction

Kick, chomp, scrape, cough–horses challenge the strength and livability of the shelter you provide. A barn can conveniently enclose one or more horses, but you can’t forget that they wouldn’t choose to live indoors.

To house horses safely,

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Housing Your Horse

In the back of your mind somewhere there lurks a Dream Barn. Go on, admit it. You’ve planned it down to the last luxurious detail–from the Olympic-sized riding arena (with the climate-impervious perfect footing) right down to the automatic fly

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Common Barn Injuries

Two of the saddest words in the English language. After an accident, we tear ourselves apart thinking how we could have prevented it. If only I had seen…If only I had done…Yet, as horse people, we are surrounded by thousands of pounds of

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Home Sweet Barn–People Living in the Barn

Tack rooms, offices, and lounges are fairly common horse barn amenities. Less common are built-in living quarters for farm owners or employees, but some facilities have found it practical as well as economical to include a barn apartment of”P>Tack rooms, offi

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Buying or Building a Farm

Buying or building a horse farm can be a challenging venture where dreams might or might not become reality, and where budgets dictate compromise. The buyer needs to consider what is more advantageous: To build on empty land, or to buy a

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Lightning Strikes and Horses

To help safeguard livestock from lightning strikes, learn what lightning likes, then either remove the attractant or remove the livestock. Here’s what you need to know about lightning and horses.

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Salmonella: Beware The Bacteria

Although it’s ever-present, under normal conditions Salmonella will have little influence on your horse’s heath. But, if he’s stressed and his immune system is operating at less than full capacity, the bacteria can sneak in and strike.

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Horsekeeping On Small Acreage

When it comes to small horse pastures, pasturettes, or ranchettes, less equals more. More stress on pasture grasses, more likelihood of overgrazing, more pressure on fencing, more routine maintenance. But with proper management, pasturettes can

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Fireproofing Older Barns

Fire is living and breathing. It has its own life, says Amy Tryon. It is sort of like horses. Once you think you’ve got it all figured out, something will come along and show you that you don’t. However, Tryon knows more than most about both”Fire is living and breathing. It has its own life, says Amy Tryon. It is sort of like horses. Once you think you’ve got it all figured out, something will come along and show you that you don’t. However, Tryon knows more than most about both”ire is living and breathing. It has its own life, says Amy Tryon. It is sort of like horses. Once you think you’ve got it all figured out, something will come along and show you that you don'”re is living and breathing. It has its own life, says Amy Tryon. It is sort of like horses. Once you think you’ve got it all figured out, som”e is living and breathing. It has its own life, says Amy Tryon. It is sort of like horses. O” is living and breathing. It has its own life,

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Better Breathing

When you walk down the center aisle of your barn, does the ceiling drip condensation on your head? Does the smell of ammonia make your nostrils twitch and your eyes water–even when the stalls are freshly cleaned? Worst of all, was that a hollow

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Winter Shelter

On long winter nights, would our horses rather be outside or warm and dry in a barn?

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Stall Design

That stall is very likely the place where your horse is going to spend the bulk of his existence as a domestic animal. Even if he is turned out every day, and exercised regularly, up to 16 hours of his daily life could be whiled away in that familiar

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Home Sweet Home

So when we consider the construction of stalls, we shouldn’t underestimate how important it is to provide a comfortable, welcoming, and most importantly, safe, environment in which our horses can live.

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